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Nowadays BMW's iDrive infotainment system is considered by many to be one of the best available on the market. 'any vehicle at any price e. This has not always been the case, however. The system debuted in 2001 at the E65 widely criticized BMW 7 series .
To celebrate the difference 20 years of development can make, BMW has made a very weird little movie to coincide with CES 2021 which presents two very different BM Ws from two very different eras talking to each other in the BMW museum. Spoiler alert: the old 7 series says a lot of bullshit and calls the iX a Tamagotchi .
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Still, if you're old enough to remember what shock wave iDrive sent across the industry when it first released, it's a fun comeback. Sure, it was ugly, buggy, and slow - and the button was huge - but it was something really new and different, and it was cool.
I really want to know why these German cars in a German automobile museum have American accents? Even more curious is the decision to give security guards American overtones.
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