LA Auto Show 2017: Nerd’s Eye View – BMW


I just really liked the brushed-metal looking framing of the headlights. Oh yeah, this car has Adaptive LED lights.


This is the future of German cars for the next decade: plug-in hybrid.


Just in case you didn’t know, you should not hook up the black negative jumper cable to the red positive terminal.


Shift levers are getting funky. I guess BMW has been using this kinda sequential design for over five years. You have to hit the ‘unlock’ bottom on the side to get out of Park and into Reverse. Park button is on the top. You can jam it over into manual mode by pushing left and then it acts like a sequential shifter. It even looks to have the racecar oriented forward downshift and rearward upshift. I still like the shifter in my wife’s Mazda CX5 better.


BMW always has some 2-wheeled vehicle in the booth and this year, they brought their new electric city runabout called the C Evolution. It’ll do 0-30mph in 2.8 seconds, so it’s plenty fast for city use. The first thing I noticed was the single sided swingarm. Initially, this made me think it had a shaft drive which is common on BMW motorcycles.


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