It might not look as elegant as the previous iDrive main menu, but this new system is much more functional. The previous menus was divided into four quadrants, one for each major function area. But that scheme limits how many function areas you can have. This simple menu in the new system is very easy to scroll through. Once you highlight an item, you can select it by pushing the knob in. Of course, this version is in French, as it was on display in Paris.