Keep track of all the important things. The iDrive system from BMW gives the driver complete control over many of the vehicle’s functions while allowing him to concentrate on the road.
iDrive is the easiest and most intuitive way to control entertainment, information, communication and navigation functions. The goal is to separate display and steering. The system mainly comprises the Control Display and the Controller in the central console.
The control element was developed according to the most modern biometric principles. It’s easy to use and can be operated with one hand without needing to see what you’re doing. The four most frequently used functions (CD, radio, telephone and navigation) are assigned to buttons above the Controller. An additional eight buttons located underneath the CD/DVD can be programmed as desired – be it with your favourite radio station, CD titles, telephone numbers or destinations. In many BMW models, iDrive is equipped with voice control for an even more comfortable input option.
The height and width of the Control Display are optimally positioned to suit the driver. All the information is displayed in the glare-free, high-resolution screen above the central console. The menu navigation follows the standard method used in computing and can thus be used intuitively. Animations and other visual aids quickly make using BMW iDrive a pleasant everyday activity.