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Touchscreen

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:16 am
by jazzbozo
Are the navigation displays in the 2019 i3 touchscreen? I’ve never seen an actual owner comment on touchscreen, it was just on a few websites when the new features were announced for 2019. Thanks for any info!

Re: Touchscreen

Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:45 am
by websterize
No touchscreens yet in any model year.

Re: Touchscreen

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:37 pm
by CharonPDX
No. BMW uses a non-touch display, and the "iDrive" wheel down in the center console in front of the arm rest. I find it's less distracting than a touchscreen.

Re: Touchscreen

Posted: Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:01 pm
by jadnashuanh
There is a touchpad on the top of the iDrive controller that will let you enter things like a phone number or address. Greasy fingerprints on the screen are a distraction, and the iDrive controller is located easier to access, IMHO. Maybe on other vehicles with different arrangements.

Re: Touchscreen

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:42 am
by jazzbozo
Thanks everyone! Looking forward to getting our 2019, understand now that given the distance of the display from the driver, touchscreen may not have been a good fit for the i3 (and also those smudges!).

Re: Touchscreen

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:33 pm
by websterize
As a consolation, the touchpad on the larger iDrive controller (the one with Navigation Professional) supports multi-touch gestures, but only within the interactive map view. So you can zoom out by pinching two fingers together or pan around by flicking, etc.

I think you'll really like the iDrive 6.0 UI/UX in your 2019.

Re: Touchscreen

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:36 pm
by TheMK
websterize wrote:.

I think you'll really like the iDrive 6.0 UI/UX in your 2019.
I wish their was an easy way to upgrade my 2014. I know someone could probably do a control unit swap, but that would get expensive in a hurry.

Re: Touchscreen

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:43 pm
by gt1
websterize wrote: I think you'll really like the iDrive 6.0 UI/UX in your 2019.
Is it the same version as in 2018?

Re: Touchscreen

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:33 pm
by websterize
gt1 wrote:Is it the same version as in 2018?
Yes, iDrive 6.0 for the 2019 model year, as in 2018, though the tiles are newly available with 2019 MY Business navigation, as well as the upgraded Professional.

Re: Touchscreen

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:34 pm
by gt1
The 2018 system is only marginally different from 2015. Some evolutionary changes, no wow factor.