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by agzand
Thu May 19, 2022 3:21 pm
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Maintenance cost on used BMW I3
Replies: 20
Views: 13621

Re: Maintenance cost on used BMW I3

The engine should be more or less the same, but some parts (for example engine mounts) and engine tuning is different. The 2017+ models with 94ah battery make 38 hp, instead of 34 hp on earlier models. Someone had an engine for sale a few days ago on the forum. I would be surprised if the entire eng...
by agzand
Thu May 19, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging to 80% capacity
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: Charging to 80% capacity

The problems with the workaround of setting a later than planned departure time is that it leaves the car unclimatized ahead of a planned departure, and if not shut off after driving, the car will likely be parked somewhere cooling or heating the cabin when it's not needed. A climatized cabin is on...
by agzand
Wed May 18, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging to 80% capacity
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: Charging to 80% capacity

I forgot to mention, make sure your preferred charging time allows the cat to charge between when you plug in and your departure time. If you don’t have lower cost electricity, preferred charging should be 24 hrs.
by agzand
Tue May 17, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging to 80% capacity
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: Charging to 80% capacity

You set departure times (up to three, for different days of the week). Make sure departure times are selected. Then you select "charge in time slot", instead of "charge immediately". I use one departure time for weekdays (9 am), and one for weekends (11 am). These two are always ...
by agzand
Tue May 17, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging to 80% capacity
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: Charging to 80% capacity

BMW came up with departure time charging scheme for the i3, the hope is that you won't let the car sit at 100% charge for extended periods. If you charge to 100% using departure time, it is OK. The problems arise when you charge to 100% and the car sits for a few days, or weeks. Departure time char...
by agzand
Mon May 16, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Charging to 80% capacity
Replies: 15
Views: 411

Re: Charging to 80% capacity

BMW came up with departure time charging scheme for the i3, the hope is that you won't let the car sit at 100% charge for extended periods. If you charge to 100% using departure time, it is OK. The problems arise when you charge to 100% and the car sits for a few days, or weeks.
by agzand
Thu May 12, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Is REx worth it?
Replies: 13
Views: 730

Re: Is REx worth it?

Here is the engine technical training material, if anyone is interested: https://attachments.priuschat.com/attachment-files/2016/07/108943_12_W20-Engine.pdf This is for the 60ah models, the newer models have slightly more power (38 hp instead of 34), but basically the same engine. It is a simple eng...
by agzand
Thu May 12, 2022 11:39 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: 2014 battery range issue
Replies: 9
Views: 1138

Re: 2014 battery range issue

Art:

Congrats on the new i3! It should be a fun car for Hawaii's narrow roads. Just curious, how is the inventory in Hawaii? Was it a popular car? Are they importing used i3s from other states?

Thanks,
by agzand
Mon May 09, 2022 10:27 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Is REx worth it?
Replies: 13
Views: 730

Re: Is REx worth it?

Sorry, I meant 120ah. There is no visual difference. I am not sure about UK, in the US 2018 model years are 94ah and 2019s are 120 ah. I am pretty sure in UK 2019 are 120ah, but I am not sure about the cutoff date in 2018 models. One way is to check the VIN using a BMW VIN decoder.
by agzand
Mon May 09, 2022 1:17 am
Forum: BMW i3 Rex Specific Discussions
Topic: Is REx worth it?
Replies: 13
Views: 730

Re: Is REx worth it?

Having REX definitely has its advantages, but if you have a hybrid car those are less important. If I had a hybrid as a second car, I would have bought a 130ah BEV.

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