2014 BMW i3: Excellent Center Console Display/Rearview Camera
March 20, 2015
The center display screen in our long-term 2014 BMW i3 is one of the best I've ever seen. The resolution is crisp, the screen is barely affected by sunlight and the rearview camera provides an impressive amount of detail.
This first photo shows the rearview camera display (in broad daylight of course) along-side the parking sensors so it's not the harshest test of the i3's abilities, but it works well in several other scenarios too.
The second photo shows the audio graphics/album art, also just as pretty.
Third is my home parking garage at night, where the light is relatively low but the BMW's camera still has perfect vision.
Lastly, is a picture of the parking sensors (without the rearview camera) which are easy to see/understand and extraordinarily accurate. I'm able to get within inches of parking poles, rather than feet, before the sensors start screaming at me.
I got in and out of the BMW i3 at least 20 times while driving it around town this last weekend, and every time I started it up I was impressed by the screen quality. I wish my television at home looked this good.
Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 3,420 miles