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    Re: Cruise control failure, nearly caused a wreck

    I've driven about 50,000km in my 2014 M-B SUV with adaptive cruise control - Distronic - so I can compare the ACC on our new i3. Apparently Distronic Plus uses 3 radar transceivers whereas the i3's ACC uses only a single relatively low resolution camera. It is likely that the Distronic Plus hardware is considerably more expensive than the i3's camera and maybe more importantly, uses considerably more energy. Using less expensive, more energy-efficient hardware in exchange for worse performance under certa [...]

    Re: 2018-1 Navigation Update

    Quick update I downloaded 2018-1 and I updated from 2015-X without issue and no FSC required. I then updated to 2019-1 and again did not need an FSC code. [...]

    Re: DriveTrain Error and loss of power whilst over taking

    Here it is 6 weeks later and I just got my car back from the dealer. Over the last 6 weeks they tried a variety of fixes, and each time the car tried to kill the service tech by shutting down with each attempt. Finally they surrendered and replaced the THE WHOLE BATTERY PACK (of which I was told was a $35K fix) and gave me back the car this morning. Before this last service call happened I had offered to let them by the car back at a reasonable price, but seeing how the bluebook value of my $50,000 car ha [...]


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    BMW sends out postcards to i3 owners confirming 50% more range for 2017

    Via the Facebook BMW i3 group, BMW has mailed out postcards to owners in the UK stating the 2017 BMW i3 will have a 50% increase in electric range, which would equate to around 120... Continue reading ->