This week BMW took the wraps off of its first all electric sedan, the BMW i4. While everyone has been focused on the healthy grille, there are a number of innovations that should be interesting to the future of BMW infotainment. Perhaps the largest (pun intended) is that giant screen.
BMW is late to the party in offering a large rectangular screen with both Mercedes and now Cadillac beating them to it. What does that mean for other BMW models? Perhaps quite a lot.
Sources tell us to expect most models to move to this free-form rectangular display over the next 4-5 years. While there will be several sizes offered of the dual-screen layout, all BMW’s will eventually follow a similar design.
While the interface in this photos above is still in concept form, it points to a much more three dimensional future in terms of design and capability. The MFC (multi-function controller) will likely remain but this will increasingly be seen as a touch-first experience.