2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo: LED Lighting
October 24, 2014
The steady influx of LED lighting into the automotive industry is a good thing. The crisp light it provides with substantially less electricity, its lower operating temperature and the compact/multi-contour dimensions are all an engineer/designer's dream come true. We had fun with our 2011 Ford Mustang GT's LED ambient and instrument panel "MyColor," lighting, purposely setting the most unattractive combinations of gauge/surround color for the next driver to find.
Be that as it may, our 2014 BMW 328i xDrive Gran Turismo also uses LED lighting. There are a couple of strings hidden in the cargo area that offer an even swath of white light rather than a yellow spot that an incandescent lamp would have.
Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor