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    Re: Few questions after a few weeks of ownership

    As has been mentioned, much depends upon the options on your car. My round temp control knob has a display screen in the middle of the button that shows what the temp is set to. I had the car for a while before I discovered that the screen also shows which vents the air should be coming out of. Pressing a button on the dash should allow you to direct air out of the vents at the base of the windshield without having to turn defrost mode. This is, of course, with your system set to manual, not auto mode. [...]

    Re: How to deactivate acoustic pedestrian protection?

    In the UK, the pedestrian protection is on by default, but can be toggled off in the i-drive menu. Each time the car is shut off, the setting defaults back on, so has to be toggled off again whenever the car is restarted if the driver wants the sound off. (Also puts up a dash warning when the sound is toggled off'). In the USA that menu item is deactivated/hidden. I think what the BimmerCode setting is supposed to do, is re-activate that i-drive menu item, so it is accessible, like in the UK. If it is not [...]

    Re: Heater

    The REx engine coolant can't transfer its heat to the cabin air, so the only cabin heat is provided by an electric resistance element. [...]

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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 ->