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      01-12-2018, 09:21 AM   #1
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Can the touchscreen functionality be added to 2018 4 series models? The 3 series have this functionality. It appears that the idrive screen part numbers (65506844126) are the same per realoem. Is this something that can be coded?
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I thought they already had it? My December 2017 4 series has a touch screen.
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Can the touchscreen functionality be added to 2018 4 series models? The 3 series have this functionality. It appears that the idrive screen part numbers (65506844126) are the same per realoem. Is this something that can be coded?
I have wondered about retrofits for several months since I saw a touchscreen out of a G series listed on eBay.

The thing that struck me was the change in design, most likely for the touchscreen.

If the F3x/F4x touchscreens are like this as well, I do not see how one could retrofit.

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I thought they already had it? My December 2017 4 series has a touch screen.
Or perhaps Abzynthe would be so kind as to pull off his console trim piece and confirm that this the new shape of Touchscreen CIDs.
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Why not go all the way and upgrade the size too to 10.25" and grab an X5/X6 touch screen? That's what I want to do (when I can find one at an acceptable to me price).
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I thought they already had it? My December 2017 4 series has a touch screen.
In the US the 4 series models do not include touchscreen capabilities
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Why not go all the way and upgrade the size too to 10.25" and grab an X5/X6 touch screen? That's what I want to do (when I can find one at an acceptable to me price).
Won’t matter if the have the mount redesigned as shown above.

Anyone that has replaced their screen knows that there are only 2 screws holding the non-touchscreen in place.

Given that people would be putting pressure on the screen and pushing it forward, I can see how the design above would offer more support and stability for a touchscreen, with the black round side extensions sliding into a frame fitting.

Again, the current F3x/F4x design has the air conditioning vents there, so a Retrofit would be very difficult if this is indeed the path BMW has chosen.
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Don't waste your time, i have touchscreen and never use it, it just covers your screen in fingerprints
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Unless you have long arms and/or you can comfortably use the touchscreen without having to bend forward, you're better off using the iDrive knob.
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I think BMW ought to have put it in and let customers decide which option they like better.

With the iPhone X, the CarPlay experience is much better and makes using Apple Music in the car much easier.

The fact that it is available in Europe and not in the US, as well as available in the 2 & 3series makes me question BMWs choices for their customers.
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Can the touchscreen functionality be added to 2018 4 series models? The 3 series have this functionality. It appears that the idrive screen part numbers (65506844126) are the same per realoem. Is this something that can be coded?
The part number for mine is 65508709338

It looks like realoem has been updated to include the latest vin numbers.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/show...diagId=65_2356
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