Impressions on idrive8 and comparison with idrive7 does idrive7 look out-of-date, is it a huge up grade?
Intersting query… I feel if I seem at iDrive 8 by alone, it feels evolutionary vs groundbreaking . For the most element the program has a lot of UI tweaks, but when you simply click down int the fundamental functions (e.g. maps) they are essentially the very same as in iDrive 7. The Property Display screen widgets are absolutely intriguing and really feel like a nod to the ‘new’ Porsche PCM, and I would say it took me about 20 minutes to come to be comfy with the procedure. In some circumstances it is greater than iDrive 7 in other people it is not e.g. the app menu feels like a throwback to home windows 95.
I feel in which procedure feels more groundbreaking is when you pair it with the iX (e.g. the big screen) and it really is EV platform, due to the fact there are features and abilities that are just distinctive than all those available on a ICE system.
That explained, I imagine BMW has not thoroughly explored the opportunities of an EV system, and there are undoubtedly some appendixes remaining about from the ICE era. For instance restricting cabin climatisation to 15 minutes.
So the short remedy to your issue is that iDrive 8 in the iX feels innovative, mainly because of the platform and because one particular can see the alternatives. But if iDrive 8 were being an improve to the latest X5, it would truly feel evolutionary. A good up grade, but not a knock your socks off just one.