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Old 12-21-2010, 04:47 AM
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Question Any detailed reviews/summary of the "infotainment" system available?

I'm in the process of fantasizing about getting a 2011 535xi, loaded to the gills with every gadget the car has to offer.

I've been trying to research and learn about the infotainment features of the car (Google maps, iPhone integration, album art, etc). Can anyone point me to any reviews or detailed information on these features? These sorts of gadgets really sell me on a car and I am excited about what sounds like class-leading features in the F10.

My searches haven't come up with much beyond simple feature lists provided by BMW.

Sorry for the vague question...and thanks in advance for jumpsuit me.
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Old 12-21-2010, 09:23 AM
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So you're looking for reviews basically just on the combox?
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:26 AM
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So you're looking for reviews basically just on the combox?
I think so. I'm still educating myself (before heading to the dealer) and the info available on BMW's site is relatively limited in terms of detail. Alternatively, it just occurred to me to search for the owner's manual online. I'm sure that would keep me busy for a while...
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Check out the attached .pdf. Let me know if this helps..
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:56 AM
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I think so. I'm still educating myself (before heading to the dealer) and the info available on BMW's site is relatively limited in terms of detail. Alternatively, it just occurred to me to search for the owner's manual online. I'm sure that would keep me busy for a while...
in my opinon, all you need to know is that it is best in class and it has a steep learning curve. respectively, this will NOT be a reason why you don't buy this automobile
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Old 12-21-2010, 10:58 AM
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Check out the attached .pdf. Let me know if this helps..
Hey -- cool! Thanks! That was most helpful!
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Old 12-21-2010, 11:00 AM
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in my opinon, all you need to know is that it is best in class and it has a steep learning curve. respectively, this will NOT be a reason why you don't buy this automobile
Oh, I live for the challenge of new gadgets, so steep learning curves don't scare me at all!
Think I'll go for a test drive next week. I'm sure it will be love at first drive...

Just wish they'd have a 530d XI version in the US, but know that's too much to ask.
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Oh, I live for the challenge of new gadgets, so steep learning curves don't scare me at all!
Think I'll go for a test drive next week. I'm sure it will be love at first drive...

Just wish they'd have a 530d XI version in the US, but know that's too much to ask.
Same here, I would be even happy with the 520d!
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