Pre-2011 BMW Model's Dashboard Tops

Dashboard Tops from the outside and the inside. As you will "see", the driver's view is not disturbed in models before 2011 because of the smooth black surface without any grooves, contours, or unsymmetrical cut outs like the cut outs in the Dashboard Tops to accomodate the Head Up Display (HUD) unit. BMW's investment in mass producing dashboards that can easily accomodate a Head Up Display (HUD) unit was most likely a blunder based in trying to cut costs. These older pre-2011 more proven historically consistent Dashboard Tops do not reflect into the windshield and are safer. The hasty desire to provide a rudimentary version of Head Up Display (HUD) features sacrificed a clear view for the driver and overall pleasant driving experience.


BMW 1 and 2 Series Dashboards Pre-2011 resulting in a traditionally clear and safe view.



BMW 3 Series Dashboards Pre-2011 resulting in a traditionally clear and safe view.



BMW 3 Series Wagons Dashboards Pre-2011 resulting in a traditionally clear and safe view.



BMW 4 Series started 2012 thus has dashboard problem
(see Recent BMW Dashboard Tops and Disturbing Effects on the Windshield)


BMW 5 Series Dashboards Pre-2011 resulting in a traditionally clear and safe view.



BMW 5 Series Wagons Dashboards Pre-2011 resulting in a traditionally clear and safe view.



BMW 6 Series Dashboards Pre-2011
resulting in a traditionally clear and safe view.



BMW 7 Series Dashboards Pre-2011 resulting in a traditionally clear and safe view.



BMW SUV X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6 Series Dashboards Pre-2011 resulting in a traditionally clear and safe view.



More images of the "GOOD OLD DAYS" with proper BMW Dashboard Tops.



Sadly, since 2011/2012 - present, it does not matter if you have BMW's Head Up Display (HUD) unit or not. The mass produced Dashboards/Dashboard Tops to accommodate the Head Up Display (HUD) apparatus have, because of the reflecton from the Dashboard Top onto the windshield, seriously affected the view of the driver unlike any mass produced automobile in automotive history. BMW has a great car, but they screwed up/messed up their Dashboard Tops and without remedies, will continue to severely disturb their unique driving experience.