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nitram_luap
06-27-2005, 02:09 AM
I had the luxury of test driving a shiny 330i with Professional Navigation (with 'tactile feedback' iDrive controller www.immersion.com) for a whole weekend. :D

What a fantastic mechanical package - an improvement on the E46 without a doubt.

Although not the most important aspect of this new car, I thought I'd share some iDrive pictures from the new E90. The system is very easy to use after a few hours practice.

A couple of notes about the photos of the system:
- The TV tuner is both an analog AND digital TV tuner (including High Definition)
- The Professional CD player reads CD-Text information and displays it (see pics)
- The navigation is very slick (especially the way the map rotates)
- Voice control is extremely useful
- Bluetooth integration worked seamlessly, although it appears that if you want SMS messages to display you have to upgrade to 'Business' Bluetooth... :tsk:

A few more points:
- The 'Angel Eyes' are a work of art (shame they are attached to a Xenon $2000 option!)
- The ride on runflats with 18" wheels & sports suspension was surprisingly smooth
- The brakes are sensational!
- PDC is exceptionally useful and the display updates VERY quickly. Great stuff!

Enjoy the pictures :D

Paul Martin
Australia

nitram_luap
06-27-2005, 02:11 AM
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hmr
06-28-2005, 10:46 AM
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