USB Map Update Compatibility

Check your vehicle compatibility for USB map updates

Jack Dough

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Map updates using a USB is only possible on cars built after 03/2010 OR on vehicles older than 03/2010 that have received a firmware update after 03/2010 (for example, all x35i models (335i, 535, etc) which were serviced under the N54 campaign in 2013 and received a complete software update to the entire vehicle. Such older vehicles can update their navigation to the new 2021 map using a USB without any issues.


For vehicles manufactured prior to 03/2010 that still have the original firmware (no firmware updates were made since you bought the car), we strongly recommend that you first have your car firmware updated through a local dealership. This will enable your vehicle to accept the new 2021 as well as future map updates via a USB memory stick.

List of Compatible Vehicles

While the following list is by no means exhaustive it serves as a rough guide to check if your vehicle is compatible with map updates via USB.


CIC based Navigation systems found in:


E82/88 1 Series 9/2008 - 3/2014

E9x 3 Series 9/2008 - 10/2013

Early F30 3 Series (11/2012)

E60/61 5 Series, E63/64 6 Series, F10/07 5 Series 11/2008 - 9/2012

F12/13/06 6 Series 12/2010 - 3/2013

F01/02/04 7 Series 11/2008 - 07/2012

E84 X1 10/2009 - 07/2015

F25 X3 11/2010 - 04/2013

E70 X5 10/2009 - 06/2013

E71 X6 05/2008 - 07/2014

E89 Z4 04/2009 - End of production.


NBT Navigation Systems found in:


F22 2 Series 11/2013 - 3/2015

F3x 3 & 4 Series, F8x M3/M4 11/2012 - 7/2015

F10/07 5 Series 09/2012 - 11/2016

F12/13/06 6 Series 03/2013 - 03/2016

F01/02 7 Series 07/2012 - 07/2015

F25/26 X3/X4 04/2013 - 04/2016

F15/16 X5/X6, F85/86 X5M/X6M 08/2013 - 08/2016

I01 i3, I12 i8 09/2013 - 07/2017


NBT EVO Navigation Systems found in:


F22, (F23) 2 Series 03/2015 (11/2014) - Current

F3x 3 & 4 Series, F8x M3/M4 07/2015 - Current

G30 5 Series 11/2016 - Current

F06/12/13 6 Series 03/2016 - Current

G12 7 Series 07/2015 - Current

F87 M2 11/2015 - Current

F25/26 X3/X4 04/2016 - Current

F15, F16, F85, F86 X5/X6 08/2016 - Current


EntryNav Navigation Systems found in:


F48 X1 07/2015 - Current

I01 i3 03/2014 - Current

PREMIUM Maps Compatibility

IF YOU ARE GOING TO UPDATE PREMIUM MAPS – PLEASE CHECK BELOW


Please check if you have an “i” letter on your current maps as shown in the picture below. If you DON'T have an “i” letter displayed in your current maps it means your firmware is old and the unit is NOT able to install USB updates without updating the firmware first. You will need the firmware update before the map update via USB is possible, due to a bug in the older firmware the update can stop midway (mostly 93.7%). However you may still wish to give it a try as it has worked depending upon the vehicle model without issues for some of our customers in the past.

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