If your vehicle was built before 09/2009, you can use the DVD version of the update to load the maps into your vehicle. The new map has two different regions, WEST and EAST (please see countries included in each region below). Meaning West is different from East and both cannot be loaded at the same time.
You can use the same FSC code for the same version of different region map.
Does anyone know if the software is updated automatically when the car is serviced?(I think mines due in a about 3-4000 miles time.) is it easy possible to do my self? That's why BMW continuously updates its map data, using a network of more than 50,000 authoritative sources and real-world, real-time feedback from the world's largest connected navigation community to ensure that its on-board navigation system is the most powerful and accurate on the road. From closures to new streets, road networks change fast–as much as 40 percent a year, in fact.BMW System Map Updates bring drivers more roads, addresses and Points of Interest.
By updating your system often, you'll always know the road ahead.That way you can use your mobile devices in your vehicle whenever you want.If your vehicle was built 03/2010 and later, or cars had the firmware updated after 03/2010, the USB option is recommended.order options available for this map: An FSC code is needed for the map update.It will ask for entering an FSC code during map update process.This means if you order a lifetime code or one-time FSC code, you can still use it for both WEST and EAST maps.