MKH wrote: ↑
Tue Jun 01, 2021 10:37 am
So i haven't seen an email, and I have a 2016 - do we know when the cutoff for this 3G issue is? (by that I mean which models/build dates)
I believe that BMW started putting 4G LTE in i3's in 2018. 2017 and older - 3G.
And I believe that BMW started putting 4G LTE in i3's in 2017 model year. 2016 and older - 3G.
1: REALOEM parts list shows the 4G TCU for vehicles built post July 2016
2: Based on that, there is a possibility that "some" very late build 2016 vehicles have a 4G TCU but that seems unlikely.
3: 2017 owners have reported beening able to renew their Connected Subscriptions recently with expiration dates past the Feb 2022 sunset date.
4: 2013-2016 owners are not allowed to renew because service cannot be guaranteed past Feb 2022.
5: I have a 4G label on my 2017 Telematics Control Unit. The label is different from the 3G ones.
I know that is all just circumstantial evidence, but it is all I have.
It is certainly more substantial than "I heard from someone" stories that are repeated over and over.
There does not seem to be any Master List that definitively shows what is what and I suppose we will be having this discussion right up until the Feb 2022 and possibly beyond.
In the meantime, I am going to renew my Connected Service for my 2017 in a couple of weeks when it expires (4 years from when it was originally sold and activated).