2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo Long-Term Road Test

2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo: Navigation at Your Fingertip

March 28, 2014

2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo

The diameter of the iDrive controller on the 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo is half again as big as the one in my 2011 BMW 328i coupe. But there is a good reason for it: Its top is a touchpad that lets you write in some destination info, such as the street name, address and city, rather than dialing around the system's wheel of fortune.

2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo

The touchpad had no trouble interpreting my fingertip writing and it was easier to use than the scroll wheel. I know that the iDrive has a lot of haters, but I like it, and I like this neatly integrated approach to better, faster destination delineation.

How easy is it for you to input a destination in your car's nav system?

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @ 6945 miles

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