BMW E Series Coding: Cable+ Program+ Laptop you need?

Are you prepared for BMW E Series Coding? Which coding cable to use? What BMW coding program you need? And what about laptop requirements? All answers you can check below:


BMW E Series Coding Preparation

Coding cable:

BMW INPA K+DCAN Cable €14.5

INPA K+DCAN USB Interface with switch €15

This K+DCAN cable has one side an OBD2 (On-board diagnostics) port and the other a USB cable that can be plugged into laptop USB port.

Support BMW 1998-2008.


Coding software consists of two parts: the executable program that actually executes the coding and the data that is necessary for the coding. The executable program must be installed with several programs according to the purpose to enable smooth coding.

INPA: It is a program for coding support rather than a program that executes actual coding.


NCS-Expert: This is the main program that executes the actual coding.


NCS Dummy: An auxiliary program that supports coding similarly.

SP-DATEN: Vehicle information data required for coding. There are different data files for each type of vehicle. You do not need to install all the files. You can install only the data files that match your model.

Download all BMW Coding software you need: (INPA 5.06…)


Laptop requirements:

You need a laptop to install and run the coding program. The notebook does not have to be a very good spec, but it is a minimum specification.

OS: Windows XP or higher (32bit, 64bit does not matter)

CPU: Intel Pentium 2.0 GHz or Core Duo 1.0 GHz or higher

RAM: 2 GB or more (4 GB or more recommended)

HDD: 10 GB or more

You can check these two laptops as reference:

Lenovo ThinkPad T410 second hand

Lenovo ThinkPad T420 second hand