2024 Maserati GranTurismo reveals its interior

Zep

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I have an F30 3 series with idrive. Mine feels like Sputnik compared to this thing. Fixing oil rigs is easier than that bloody thing!

I made a similar leap 3 years ago. Now everything else seems clunky and archaic.

I mean, ask it for a weather forecast. Or a weather forecast at your destination. Or the nearest petrol stations (with prices). Tell it to put the heated seat on when it’s below 5 degrees outside. It has native Spotify. When I tell mine to navigate home, it tells me it will be good to be home. And it’s not wrong.

Also, download the app, then you can program the nav, unlock the car, defrost (hybrid only I suspect).

As a device for trundling up and down motorways, it’s pretty epic.
 

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I made a similar leap 3 years ago. Now everything else seems clunky and archaic.

I mean, ask it for a weather forecast. Or a weather forecast at your destination. Or the nearest petrol stations (with prices). Tell it to put the heated seat on when it’s below 5 degrees outside. It has native Spotify. When I tell mine to navigate home, it tells me it will be good to be home. And it’s not wrong.

Also, download the app, then you can program the nav, unlock the car, defrost (hybrid only I suspect).

As a device for trundling up and down motorways, it’s pretty epic.

So we downloaded the BMW app to the wife’s phone but never even opened it so will get it set up.
Just need to get use to it all.

Also had to quickly figure out how to turn off the driving aid thing and vibration as I was first to take it onto a dual carriageway and near crapped myself when I went into the fast land and the thing started steering itself lol.

We’ll get there no doubt, in about 3 years time when we change it ….
 

philw696

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I made a similar leap 3 years ago. Now everything else seems clunky and archaic.

I mean, ask it for a weather forecast. Or a weather forecast at your destination. Or the nearest petrol stations (with prices). Tell it to put the heated seat on when it’s below 5 degrees outside. It has native Spotify. When I tell mine to navigate home, it tells me it will be good to be home. And it’s not wrong.

Also, download the app, then you can program the nav, unlock the car, defrost (hybrid only I suspect).

As a device for trundling up and down motorways, it’s pretty epic.
I was trundling across Europe in the early 80's in a Alfa Romeo 2000 just using a paper map and smoking Camel filter cigarettes and got every where I needed too.
 

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So we downloaded the BMW app to the wife’s phone but never even opened it so will get it set up.
Just need to get use to it all.

Also had to quickly figure out how to turn off the driving aid thing and vibration as I was first to take it onto a dual carriageway and near crapped myself when I went into the fast land and the thing started steering itself lol.

We’ll get there no doubt, in about 3 years time when we change it ….
That’ll teach you for not indicating ;)
 
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I was trundling across Europe in the early 80's in a Alfa Romeo 2000 just using a paper map and smoking Camel filter cigarettes and got every where I needed too.
Me too, ALFA Sprint Veloce. Unfortunately my navigator wasn't very good. En route Peloponnese from Athens, ended up on the Athens Rally route taking us over entirely inappropriate tracks over the mountains. Then known as the most dangerous Rally section known. The sight of a steam crane hawling up a couple of cars from the precipitous valley moderated driving even more than the boulder strewn route.
She needed new shockers all round on return to Britain. As did the navigator.
She, the ALFA, was only 6 months old.
Can still recall the dismay approaching Athens after a 3000 mile drive. Felt like I'd driven into a bombsite.
Gentrified now