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by websterize
Sat Mar 19, 2022 6:42 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Will a 2019 non-REX reliably do 120-140 miles round trip?
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: Will a 2019 non-REX reliably do 120-140 miles round trip?

With that many (L2?) chargers on campus, the answer seems obvious. You’ll have to routinely plug in to one of them during winter, but if you keep highway speed under 70mph, probably not. As a backup, find a DC fast charger along your route. Going the distance without a REx isn’t scary, if you’re pre...
by websterize
Tue Mar 15, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Other Electric Vehicles
Topic: BMW ix and i4
Replies: 10
Views: 2401

Re: BMW ix and i4

I'm kind of over the moon about how the iX drives and about its Eames-like interior. Ten years ago, I thought BMW landed a moon-shot cabin in the i3. Surely they couldn't beat it. They have. I'm even more ecstatic about the exterior design vitriol. Not since the Edsel vagina has there been this much...
by websterize
Fri Mar 04, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: On the verge of purchasing
Replies: 14
Views: 2096

Re: On the verge of purchasing

Have you test-driven the non-Sport on a highway, which it sounds like you might use when visiting your daughters? My commute is 50% highway, and the Sport feels a lot more planted at higher speeds than the non-Sport — I drove two on the same roads, a 2014 and 2015 — and less flighty overall on windy...
by websterize
Wed Mar 02, 2022 8:40 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Stop locking the doors!
Replies: 16
Views: 3781

Re: Stop locking the doors!

My biggest complaint is that, having stopped the car and opened the driver's door, along with setting the parking brake, the passenger door and cargo hatch remain locked. So many times I've walked around to the passenger door or cargo hatch (pulling on the door handle or release button) only to rea...
by websterize
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: BMW 2021 change to instrument light colours?
Replies: 12
Views: 2320

Re: BMW 2021 change to instrument light colours?

Yes, can confirm Deka/Atelier has no interior lighting choices — "Classic" (reddish-orange) or "Modern" (white) — compared to the upgraded interior packages. In fact, there is significantly less interior lighting with this base "World". The lack of LEDs from door storag...
by websterize
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Getting into rear seats by folding front seats only?
Replies: 15
Views: 2568

Re: Getting into rear seats by folding front seats only?

It's a tight fit. ;) In the photo below, the front, LHD seat is positioned for a 6 foot 1 (185 cm) driver.

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by websterize
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Set a maximum charge limit
Replies: 28
Views: 9281

Re: Set a maximum charge limit

So this means, the strategy to charge only up to 80% or 90% (as long as you do not plan a longer trip) will be more gentle and it is a pity that BMW never added a feature to set this as the charging target , although their hardware provides all what would be required. Interestingly, BMW has enabled...
by websterize
Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:39 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: BMW 2021 change to instrument light colours?
Replies: 12
Views: 2320

Re: BMW 2021 change to instrument light colours?

… the button and instrument lighting in the i3 has been changed from white to red in some videos (including the climate control knob) I've seen on YouTube, can someone confirm? ... In low light, all model years have changed from white to reddish-orange on the HVAC controls since the i3's debut in 2...
by websterize
Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:20 am
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution
Replies: 19
Views: 4873

Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

The good news is that after years of unsuccessful attempts to allow the technology, A.D.B. [adaptive driving beam] lights will soon be on American cars and trucks, thanks to a section in the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that mandates their use. According to the infrastruct...
by websterize
Tue Jan 11, 2022 12:29 pm
Forum: Technical BMW i3 Discussions
Topic: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution
Replies: 19
Views: 4873

Re: Coding Anti-Dazzle and Variable Light Distribution

Did anyone figure this out yet? I'd try to help with my 2018, if it had the LED Matrix lamps, but it's only the 2019 and 2020 i3s with HBA. If you have one, looks like you're the guinea pig. :D Turns out activating the matrix functionality of the LED headlights is possible with simple VO Coding! Se...

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