View Single Post
      07-06-2013, 10:46 PM   #9
wdimagineer's Avatar

Drives: 2015 X5 M
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: San Francisco, CA

iTrader: (0)

Originally Posted by jmh View Post
Just reviving an old thread
The iDrive with touch pad also add addtl modules to the system and from the first looks/info it won't be a simple retrofit via plug and play / sw update
Also the touch pad itself may not be for everyone as it seems to be fairly slow , you draw one letter and have to wait for it to be processed before you can draw the 2nd etc ...
^ this. Execution is pretty horrible. I played with it the other day. I think input using the controller the old way (scrolling and selecting) could potentially be faster.

Me: Draws "W"
Car: "W? Confirm"
Me: "Yes"
Car: "Proceed"
Me: Draws "T"
Car: "T? Confirm"
Me: "Yes"
Car: "Proceed"
Me: Draws "F"
Car: "F? Confirm"
Me: "Yes"
Car: "Proceed"
Me: Turns off car and gets out.
Current: 2015 X5 M - Donington Grey/Mugello Red - DINANTRONICS Stage 2 + Free Flow Exhaust - Bimmerpost Featured!
Past: Bimmerpost Featured 2014 X5 xDrive50i 2014 Jeep SRT 2013 Tesla Model S P85+ Bimmerpost Featured 2013 F10 M5 2012 550 xDrive 2011 M3 ZCP