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      03-25-2013, 09:21 PM   #1
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I am a sufferer of the limp mode issue and BMW now wants to redo my car with the latest software--a 2 day process. My car is a 9/12 build. Will this give me any more features than I have now vis a vis NAV etc.?
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      03-25-2013, 10:36 PM   #2
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I am a sufferer of the limp mode issue and BMW now wants to redo my car with the latest software--a 2 day process. My car is a 9/12 build. Will this give me any more features than I have now vis a vis NAV etc.?
Most likely no. The updates usually only contain fixes. They occasionally change minor functionality.

For example If you had an early F30 (like mine), then the \\BMW// splash screen was added in an update back in August.

When I took mine in for the 15k oil change about 3 weeks ago, they updated the software again. The noticeable changes for this were 1) no much trunk opening delay, and much smoother ASS operation. That's all I noticed.

Software updates don't include Nav map updates, but there seems to be a free map update to some of the 2013 models due to a Nav map error of some sort.
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      03-26-2013, 01:40 AM   #3
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won't the 2013 models anyway have the latest maps? Are map updates released more than once a year?
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