Gone are the days of just dreaming about car interiors that offer outstanding technology. In fact, many vehicles on the market today are full of fancy tech stuff from push button no-key starting to buttons that move steering wheels up and down and left and right. Here we look at four of the most tech-sophisticated car interiors out there today
1. The Bentley Mulsanne
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Bentley and luxury go together and inside their Mulsanne modelÂ the technology is fierce. This luxury carâ€™s infotainment system includes a high-resolution eight-inch screen that tucks nicely away when you donâ€™t need to use it. The Mulsanneâ€™s computer system has a 60GB hard drive and offers an additional storage capability of 20GB.
Voice activation is what makes the interior of the Mulsanne technologically advanced allowing users to control the navigation, audio controls, iPods, Bluetooth, telephone and the rear view camera. It also offers tire pressure checks when asked.
Getting where you want to go is easily seen with the 3D satellite navigation but what makes the Mulsanneâ€™s navigation system superior is even backseat passengers can control the system.
Crisp and clear sounds boom from the 14 speakers and the Mulsanne offers MP3 compatibilityâ€”or if you want to hide the MP3 player or other similar deviceâ€”yes, thereâ€™s slot for that too.
2. The BMW M5 Sedan
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Take a look at Big World Motoring ReviewÂ and youâ€™ll see why the BMW M5 Sedan lands on this list of technologically advanced car interiors by many consumers.
The M5 is loaded with features with the techie in mind including HD (satellite) Radio, Bluetooth, USB/iPod interface and the must-have auxiliary audio jack. The M5 sedan offers options for a backseat iPad holder or a generic notebook holder. Voice commands operate the smartphone, radio and navigation system.
Youâ€™ll also love the six CD changer and the M5â€™s 12 speakers with a surround sound system designed by Bang & Olufsen.
BMW allows for Blackberry and other smartphone connection for driver apps and its night vision cameras announce pedestrian alerts. As BMW states there is â€œNo need for a pilotâ€™s license.â€
3. The Ford Flex
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When the Ford Motor Company delivered the Flex, a new era of inside interiors was born. Bring some extra water along because yes, thereâ€™s a refrigerator in the Flex but there is much more as far as technology goes.
In partnership with Microsoft the Ford MyTouch and SYNC system offer music, navigation and Bluetooth and whatâ€™s nice about this partnership is updates are freeâ€”for the life of this crossover. All systems are also steering wheel or voice activated and there are iPod and auxiliary jacks in the front, middle and rear of the Flex. The Flex comes with a CD player and mid and rear DVD players are available options.
Although not on the luxury vehicle list, Ford may offer one of the best back-up screens out thereâ€”itâ€™s clean and crisp and bright. And yes, you read that rightâ€”there is a fridge in the Ford Flex.
4. The Audi S5
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Audi is in the luxury sports car game and in the Audi S5, technology is everywhere. From a three-zone climate control system to the 8-way adjustable seats to the seat memory capability, this car is full of extra tech features.
The multimedia interface (MMI) is in the glove box and can connect to Google Earth for better navigation. It also boasts a Bang & Olufsen surround sound system that sounds great with the 10 speakers the Audi S5 comes with.
Bluetooth, satellite radio, iPod integration and a CD player are featured in the S5â€”with all these technology, who needs a laptop?
Many of todayâ€™s vehicles pop with technology but these four are consumer and expert favorites.
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