BMW has released details of the BMW Concept 6 Series Coupé equipped with the latest-generation iDrive control system as featured on current production models.
That system’s innovative principle of separating the control unit from the display is taken a stage further in this concept model.
As before, the Controller – situated on the centre console – allows intuitive operation of vehicle-related, infotainment, navigation and telecommunications functions.
However, the Control Display now for the first time takes the form of a freestanding 10.2-inch display with high-quality galvanised chrome surround.
This display shows the various iDrive menus and options, the audio system status messages and the navigation maps.
The small depth of this high-resolution display gives it a flatscreen look, while the new positioning of the display – extending further into the passenger compartment – also impacts on the centre console.
The iDrive operating system allows functions to be intuitively controlled with minimal driver distraction from the road and traffic.
The BMW Concept 6 Series Coupé is also fitted with a Head-Up Display. Developed by BMW, this system allows important driver information to be projected directly onto the windscreen in the driver’s line of sight.
For example, in addition to current vehicle speed, the Head-Up Display also shows status messages and warnings from the driver assistance systems, Check Control messages and navigation instructions – all without the driver having to take his eyes off the road.