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The all new F15 BMW X5 started production August 2013 as a 2014 model year. The new X5 arrives in sDrive35i (RWD), xDrive35i, xDrive50i and a diesel xDrive 35d.

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Old 07-10-2019, 04:53 PM
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It is finally getting to temperatures where I want the f15 a little cooler as I exit the office to the parking lot. This afternoon for the first time I activated remote cooling from the BMWConnected application on my phone. Since the engine is not running this is driven by batteries, so does anyone have any ideas how much? My typical trips are not much more the 5-7 miles each way so there isn't a great deal of batter charging from the engine and I don't want to prematurely wear out a battery.
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:10 PM
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AGM battery life cycles is closely correlated with average State of Charge. I charge my AGM battery roughly weekly.
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...on the heels of what DH wrote...I would highly suggest that you look into a battery maintainer/tender. Since you don't driver that far on a normal basis...your battery's life would probably be extended by a routine recharge (weekly or monthly). And this would help if you want to use a feature that uses a substantial amount of electrical current (like the parked ventilation timer). The PVT is a great feature but it does use a lot of current. With the older BMW models that had this feature...the owners manual even mentioned NOT to use it more than once without driving the car...so that the battery could be recharged (see pic below from the e38/e39/e53 era):


In regards to the battery maintainer...the BMW branded maintainers tend to cost more than the CTEK branded ones...and both are manufactured by CTEK. There are also other brands, too...but you should really consider getting one. Since it's Amazon Prime Day...you may be able to find some discounted deals.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:37 PM
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I plug in my vehicle whenever I can, try to get the batteries to a full charge. If I activate the climatization while the vehicle is still plugged in, it usually draws power to operate the heating/cooling so it doesn't necessarily draw from the battery. I normally activate while I'm walking to the vehicle, so it is maybe 5-10 minutes.
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