2009 BMW 7 Series Long Term Road Test


2009 BMW 750i: The Gentleman function

July 21, 2009

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I was planning to write about the wonderful seats in our long-term BMW 750 and the dizzying number of adjustments, heating and cooling, and butt massage.

But all that got tossed when I came across this in the iDrive display under Front seats:
The Gentleman function.

What the..?? This should be interesting!

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It's that switch to the left on the door. The iDrive display said that the front passenger seat can be adjusted with the controls of the driver's seat once you press that switch.

I have no idea if this is useful.

The movie at the bottom shows it in action, a la David Copperfield, complete with appropriate techo soundtrack courtesy of the sat radio.

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It appears that with our 750, chivalry (or sexism?!) is not dead.

Let's hear from our female readers about this (both of you).

Albert Austria, Sr Vehicle Evaluation Engineer @ 12,580 miles

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