Originally Posted by Krueger///M3
By, having the new iDrive, you will have the first edition of the new Idrive which will probably have issues associated with new Technology. The interior is actually worse on the new car due to the new active head restraints which aren't as nice looking as the ones in the '08. The iDrive knob is IMO, more fussy and less clean than the current one.
The second generation iDrive is amazing!
It's not a first edition of a new technology at all. Remember, BMW introduced iDrive 7 years ago!
The new iDrive is not only seamless to use, but it now works off a dedicated hard drive thats much faster than prior ('08) iDrive versions.
Also, the screen is larger and better resolution.
Regarding iDrive alone, it's worth ordering a 2009!