While I was attending the L.A Auto Show two weeks ago, there were many things that I learned about the new BMW 7 Series. Some of them I have already posted on here, but there are some that are just coming back to me now. In a discussion with the Product Manager of the new 7er, I learned that BMW will only provide an electronic Owner’s Manual which will be accessible through the iDrive Navigation System.
This is the first BMW model that will get the electronic format of the troubleshooting and instructions manual.
While this is pretty cool and a step forward to savings the trees, I do see a few potential issues with this approach, so I had to ask: what one should do if the car shuts down or simply, the iDrive Navigation System won’t work?
Clearly, the answer was to call the BMW Assist, but we do know that some of us would like to try a few troubleshooting steps before attempting to call “customer service”. So, I do hope that BMW will provide an optional paper Owner’s Manual and foresee any potential issues or complaints.