Originally Posted by bimmerron
I think it can only be removed via a system update which is country specific.
I have already asked my dealer and he advised that it was to comply with Australian standards requirements. My previous car was an e39 540 and I could remove the startup screen with a modified nav system operating disk.
E39 e46 and X5 used I-Bus for nav and entertainment and this has been hacked by quite a few programmers to achieve things such as customisation removal of start up screen.
E90 and E92 use MOST bus for nav and entertaimenment and I think this is more secure and has not been hacked as yet.
so it is the same reason that alot of the cars have airbag stickers all over them? bmw is covering their asses...