My BMW is CCC, NBT or EVO system?

There are 2 ways to determine which iDrive system you have:

1. By the year of production

Of course, this doesn’t guarantee that you will be able to determine your iDrive version with 100% accuracy, because in some countries the production month can be different. But at least you’ll have some understanding which head unit can be in your BMW.

iDrive

Series/Model

Timeframes

CCC
(Car Communication Computer)

1-Series E81/E82/E87/E88

06/2004 – 09/2008

3-Series E90/E91/E92/E93

03/2005 – 09/2008

5-Series E60/E61

12/2003 – 11/2008

6-Series E63/E64

12/2003 – 11/2008

X5 Series E70

03/2007 – 10/2009

X6 E72

05/2008 – 10/2009

CIC
(Car Information Computer)

1-Series E81/E82/E87/E88

09/2008 – 03/2014

1-Series F20/F21

09/2011 – 03/2013

3-Series E90/E91/E92/E93

09/2008 – 10/2013

3-Series F30/F31/F34/F80

02/2012 – 11/2012

5-Series E60/E61

11/2008 – 05/2010

5-Series F07

10/2009 – 07/2012

5-Series F10

03/2010 – 09/2012

5-Series F11

09/2010 – 09/2012

6-Series E63/E64

11/2008 – 07/2010

6-Series F06

03/2012 – 03/2013

6-Series F12/F13

12/2010 – 03/2013

7-Series F01/F02/F03

11/2008 – 07/2013

7-Series F04

11/2008 – 06/2015

X1 E84

10/2009 – 06/2015

X3 F25

10/2010 – 04/2013

X5 E70

10/2009 – 06/2013

X6 E71

10/2009 – 08/2014

Z4 E89

04/2009 – present

NBT

(CIC-HIGH, also called the Next Big Thing – NBT)

1-Series F20/F21

03/2013 – 03/2015

2-Series F22

11/2013 – 03/2015

3-Series F30/F31

11/2012 – 07/2015

3-Series F34

03/2013 – 07/2015

3-Series F80

03/2014 – 07/2015

4-Series F32

07/2013 – 07/2015

4-Series F33

11/2013 – 07/2015

4-Series F36

03/2014 – 07/2015

5-Series F07

07/2012 – present

5-Series F10/F11/F18

09/2012 – present

6-Series F06/F12/F13

03/2013 – present

7-Series F01/F02/F03

07/2012 – 06/2015

X3 F25

04/2013 – 03/2016

X4 F26

04/2014 – 03/2016

X5 F15

08/2014 – 07/2016

X5 F85

12/2014 – 07/2016

X6 F16

08/2014 – 07/2016

X6 F86

12/2014 – 07/2016

i3

09/2013 – present

i8

04/2014 – present

NBT Evo (the Next Big Thing Evolution) in 3 versions: ID4, ID5 & ID6



1-Series F20/F21

03/2015 – present

2-Series F22

03/2015 – present

2-Series F23

11/2014 – present

3-Series F30/F31/F34/F80

07/2015 – present

4-Series F32/F33/F36

07/2015 – present

5-Series G30

10/2016 – present

6-Series F06/F12/F13

03/2013 – present

6-Series G32

07/2017 – present

7-Series G12

07/2015 – present

X3 F25

03/2016 – present

X3 G01

11/2017 – present

X4 F26

03/2016 – present

X5 F15/F85

07/2016 – present

X6 F16/F86

07/2016 – present

MGU

(Media Graphic Unit)

3-Series G20

09/2018 - present

8-Series G15

09/2018 - present

X5 G05

09/2018 - present

X7 G15

09/2018 - present



2. By the interface

The majority of iDrive systems have specific interfaces, so it’s also worth checking out the look of the menu in comparison with other head units to identify the iDrive version.

CCC

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CIC

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NBT / NBT Evo ID 4

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NBT Evo ID5

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NBT Evo ID6

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Upgrading Your iDrive System

The most important thing to understand is that an iDrive system upgrade means  installing a new head unit with all the necessary components. It’s not possible to jump  from NBT to NBT Evo with the help of a software update because the underlying  hardware is completely different. Also, the kit contents and price will depend on your  existing car’s  configurationsit may happen that you only need to install a new screen &  head unit leaving your native controller and trim. However, in some cases,  the  upgrade  may require all of the above mentioned together with additional cables,  connectors and  modules. For some cars the list of parts might be pretty long and installation – quite expensive.


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