Interior Design & Quality – BMW M4 and M3

Climbing into the BMW M4 and M3, you will be greeted by a familiar interior – quite similar to that of the BMW 3 Series and BMW 4 Series, a driver-oriented setup with even sportier accents.

As the BMW blog states “In keeping with the character of the two models, however, the interior fulfills an even more sharply defined sporting brief. BMW M equipment details includes M door sill finishers, an M driver’s footrest, M gearshift lever, M-design circular instruments with white graphics, M leather steering wheel with chrome trim, color contrast stitching and illumiated for the first time – M badges on the backrests of the seats.”

Richard Hammond was so chuffed with the new take on the macho classic and praised the M4 as one of the best sports saloons in the world.

The official launch video will be sure to get your heart racing – pay particular attention to the illumination feature in action at 1 minute 36 seconds…. Aaaahh… the art of light engineering!


Qatar Air using tri-colour LEDs

Qatar Air have introduced tri-colour LEDs into the cabin interior of their new fleet of Airbus A350XWB. Full story here.

A significant feature, along with all the additional traveler benefits like seating space and connectivity to smartphones, is that they have also incorporated tri-colour LEDs for the cabin interior. It has long been known by the aviation industry that interior illumination and the effects it can have on passengers is a very cost-effective way of improving their user experience. Blue light can actually be used to reduce the affects of jet-lag.

The Qatar Air interior illumination has an incredible 16.7 million colour variations and uses considerably less energy. This move to a dynamic LED array is something that is also starting to take off in the automotive world.