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      01-13-2021, 05:06 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by xlover View Post
Nothing about expansion to the rest of the model line in the article, just the reference to the iX being the launch vehicle.

Just based on history I would imagine all 2022 cars that can be equip with carkey will be capable... backward compatibility is unlikely. I suppose we will see.
We shall see how BMW positions it. My understanding was Digital Key on MY2021 cars was basically the same as Digital Key on previous cars that was only supported on Android. The big changes needed for it were coming in V3 of the spec which is appears the iX supports.

If it requires new hardware though BMW may not upgrade the entire line at the same time and may wait for an LCI or platform update. Similar to how they left the MY2020 G30 cars on some odd "iDrive 7 Lite".
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