I am considering buying a BMW 325 in the near future and would like to have
the option of a built-in navigation system taken. I would deeply appreciate
your views on it. There is also a choice of either a "Professional" one or
a "Business" one. As I cannot find any detailed info on them from the BMW
website, could anyone please tell me the difference between them? T.I.A.
David, I like the sat nav in my E46 323SE 1999. I think it is the business
system because it has a small monochrome screen. Others might come along
and give you a more detailed answer, but you can find loads of information
by following these links:
This is an excellent site, loads of info applicable to all sat nav systems.
David, I have a 2004 330CiC with the DVD-based SatNav (color, voice
direction if you want, etc.) and it's OK, but just OK compared to the
VERY sophistacted and fully voice-operated ones on some of the Japanese
luxury vehicles such as the Lexus. Don't get me wrong, I'd probably buy
it as an option again, but it's a bitch to use - not a very intuitive
interface, and is way behind the currently-available technology.
You might also take a look at the Yahoo group concerning the BMW SatNav
systems: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/bmwnav /
Try the following URL:
I have a 330 with the professional version and find it works well if you
apply the latest firmware (v27), which is available from the X5 world. You
should also insist that the dealer provides the latest NavTech DVDs 2006/1.
If you do ask the dealer to provide the new SATNAV disk and to do the
upgrade ensure they do! My dealer told me I had the latest DVD in the car
only to discover it was two years out of date, they replaced it after much
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