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by agzand
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Apple hires BMW i3 executive to develop apple car
Replies: 2
Views: 437

Apple hires BMW i3 executive to develop apple car

Just as the title says:

https://insideevs.com/news/513449/apple ... w-exec-ev/

Maybe they are serious about developing a car.
by agzand
Mon Jun 07, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Level 1 Living at 16 Amps
Replies: 27
Views: 6628

Re: Level 1 Living at 16 Amps

Many chargers have overcurrent protection. If the car draws more than the rated current they will throw a fault and disconnect. If the voltage in the circuit drop due to a poor connection and the car tries to draw the same power it could result in an overcurrent fault.
by agzand
Fri May 28, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrade dashboard trim to Wood
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Upgrade dashboard trim to Wood

You are welcome. In UK you might be able to get the parts from your BMW dealer. In US they cannot order them at least at this time. It used to be cheaper on ebay but it is becoming harder to find and prices have gone up. I think there could be a supply issue on BMW side.
by agzand
Thu May 27, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: Upgrade dashboard trim to Wood
Replies: 4
Views: 774

Re: Upgrade dashboard trim to Wood

I made a youtube video of the replacement process: https://youtu.be/MdUlBTkXMsw You will need a torx screw driver and a high quality trim removal tool. Both are very cheap tools. If you are familiar with the process it should take about 15 minuts. The hard part is finding the trim pieces. I posted a...
by agzand
Wed May 26, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3 was ahead of its time AGAIN!
Replies: 7
Views: 949

Re: BMW i3 was ahead of its time AGAIN!

They've indicated they'll disable certain autonomous features with this change. Who knows how much it cost cutting, versus feature differentiation from the X and S, versus hardware and software advancements they've made. I'll tell you this: radar plus the single camera on my ID.4 is butter compared...
by agzand
Wed May 26, 2021 10:16 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3 was ahead of its time AGAIN!
Replies: 7
Views: 949

Re: BMW i3 was ahead of its time AGAIN!

Well yes, obviously BMW has systems that are much more competitive with Tesla autopilot, but they don't offer them on the i3. It is easier to invest in a car that sells 300k a year vs. a car that sells 30k a year. Their problem was that i3 was introduced in the wrong market segment. It should have b...
by agzand
Wed May 26, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: BMW i3 was ahead of its time AGAIN!
Replies: 7
Views: 949

BMW i3 was ahead of its time AGAIN!

Tesla recently disclosed that they will use a vision only system for their Autopilot (basically dropping the radar). New Honda models will also rely on a vision only system for adaptive cruise control. Looks like most manufacturers are shifting toward a camera based adaptive cruise control which is ...
by agzand
Tue May 11, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: General / Main i3 Owners Forum
Topic: Used BMW i3 Inventory - Good or Bad news?
Replies: 6
Views: 1010

Re: Used BMW i3 Inventory - Good or Bad news?

Based on yearly sale figures for i3 in US currently we are probably getting the last big wave of lease returns. 2019s sold in decent numbers, but starting with 2020 model sales in US crashed while European sales started to hit higher levels.
by agzand
Mon May 10, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Modifications & Accessories
Topic: windshield sun shades
Replies: 6
Views: 3371

Re: windshield sun shades

It is the moment when you realize how massive the i3 windshield is!
by agzand
Mon May 03, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Buying the BMW i3
Topic: Anybody have an brake-related accident in an i3?
Replies: 47
Views: 23548

Re: Anybody have an brake-related accident in an i3?

I think it is a good idea to implement a brake clean up cycle for EVs with strong regeneration (somehow similar to REX maintenance cycle). The car should detect brakes have not been used for a few weeks and disables regeneration for a few braking cycles to clean up the rotors. I had a relatively har...

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