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      09-16-2012, 08:01 PM   #1
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Question about base 6.5 inch iDrive

Hey guys, I am from Egypt where car taxes are crazy. I am getting an F30 320i luxury which retails for about 62,000 USD. The problem is after all that money the car is equipped with the base 6.5 inch idrive with no nav. In order to get the nav equipped idrive I would have to get the 328i which retails for more than 75,000 USD which I don't want to do. ( I dont know why I can't just get the 320i with upgraded idrive stupid dealers in Egypt!!!)
I have a few problems with the base idrive. First I want nav and I need iphone (smartphone) connectivity so when I talked to my dealer about this problem he told me that navigation can be used on the 6.5 inch idrive using a usb flash drive, which I haven't read about here before.
So my questions are is it possible to use navigation on the base idrive (6.5 inch) using usb or even CD and if so how would it work?
My second question is, does using the y cable to connect the iphone give full connectivity? (controlling songs and playlists using the idrive)
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      09-17-2012, 05:37 AM   #2
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I don't know about the iPhone connectivity, but a friend of mine has a U.S. spec 5 series bought here in Germany. There was an issue with the nav and the European maps were not available. As a fix the dealer gave him a USB drive with the maps on it and it works, so it seems like that may work for you also.
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      09-17-2012, 08:42 AM   #3
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Thanks cpw2626 but did he have a non nav idrive? or did it have faulty nav? I mean if i have the non nav idrive would putting a usb having nav on it turn it into usb based nav? I am having trouble believing that.
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