Flipped My Lid - 2011 BMW 528i Long-Term Road Test
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2011 BMW 528i: Flipped My Lid

August 22, 2011

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I usually don't put cups in cupholders. I use them for keys, access cards, tissues, miscellaneous stuff. I like that the BMW has a cover than you can close over when you don't want to see the cupholders.

But this time I actually had a cup. And when I put it in the cupholder, I noticed the lid sits exactly on the top of the cover. If I wasn't careful it could have flipped the lid right off my cup.

This design would be fine if I had a bottle of water but could be dangerous with a hot cup of coffee. My cup was only filled with water so there was no danger of me reaching for my hot drink and burning myself. But I know a lot of people who stop for a latte on their way to work. This design would be awkward.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor


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