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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 07-29-2013, 01:13 PM
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Buying a 2009 X5 E70 iDrive update

I am looking at buying a 2009 X5 and wondering if I am able to upgrade the idrive software?

On a sidenote, we are looking at a vehicle that would last us a good 10 years, do you think a 09 X5 with 56000KM on the clock would do, were looking at running it 20 - 25 Thousand KM a year.

I dont really know how long cars last as Iv never owned one until it really died before.
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Old 07-29-2013, 01:21 PM
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It has navigation, and does updating the software add any extra features? I dont mind even if its just for looks but extra feature would be great.

Im not talking about updating to the new idrive like other people have asked. Im just wondering if there is software that would allow me to get me to the last date version of my idrive system

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Old 07-29-2013, 03:28 PM
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^^ Yes there is. The last software update on my CCC gave me better voice recogniton, more stable bluetooth etc. Of course I ditched it for the CIC/combox combo
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:39 AM
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Great, any idea if you point me in the right direction to get this update.

Also not to sound too dumb but what is a cic/combox. I'm new to the world of BMW upgrading. I have only had a E90 in the past.
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:07 AM
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^^ The update would involve the dealer flashing every module in your E70, or you can get an indy to do it if you are local to someone with an ICOM.

CCC - in pre MY2010 X5s,
CIC - MY2010 and up, faster, better maps, more intuitive etc.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:48 AM
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Thanks for the info, but Im even more confused haha.

is Indy someone from the site or are you refering to something. And any Idea how I would find out about if Im local to someone with an Icom.
Would this void any warranty though? As I got ir from a dealer and it has the extended warranty left and part of the original.

my location is Calgary AB anyway.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:51 AM
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Indy - Independent mechanic.
Ask the dealer how much to update the software on the car. You can find maps on torrent sites, burn on disc, or buy new maps from the dealer.
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