2009 BMW 7 Series Long Term Road Test

2009 BMW 750i: New iDrive Controller

April 21, 2009


In our 2009 BMW 750i Full Test, we noted how BMW dramatically improved its iDrive controller interface. Before, using iDrive was like wearing a jock strap -- you did it because you had to but the experience was typically unpleasant. Now, iDrive has new preset buttons, simplified menus and separated climate controls to be quicker and less befuddling to use. To continue the analogy, it's like wearing boxer briefs now.

I shot about two minutes of video of our long-term BMW 750i's iDrive in action. It's mediocre amateur video making at its very best. It follows after the jump.

One other interesting thing: BMW has retrofitted many of its 2009 models to now include the new iDrive interface.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 7,450 miles

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