2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo: Dual-Zone Mode Control
October 15, 2014
We're used to seeing dual-zone climate controls in cars these days. Most of the time the dual-zone-ness of the system is in terms of separate temperature controls between the driver and front passenger.
But the 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo offers something that's not as common: dual-zone mode control.
With this dual-mode control the front passenger can adjust his/her vents so they get air just on their face, just on their feet, or both together.
I pretty much always like lots of cold air on my face, but many people who ride with me immediately want to divert the air coming out of their vents away from them. The feature in this BMW means it's easier for passengers to have the air exactly as they want it, making it more of a true dual-zone climate control system.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 16,445 miles