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Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 07-16-2016, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 314
Posted By apollner
Worth changing i3 for slightly better range?

We will soon see the new i3s with updated battery packs. The range is now a whopping (hold on to your seats) 114 miles! That's up from 80...if you even count that figure as legitimate.

As a...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 04-04-2016, 08:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,319
Posted By apollner
Range: watch what you wish for!

As an early adopter of the BMW i3 BEV, I thoroughly enjoy the vehicle! For most of my driving I do not need to give range a second thought as my commute to work is short. However, as the need arises...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 03-01-2016, 06:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By apollner
We used a Nuna Pipa in the i3, though generally...

We used a Nuna Pipa in the i3, though generally we left it in our SUV. I can't say enough good things about this seat. From the super simple installation (no belts involved), to the extremely light...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 01-21-2016, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By apollner
That's pretty cool! Only thing is...

That's pretty cool!

Only thing is that...they blew it!

Look towards the end, at time 3:18 when the car pulls away to go park itself. It's not smart enough to engage the turn signal as it merges...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 11-19-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By apollner
How's this different from what was announced in...

How's this different from what was announced in February? I can still only count 2 stations in the greater DC Metro area. Both far enough that it doesn't even make sense to use them!
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 07-16-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,022
Posted By apollner
Just cycle through the choices with the tip of...

Just cycle through the choices with the tip of your turn signal and see if the % charge appears. That's the latest.
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 03-06-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,595
Posted By apollner
Didn't see it mentioned yet, so here are 2 other...

Didn't see it mentioned yet, so here are 2 other points:
1) Some people actually want to drive a car that is only electric, for any number of reasons. I personally now drive an i3 and would not have...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 03-02-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,068
Posted By apollner
Well, regardless of the presumed technological...

Well, regardless of the presumed technological advances of future models, it would be nice to claim credit to owning an original production version of the BMW i electric.
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 12-26-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,647
Posted By apollner
There are 2 ways that I know of: ON DEMAND ...

There are 2 ways that I know of:

ON DEMAND
On your iRemote app press the little icon at the bottom left of the screen. The next screen allows you to select preconditioning, which starts...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 12-23-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,647
Posted By apollner
That's about right for the BEV. With the cold...

That's about right for the BEV. With the cold weather, it's actually started to drop. The things that will affect your range are:
a) Highway vs city driving
b) spirited vs feather-footed driving...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 12-14-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 979
Posted By apollner
Actually, the complete answer is that it does AND...

Actually, the complete answer is that it does AND it doesn't have an AM radio. The car in fact has an AM radio, but it is not currently enabled because of the interference it receives. If you search...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 12-11-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By apollner
Here is a post on the topic: ...

Here is a post on the topic:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=800820&highlight=
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 10-18-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 73,538
Posted By apollner
Thanks Shawn! :)

Thanks Shawn! :)
Forum: BMW Coding and Programming 10-16-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 531
Views: 73,538
Posted By apollner
I found this thread by chance as I am trying to...

I found this thread by chance as I am trying to enable 6NS on my 2014 BMW i3 with Nav Pro 609. I believe there is also a Telematic Communication Box (TCB) in the car. Would I follow the same...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 10-07-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,098
Posted By apollner
Yesterday I was parked with the flashers on. I...

Yesterday I was parked with the flashers on. I took the time to look around the car at the different bulbs. Now that you bring this to light, it does seem that the existing turn signals embedded with...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 10-05-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,098
Posted By apollner
That's a great improvement for such a small...

That's a great improvement for such a small investment of time and money! One question I had was regarding leveling. In the third and fourth photos, it appears as though the new LED bulb projects...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 09-16-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,709
Posted By apollner
So I've taken to using the trip odometer to get a...

So I've taken to using the trip odometer to get a real sense of how many miles I use vs looking at the dynamic value that updates based on current driving conditions. What I have found is that in...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 09-06-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,608
Posted By apollner
Well, here's proof that it's possible :). Now...

Well, here's proof that it's possible :). Now it's just a matter of them loading up the right software that shows the Office option.
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 09-01-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,709
Posted By apollner
Yes, it can be tricky to make the precise...

Yes, it can be tricky to make the precise measurement if it leaves you without current to get home! I'll work on this over the upcoming weeks by using he trip odometer after a fill-up. I don't drive...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-30-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,709
Posted By apollner
BMW i3 at 1000 miles

How quickly 1000 miles have accumulated on my i3! It seems like only yesterday that I drove away from the BMW center with my wife and newborn!
1000 miles is a good round number and a good time to...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-28-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,608
Posted By apollner
My service manager is looking into software...

My service manager is looking into software updates. We already went through the technical documentation and our cars with Professional Navigation should have everything required. Hopefully a...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-12-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,537
Posted By apollner
Here's what I just came across reading through...

Here's what I just came across reading through the technical documentation posted at: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=787263

As a result of the combination of the carbon fiber...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-11-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,608
Posted By apollner
BMW Office (iDrive email & text) for i3?

I've seen some BMW videos showing how iDrive can display email and sms from the iPhone and (and other phones) but can't, for the life of me, figure out how to get this configured! They even show how...
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 08-09-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,347
Posted By apollner
I'm quickly approaching 1000 miles so I'll soon...

I'm quickly approaching 1000 miles so I'll soon post a review of how life has been with the i3!
Forum: BMW i3 and BMW i8 (2014 - Current) 07-26-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,437
Posted By apollner
I didn't buy my i3 to be "green" or to drive any...

I didn't buy my i3 to be "green" or to drive any more responsibly than I already do. I don't have any "issue" with petrol cars as I've owned many great ones over the years. I don't plan on having to...
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