How to install iDrive in a BMW f20 2015 model

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    Do I have to install some software or does this require some specific hardware?
     
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    It depends what your car currently has. If you don’t have an Idrive system at all then you are going to need some significant extra hardware: new centre console, new dash, screen, idrive unit etc.... On top of this you will need it coding to the car and setting up, maybe a new GPS aerial. A huge job.
    There are people that have done it, Google search will show, but it is a massive job.
    If you already have the physical idrive then updating the software is relatively easy, you can even upgrade the screen.
     
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    To be honest if you don't currently have IDrive i.e. the screen etc. it would probably be almost worth chopping in your car against one with iDrive as it'll be a costly time consuming challenge...
     
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