Keeping the navigation system up-to-date is one of the most important tasks of BMW owners. That’s why a regular BMW navigation update is not a luxury but a necessity, and it can be done in a number of ways, depending on your preferences & budget.
Starting from the very minimum, it’s always a good idea to do a routine BMW map update. BMW recommends performing it at least once a year, though in some regions a new BMW navigation system map update is available every 3/6 months. Why is it important? Every year BMW adds 300 000 new POIs, removes closed roads and introduces new routes. Also when it comes to a BMW map update, USB installation is the easiest and safest way to do it. And this is exactly what BimmerTech offers.
If you have an older Navigation System Professional, like CCC, it means that your vehicle has rather limited functionalities. In this case it would be logical to think about an iDrive upgrade that involves installing a newer BMW CIC Navigation System retrofit. It replaces the screen, BMW iDrive controller knob with the control panel, head unit and other iDrive parts. More importantly, the CIC retrofit adds more useful features to your car like saving information to a hard drive, playing music through an AUX port as well as the latest BMW map update.
In case you’re looking into the possibility of having one of the newest iDrive versions, NBT EVO ID5/ID6 Navigation System Retrofit is exactly what you need. Boasting a very convenient ID5 or ID6 iDrive interface, NBT Evo retrofit adds to your vehicle CarPlay, Android Screen Mirroring, improved 3D maps (the latest BMW GPS map update is included), full-screen zoom in the video mode, and other cool features. Depending on your vehicle’s specifications, the retrofit kit may contain a new high-resolution display (iDrive touch screen can be ordered additionally), head unit, wiring harness and iDrive touch controller.
If your vehicle is compatible, you can buy the iDrive controller replacement separately. It comes with an iDrive touch module. The control knob itself has a touch-sensitive pad with handwriting recognition.
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