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by Tobias
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Problems / Troubleshooting
Topic: Wireless charging does not fit large phones
Replies: 3
Views: 4027

Wireless charging does not fit large phones

I have just taken delivery of my third BMW i3, the 120 Ah. I am largely extremely pleased with it, especially the extra range, which can be up to 200 miles on eco-pro plus. I paid £395 for the wireless charging and enhanced Bluetooth. Only to find that the wireless charging unit in the armrest canno...
by Tobias
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: How important is Drive/Park Assist?
Replies: 10
Views: 5556

Re: How important is Drive/Park Assist?

Park assist is neat, but it’s clunky and slow to use. In London, parallel parking is common, but when you have an impatient line of traffic waiting behind you, using Park Assist is stressful! Automatic cruise control is brilliant - it makes driving much easier. I’d never have a car without it, now. ...
by Tobias
Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: Next model after 120ah i3
Replies: 11
Views: 6407

Next model after 120ah i3

At my local BMW dealer last week, I mentioned to the service agent that I was considering changing my 94ah REX for the new 120ah model, which here in the UK no longer has the REX option. She said that she had heard BMW is phasing out the REX altogether in 2019 and that the 120ah is a stop gap while ...
by Tobias
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: BMW i3 - The 'I' stands for 'Irony'...
Replies: 8
Views: 6262

Re: BMW i3 - The 'I' stands for 'Irony'...

Speaking as someone on their second i3 Rex, I can say that it only really works as a second car. Long journeys take quite a bit of planning, as you have found out, and can still be stressful because the outcome at a designated charging point is binary. You either get juice or you don’t. It might be ...
by Tobias
Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 94ah range at highway speed
Replies: 18
Views: 26554

Re: i3 94ah range at highway speed

Blimey. That's impressive. I'm not going to say you cheated, nor indeed that you must weigh less than my wife. Better stay quiet.
by Tobias
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Dash Cam
Replies: 5
Views: 12476

Re: Dash Cam

But the trouble is that insurers could demand to see footage. As conscientious i3 drivers, I am sure we would never be in an accident that is our fault. But I would rather have the option to declare dash cam footage, rather than give the b*stards yet another opportunity to screw me over. Let me get...
by Tobias
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:04 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 94ah range at highway speed
Replies: 18
Views: 26554

Re: i3 94ah range at highway speed

The 94ah has consistently exceeded my expectations, and reminded me that I am not the most economical driver. What I can say is that my wife took the car to work this morning, and the statistics on the BMW App are astonishing. Distance 41.6 miles Consumption 5.3 mi/kWh Duration 1 hr 16 min Electric ...
by Tobias
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:51 am
Forum: Suggestions for BMW
Topic: Dash Cam
Replies: 5
Views: 12476

Re: Dash Cam

I think an integrated dash cam would be great in principle. No messy after market cabling. But the trouble is that insurers could demand to see footage. As conscientious i3 drivers, I am sure we would never be in an accident that is our fault. But I would rather have the option to declare dash cam f...
by Tobias
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 94ah range at highway speed
Replies: 18
Views: 26554

Re: i3 94ah range at highway speed

Just traded my 60ah i3Rex for the 94ah Rex. I do a 42 miles each way commute, of which half is at 70mph on active cruise control. Range is up by at least 50%, probably slightly more. As all the commenters here have said, your local conditions make a big difference. Temperature, wind, speed etc. Bott...
by Tobias
Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: News and Main BMW i3 Forum Discussions
Topic: i3 Tires - A disaster
Replies: 4
Views: 4472

Re: i3 Tires - A disaster

Had 2 flats in 2 years. I think the the tyres are closer to bicycle tyres than car tyres!

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