iDrive Overview

Why System Map Updates are Important

Roads change fast. So do we.
From closures to new streets, road networks change fast–as much as 40 percent a year, in fact. That's why BMW continuously updates its map data, using a network of more than 50,000 authoritative sources and real-world, real-time feedback from the world's largest connected navigation community to ensure that its on-board navigation system is the most powerful and accurate on the road.

BMW System Map Updates bring drivers more roads, addresses and Points of Interest. By updating your system often, you'll always know the road ahead. BMW System Map Updates place the most reliable data at your fingertips, getting you from Point A to Point B faster, safer and more easily.

BMW System Map Updates help you navigate the road ahead with these features:
  • 300,000 new Points of Interest added each year

  • 142,000 miles of new roads–7.3 million miles total

Improve the performance of your BMW iDrive system with regular map updates. BMW recommends that you update your maps twice a year, or at least annually. You can purchase new system map updates at your local BMW Center or online.