BMW X6 – A Different Experience

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This is the type of car that people either love or hate, and in my case I was slightly confused. I was in Dubai/Abu Dhabi for a few days and I asked for a Audi Q7 but to complications they gave me an X6 instead which is an upgrade with 300bhp V6. I wasn’t sure about it but I always wanted to try it, and it was an interesting machine to drive. For being the lowest model the car still moved, it had all the options on the interior and black as night windows. I haven’t driven an X5 in probably 8 years at least so this was a new machine to me, and I was always curious about the X6 M, people always had an opinion about the X6, they either loved it or hated it, it was always a passionate reaction.

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The car was comfortable and the standard BMW amenities which did the job and on a long drive it was pretty comfortable honestly. The Navigation was really good and this time around you can go directly to each menu from buttons around the circular joystick, you don’t have to navigate all the menus to get to where you want. I think BMW have gotten better at that then before. I still find Audi a bit easier to use, but still the BMW system is really good. The car felt a bit weird, like you were driving a sports car but a bit higher and every time I bumped my head into the door frame when getting in, its an SUV with a compact form, just didn’t feel right. It was an interesting drive, but I would never buy this car.

BMW redesigns 7-series, iDrive

BMW’s have redesigned their iDrive with the redesign of the 7 series, it looks interesting. There aren’t any other details regarding it, I’m just curious how much smoother they made it. I’m not the biggest fan of the iDrive but I think does have some good functionality, and sometimes I want to rip the dial of the car. I’m surprised they haven’t made a software upgrade in over 8 years, at least an interface upgrade to change the look but not the functionality, with this I hope they have made things smoother.

Link: Crave