Automobile Mag’s Funky Ergonomics Awards

7-series | June 9th, 2008 by 4

Today Automobile magazine released its awards for the weirdest ergonomics. BMW took two awards, unfortunately. The current 7-Series took worst honors for the iDrive and …

Today Automobile magazine released its awards for the weirdest ergonomics. BMW took two awards, unfortunately. The current 7-Series took worst honors for the iDrive and "well, everything else in its cabin"as Automobile said.

Automobile Mags Funky Ergonomics Awards

I for one enjoy the interior of the 7-Series. My father's 2003 745Li that he had was a joy to drive and play with. I love the iDrive system in the BMW's as well. I think it is quite simple, especially once they added the nice 'Menu' button underneath of the knob.

Automobile Mags Funky Ergonomics Awards

BMW was exempt, along with Mazda, from the "manumatic" portion of the awards, simply because they use the much loved push forward for downshifting and pull back for upshifting. Where everyone else seems to get it wrong. Kind of funny to me. 

What do you guys think? You can read the full article here: Automobile

Article by Josh from RawAutos.com

Photos taken from Edmunds and HWSW

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    it’s nice, but Idrive is a bit annoying. I personally think the S550 benz has a nicer interior.

  • Mark

    Who cares what the US car magazines think?? I place the US car mags right up there with the US audio mags….stuff I would not line my cat’s litter box with…

    Cheers,

  • Giom

    I am quite surprised at the direction BMW has gone with their interior styling. From very sporty (driver orientated) to very stylistic (clean, neat, simplistic etc.)

    I like it! I love it! But it suits the 7, maybe the 5, but the 3 needs that sporty edge.

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