2016 BMW 7-Series instrument cluster is the latest reveal via new spy shots. But its not like any other or that in the outgoing model.
In a quick glance, one would notice nothing but a plain old multi-dial arrangement with needles pointing at etched numbers. But, the new version of flagship Bimmer sedan sports a semi-digital or semi-analog instrument cluster, which has most of the numbers written permanently, some goes off while pulling the key out.
This analog-digital hybrid instrument cluster indeed houses conventional dial gauges, but the space between the speedo and tacho clocks is utilised for Multi Function Display which eats into the circumference of the dials on either side. So, to preserve the gauges’ readings, the centre screen displays the numbers above 210 kmph and below 1,500 rpm (respective to the instruments) whenever necessary.
This instrument panel screen will display various parameters for the driver, including that of the new iDrive system (revealed at 2015 CES). Apart from this display, the next-gen BMW 7-Series will have standalone touchscreen on top of the centre console, in all variants.
Spy shots – Bimmertoday