10-07-2012, 02:33 PM
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The visibility on both sides of it is meaningless because the view to the sides is of the dashboard. Visibility over the top of it is about equal and neither of them block the view of the road ahead. On both designs you are going to have to take your eyes off the road ahead and the slight hight of the screen on the F30 is not going to change that fact.
Originally Posted by boltjaM3s
The F30 screen sits up about 1" higher than the E90's and without its shroud there is a lot more visibility on both sides and atop it.
It's like BMW designers took the E90 iDrive's helmet off, chiseled away all that unnecessary plastic, let it breathe a bit. It now resembles an iPad, a half-tablet peeking out of the dash.
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Last edited by captainaudio; 10-07-2012 at 02:37 PM.