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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 04-28-2013, 04:32 PM
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Hello all,

When I ordered my X1 the SA told me briefy about the preconditioning feature. I tried looking for more info on this but there was only info on the Active E. Do any of the current X1 owners use the preconditioning system? if so.. How does it work?
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:55 PM
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Hello all,

When I ordered my X1 the SA told me briefy about the preconditioning feature. I tried looking for more info on this but there was only info on the Active E. Do any of the current X1 owners use the preconditioning system? if so.. How does it work?
Do you mean the air vent feature to turn them on before getting in the car?
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:19 PM
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Do you mean the air vent feature to turn them on before getting in the car?
Yup you can program something to get your car cooledor warmed up before you get in..
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:32 PM
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Does is work from any of the iPhone or android apps?


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Old 04-28-2013, 06:39 PM
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Anybody knows if the precondition uses the battery or does it start the engine??
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:43 PM
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Does is work from any of the iPhone or android apps?


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Last time i checked that only BMWs in Europe could only enable this function.
But if this is true for the US market, this would be awesome for this incoming summer
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:45 PM
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It works on my 2014 in the US.

It does not turn on the engine and it does put a load on the battery to operate the fan.

It's under vehicle settings then climate on the iDrive menu.

It is called parked car ventilation. You can set up to two timers for it to come on or just turn it on while you shop or something. The fan lasts 30 minutes.


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Old 04-28-2013, 08:32 PM
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It's on the 2013. I also had it in the 2009 335i. Requires iDrive.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:14 PM
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My 2006 330xi has that feature, never used it though! Supposedly the car would know not to run down your battery.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:17 PM
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Sounds like a very useful feature for hot places.. I wonder why there's not a lot of people talking about how great or bad it is..
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:05 PM
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I have it on my 2013. Been tempted to try since I live in So Cal. I thought it mentioned in the Manual not to run it more than 1 time per day, there were a couple of other parameters, so I think it will drain you battery if you are not driving your vehicle everyday.

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