BMW has always built intelligent vehicles featuring some of the world’s most advanced automotive engineering. Now, with the addition of BMW iDrive, plain smart just got smarter.
Innovative, intuitive and super responsive, BMW iDrive conveniently places more capabilities at your fingertips. The communications, navigation and entertainment systems in your vehicle are all accessible using the iDrive’s large, easy-to-view screen. Make calls, plan your travel routes, choose your music, find places to stop—do it all with a single control.
The BMW iDrive is even connected to your car’s onboard diagnostic systems, providing you with clear and detailed information on service-related issues. The simple display features a single toggle and buttons for the most-used features on a centrally located console, so you can keep your eyes on what’s most important: the road. In many models, voice control is also a feature of iDrive.
Use the iDrive toggle to select your desired function—radio, telephone, entertainment or navigation. The iDrive system draws data via your BMW’s powerful external GPS antenna and displays it on the system’s glare-free screen, providing you with convenient, safe and secure information.
Relying on near-perfect, intuitive ergonomics, BMW has placed the iDrive controller right at hand level with the gearshift, enabling you to access all of your vehicle’s main functions without distraction. It’s easy to find, and even easier to use.
The iDrive communication system can transfer up to 1,000 contacts into storage and if paired via Bluetooth, that number can jump up to 5,000. The reliable iDrive navigation system will map a safe, practical route to bring you to almost any destination including any one of the 12.6 million searchable points of interest. And, should you ever need assistance, BMW Assist™ is available on select models, and will communicate your exact vehicle location and status to BMW service headquarters.
Depending on the options you choose, your iDrive may be capable of playing DVDs on the screen (both on the available rear entertainment system screens or the front screen if the car is parked), connecting to your iPod or MP3 player, or providing you with HD Radio and Satellite radio. With iDrive placing integrated entertainment, navigation and communications systems at your fingertips and under your control, you can fully engage and enjoy the exhilarating driving experience of your BMW.
Learn more about BMW iDrive at www.bmw.com/com/en/insights/technology/technology_guide/articles/idrive.html.