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F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current)
The 2 Series coupe is the replacement for the E82/E88 1 series coupe. Production starts in November 2013 on the 228i (N20) and M235i (N55) coupes. Look for them in dealerships in February 2014. The convertible F23 2 series will follow in the fall of 2014.

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Old 02-09-2017, 11:23 PM
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Confused by the Air Flow Direction. Another WTF?

Here's another WTF trying to adjust air flow direction in my 228i.

The driver's side is normal. As I keep pressing the driver's side air flow direction button, the light indicates the flow is changing between 5,6 different combinations of top, mid and bottom. However, the button for the passenger's side only cycles through mid-bottom, mid-only and bottom-only.

Can someone explain?

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Old 02-10-2017, 12:22 AM
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Found my answer in the owner's manual:

Manual air distribution

Press button repeatedly to select a
program:
***9655; Upper body region.
***9655; Upper body region and footwell.
***9655; Footwell.
***9655; Windows and footwell: driver's side only.
***9655; Windows, upper body region and footwell:
driver's side only.
If the windows are fogged over, press the
AUTO button to utilize the condensation sen***8208;
sor.

So whatever I have is normal. But why? Can someone explain? why the last 2 options are driver's side only? I really don't get German logic.
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Old 02-10-2017, 06:47 AM
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I've seen this one come up on other forums as this seems to be uniform across the BMW range. When you think about it a bit, it's pretty obvious. "Windows" is defrost / defog. The driver is the one that needs to see out to drive and thus would need to turn on or turn off the defrost / defog air flow. It's about driver visibility, not driver or passenger comfort. The other settings control the comfort side of things. On another note, as small as the interior cabin area is, particularly in the 2er, I am not quite sure why we need dual zone temperature settings. We have them in all our newer vehicles and typically, I will keep my side around 70 all the time and wife will it run it up to 75 in the winter when she's cold and ramp it down to 65 in the summer when she's hot. Then I need to adjust my settings in an opposite way to maintain an overall 70 degree cabin temperature - kind of silly really.
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Old 02-11-2017, 12:49 AM
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I've seen this one come up on other forums as this seems to be uniform across the BMW range. When you think about it a bit, it's pretty obvious. "Windows" is defrost / defog. The driver is the one that needs to see out to drive and thus would need to turn on or turn off the defrost / defog air flow. It's about driver visibility, not driver or passenger comfort. The other settings control the comfort side of things. On another note, as small as the interior cabin area is, particularly in the 2er, I am not quite sure why we need dual zone temperature settings. We have them in all our newer vehicles and typically, I will keep my side around 70 all the time and wife will it run it up to 75 in the winter when she's cold and ramp it down to 65 in the summer when she's hot. Then I need to adjust my settings in an opposite way to maintain an overall 70 degree cabin temperature - kind of silly really.
I don't know. On a cold or rainy day, if you have a passenger the passenger's side window could easily fog up. Then what? I mean, is it really that hard to make both sides the same? Or is it just to reduce cost?

This is really dumb. I've never seen any Japanese luxury cars do this. It's really beyond me.
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Old 02-11-2017, 03:45 AM
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I don't know. On a cold or rainy day, if you have a passenger the passenger's side window could easily fog up. Then what? I mean, is it really that hard to make both sides the same? Or is it just to reduce cost?
The driver's control button turns on the defogger on both sides. It's just that the driver is the one who gets to control it.
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