Originally Posted by jbeemer
I bought the car from BMW hong kong that imports their cars direct from Germany. Mine was manufactured in Dingolfing plant of germany. I guess all current new models with can support multiple languages with proper settings in cic. Mine can display menu of English, simplified and traditional Chinese characters. You can see all simplified/transitional Chinese characters can even be shown at the same time under English menu. To play save adding languages, better check with your cic version and ask experienced dealer to recode it.
Hmm, obv the HK version can display Chinese characters, otherwise everyone would be pissed.
However it doesn't seem possible to display Chinese or Japanese characters if you have a Euro or North America spec BMW. I've tried asking BMW in the UK. Tamen bu zhi dao. Bu keyi.
It may be possible to completely reprogram the iDrive and/or headunit so it will display but that seems like a major operation.