What’s the Difference Between GODIAG V600-BM and BMW ICOM A2 A3 Next?

December 28, 2020

GODIAG V600-BM is a professional diagnostic & programming / coding tool for BMW. It will replace GT1, OPS, OPPS, ICOM, ICOM A2, ICOM A3 and ICOM NEXT.

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Check the comparison table to learn differences between Godiag V600 and BMW ICOM.

Items Godiag V600 BMW ICOM A1 A2 A3 NEXT
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Configuration Volume 12cm*6cm*2cm 25cm*12cm*4.5cm
Weight 300g 1.5kg
CPU high-speed processing High-speed processing 580 MHz MIPS, 32MBFLASH, 128MByte RA,built-in 32G Average processing MPC5200  400MHZ
Low power consumption 3.6W 15w
Communication Wifi Built-in 150Mbps Wi-Fi 1T1R 802.11bgn Optional (or NO optional)
Point to point wifi Yes No
Connect wifi through router Yes With Wifi card
Network cable communication Yes Yes
USB Yes No
Protocol CAN-FD Yes No
DOIP Yes Yes
Functions BMW model diagnosis Yes Yes
ISTA-D (Diagnostic Software) Yes Yes
ISTA-P (Programming software) Yes Yes
ECU Programming Yes Yes
Coding Yes Yes
ECU Data Update Yes Yes
Optical fiber interface Yes Yes
Refit Yes Yes
For new BMW models, there is no need to turn on the ignition switch and smart key, and V600 can also enter the diagnostic mode Yes Yes
Features Add authorization to support more models Yes No
Authorization of JLR CAN FD Yes (Extra charge) No
Authorization of ODIS Yes (Extra charge) No
Authorization of Toyota TIS Yes (Extra charge) No
Authorization of Benz software Yes (Extra charge) No
Update Plan Phone APP is under development Yes No
Charge your phone by using tapy-c cable to connect V600 Yes No

What’s the advantage of GODIAG V600-BM?

V600-BM CAN-FD J2534 can access to all systems of newest for BMW car models to quickly read / clear fault codes, read dynamic data stream, active test, activation, components replacement, ECU replacement and upgrading, personalized settings, ECU programming, retrofitting and upgrading car configuration, SCN Coding, transmission initialization, enable the hidden features etc.

1.Configuration: It’s lighter and more portable with the smaller hardware and lower power consumption.

2.Communication: It supports WiFi (Point to point, through router, WIFI/BT 802.11 indicator  150Mbps), network cable (Ethernet 10/100Mbps), USB 2.0 connection, while ICOM A1 A2 A3 NEXT only supports connecting with WiFi card or via network cable communication.

3.Protocol: It supports CAN-FD and DOIP but ICOM A1 A2 A3 NEXT is not compatible with CAN-FD protocol.

4.Features: It will add authorizations for more models such as JLR CAN FD, Toyota TIS, Benz software, etc.

5.Update Plan: It will make these functions come true in the future- Phone APP is under development and charge your phone by using type-C cable to connect V600.


Besides that, GODIAG V600-BM can perform professional diagnostic & programming/coding functions for the following BMW car series:

1 series: 1’_E81/E81/E87/E88,1’_F20/F21
2 series: 2’_F22/F23,2’_F45/F46,2’_F87
3 series: 3’_E46,3’_E90/E91/E92/E93, 3’_F30/F31/F34/F35,3’_F80
4 series: 4’_F32/F33/F36,4’_F82/F83
5 series: 5’_E39,5’_E60/E61,5’_GT(F07), 5’_F10/F11/F18
6 series: 6’_E63/E64,6’_F06/F12/F13
7 series: 7’_E38,7’_E65/E66,7’_F01/F02/F03/F04, 7’_G11/G12
X series: X1_E84,X1_F48/F49,X3_E83,X5_E53,X5_70,X6_E71,
Z series: Z4_E85/E86,Z4_E89
I series: I’_I01/I02
MINI:  MINI_R50/R52/R53, MINI_R55/R56/R57/R58/R59/R60, MINI_F55/F56


Here are GODIAG V600-BM contained with dedicated for BMW software (same as ICOM, ICOM A2 / A3 / NEXT etc, no need to install any driver.)
1) ISTA-D: used to read / erase fault codes, read the data flow, maintenance guidance, circuit diagram, wiring diagram and directly upgrade & program new models. It will activate the ignition switch without keys during diagnosis.

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2). ISTA-P: an off-line programming and coding software system, including the latest database for programming E, F, G, K, I series models.

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3). Engineer programming & coding software for F series vehicles

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4). WINKFP: engineer programming software for E series vehicles.
5). NCS-Expert Tool: engineer programming software for E series vehicles.
6). INPA: engineering diagnostic software for E series vehicles.

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7). Tool32: engineer command execution software for E series vehicles.
8). For BMW Coding Tool: WINKFP NCS auxiliary software for importing engineer data for E series vehicles.

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Read more info of GODIAG V600-BM BMW:

GODIAG V600-BM BMW Diagnostic and Programming Tool User Manual