BMW iDrive system identification

iDrive is a computer system used to control most secondary vehicle systems in many current BMW cars.

Not sure what version you have? Use the guide below to find out.

 

CCC iDrive

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:

  • 1-Series E81/E82/E87/E88 >09/ 2008
  • 3-Series E90/E91/E92/E93 >08/ 2008
  • 5-Series E60/E61 >08/ 2009
  • 6-Series E63/E64 >08/ 2009
  • X5 Series E70 > 2010
  • X6 E71

 

CIC iDrive

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).

  • 1-Series E81/E82/E87/E88 09/2008 >
  • 3-Series E90/E91/E92/E93 09/2008 >
  • 5-Series E60/E61 09/2008 >
  • 5-Series F07/F10/F11 09/2008 >
  • 6-Series E63/E64 09/2008 >
  • 7-Series F01/F02 09/2008 >
  • X5 E70 09/2009 >

 

 

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.

  • 1-Series F20/F21
  • 2-Series F22/F23
  • 3-Series F30/F31/F34/F80
  • 4-Series F32/F33/F36
  • 5-Series F10/F11/F18
  • 6-Series F06/F12/F13
  • 7-Series F01/F02/F03
  • X3 F25
  • X4 F26
  • X5 F15/F85
  • X6 F16/F86
  • i3
  • i8

NBT EVO (NBT2)

This latest version of iDrive known as “NBT EVO”.  It was introduced approx from 06/2016.

  • 1-Series F20/F21
  • 2-Series F22/F23
  • 3-Series F30/F31/F34/F80
  • 4-Series F32/F33/F36
  • 5-Series G30/G31/G38
  • 6-Series F06/F12/F13
  • 7-Series G11/G12/G13
  • X3 F25
  • X3 G01
  • X4 F26
  • X5 F16/F86



MGU (Media Graphic Unit)  ID7

  • 3-Series G20
  • 8-Series G14/G15
  • X5 G05
  • Z4 G29