Many functions, just a few buttons: with the iDrive system you have full control over all functions of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan, from navigation system to integrated operating manual. Simple and intuitive. The iDrive System is integrated as standard in every new BMW 3 Series Sedan model.
Convenience functions such as navigation, special features of the automatic climate control and ConnectedDrive Services are easily and intuitively regulated using the iDrive Touch Controller* on the central console. The Controller can be operated with one hand as well as from the front passenger seat. Thanks to a clear feedback signal, it requires only minimum attention. Its touch-sensitive multitouch surface allows the driver to input letters of the alphabet with his finder and also permits navigation and zooming in maps or the internet.
Direct selection keys make the menus for navigation (in combination with BMW Navigation systems Business or Professional) telephone and music (radio and audio CD) accessible at the push of a button. In addition, eight favourite keys are available for you to save your preferred settings such as radio stations, destinations and telephone numbers.
All functions are shown in the Control Display on the instrument panel. Coloured markings instantly indicate which functional area you are in. The standard 6.5-inch Control Display impresses with its extremely clear reproduction and brilliant colours. Together with the Navigation system Business, the display has a smartphone look with black panel technology. Yet a larger version is also available: in combination with the Navigation system Professional, the display size increases to 8.8 inches.
* The iDrive Touch Controller is part of the special equipment Navigation system Professional.