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Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:37 am
by RicLord
Hi,

I am a proud owner of a 33 kWh i3. I like it because it's propose made for energy efficiency. I which it had a bigger battery though.
Also, since it has a REX, and given the still growing number of charging stations, it doesn't have any real limitations has to how far or where it can go.

It's airy and open and beautiful and simple inside although I wish the seats were more comfortable. I also wish the REX version also had a heat pump instead of a resistance for heating. Outside it is arguably the prettiest city car available. I also love that it has a CFRP pass module, but that's more of a vanity thing... can't ditch the battery weight...

Greetings,
Ricardo Lordelo

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Posted: Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:22 pm
by jadnashuanh
The seats are fine for the duration of the existing battery charge, at least for me. So, given more padding means more weight, and the design as a city car...I think it's a good compromise. That's one reason I didn't go for the REx, as stopping once an hour to recharge or refill and the overall comfort, for me, just wasn't something I wanted to deal with.

I do like the vehicle or I wouldn't have bought one in 2014...

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:45 am
by twistedcricket
Just took delivery of a '19 I3Rex. I haven't had it for 24hrs, but on the 10 miles I've put on so far I'm happy with it. May attempt some BimmerCode updates after I get used to the car.

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Posted: Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:21 am
by richs
twistedcricket wrote:
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:45 am
Just took delivery of a '19 I3Rex. I haven't had it for 24hrs, but on the 10 miles I've put on so far I'm happy with it. May attempt some BimmerCode updates after I get used to the car.
Congratulations! I have a 2017 REx and I'm feeling a bit jealous of your extra battery capacity. Is "Range Envy" a thing?

I used BimmerCode on mine about a month after I got it. Enabled the Hold State of Charge menu (very useful on road trips) and changed various other settings along the way, like enabling the AM radio (which, to be honest, I've never used). One of my favorite coding settings is enabling the tire temperature readings in the TPMS iDrive screen. I have no idea why BMW disables that feature by default.

People will tell you that it somehow voids your warranty to change these hidden settings, but I've had my car in for yearly maintenance and they never said anything about it. These are just software settings that deliberately BMW built into the car. BMW just didn't provide an easy way to change these settings on the iDrive screen. HSOC, in particular, is a feature that *every* i3 has outside of the US by default. "Coding" it to "on" on a US i3 just enables the menu item on the iDrive screen.

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Posted: Wed Nov 04, 2020 5:22 am
by Geodude
Hi All,

I recently became a BMW i3 (2017 w/REX) owner and a first time EV owner as well. I really enjoy driving my i3. I did some pretty good research on this vehicle before I actually ending up getting one. For the last few days i've been driving this car around town and on the freeways.... it has absolutely blown my mind !! I never realized how much fun driving an EV could be - Cheers :D

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Posted: Tue Nov 17, 2020 11:29 pm
by thrifty3
Greetings!
I've been poking around forums and Facebook groups for nearly 2 full years now and about 13 months ago pulled the trigger on a super low mileage 2017 Rex with HK, driver/tech packages, park assist and 20 inch sport wheels. No regrets about the purchase. The wife and I share the driving fun and the car barely sits not driven 1 day per week if it's lucky. We're huge fans and if it were totaled today, we'd go out and buy one just like it.

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:08 am
by Geodude
Thrifty3 wrote:

Greetings!
I've been poking around forums and Facebook groups for nearly 2 full years now and about 13 months ago pulled the trigger on a super low mileage 2017 Rex with HK, driver/tech packages, park assist and 20 inch sport wheels. No regrets about the purchase. The wife and I share the driving fun and the car barely sits not driven 1 day per week if it's lucky. We're huge fans and if it were totaled today, we'd go out and buy one just like it.

Congrats - Welcome to the BMW i3 forum. Really cool site !

Re: Welcome to the BMW i3 Forum

Posted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:43 am
by OhmsPaw
Hello everybody,
This is my first post on any forum, ever! I've just taken delivery of a nearly new i3s in Melbourne Red, (six days ago) and can't stop grinning yet and also finding excuses to go for a drive. Which is just as it should be, of course!

I have a question and am not quite sure which forum to post on, it's for anyone who has fitted a Wokeby trunk (boot) extension.

Have any of you noticed any increase in noise, from the road or motor, or any extra wind noise or resistance? I know the space was designed for a REX engine so that must have been quite bulky too. The original metal cover must have absorbed some noise and without that would the replacement Wokeby unit resonate or be so thin (only 3mm) as to allow noise to intrude?

Any comments much appreciated. Very glad I've found a group of similarly happy people. Keep safe.