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      05-25-2011, 09:07 PM   #23
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So what happens when the LCD screen fails? No gauges?
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      05-25-2011, 09:16 PM   #24
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So what happens when the LCD screen fails? No gauges?
I'm sorry officer, I had no idea I was speeding... (or redlining)
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      05-25-2011, 09:16 PM   #25
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      05-25-2011, 09:58 PM   #26
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It looks cool,,but Sorryy,, i still prefer the original needle gauges w orange backlights in the previous BMWs.
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      05-25-2011, 10:18 PM   #27
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I would imagine it would be cheaper in the long run as every car can be equipped with the same panel - no matter the country. Flipping between kilometers and miles, english / french / german / spanish / russian / chinese (enough already), etc. would be a simple parameter.
How much could a plastic needle, the metal rim and tach/odometer backing cost vs. a full out LCD?

I believe having a digital HUD takes away from the driving experience, it's cool looking but you're taking things, even if small, that make a car a car. But that's just me.
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I feel like this is a step backwards. I actually really like the physical gauges, my gf's aunt has a s600 and it has this display. I hate the S-class, so im disappointed BMW has decided to copy their deal. I suppose this is just the way of 'progress' however.
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      05-25-2011, 10:34 PM   #29
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Although full LCD gauges look cool, I prefer the needle gauges. The digital gauges look a little gimmicky.
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A lot of companies have done something similar with digital speed display and it's really ugly...We want to see and feel the real things about the engine, the rpm and speed, ans also temperature...
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I do prefer the original needle gauges, so much less to go wrong. If this is gonna happen, they better let us be able to fully customize the information shown and a whole bunch of other stuff (either way this will be a fairly easy task for programmers).

Wouldn't BMW use newer OLED screens instead though? Cost could be an issue but those screens are gorgeous
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      05-25-2011, 10:54 PM   #31
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I'm sorry officer, I had no idea I was speeding... (or redlining)
Hmm might have to invest in an F10

I'll be sending all my tickets to BMW blaming it on their faulty screens.
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Hmm might have to invest in an F10

I'll be sending all my tickets to BMW blaming it on their faulty screens.
you guys keep bringing this up as if mechanical gauges DO NOT fail. they indeed DO FAIL. do you guys remember the E30? or any other bmw with mechanical gauges? they ALL fail. these will just fail differently. i can see it now, frozen screen
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      05-25-2011, 11:14 PM   #33
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As much as I think I like the full black panel display, I'm not liking the lack of needles here. At least, not yet. I'll have to see this in person but I'm going in with a very skeptical view of this.
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This is awesome. When off, i bet you can't even tell there is anything even there. Once you press the start button...bling! The coolest feature to me is the customizability aspect. Think about once its out on the market. I'm bet someone will start hacking the new system, as i'm sure BMW will be modest in the amount of user customizable options. The possibilities are endless.

I think it would be even classier if they retained the needles, and just made the numbers and backgrounds into LCD. Now THAT would be sick.

Now if only they'd come out with this for the 3 series...
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im on the fence with this one. I think its cool but as of now i prefer the needle
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What happens if you're going for a "spirited" run down the road and the computer freezes the needle at 130mph?
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      05-26-2011, 12:42 AM   #37
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They should have made them a number read-out Honda Civic style.
They keep throwing in pointless technology no one is asking for.
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Imagine bring able to install a "Reventón" theme...might be fun for a little bit!
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      05-26-2011, 01:02 AM   #40
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Real gauges going the way of a real dipstick. One more thing to break, malfunction etc.
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      05-26-2011, 01:29 AM   #41
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I really hate LCD gauges. I hope they dont actually go through with it.
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When I look at LCD gauges I think of one thing ...
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      05-26-2011, 01:54 AM   #43
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Not a fan of LCD gauges. Unless it's something like the Lexus LFA's.
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No, please BMW, don't do that!!!! We want cars not psp, playstation3 & stuff like this.

You'll see, you will regret the REAL cars and all these new gadgets are getting us into an artificial world.
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