The electronic gear lever is one of the designs that resembles a BMW totem and is recognizable to BMW elements such as Howth corners, angel eyes, L-shaped taillights, and shark fins. Each generation of electronic gear levers, combined with a gearbox with excellent shifting efficiency, can turn every horsepower output from BMW engines into driving pleasure, which is a classic design that the Bimmers will never forget.
On the road of continuous innovation, BMW’s interior design and gear lever shape gradually opened the road of evolution.
BMW Electronic Gear Lever
Originated from the second-generation BMW X5 (E70). With the perfect combination of electronic shift mechanism and mechanical gear lever, BMW has created a unique electronic gear lever shape.
From the E chassis to the F chassis, the functionality of the electronic gear lever has not changed, but the shape has been evolving. For example, the familiar F18 5 series, F20 1 series, F3X 3 series.
In addition to the basic driving buttons, the M/S gear, which we call the “overtaking button”, can provide more exciting speed and shift sensitivity when driving in D gear, and cooperate with the Sport mode to make fast and safe overtaking easy.
Entering the G-chassis BMW era, BMW G12 7 Series, G38 5 Series, and G08 X3 led the appearance using the latest style of electronic gear lever.
It has become more stylish, the leather area on the back of the gear lever is larger, highlighting the luxury of the car, and models such as the BMW 7 Series can also be replaced with a ceramic iDrive knob for a better use experience.
This set of electronic gear lever can also upgrade the electronic gear lever with crystal elements. The brilliant cutting surface is crystal clear like diamonds, making the atmosphere in the car more refined and gorgeous.