Originally Posted by ovekvam
The screen is even fixed in the same location even when you don't order navigation, since it used for all the other iDrive stuff. Maybe the idea is that it is easy to see without taking your eyes too far off the road.
That's the whole point, and it works very well. BMW has always made well thought cockpits with perfect ergonomics (allthough not so much during the Bangle periode). The angled center console is one example.