1. Autos
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Examining the BMW iDrive Interface


1 of 8

BMW's iDrive Vehicle Control System
BMW cockpit featuring iDrive

iDrive is designed to provide easy access to secondary systems

Photo © Jeff Wilcox
The iDrive system was originally introduced in 2001, and it has gone through a number of iterations since then. Like most OEM infotainment systems, iDrive offers a centralized interface that is capable of controlling most secondary vehicle systems. Each function can be accessed through the use of a single control knob, but later models also include a number of programmable buttons.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.