7Post
7Post
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   7Post - 7 Series Forum > BMW 7-Series Forums > General 7-series (F01) Discussion

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-19-2008, 02:05 AM   #1
Mii
First Lieutenant
 
Mii's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: US

Posts: 371
iTrader: (0)

BMW 2009 F01 7 Series Interior dashboard/center console fully revealed

from Auto Bild. This interior has been verified to be the new F01 7-series interior. It's a preproduction / mock-up using termporary materials, but the design is final. The gear shift lever has moved back to the center console and there are more buttons on the steering wheel, as initial spypics indicated.


Name:  7int.jpg
Views: 43928
Size:  216.1 KB
Mii is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 08:58 AM   #2
dadogus
New Member
 
dadogus's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 320dA
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: bucharest, romania

Posts: 11
iTrader: (0)

v ugly...i don't like it...i thought that it will be something new..i hope they will improve it
dadogus is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 09:02 AM   #3
ksfrogman
Major General
 
ksfrogman's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 330i 6MT
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Torrance, CA

Posts: 6,749
iTrader: (12)

Garage List
2006 330i  [0.00]
2006 330i  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to ksfrogman
The Nav screen is smaller? I like the tilt of the dashboard. Reminds me of the Infiniti M45's.
__________________
ksfrogman is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 09:23 AM   #4
T Bone
Brigadier General
 
T Bone's Avatar
 
Drives: 2008 335xi Coupe
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The land where we kill baby seals

Posts: 4,021
iTrader: (0)

High res LCD screens in the instrument clusters baby....yeah...
__________________
"Aerodynamics are for people who cannot build engines"......Enzo Ferrari
T Bone is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 10:35 AM   #5
MI6
The World is Not Enough
 
MI6's Avatar
 
Drives: Aston DBS-R
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Skyfall

Posts: 1,046
iTrader: (0)

Wow, no more i-drive hump.............
MI6 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 10:47 AM   #6
FifthStreetz
O! So Sour!!
 
FifthStreetz's Avatar
 
Drives: Fast e30 / Slow M3
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Fort Lee, NJ

Posts: 15,448
iTrader: (22)

Garage List
2008 M3  [4.75]
Send a message via AIM to FifthStreetz
I hate that gear shifter.

Reminds me of a over-sized flight simulator joy-stick.
__________________
FifthStreetz is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 11:26 AM   #7
Malbolge
Major General
 
Malbolge's Avatar
 
Drives: TiAg Z4 Coupe 3.0Si
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: EE

Posts: 5,173
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
nice, no more Idrive hump. good job, obviously its too early to judge on this pic on anything other then layout. You can tell its poorly put together, just functional. I like that joystick very much, wish I could have it for my steptronic retrofitted.
__________________
'07 TiAg E86 Z4 Coupe 3.0si
Malbolge is offline   Estonia
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 11:34 AM   #8
BMW-NC
Selling drugs to BMW addicts
 
BMW-NC's Avatar
 
Drives: 135i e82 6MT N55
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Baumholder / Hanau

Posts: 468
iTrader: (1)

CA seems standard, no hole for the key. Looks like an in dash changer, the gages look stunning. I love it. (and I see them every day...
__________________
---
Quality US Spec Used Cars for Military Members stationed in Europe. Specialized in BMWs and MINIs up to 10k miles.
BMW-NC is offline   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 11:45 AM   #9
halfpast3
Second Lieutenant
 
halfpast3's Avatar
 
Drives: MY11 335d
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SoCal

Posts: 220
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 335i  [0.00]
I think the key slot is behind steering wheel in the pic. Its just to risky to run CA only without a key slot (IMHO). If the system failed or they key died (you wouldn't have a key slot to charge it) you'd have one pissed off owner.
__________________

2008 335I 6MT, ZSP, ZPP, ZCW, CA, 6FL, HD. Retired

2006 330i 6MT, ZSP, ZPP, ZCW, CA Retired. 2004 330i 6MT, ZHP, ZCW Retired
halfpast3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 11:46 AM   #10
Fitzla
Private
 
Drives: 2008 BMW 535i
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 51
iTrader: (0)

The joystick for the sport auto transmission in the 535/550 (available with sport package) is much better than the standard steptronic shifter. They should consider going to the sport auto shifter as standard. I love mine.
Fitzla is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 01:34 PM   #11
M3EST
Rear wheel drive fanatic
 
M3EST's Avatar
 
Drives: M3 E30-1M
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Greece & Germany

Posts: 600
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
1987 BMW M3  [0.00]
2011 BMW 1M  [5.00]
New generation seems to be more simple.
M3EST is offline   No_Country
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 01:45 PM   #12
Year's_End
Local Jabroni
 
Year's_End's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Pete, FL

Posts: 12,035
iTrader: (0)

This is just a huge dissapointment in my eyes. I was expecting some big changes, maybe even some hints from the CS interior, but no. More of the same. Audi's S5 kills this interior.
__________________
E92 335i: Space Grey|Coral Red|Aluminum Trim

Hold out for the BRZ STI or... Rocket Bunny FRS. Update: Scratch that. I've got a 2015 5.0/6MT with my name on it.
Year's_End is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 01:59 PM   #13
thegeneral101
Colonel
 
Drives: '13 M3 LRE,'13 750Li
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Miami/Michigan

Posts: 2,285
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bimmer Loyalist View Post
This is just a huge dissapointment in my eyes. I was expecting some big changes, maybe even some hints from the CS interior, but no. More of the same. Audi's S5 kills this interior.
wrong answer, the 7 has a great interior
__________________
thegeneral101 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 02:42 PM   #14
hks786
Major General
 
Drives: *
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: UK

Posts: 5,347
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bimmer Loyalist View Post
This is just a huge dissapointment in my eyes. I was expecting some big changes, maybe even some hints from the CS interior, but no. More of the same. Audi's S5 kills this interior.
+1

Forget the fact the materials are pre-production. The ACTUAL design is dissapointing. It looks as if it's just been brought up to the level of the current 3/5/X5/X6 level.

If this was the CURRENT interior of course I'd be happy, but I thought the CS was supposed to mark the start of a new design language for BMW? That is a stunning concept. BMW need to implement its design language into ALL future models.

Just look at that CS interior:

__________________
hks786 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 03:15 PM   #15
monsta
Brigadier General
 
monsta's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bergen County, NJ/Y.O, NY

Posts: 3,591
iTrader: (2)

not sure exactly what it is maybe the woodgrain, but I don't like it...
__________________

'08 E92 M3 6MT | IB | FR | RAC RG63's | VRS Ti Exhaust | Fabspeed HFC & Xpipe
'09 X5 35d SG/SB
'11 X3 28i AW/CN/FW (wife's car
monsta is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 03:22 PM   #16
remmib
General
 
remmib's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 F10 520d M-Sport
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Norway

Posts: 25,676
iTrader: (0)

I think this is gonna be very nice, kinda like the new X5.
__________________

F10 520d M-Sport Alpine White | HRE P43SC 20x9+20x11 | Michelin PSS 255/35+295/30 | KW V3 Coilover | M5 Front Sway Bar + M550d Rear Sway Bar | 3D Design Front Lip | BMW M Performance CF Spoiler | BMW M Performance Diffuser | BMW M Performance Black Grills | BMW M Performance Pedals |
remmib is offline   Norway
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 03:51 PM   #17
Cosmo335i
Private First Class
 
Cosmo335i's Avatar
 
Drives: E46 zhp & E38
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: San Diego

Posts: 143
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to Cosmo335i
[quote=halfpast3;2519099]I think the key slot is behind steering wheel in the pic. Its just to risky to run CA only without a key slot (IMHO). If the system failed or they key died (you wouldn't have a key slot to charge it) you'd have one pissed off owner.[/QUOTE


ca car's do not charge the battery.
__________________
move to the right
Cosmo335i is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 03:52 PM   #18
AJayE92
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Drives: 2007 335i
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NY L.I Born n Raised, Now In Boca Raton, FL

Posts: 1,582
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
2007 335i  [0.00]
the CS interior is nice but wherr are the audio controls
__________________

[JBE92335i]www.youtube.com/italiombiano
[Black Dakota Leather] [ZSP] [ZPP] [AA Xede] [iconz 830Z] [9500i]
[CF Kidney Grilles] [CF Vorsteiner PD Hood] [M-tech Sides] [Custom AngelEyes]
[Aero Lip] [Painted Reflectors/lowergrilles] [AC/S Roof Spoiler]
AJayE92 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 04:19 PM   #19
mapezzul
Special Agent
 
mapezzul's Avatar
 
Drives: Depends on the day!
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Bavaria

Posts: 1,736
iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Fitzla View Post
The joystick for the sport auto transmission in the 535/550 (available with sport package) is much better than the standard steptronic shifter. They should consider going to the sport auto shifter as standard. I love mine.
The joystick is the same, the paddles are the only thing different. All 5, X5, X6 have the joystick.
mapezzul is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 04:29 PM   #20
Year's_End
Local Jabroni
 
Year's_End's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Pete, FL

Posts: 12,035
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AJayE92 View Post
the CS interior is nice but wherr are the audio controls
The CS interior is more-or-less a loose guideline of what could be. It's a shame the F01 doesn't follow it, or even take any hints from it whatsoever.

The CS hinted at a driver-oriented interior that flowed and used creases and overlaying to supplement housing for the AC vents and all the other things you find in interiors. The steering wheel is the only thing that even vaguely resembles the CS interior, and even then it looks abysmal with its monochromatic design. I think it's a step back compared to the steering wheels implemented into current generation Bimmers.

This isn't an exterior design that one can grow to like, or even love, over time. This is an interior. It has to impress you on the first go. This doesn't come close to impressive at all.

To be honest I'm dissapointed in the current 7's interior. The trim looks cheap, but the overall design is okay.
__________________
E92 335i: Space Grey|Coral Red|Aluminum Trim

Hold out for the BRZ STI or... Rocket Bunny FRS. Update: Scratch that. I've got a 2015 5.0/6MT with my name on it.
Year's_End is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 04:32 PM   #21
Year's_End
Local Jabroni
 
Year's_End's Avatar
 
Drives: '08 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: St. Pete, FL

Posts: 12,035
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by hks786 View Post
+1

Forget the fact the materials are pre-production. The ACTUAL design is dissapointing. It looks as if it's just been brought up to the level of the current 3/5/X5/X6 level.

If this was the CURRENT interior of course I'd be happy, but I thought the CS was supposed to mark the start of a new design language for BMW? That is a stunning concept. BMW need to implement its design language into ALL future models.

Just look at that CS interior:

Exactly, that's what I thought. I remember BMW saying something about using non-wood materials only for the new 7, and that they would be using all new materials that haven't been used before in an interior. Not only that, but the CS hinted at the return to driver-oriented interiors.

I guess we'll have to wait for official photos.
__________________
E92 335i: Space Grey|Coral Red|Aluminum Trim

Hold out for the BRZ STI or... Rocket Bunny FRS. Update: Scratch that. I've got a 2015 5.0/6MT with my name on it.
Year's_End is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      04-19-2008, 05:27 PM   #22
x5love
Captain
 
Drives: 08 E92 335i
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: CA

Posts: 644
iTrader: (0)

I think this could be very sleek with better materials, which the article says the new 7 will have. Keep in mind guys that the next generation 7 is going to be an evolution, not revolution of the current one.

BMW's design strategy goes as follows: one generation is a revolution, the next is an evolution, and then another revolution.

This interior is taking hints from the CS for sure. it twists towards the driver, it is much simpler and flowing compared to the current 7, and with better materials it will definitely look ultra-sleek.

I'm not saying that I love it. The steering wheel is a joke. The left side according to the spy pics will be dedicated to cruise control--the current simpler set up is much easier to look at and function for sure.

Also, BMW can't just throw in all of the CS into the 7. The CS will go into production, whether as an 8 or 9 series is unsure. BMW is saving that special interior and most of the exterior design specifically for that car, and THEN we can expect the design to trickle down into the rest of the line up.

This design is by no means ugly. I'm sure once the final materials are implemented and the set up looks less X5ish (there would ideally be a lot more leather, better looking wood etc...) many of your opinions will change.

BMW knows they messed up with the last generation 7 when they first introduced it, they would be out of their mind to not pay extra careful attention to this one.
__________________
E92 335i|Jet Black|Black Dakota|Alu|Step/paddles|ZPP|ZSP|6FL|Navi|Heated Seats|CA
x5love is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:49 PM.




7post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST