The last thing you want your BMW GPS map to do is send you down a street that hasn't existed for five years, or let you spend an hour weaving through an unfamiliar town when there's a shiny new bypass that could cut your journey time in half. Thousands of miles of new roads are added as part of the BMW iDrive map update every year, so updating your maps means your navigation system is going to work a lot better.
However, if your BMW is not equipped with special cameras but does have a navigation system, you might be able to install a Speed Limit Info Retrofit from BimmerTech. It takes an hour to fit, and also requires a remote BMW coding session done by a BimmerTech technician. The upgrade removes the need for expensive cameras as it uses the updated map info to show the maximum permissible speed on each stretch of road. As the information comes entirely from the nav data, this product is only supported in areas where BMW's maps include speed limit information. Type in your VIN on the Speed Limit Information Retrofit page to check whether your car is compatible with it.
To get the most from your BMW navigation system , BMW recommends updating the map regularly . Since the closure of new streets , traffic change quickly on average by 15 percent per year . That is why we constantly update their maps to ensure they have the strongest customer BMW navigation system on the road .
2014 update contains coverage for all of North America, including Canada, Mexico , and Puerto Rico . Updates include coverage for all of North America, with more than 100,000miles of updated roads and millions updated POI . 2b1af7f3a8