A full walk-through of the new system found in the 1, 3, Z4 and 7. It ‘s a huge step-up from the previous iDrive system and is easily the best I ‘ve seen in the marketplace – finally surpassing Audi ‘s latest MMI system.

Editor: The original title of this post was “3rd Generation iDrive Walk-Through ”

The 1st generation appeared in the E65/66 7 Series, the 2nd was introduced in the E60/61 5 Series, the 3rd generation was when the additional “shortcuts ” were first added to the E90 3 Series, which was more of an evolution.

This is the 4th generation of iDrive and is a major revolution compared to the past versions.