Well thats what I got from the article...
From the CAR article
"Technophobes who couldnt even start an M6 will feel instantly at home here. Specify MDrive, however, and you can pre-programme your ideal settings through the standard IDrive. I'd save the cash; DSC off, power on, EDC Sport-how hard can it be?"
I guess you can take that how you want it but its sounds like getting the car without IDrive and MDrive is possible....I hope