Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)

X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-20-2015, 02:05 PM
darkmann darkmann is offline
Driver
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 69
Mein Auto: A BMW
Heated Seat Settings and Heater Temperature

MY12 X5 Premium - I have a couple of questions I can probably get from the manual, but I don't have it with me.
  1. Heated Seat Settings
    When turned on, the heated seat illuminated indicator shows three or four "heat levels," for lack of a better description. In other vehicles I have owned with heated seats, these illuminated indicators turn off based on the seat temperature. On my X5, these indicators, all of them, stay on until I manually turn them off. Is that the way it is supposed to work?
  2. Heater Max Temperature
    Mine maxes out at 88 F. Is that how they all are? Can that function be programmed to get hotter?

On a side note, I drove truck to Miami (from Maryland) last week and it was a blast. Coming back yesterday was even better, doing mostly 90, believe it or not. The truck was very comfortable on the long drive. A bit noisier in the cabin than I was expecting (probably due to the B'Stone SSR Tires). Passing at speed was quite impressive. In fact, better than passing at slow speeds - just didn't feel that throttle lag at higher speed. Overall, great ride. Average MPG going (when I drove more sanely) was 24.7 mpg. Coming back, 20.4 mpg - both data points are electronically indicated values. Overall distance covered, ~2,850 miles. I had a GPS Escort Radar (along with a Garmin NAV) and noticed that both devices consistently indicated my speed at 3 mph slower than the speedo indicated. Granted, these are not "calibrated" instruments, but is that the general experience?

I also noticed that at some point, the tranny seemed to be responding better to my driving inputs. Does this truck have a learning tranny? It is my wife's car and she drives differently from me.

Thanks folks.
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
  #2  
Old 01-20-2015, 02:20 PM
TinyRK's Avatar
TinyRK TinyRK is offline
Ja mei!
Location: Aurora mit dem Sonnenstern
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 414
Mein Auto: X5
3mp/h are 5km/h.
That's typical bmw and on purpose.
They might do it to compensate for different wheel sizes...

But this can be coded to show the correct speed.
__________________
BMWCCA Member# 481324
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-20-2015, 02:45 PM
lpcapital lpcapital is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Oceanside, CA
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 787
Send a message via AIM to lpcapital Send a message via MSN to lpcapital Send a message via Yahoo to lpcapital Send a message via Skype™ to lpcapital
Mein Auto: Wasp & Duc
Quote:
Originally Posted by TinyRK View Post
3mp/h are 5km/h.
That's typical bmw and on purpose.
They might do it to compensate for different wheel sizes...

But this can be coded to show the correct speed.
The speedometer shows an adjusted speed. I believe, or so I read (which means it could totally be wrong) that the reason is regulations that say the speed displayed cannot be lower that the actual speed, but can be higher by a small amount.

However note that for every other purpose where speed is involved (for example average speed, mileage, travel time), the actual speed is used. I believe the average speed too is the actual speed so try to do this next time: while you drive down the freeway with the cruise control set at let's say 70mph, reset your average speed and you probably notice it being less than 70mph.

Like TinyRK said with coding you can do multiple things, such as removing the correction from the speedometer and/or show the instantaneous speed (either adjusted or real) in the on board computer (the name of the little screen in the cluster that shows the time, date, odometer, etc)

Regarding the other question:
1) That's how my heated seat are too. They are thermostatically regulated, but the heat setting won't change
2) That's how normally is. Again with coding you can replace the lowest and highest setting from temperature to "LO" and "HI". I think however that when is set to the extremes the heater or AC just keep on going.
3) Yes the transmission adapts to your driving style. I've read around of tricks to reset these adaptations, but I don't know if they work or not. I also don't know if the adaptation is a car memory or key memory.
__________________


ZetaTre
2003 BMW Z4 2.5i
2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d
2006 Ducati 999S
1999 Ducati Monster 750

Last edited by lpcapital; 01-20-2015 at 02:47 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-21-2015, 05:47 PM
darkmann darkmann is offline
Driver
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 69
Mein Auto: A BMW
Thanks guys.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > X Series > X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms