Good point! I didn’t know that you can’t do it in the USA. How about Canada?jadnashuanh wrote: ↑Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:08 pmOne of the things about the higher capacity batteries, they tend to be heavier. You'd want to carefully check the parts listings to see if they changed the springs and/or shocks between MY where the battery capacity changed. That did happen between the original battery and the next upgrade...don't know if that's also the same between the middle and latest. Note, it appears that MY 2021 or 2022 will get a larger yet battery. Don't know what they may need to change when that happens. In addition to that consideration, getting the vehicle's logic update to know about the characteristics of the latest battery pack's capacity and voltage requirements, and the resulting logic that determines the charging rate and time would need to be addressed. BMW has not chosen to make battery upgrades a USA thing, although it's offered in some markets.
The onboard charging has not changed, so a larger battery will entail longer and longer actual charging times.
Hi buddy, did you try out yet? Even am planning something similar.
Hey. Didn’t get a chance to investigate that even.bavejik wrote: ↑Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:24 pmHi buddy, did you try out yet? Even am planning something similar.
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Hi, according to my quick search I found that the battery upgrade has no dramatic effect to the curb weight (Especially from 94Ah to 120Ah):jadnashuanh wrote: ↑Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:59 amThe actual battery tray, to my understanding, has not changed since original introduction. The rear springs and maybe shocks have changed as the weight changed. So, it's not just swapping out the battery modules, otherwise, the vehicle may not sit at the ideal level that could affect the ride and handling, and may affect whether the headlights can maintain the proper vertical alignment. As was said, the newer batteries have tended to be denser in not only charge capacity, but also weight.
i3 curb weights are all over the place. When we bought our 2014 BEV, its curb weight was listed as 2,634 lb. on the BMW USA Website. InsideEV's and WikiPedia list it as 2,635 lb. Comparing curb weights of various model years would include the weight of items that might have been optional in early years but standard in later years.