Originally Posted by skierman64
Can someone translate this to english. Does that mean I'll be able to change to the new Idrive controller or not.
In a word...maybe. I have a 2/08 build E92. When I ordered my LCI controller (still back-ordered) I asked for the part # for the late 2008 build 5 series controller, since that was the original bastard child idrive that used the new controller w/ our old hardware. The part though was automatically changed over to the new part that the OP spoke of in the computer system. So, to me it would seem that those of us w/ a pre 4/08 build "should" be able to do this. After all, those 5 series customers would need the ability to order a new controller should theirs break at some point, and I can't imagine that BMW would have 2 differant controllers for the 5 series.