► Month three with our BMW 730d M Sport
► It's tech overload in the latest 7-series
► Gesture control doesn't work well, though
The result is in earlier than expected: gesture control doesn’t work, not even if you’re ET. At least, not yet. BMW knows this, of course – that’s why the 730d offers three other ways of turning the radio down – but I applaud the fact they’ve put the technology out there, ready or not.
Trouble is, there’s so much tech in the 7-series I can’t decide what to use. Tap the screen? Turn the iDrive dial? Use the dial-top touchpad? Try voice control? Use the wheel-mounted controller? Turn the analogue knob? BMW is better qualified than me to decide, yet obviously can’t make up its mind either.
Logbook: BMW 730d M Sport
As tested: £84,465
Miles this month: 1717
Total miles: 6426
Our mpg: 42.4
Official mpg: 60.1
Fuel this month: £179.43
Extra costs: £0
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