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Old 07-23-2014, 05:46 PM
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Question about navigation availability

I am looking at buying a 2012 3 series and one of the options I want is the navigation. So far, I've looked at maybe 40 2012 3-series online and every single one has had the screen where the navigation would be, making me think they all have navigation. However, when I visited my local dealer, he told me that not all BMWs with the screen have navigation. Is this true for the 2012s? If so, is there a way to tell if it has navigation just by looking at it (with the screen turned off)? Thanks!
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Old 07-23-2014, 08:01 PM
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I am looking at buying a 2012 3 series and one of the options I want is the navigation. So far, I've looked at maybe 40 2012 3-series online and every single one has had the screen where the navigation would be, making me think they all have navigation. However, when I visited my local dealer, he told me that not all BMWs with the screen have navigation. Is this true for the 2012s? If so, is there a way to tell if it has navigation just by looking at it (with the screen turned off)? Thanks!
Write down the last seven digits of the VIN and go to BMWVIN.com. It will tell you if it has navigation.
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Old 07-24-2014, 07:36 AM
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I am looking at buying a 2012 3 series and one of the options I want is the navigation. So far, I've looked at maybe 40 2012 3-series online and every single one has had the screen where the navigation would be, making me think they all have navigation. However, when I visited my local dealer, he told me that not all BMWs with the screen have navigation. Is this true for the 2012s? If so, is there a way to tell if it has navigation just by looking at it (with the screen turned off)? Thanks!
That doesn't apply to 3 series.

I know 5 series have an option for iDrive with no nav.

But if you have a screen in the dash (in an E9x), it has nav....at least here in the US. Maybe in Europe they have an iDrive option without nav for 3-ers, but not here
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If you are looking at a E9x series, then iDrive is inclusive with Business or Professional Navigation only. If you are looking at the F30 3er (current body style), then all vehicles have the flatscreen iDrive monitor regardless of sat nav.
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If you are looking at a E9x series, then iDrive is inclusive with Business or Professional Navigation only. If you are looking at the F30 3er (current body style), then all vehicles have the flatscreen iDrive monitor regardless of sat nav.
This.

All F3x have iDrive. Not all F3x have navigation - it's a separate screen.

This should be moved to the F3x section, or you should re-post there.
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This.

All F3x have iDrive. Not all F3x have navigation - it's a separate screen.

This should be moved to the F3x section, or you should re-post there.
Why?

A 2012 is an E9x chassis
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Why?

A 2012 is an E9x chassis
2012 sedan is an F30 chassis. From the OP's description it sounds as if he's looking at F30's. The E9x doesn't have a screen if it lacks navigation.
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Ohh I didn't know that. I guess they only made E92 coupes in 2013
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