BMW iDrive in-car infotainment review

BMW's iDrive displays live pages, so you can go back into where you were without having to re-enter info

The iDrive system is the most intuitive infotainment set-up on the market. It’s controlled by a wheel, a collection of buttons, fast keys and a touchpad. Fast keys can be programmed with functions you use the most, such as calling home, taking you to a particular destination or simply storing your favourite radio stations. This saves time and also means minimal distraction while you’re driving. We found it performed very quickly, too, so there’s no waiting for screens to load.

When travelling, you’re better off following the BMW’s sat-nav system than your own instinct – even if you are familiar with the route – because it knows best. Its traffic knowledge is excellent and it will direct you away from any congestion.

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