Originally Posted by joonix214
Your example would state that the first generation idrive that came with a car in 2005 can't handle the latest idrive software, which is an extreme example.
The example I should have used is, an iphone 3GS (3rd gen) CAN run iOS5 even with the iphone 4 having a much faster processor and a better display.
All I'm saying is that most of the updates that they mention seem to be software based. Whether there is a faster processor or any other internal hardware change, no one knows. None of the visible hardware (display, knob, buttons) has changed.
Also, I cannot definitely confirm that the dealer would even allow for such an upgrade, but it doesn't hurt to negotiate and talk about, is it? Even if they aren't aware of the update now, in the near future, I'm sure they will have it and will be able to provide us with more information.
Let us know how the conversation goes with the dealer. I was just trying to set expectations. In other words, your best bet is to way for MY2014+.