BMW iDrive system identification
This is the “CCC” version of iDrive. It was in use until around 2009 (year varies by vehicle model) and was replaced by the “CIC” version shown below. CCC based systems use a map DVD from Navteq in a dedicated DVD drive. CCC iDrive is available on the following cars:
This is the “CIC” version of iDrive. It was introduced around 2009 (year varies by vehicle model) and replaced the “CCC” version. CIC-based systems use maps from TeleAtlas that are installed on an internal Hard Disk Drive (HDD).
NBT iDrive (CIC-High)
This is the newest version of iDrive known as “NBT”. It was introduced for 2013 model cars (year varies by vehicle model) and replaced the “CIC” version shown above. It is very similar in style to the CIC model but has a 3D effect, is more detailed, and has sharper colors. If you’re unsure whether you have CIC or NTB, you can tell by the menu selections. With NBT, the whole line is highighted red while CIC uses a red box outline.
NBT EVO (NBT2)
This latest version of iDrive known as “NBT EVO”. It was introduced approx from 06/2016.