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About farzad

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    Swindon, Wiltshire
  • Occupation
    Engineering Manager


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    F10 520d luxury + G30 530e SE + R1200RTSE
  1. 530e - Just orderd

    Oh right. Mine's an Apple, and this is what I see under Hub... if I touch the picture where is says "Learn more", then I get this ....
  2. 530e - Just orderd

    The info under Vehicle > Status is quite good, but I think there is more info to be had. Could you do me a favor and see if you can get this to work..... Go in to the Hub tab and see what it says at the top...... Mine says "Did you know?" and then if you swipe to the left, there is instruction on how to get your last trip summary to show up under the Activity tab. Thanks, yes, I'm very happy with the car.....so far..........lots to play with....! Just wish I could get my work to install charge points..... The car just about gets me to work with very little ICE use.
  3. 530e - Just orderd

    And here are some pictures as promised...... Unfortunately I took them last night, after that dirty rain of sahara desert sand......so it's a bit dirty....
  4. 530e - Just orderd

    Funny you should say that... I decided to play with the eDrive settings and put it in to ICE manually when i could drive at a steady pace for a few miles. I've now got about 50% of the battery left for the journey home. Not sure if it makes any difference to the overall day's numbers though. One thing the phone app hasn't done is to send me my trip numbers under the activity tab. I've followed it's instructions and enabled the location services to "always on" and my journey was about 28 miles, so it met that criteria, but still no report...
  5. 530e - Just orderd

    First drive to work today.....wow....love it.... Specially with the car already warmed up. I'm ready for the winter now.... I've been keeping an eye on the energy drawn, and the pre-conditioning today used about 0.6KW.......not bad for the comfort it provides........I'm sure that will go up with the colder weather. The menus and iDrive readout confuse me a bit though... Not sure with the iDrive was showing 90.0 MPG and the instrument cluster showing about 58 MPG.......
  6. 530e - Just orderd

    And here are some more with a measuring tape. Width 3 is the largest width near the rear lights. If you need anything else, just let me know.
  7. 530e - Just orderd

    Hi, I've taken some pictures of mine, including the boot. I was going to upload them on Monday, but here are the boot photos... Hope they help, but I'll go and do some overall measuring for you.....
  8. 530e - Just orderd

    Thank you all. I certainly will
  9. 530e - Just orderd

    Well, 3 month after ordering, the car got delivered today. Lovely car, but shame that they have cheapened some things compared to the F10, like the storage compartment to the right of the steering wheel, not being lined with velour, or the small storage with the lid to the side of the gear lever, now missing. On the positive side, sooooo many options to play with, and mine is no where as loaded as other cars. To my delight, I found an option where you can set a temperature, below which the steering heating and the seat heating comes on automatically.... I wonder if they will come on with the pre-conditioning ???? I've now fully charged it, and the dash is showing 26 miles range.......would be so good if that was achieveable.
  10. 530e Pre-conditioning

    That's interesting. Also, I thought pre-conditioning only works when it's plugged in.....
  11. 530e Pre-conditioning

    Thanks for that. Sounds like it's intelligent enough to work out how long in advance it needs to start to be ready for the departure time. Good to know. Look forward to playing with that in the darker colder months ahead......!
  12. 530e Pre-conditioning

    During frosty winter months, I get jealous of Ford drivers with their front windscreen demisters, so I'm looking forward to using the pre-conditioning on my car when the time comes ! By the way, do you know if the pre-conditioning simply turns on the air-con, or can it be set to switch on the rear window demister, steering wheel heating, seat heating, etc.... ?
  13. 530e - Just orderd

    ooohhh nice Mine took one month from 5500, with a week of delays, so hopefully you will get yours in about 3 weeks
  14. 530e - Just orderd

    Woo hoo.......... Delivery has been confirmed for Friday. Time to send the cheque to the leasing company for my F10 and transfer it to my wife.
  15. KW of charge taken to reach full charge

    As there hasn't been any answers, and I can't be sure if I can get that data, I've found a way round it. I've installed a CT style energy meter, clamped to the live feed of the charge point.......as recommended by the Pod-Point engineer. I know Pod-point are due to roll out their app at some point that will give that data, but who knows when that will come out. Any way, this is the meter... https://www.geotogether.com/consumer/product/minim-energy-monitor/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1q6KwP3U1gIVFRMbCh1e0wQ-EAQYAyABEgJPePD_BwE It was less than £30. I ordered through Amazon and it was delivered by the next day. Quite easy to install and will hopefully tell me how many KW of charge my car takes when it finally arrives ! So far, without any load, it looks like the standby consumption of the Pod-point is 0.004 KW per day, i.e. about 1.5KW per year !