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      04-30-2019, 01:51 PM   #23
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Was iDrive 6 that buggy when it was launched?
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      04-30-2019, 01:59 PM   #24
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I've not tried Idrive 7 myself but 6 I think is pretty much perfect, can't really fault it and if I did , it would be being picky.
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I think iDrive 6 is good now was just wondering if it was buggy initially as well
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Be careful what you wish for. If you take a look at then X5 forums, ID7 is fundamentally half baked crap that should not have been released to production.

I like ID6 and works really well to be honest.
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I think iDrive 6 is good now was just wondering if it was buggy initially as well
Not at all. ID6 was just a slight update over id5 which was solid already.

ID7 is more of a radical departure but very buggy and half baked.
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I just test driven a G20 3 series for a day yesterday with idrive 7.
And I saw that the new X5 has exactly the same 3 series idrive 7.
Issues:

1. The various buttons both on the dash and by the side of the idrive controller are very plasticky and united together. You press one button and they all move!

2. There are serious buttons missing, like A/C on/off, Automatic air recirculation, etc. Instead we get a A/C Menu button that gives a messy menu on the i-drive! If I wanted menus and computer buttons I would buy a Tesla!

3. The main menu is not as nice and graphical as the i-drive 6. Much less choice. For a lot you have to press the tiny car on-screen button to get access to a text menu.

4. There used to be separate buttons at the side of the steering wheel for the various added factory options (enable/disable), they are now buried in i-drive menus.

I'm driving BMWs for 25 years and I don't like the direction it's going. Also external appearance wise the new 7 series LCI is ugly, very thin lights front and back, almost like the ugly new electric Huyndai Kona or something.
This LCI makes BMWs look more like Audis.

I want to buy a new 530e, I will rush to buy it before the LCI before the idrive 7.
I share these feelings about the latest interior updates. The G30 has it right.
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