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Old 10-17-2010, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by GiaGiaJa View Post
I am so curious....about Gentleman Function.

The "Gentleman Function" is an option in the iDrive directory under front seats which allows the driver to take control of the passenger side front seat. Any adjustment you can make on the driver's seat can be done on the passenger seat but with the driver doing the... er, driving. The feature may at first seem overly gimmicky, and the naming convention chauvinistic, but after a call to BMW, the feature makes perfect sense. Well, at least in a German kind of way.

bummer..sounds like "control freak function" for me.
Sounds much more German than American. Makes post #6 even more puzzling. My 1999 528 has many features that didn't show up on American cars until several years later, if at all.
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