New chapter in the battle between the German premium brands. Audi was the first manufacturer to introduce a touchscreen on their information and entertainment systems, allowing users to draw letters instead of scrolling through an alphanumeric list to find an address or point of interest. As one would expect, BMW refuses to be outdone, and in addition to a new iDrive controller with integrated touch screen, the automaker is working on new gesture-based controls, which differ radically from anything we’ve seen in a production vehicle.
The track comes from some spy shots of next generation BMW X5. In addition to restyled exterior and upgraded propulsion systems that, in the photos may be BMW is also working on a capacitive touch screen built into the rotation handle iDrive. This is something very similar to that originally developed in the Audi A8 (somewhat later in the A7 and now also integrated in the new Audi A3 2012). Move the cursor on the center console independent) and functions as control of MMI. Continue reading
Is the flagship brand of the helix: the larger, luxurious, comfortable, and innovative to say the least? The BMW 7 Series is renewed with new more efficient engines, both petrol and diesel hybrid in order to keep performance and other consumption and exhaust emissions. An even more luxurious interior and comfortable, a very complete range of options and security technology developed in complete set of front row.
Outside: Include the new LED headlights, with their light rings typical of the brand. The new model is also distinguished by the classic kidney grille, which now has 9 rods, and also modified the front apron. On the inside, are new leather seats, has lowered the noise level, and have been refurbished systems and audio entertainment for passengers in the rear.
The new BMW 7 Series with refurbished engines remodeled to transmit their power to the rear wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission. Apart from the 12-cylinder engine top-end model offers a new 6-cylinder and V8 petrol. The diesel models 730d and 740d are now more powerful and use less. The new range includes the xDrive BMW 750d; this vehicle has a twin-turbo diesel. Hybrid technology is second-generation, modified to lower emissions. Continue reading