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.