2018 Idrive in a 2014 car

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Pault6003
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2018 Idrive in a 2014 car

Post by Pault6003 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:05 am

As the title says im looking to find out more about if this has or can be done. I have the 2014 M135i with Pro nav but i like the new idrive tile set up in the 2018 cars. Can this be done with a software update and then add the touch screen later or is it tear it all out and start again.

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Re: 2018 Idrive in a 2014 car

Post by rfn88 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:11 am

It can be done, but it requires a full set up. Wibbles was offering this for £1600 IIRC.

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Re: 2018 Idrive in a 2014 car

Post by Pault6003 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:26 am

Damn i hoped that wasnt going to be your answer.

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Re: 2018 Idrive in a 2014 car

Post by Quattrodave » Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:33 pm

Do you mean going from ID5+ to ID6 lite? Or does a 2014 M135 come with an older idrive?

I have a 2016 66 plate M140 that came with iDrive5+ and I was able to update it to ID6lite which is the 2018 tile view albeit without the additional functionality that requires hardware changes (such as touchscreen).

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Re: 2018 Idrive in a 2014 car

Post by markm240i » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:18 pm

IIRC iDrive 5 was introduced in the 1/2 series from July 2016 with the first of the M140 and M240 cars.

The hardware on the M135 iDrive 4 cars isn't compatible with iDrive 5/6, so it's a no go unless hardware is retrofitted with the associated coding.
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