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      04-29-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Why old iDrive?

Why does the X1 have the old idrive software? if its just software shouldn't it be the same on all of the 2014 models? perhaps i am missing something...
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      04-29-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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The X1 is still an e-chassis car, E84, so it doesn't support the newer technology that the f-series cars can run.
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so its hardware, not software? if so then it is understandable
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      04-29-2013, 08:20 PM   #4
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so its hardware, not software? if so then it is understandable
It's actually software but there isn't much drive for BMW to advance an E series iDrive as the X1 will be the last and moving on shortly.
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      05-03-2013, 07:42 PM   #5
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Why does the X1 have the old idrive software? if its just software shouldn't it be the same on all of the 2014 models? perhaps i am missing something...
Personally you don't want the newest software. The vehicle with the new flash software take away a lot of features. One big one is not being able to use the i-drive, like navigation, while you are driving.

They also took away the bluetooth streaming on some vehicles.
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It's hardware.
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      05-03-2013, 10:39 PM   #7
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Personally you don't want the newest software. The vehicle with the new flash software take away a lot of features. One big one is not being able to use the i-drive, like navigation, while you are driving.

They also took away the bluetooth streaming on some vehicles.
What are you basing this on? The F30 iDrive has everything we have and more. There are no restrictions while driving.
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      05-05-2013, 04:43 PM   #8
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what are the advantages to the newer version of idrive? from what i saw, i thought it was identical
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      05-05-2013, 05:02 PM   #9
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what are the advantages to the newer version of idrive? from what i saw, i thought it was identical
I thoucht it was the same too.. the only difference should be the other stuff that the car has like HUD, lanedeparture warning and night vision cams..
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lok at the 7 series LCI video

go to about 6:20 and watch the new drive
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      05-05-2013, 09:24 PM   #11
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^^I want those gauges, looking forward to them trickling down to lesser models. The x1 gauges are my main complaint.

I don't see the graphics in the iDrive that much of a change from what they are now.
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