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The latest version of the Bavarian Technic software can be downloaded here.

April 1, 2016
Release 1.9.4.9 is now available with the following changes:
  • Includes updated firmware version 16_03_30 for some cables.
  • Improves communicate timing for later E-chassis models.
December 11, 2015
Release 1.9.4.6 is now available with the following changes:
  • Internal change to method used to initiate module communication.
October 29, 2015
Release 1.9.4.5 is now available with the following changes:
  • Fix for communication trouble on F-chassis models.
August 28, 2015
Release 1.9.4.4 is now available with the following changes:
  • Update in support of recent hardware changes.
June 30, 2015
Release 1.9.4.1 is now available with the following changes:
  • Update in support of hardware changes.
November 25, 2014
Release 1.9.4.0 is now available with the following changes:
  • Version 1.9.4.0 now the official release!
  • Support for E-chassis models rounded out
  • Includes support for new F-chassis models
November 4, 2014
Beta-test release 1.9.3.9 is now available with the following changes:
  • Issue of CBS service resets beyond 2016 fixed to display and reset properly
June 7, 2012
Beta-test release 1.9.0.1 is now available providing support for the following models:
  • F01, F02, F03 - 2009+ 7-series models
  • F07 - 2011+ 5-series Grand Tourismo
  • F10 - 2011+ 5-series
  • F11 - 2011+ 5-series wagon
  • F12 - 2012+ 6-series Coupe (including M6)
  • F13 - 2012+ 6-series Convertible (including M6)
  • F20 - 2011+ 1-series
  • F25 - 2011+ X3
  • F30 - 2012+ 3-series
The tool supports the following features on all control units in these cars*:
  • Identification
  • Read fault codes
  • Clear fault codes
  • Actual Values
  • Condition Based Service resets
More details of coverage coming soon...

*Not all control units support Actual Values.
Apr 18, 2012
Release 1.8.6.6 is now available with the following changes:
  • Models are now grouped for easier selection
  • Resolution to clearance of Shadow Faults on 2005+ model year cars
  • Further CBS-handling refinements
  • Added ability to scroll Choose Vehicle screen without clicking within the window beforehand
  • Other minor changes
Mar 21, 2012
Release 1.8.6.0 is now available with the following changes:
  • Correction to CBS handling within the program
  • Other minor changes
Feb 16, 2012
Release 1.8.5.8 is now available with the following changes:
  • Added support for ME9E65_6 engine unit for some E65 models
  • Added support for automatic transmissions on Z3
  • Other minor changes
Oct 5, 2011
Release 1.8.5.3 is now available with the following changes:

Bug Fixes
  • Connection issues on E46, E53, and E83 stability control and transfer case modules.
August 18, 2011
Release 1.8.5.2 is now available with the following changes:

Bug Fixes
  • CBS display on early E60 and E65 models
  • Connection issues to EMS2K engine unit on early Minis


June 13, 2011
Release 1.8.5.1 is now available with the following changes:

Bug Fixes
  • Resolved issue with Actual Values on units using the DS3 protocol, such as the MSS70 engine unit on Z4


June 3, 2011
Release 1.8.5.0 is now available with the following changes:

Bug Fixes
  • Resolved issue with MSD80, MSD81, MSV70, and MSV80 display of Identification and Fault Code information
  • Resolved connection trouble with E39 and E46 transmission units


April 15, 2011
Release 1.8.3.5 is now available with the following changes:

Improvements / Fixes
  • Major improvement to the management of communications between the program and car's systems
Additions
  • Added several part numbers for Coding via the Professional kits
  • Added transmission options for E39
  • Clarified engine selection for E36 and E46


Feb 11, 2011
Release 1.8.2.3 is now available with the following changes:

Installation change
  • Changed the software install process from using Microsoft's ClickOnce process to Microsoft's MSI installer


Dec 3, 2010
Release 1.8.0.4 is now available with the following changes:

Bug Fixes
  • Corrected a problem with installation on Windows XP


Nov 21, 2010
Release 1.8.0.1 is now available with the following changes:

Bug Fixes
  • Corrected an issue of incorrect VINs recorded by the tool
  • Corrected the issue of Activations failing to work from under the Actual Values option


Oct 19, 2010
Release 1.8.0.0 is now available with the following changes:

Improvements
  • Improved management of communications on cars using DS2 and DS3 protocols, affecting E36, E38, E39, E46, and E53.
  • Short Test no longer lists control modules as "no faults" when communication cannot be established.


Oct 5, 2010
Release 1.7.9.0 is now available with the following changes:

Fixes
  • Includes critical firmware update supporting cable circuit board changes. Applies only to a small subset of cables released.


Oct 3, 2010
Release 1.7.8.3 is now available with the following changes:

Changes
  • Extended support for the stability control units on the E90
  • Extended support for airbag units on the E46
  • Support for the MSS65_2 engine unit added for the BMW M6

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a DS3 protocol issue where the software indicates a command failure even after success
  • Added support for the 2010 X535d engine control unit
  • Resolved a fault code read issue on MRS3 airbag units
  • Fixed Activations and Commands for the E60 instrument cluster


August 26, 2010
Release 1.7.8.2 is now available with the following changes:

Bug Fixes
  • Resolved failure to reset condition based service (CBS) items resulting in "No response from control module" message.
  • Resolved trouble with Recall Settings option under Actual Values resulting in "This BackgroundWorker is currently busy and cannot run multiple tasks concurrently" error.


August 1, 2010
Release 1.7.8.1 is now available with the following changes:

Bug Fixes
  • Further improvements were made to Actual Values to avoid the periodic hang of the program during the behind-the-scenes data clean up.


July 26, 2010
Release 1.7.8.0 is now available with the following changes:

Changes
  • Added support for several diesel and petrol engine control unit variants
  • Added option for the E90 325i with N53 to the E90 Choose Equipment screen
  • Added support for 2001-2002 Z3 with 2.5 and 3.0 liter M54 engine
  • Re-organized the layout of the Short Test results

Bug Fixes
  • Corrected performance issues experienced with Actual Values of late-model cars
  • Fixed problem clearing faults on units that use the DS3 protocol (including E53 X5)
  • Changes to CBS engine oil resets on some 2004 models using the MS45 engine control unit


May 11, 2010
Release 1.7.6.2 is now available with the following changes:

Changes
  • Major change to the way that Actual Values works internally. This should improve sampling performance as well as improve usability of the application. This will also reduce the amount of computer resources required to use Actual Values.


Bug Fixes
  • Condition Based Service (CBS) problem that was affecting early E65 and E60 vehicles
  • Corected problem with not all optional modules appearing on the choose equipment screen for X5 (E53)


March 25, 2010
Release 1.7.5.0 is now available with the following changes:

Bug Fixes
  • Actual values for E90 M3 engine unit corrected
  • Coding back-up errors found on some control units corrected
  • Corrected "unknown packet length" error in CBS for cars with ASC 5.7
  • Corrected incorrect CBS display of "255%" service life
  • Corrected DS2 protocol timing issue affecting many early models including R50-R53 Minis
  • German language display issue corrected


February 16, 2010
Release 1.7.4.7 is now available with the following changes:

Bug Fixes
  • Correction of issue with multiple-engine detection
  • Correction of MSV70 engine unit misidentification as ME9 unit
  • Multiple control unit connection issues resolved


November 8th, 2009
Release 1.7.3.0 is now available with the following changes:

This build is an over all clean up of all ECU's and their translated text through out all of the languages that are supported. Most control modules are now translated in German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch. There has also been several small corrections throughout the software.

Bug Fixes
  • Correction to E90 M3 actual values


September 20th, 2009
Release 1.7.2.0 is now available with the following changes:

We are now using Amazon Cloudfront for deploying our software. This means that when you download the software you will be downloading it from the server that you are closest to. There are servers available in the following locations United States (Ashburn, VA; Dallas/Fort Worth, TX; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Newark, NJ; Palo Alto, CA; Seattle, WA; St. Louis, MO). Europe (Amsterdam; Dublin; Frankfurt; London). Asia (Hong Kong, Tokyo). Starting with this version the Installation of BT will now be deployed by multiple servers. Now when you download Bavarian Technic you will automatically be downloading it from the server that is closest to your location. There are servers in North America(west coast and east coast), Europe and Asia.
New Features
  • All new CBS now includes display of date the next service is due and remaining distance, as well as support for UK specific service items
Bug Fixes
  • Small problem where multiple languages were checked when Chinese was selected


September 15th, 2009
Release 1.7.1.0 is now available with the following changes:

New Features
  • Italian language is now complete for both user interface and all technical descriptions
  • German language is now complete for both user interface and all technical descriptions
  • User interface is now available in Chinese (simplified)
  • User interface is now available in Czech
  • Actual Values improvements
    • Markers: There is now a marker button on the Options tab that, when pressed, inserts a mark inside the exported file. The text that is inserted into the file can be changed while logging.
    • Hot Keys: You can now access most of the functionality in actual values by pressing a hot key.
      • F6 - Stop/Start
      • F5 - Export data
      • F3 - Save settings
      • F4 - Recall settings
      • F7 - Clear results
      • F2 - Insert a marker into the Excel file
  • New "Please wait" dialog that is shown while the program is communicating with the vehicle so that the user knows it is working.
  • Improvements to the fault codes display

New Coverage
  • Support for Chinese version E90 320i
  • Added Actual Values to MRS5 airbag module (Belgium Team)
  • Improved coverage on DDE4 and DDE6 (Belgium Team)
  • Added support for M47 engine on X3 (Belgium Team)

Bug Fixes
  • Correction to actual values on MSS60 (E90 M3) and MSS65 (E60 M5)
  • Possible fix for program crash during Short Test
  • Corrections to X3 control module list


July 31st, 2009
Release 1.7.0.5 is now available with the following changes:

New Features
  • User interface impovements
    • New icons on tree
    • Fault codes, Information, Identification, Short test have improved display
    • Add customer sceen has been shotened to permit use on netbooks
    • French
Added support for CBS on more diesel engines

July 4th, 2009
Release 1.7.0.0 is now available with the following changes:

New Features
  • User interface is now available in the following languages:
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • English
    • French
    • Italian
    • Spanish
    • Russian
  • The language of choice can now be selected from the tools menu.

Bug Fixes
  • Correction to protocol used on MSS70 for Z4M


June 14th, 2009
Release 1.6.8.0 is now available with the following changes:

New Features
  • Added Activations for the following control units:
    • LCM
    • KGM60
    • SZL60
    • SZM60
    • PDCE65
    • FASPLX
    • LRR60
    • DDE401
    • DSCMK60
    • EMS2K
  • Add Commands for the following control units:
    • EMS2K
    • DDE401
    • LRR60
    • DXC60
    • KGM60
  • Added the following control units to the E46:
    • MRS2
    • LCM
    • DSC46
  • Added the following control units to the E90:
    • RDC
    • GWS60
    • ACC


June 3rd, 2009
Release 1.6.6.0 is now available with the following changes:

New Features
  • Added automatic engine recognition for X3 and Z4
  • Added activations feature for the following control units:
    • EKPM60
    • EKPM602
    • RAD2
    • DDE602
    • DDE6
  • Added actual values feature for the following control units:
    • DDE7N47
    • DDE602
    • DDE6
  • Added DVD lock commands for RAD2 control unit
  • Added Commands feature for DDE6 control unit
  • Added more information about diesel engines for the E87 1-series

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed model year designation for Z4 on Choose Vehicle screen (from 2002-2003 to 2002-2008)
  • Changed transmission type on E53 X5
  • Fixed condition based service (CBS) on MSV70 engine control units
  • Fixed condition based service (CBS) so adjusted values don't default to 2/65
  • Fixed engine selection not allowing the user to override the automatic engine selection
  • Fixed the incorrect selection of diesel engine control units
  • Corrected date information of the E87 1-series


May 12th, 2009
Release 1.6.5.0 is now available with the following changes:

New Features
  • More optimization to K-line protocols resulting in faster communications
  • New Programming Features(only available to our programming beta testers)
    • Read and write UIF on most modules
    • Read and write custom memory areas, allowing proramming of data area or program area
    • Improved write performance, MSD80-MSD81 write times are under 25 minutes for both Program area and Data Area. MED17.2 Data area only in under 3 minutes

Bug Fixes
  • CBS Correction affecting DSC modules on E60 and E90
  • Fix to ASC 5.7 resolving problem displaying all fault codes


May 6th, 2009
Release 1.6.4.0 is now available with the following changes:

New Features
  • Optimized low level communications protocols: DCAN performance improvement of 20%; and K-Line of 5%

Bug Fixes
  • Fix to ASC 5.7 resolving problem displaying all fault codes


May 3rd, 2009
Release 1.6.3.3 is now available with the following changes:

New Features
  • Added MRS4 airbag system to E46
  • Added PDC to E53 X5

Bug Fixes
  • Fix to Condition Based Service affecting some engine variants


April 24th, 2009
Release 1.6.3.0 is now available with the following changes:

New Features
  • Added adaptations reset to GS19 transmissions
  • Added new Condition Based Service items to support 2009 E90


  • April 23rd, 2009
    Release 1.6.2.0 is now available with the following changes:

    New Features
    • Added actual values to DDE3
    • Added activations to DDE3
    • Added coding to more CAS control modules
    • Added read custom memory area to Tuning Version for Tuning Beta Tester

    Bug Fixes
    • Another correction to Condition Based Service


April 21st, 2009
Release 1.5.12.0 is now available with the following changes:

Bug Fixes
  • Another correction to Condition Based Service



April 21st, 2009
Release 1.5.11.0 is now available with the following changes:

Bug Fixes
  • Fix to Condition Based Service affecting European vehicles
  • Added ECU reset to MSD80



April 18th, 2009
Release 1.5.10.0 is now available with the following changes:

New Features
  • Added communications and cable status to the tool information screen
  • Improved coverage for DDE6 and DDE7



April 17th, 2009
Release 1.5.9.0 is now available with the following changes:

New Features
  • Added activations and commands for MED172 on R56 Turbo

Bug Fixes
  • Fix for "cable not recognized" experienced with some Windows Vista computers
  • Fix for MSD80 Coding files


April 16th, 2009
Release 1.5.8.0 is now available with the following changes:

New Features
  • Short Test now eliminates data from control modules that are not installed in the vehicle
  • Updated Condition Based Service

Bug Fixes
  • Corrections to automatic engine recognition


April 16th, 2009
Release 1.5.7.5 Beta is now available with the following changes:

New Features
  • Automatic engine recognition
    • On newer models with more than one engine option the software will now attempt to determine the correct engine type.
    • The identifications screen now has a new field module referance that will show the decoded module type
  • Updated Condition Based Service
  • Added activations for R56 Mini Cluster
  • Added access to shadow fault memory on: ME9, MSS65, MSS60
  • Improved coverage for DDE6 and DDE5
  • Added new engine options for E46, and E90
  • Actual values export data is now updated as numeric in cases where the data displayed is a number

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed column headers in actual values export
  • Fix for clearing fault codes on Mini Cooper
  • Fix for displaying raw XML when language on the computer was not set to German or English



March 30th, 2009
Release 1.5.7 is now available with the following changes:

New Features
  • Actual Values sampling rate will now save the setting from the last time it was used
  • Added vertical scroll bar to Actual Values digital display

Bug Fixes
  • Fix for Actual Values Clear function causing exported data to have gaps
  • Fix for clearing fault codes on Mini Cooper

March 26th, 2009
Release 1.5.6 is now available with the following changes:

Bug Fixes
  • Correction to VIN decoding introduced in the last build causing some VINs to decode improperly
  • Fixed installation problems affecting some computers that have not previously had Bavarian Technic

March 21st, 2009
Release 1.5.5 is now available with the following changes:

New Features
  • Improved performance of VIN decoding
  • Added additional fault codes for MSD81
  • Added actual values for DDE6
  • Added Condition Based Service for E65
  • Added all satellite airbag modules for 2002-2005 E65
  • Added all satellite airbag modules for 2004-2005 E60
Bug Fixes
  • Correction to VIN decoding where model year was being displayed as the production year instead of the model year
  • Fixed problem reading fault codes on Mini R56 engine modules
  • Fixed problem of program crashing on startup in some situations

March 2nd, 2009
Release 1.5.4 is now available with the following changes:

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed problem with program crashes on Windows Vista
  • Fix to clear shadow fault codes on Car Access System
  • Fix to Stop/Start button on Actual Values after settings file has been saved

February 27th, 2009
Release 1.5.3 is now available with the following changes:

New features
  • Added programming status to the information screen on some control modules
  • Added airbag to R56 Mini Cooper
  • Added the ability to delete old communications log from the Send Logs screen
  • Added Clear button to Actual Values so that samples and can be cleared from the screen and the Excel log
  • Added new function to save Actual Value settings into a file and recall them
  • To improve performance, logging will be turned off by default and should only be turned on to troubleshoot problems
  • Enthusiast version will no longer prompt to add customer information at startup as it does not apply to enthusiasts. This info can still be added from the tools menu.

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed problem with Vehicle information screen being all black on Vista
  • Fixed problem with Stability control responding too slow and giving incorrect faults
  • Fix problem with communications log causing crashes on some computers

February 19th, 2009
This Version can be downloaded here
Release 1.5.2 is now available with the following changes:

New features
  • Added ability to erase shadow fault memory on MSD80/MSD81, MSV80, and MSV70
  • New commands for activating and deactivating Transport Mode on MSD80/MSD81, MSV80, and MSV70
  • Added fault code for MSD80/MSD81 for tuning box detection "2D18 - manipulation protection - air mass signal plausibility"

Bug Fixes
  • Correction to Information screen lables

February 18th, 2009
Release 1.5.1 is now available with the following changes:

New features
  • Added "Check for Update" to the tools menu. This feature will check our server for a new update of the product and download it if available.
  • Improved activations coverage on E60
  • Major update for Diesel fault descriptions

Bug Fixes
  • Correction that may cause a program crash on some computers.
  • Corrected problem where some enthusiast versions cannot connect to the engine control modules
  • Fixed problem with automatic k-line selection effecting some modules

February 13th, 2009
Release 1.5.0 is now available with the following changes:

New features
  • Added MRS2 airbag modules for E36 and Early E46
  • Timing improvements for modules on the K-Bus for E39 and E46

Bug Fixes
  • Corrected problem with some control module not displaying more than 3 actual values correctly
  • Corrected problem with horizontal scroll bar not appearing in actual values after the sampling has been stopped

February 11th, 2009
Release 1.4.9 is now available with the following changes:

New features
  • Updated DS2 protocol to allow more time for modules to respond
  • Added support for N73 engine used on E65 V12 both left and right banks
  • Added note to most codable control modules reminding the user that the control module will need to be reset for coding changes to take effect
  • Added support for freeze frames on MSD80/MSD81
  • Improvement to shadow fault codes can now also display freeze frame data on some modules

February 10th, 2009
Release 1.4.8.2 is now available with the following changes:

New features
  • Added additional fault codes for R50 MINI Cluster
  • Added ME5.2 for E39 and E38 N62 engine
  • Correction to engine selection on 525i E39
  • Added basic support for DME 1.3 (first of the KW71 control modules)
  • Correction to MS42 Battery voltage actual value

February 4th, 2009
Release 1.4.7 is now available with the following changes:

New features
  • Status bar will now show status when commands and activations are started
  • Updated fault descriptions for DDE5
  • Added support for many new modules
  • E36
    • Added BMS43
    • Added MS S50 for euro model M3
    • DME 5.2 for M44
    • SMG
  • E46
    • SMG2
    • DSC MK60
    • Convertible top
    • Roll over sensor
    • Xenon Left
    • Xenon Right
    • Rain Light Sensor
    • PDC
    • Electronic fuel pump
    • Cruise control
  • E39
    • Xenon Left
    • Xenon Right
    • PDC
    • Cruise control
  • E38
    • ME 5.2 for 750 (V12) for both Right and Left banks
  • E90
    • Active front steering
    • Convertible top
    • Electronic power steering
    • Longitudinal mgmt
    • Cruise control
    • Trailer Module
    • Central Electronic module
  • E89
    • Active front steering
    • Electronic power steering
    • Convertible top
    • Trailer Module
    • Central Electronic module
  • E56 MINI
    • DDE6 for diesel models
    • MED172 for turbo models
Bug Fixes
  • Fix problem with software trying to connect more than once when a module does not exist
  • Correction for selecting a single control module from the choose module tab after vehicle has been automatically identified
  • Fix to MRS4 reading fault codes

February 2nd, 2009
Release 1.4.6 is now available with the following changes:

New features
  • Added support for the new 2009 Z4 (E89)
  • Corrections to some control module for R56 Mini
  • Added all subchassis versions to vehicle selections screen i.e. instead of just E90, it now list it as E90-E91-E92-E93
  • Added new activations for E87, E90 light control module FRM

February 1st, 2009
Release 1.4.5 is now available with the following changes:

New features
  • New automatic vehicle identification
    • Vehicle / Customer screen will be displayed at startup.
    • Software will attempt to read VIN from the vehicle
    • If VIN is read successfully the VIN will be decoded by connecting to Bavarian Technic
    • Choose vehicle screen will pre-select the correct vehicle
    • There is a checkbox at the bottom of the vehicle/customer screen to disable it for future use if desired

January 28th, 2009
Release 1.4.4 is now available with the following changes:

New features
  • Work log
    • There is a checkbox on the choose vehicle screen to create a work log for the session.
    • Session can be recalled later from the tools menu
    • Files are saved as Html so they can be shared with other mechanics
  • Added link to Bavarian Technic Wiki from help menu
  • Added height control for E39

January 27th, 2009
Release 1.4.3 is now available with the following changes:

New features
  • Added 6-series to vehicle list
  • Customer/Vehicle info can now be added automatically after vehicle selection
    • There is a checkbox on the choose vehicle screen
    • The software will remember your selection for future use
  • Enlarged Vehicle and equipment screen so scrolling is no longer necessary
  • Future logs will now be retained after software upgrade
  • Corrected English fault codes on E65 Light control module
  • Fixed problem with decoding VIN without VIN entered caused program to hang

January 26th, 2009
Release 1.4.2 is now available with the following changes:

New features
  • Ability to add customer information including Customer Name, Odometer, license number
    • After customer and vehicle information is entered, the software displays the information at the top of the fault code and short test displays.
    • Note: This information is not saved and must be entered during each diagnostic session. This should be improved in the next few weeks.
  • Ability to add Vehicle information
    • VIN can be decoded in the software as long as the computer has an internet connection.
    • VIN decoder looks up vehicle information from our servers and includes many details about the vehicle.
  • These new features can be found under Tools->Add Customer Information.

January 24th, 2009
Release 1.4.0 is now available with the following changes:

New Features
  • Added support for Microsoft Vista 64-bit operating systems.
  • Added support for Z3.
  • Added Actual Values for engine MS43 ECU.
  • Added Actual values for engine DDE7 ECU.
  • Added DSC5.7 option to X5 selection.
Bug fixes and improvements
  • Major update on all technical descriptions.
  • Correction to Z4 airbag.
  • Fixed bug with CBS on E60 swapping Vehicle Check and Spark plugs.
  • Changed description on CBS from Spark Plugs to Spark Plugs / Particle Filter.
  • Changed engine selection and added additional engine models.
  • Fixed bug for installing device driver on Vista.
  • Fixed bug that causes activation warning and info box to flicker.


January 15th, 2009
Release 1.3.4 is now available with the following changes.
  • Added DDE3 Selection to X5 2.0d
  • Added DDE7 selection to E71 X6 3.5d
  • Changed title on Active steering for E60
  • Added engine selection for E65 (DDE5M57 for 740d, DDE547 for 730d)
  • Added additonal engines for 1-Series (123d, 116i, 123i)
  • Added 535d selection to E60
  • Added selection for E38 740d
  • Fixed problem with coding and command console no appearing under the tree
  • Added 520d MS41 up to 1998 and MS42 up to 1999 to selection
  • Added Identification data to fault code displya so the informaion can be included in printouts.
  • Fixed problem with printing and print preview from Short test scree


January 14th, 2009
Release 1.3.3 is now available with the following changes.
  • Fixed problem with Workshop information not available in the functions menu

January 12th, 2009 - Official software release
Release 1.3.2 is now available with the following changes.
  • First non-Beta release.
  • Added additional support for R56 MINI DME, Actual Values, Freeze Frames
  • Fixed problem with submitting missing fault codes

December 30th, 2008
Release 1.1.1 is now available with the following changes.
  • Added firmware update for cables running firmware verison 1.15
  • Fixed problem with Short test and Quick clear
  • Fixed problem with freeze frames on MSV80 not showing all possible values.


December 28th, 2008
Release 1.1.0 is now available with the following changes.
  • New coverage for BMW Diesel engines: DDE4 and DDE5.
  • Improved communications log for troubleshooting:
    • A communications log can now be sent directly from the software. Click on Tools->Logging->Send Log to Bavarian Technic.
    • Each time the software is used, a separate communications log is created.
    • When sending logs to Bavarian Technic, you can select which log to send.
  • Corrected engine selection for 2005 525i from MS45 to MSV70.
  • User interface improvement: information and warnings about activations or commands now display as you mouse-over the icons.

December 7th, 2008
Release 1.0.9 is now available with the following changes.
  • Added support for Condition Based Service (CBS) on E60, E70, and E71. See Condition Based Service for more information.
  • Added standard commands to command console
  • Freeze frames are now supported on MSS70, MSD80, MSV80, and ME9
  • Improved support for E70 and E71
  • Window now opens maximized
  • Actual values now support digital displays in addition to graphs
  • Input signals have been consolidated into actual values
  • Added additional information ability to activations and commands.
  • Bug Fix: Correct problem with actual value logging to excel

November 26th, 2008
Release 1.0.8 is now available with the following changes.
  • New support for Condition Based Service (CBS) on E90. See Condition Based Service for more information.
  • New Command Console has been release. This feature allows direct access and scripting to all control modules. See Command Console for more information.
  • Coding is now available for most E90 modules. See Coding for more information.
  • Added status information for most fault codes starting with the E65.
  • Changed fault code format to hexadecimal values where appropriate.
  • Added "Positive Identification" capability to prevent improper coding on control modules that support coding.
  • Software updates now run in the background instead of at startup. This greatly reduces the amount of time required to start the program.
  • The software now only checks for updates every two (2) days. When needed, you can update the software immediately by downloading from this site.
  • Added support for steering angle calibration on E60 and E90 models.

November 17th, 2008
Updates to phase 3

  • Added ability to code some control modules. Please use care with this new feature and promptly report any problems.
  • Coding feature includes back-up and restore from one control unit to a different control unit as long as the coding index is the same.
  • Normal editable parameters are now accessible with the software. This includes items that are typically accessed with CIP or Car Key Memory.
  • We will add the ability to code many more control modules over the next few weeks with the focus being on MY02+ cars.
  • Software update check now occurs in the background after the program starts, instead of before. With this change, the program starts almost instantly.
  • Bug Fix: Problem selecting Control Modules tab when cable is not plugged in.
  • Bug Fix: Removed duplicate control modules in E65 and E60.
  • Bug Fix: Coverage years now includes European release dates.
November 15th, 2008
Phase 3 is released! Changes include added support for Phase 3 models in addition to the following:

  • Redesign of the startup screen. Now select a vehicle by series or chassis type. On models with multiple options, the software will prompt you to select the appropriate equipment.
  • Improved startup time
November 1st, 2008
Phase 2 is released! Changes include added support for Phase 2 models in addition to the following:

Installation
  • Due to changes to the installation files, you must uninstall the beta software you have before you can install the new version. To do so, go to Add/Remove Programs within your computer's Control Panel and remove Bavarian technic from there. If you get the error, "Unable to start application," it indicates that the old software must be removed and the new software installed.
Actual values
  • Now allows activations to be run from the Actual Values screen.
  • Graph improvements:
    • Graph will automatically create a separate scale for each unit of measure.
    • Line thickness is now larger and easier to see.
    • Metric vs. Imperial option - Many values can now be displayed in either metric units or imperial units. Most values are based in metric, but in some cases you will see two of the same values with the only difference being the units of measure.
    • Many new actual values have been added. In some cases we are supporting all actual values available by the control module and many more than any other tool. For example, the MSD80 DME now supports over 600 actual values.
    • You can now move the selection menu up and down. This allows you to make the selection menu / graph larger or smaller.
    • The graph can be stopped and started. It is useful to stop the graph during some events to examine them more closely. This is usually used with the graph toolbar.
    • Automatic rejection of erroneous data. Previously, the graph would show every value returned from the control module and thus would display some values as zero or empty during sampling. Now the software will detect data that is not consistent with previous values and reject them to give the graph a smoother appearance and higher accuracy.
  • Options tab:
    • Multiple graph display.
    • Items can be shown as either a single graph where all values are shown in the same graph or one graph for each unit of measure.
    • Refresh / sampling rate is now adjustable.
    • Selection Menu can be hidden to make graph larger.
    • On the options menu is a new selection for "Show graph toolbar." When checked, a new menu will appear above the graph.
  • From the graph toolbar you can:
    • Crosshairs (Allows you to hover the mouse over a graph posisition to see the exact values of a point.)
    • Zoom (Zooms in on a section of the graph. Should be used by left clicking and dragging over the section of the graph you want to enlarge.)
    • Reset view (Zooms the graph back to full size.)
    • Save (Allows you to save the graph as an image in various file formats. i.e., BMP, GIF, JPEG etc.)
    • Export data (This export is different than the normal export button and saves the data as a series of points that were used to create the graph.)
    • Page setup
    • Print preview
    • Print
User interface improvements
  • On startup, the tree view is hidden before vehicle or module is selected.
  • Some new icons and graphic images have been added to improve appearance.
  • Sort by columns: The values under the "Choose Vehicle," "Choose module," "Select Actual Values" columns can be sorted by clicking on the column headers.
Universal KWPFast protocol support
  • BMWs starting with the E65 can support a high speed communications protocol using either K-line or CAN. Previously we supported these cars with two sets of instructions, one for each protocol. Now we can communicate with either type of protocol with one set of instructions. This will reduce the number of options available in the Choose Vehicle menu.


October 1st, 2008
Beta version released!
Some beta users should have received their cables, and everyone in the Beta program should have them by the end of the week.
First phase of software releases has begun, please check back here for updates as we update the progress.
Please check the coverage pages for current coverage


September 28th, 2008
Alpha testing is complete and Beta testing will begin next week. Testers that have been in contact with Bavarian Technic will receive the new BMW interface cables next week.