What Map Version Will I Get? We offer you the latest maps available for your vehicle.
i8 Series Maps
To check the map version in your vehicle, go to your iDrive Navigation View, open the Settings Menu and scroll down to Navigation System Version. You will see the region, map type and year of your current map.
Evo ID4, Evo ID5/6 (includes ENET cable), Live, Move, Next, Premium, Route, Way, Don't know
North America (US, Canada & Mexico), South America, Argentina
What are the different types of maps?
Different vehicles use different map types depending upon the region, model and year of manufacture. The map types include Premium, Next, Route, Move, Evo, Motion, Live and Way. The maps are not interchangeable and are specific to your vehicle.
Why is the VIN number required?
The FSC code is tied to the vehicle VIN. For retrofitted head units we need the donor VIN number. Please verify that you send us the last 7 digits of your VIN number correctly along with your order. If you send us the wrong VIN number, the FSC code will not work, and we can NOT give you a refund as we will have already obtained the FSC code based upon your order.
What Is The Difference Between Online Download and USB Drive?
You will be provided a direct download link after the purchase. This download link contains all the necessary information such as Map Data and video instructions on how to download/ upload data onto a 32/ 64 GB USB, to complete the update. Please note that the map archive files are usually between 16 to 33+ GB in size. Map downloads are large and can take anywhere from an hour to several hours to complete depending upon internet speeds and may attract additional data charges from your internet service provider. Additionally unzipping the files can take up to an hour to complete. If you are not confident about downloading large data files, formatting a USB drive or unzipping files then, ordering a USB is strongly recommended.
The USB drive comes pre-loaded with Map data and is mailed directly to your address. To carry out the update, just insert the USB into your vehicles USB Slot and follow the simple on screen instructions to complete the updates. It saves you a lot of time and effort. Once the updates are complete, you can use the USB for storing music, video or any files you wish! Please note that the USB drive shown in the picture on the product/ order page is for illustration purpose only. The actual USB drive supplied may differ from the picture on the website in shape, size, color and dimension.
What Do I Need In Order To Carry Out The Update ?
If your method of delivery is Direct Download then you will need one 32 Gb USB 2.0 to carry out the update. If you are using an old USB drive then you will need to delete all the information currently on it and format it to FAT32/ EXFAT format. If your method of delivery is Ship USB, then do not require anything to carry out the update as you will be receive a USB that is pre-loaded with the Map Data.
What If I Fail To Upgrade Through The Direct Download, Can I Still Complete The Update?
If you have trouble updating the Maps using the Direct Download method, please contact our tech support using the Customer Support Portal on the website and we shall provide the necessary guidance to assist you. If you are still unable to complete the update, you can upgarde to a pre-loaded maps at a small additional cost to cover the USB and shipping charges. Please note that once the Maps are made available for download or are shipped, we cannot issue a refund as the FSC codes cannot be taken back once they have been issued.
What Is The Difference Between One Time And Life Time FSC Code?
FSC Code = Password To Update The BMW Maps
LifeTime FSC Code: Once you enter a lifetime code in your vehicle, you will never need to enter another code again! Which means you never have to buy another code again! All you need is just the Map Data that can be easily ordered on our website for a small fee! Usually, the company releases two new map versions per year such as “2019-1″ & “2019-2″ therefore the life-time code is a much better choice and saves you money from the first year itself.
OneTime FSC Code: If you purchase the OneTime FSC Code that means that it will allow you to update your navigation system one time. For example, if your current Map Year is 2010, OneTime FSC Code will allow you to update your Map to the latest version which maybe 2019-1. If there is another update release in 2019 you will have to make another purchase again to get your system to the 2019-2 version and so on.
How Long Does It Take To Process An Order?
If you have indicated your map type when placing your order then you can download the instruction sheet with the links to the maps instantly. The FSC (activation code) takes some time to process and is sent by email within a few hours. However occasionally orders may be delayed due to public holidays and/ or due to other technical issues. If you have not received an update to your order in 24 hours, please get in touch with our Support Team via Live Chat on our website.
USB drives are shipped with a tracking number and can take 7 – 10 days or more to arrive at your address depending upon your location. The tracking number shall be provided to you once the drive has shipped. As a backup a downloadable link is also sent to you by email with the FSC Codes, Maps and the Update instructions once the USB drive has been dispatched.
Are You A BMW Dealership?
BMW and MINI are registered trademarks of Bayerische Motoren Werke AG. This website is not affiliated with BMW AG in any way, and is not authorized by BMW AG to act as an official distributor or representative. The availability of BMW and MINI products on this website should not be taken to imply that this website is endorsed by BMW AG or its associates.
Our maps are fully compatible with your vehicle but being an online store we do not charge you the premium you would expect to pay at a local dealership. Order the maps and FSC codes from us and upgrade the maps yourself, saving yourself time and money!
EVO Map FAQ's
What are the different types of maps?
Different vehicles use different map types depending upon the region, model and year of manufacture. The map types include Premium, Next, Route, Move, EVO, Motion, Live and Way. The maps are not interchangeable and are specific to your vehicle.
What are the different types of EVO Maps?
There are two types of EVO maps as follows:
- EVO ID4 maps – These maps are available on older vehicles and allow manual entry of OneTime and LifeTime FSC Code using the iDrive Controller in your car when updating maps with a USB flash disk.
- EVO ID5/6 maps – These maps are available on newer models and do not allow the manual entry of FSC codes when updating maps.
How do I determine my EVO map type?
You can determine your map type using one of the following methods:
- To check the map version in your vehicle, go to your iDrive Navigation View, open the Settings menu and scroll down to Navigation System Version. You will see the region, map version and year of your current map.
- You can ask one of our agents via Live Chat on the website to identify your map type by sharing the last 7 digits of your VIN.
Do I need to know which EVO map type my vehicle has in order to place my order?
You don’t need to know which EVO map type you have in your vehicle when placing your order. You can use the Live Chat on our website and ask one of our agents to identify your map type. In case Live Chat is not available you can either choose “Don’t Know” from the drop down option or select “EVO ID4” as our technicians will check before fulfilling your order. However do note that if your map type is EVO ID5/6 you will need to order an upgrade for installing a Life Time FSC code via an ENET cable (details below).
How can I update EVO ID5/6 maps ?
- A LifeTime FSC Code can be installed using an ENET cable (which we shall provide). This is a simple process using a Windows laptop with an internet connection that takes just a few minutes and does not require any technical skills. Once the LifeTime FSC code is installed you can update the maps to the latest release (included with this upgrade package).
- In future maps can be updated without limit by purchasing just the map updates which cost $25 for each new update. You can order this product by clicking the following link: EVO ID5/6 LifeTime FSC Code Installation
I ordered an EVO ID4 Map but my vehicle is prompting me to “connect a USB with correct activation code” when I try to update the maps, what should do?
If you placed an order for EVO ID4 maps and your vehicle is prompting you to “to connect a USB with correct activation code”, it means that your vehicle uses EVO ID5/6 maps and you will need to install a LifeTime FSC Code via an ENET cable before updating the maps: Upgrade to EVO ID5/6 LifeTime FSC Code via Cable