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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Took notice today ! and unleaded 95 is €1.55 at Carrefour supermarket and €1.677 at a local Total garage.
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Yes, thats my thinking too.
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    I go to France more with the bike than the car, and the tag is a bit useless with a bike, so I've never bothered. It's pretty quiet at the moment anyway. Petrol is just under €1.60 at the moment.
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Not as if it was in auto mode. It will use the ice while driving and the battery when going slow, but will charge the battery back to 50% when ice comes back on. Something like that any way ..... who knows what the BMW boffins have programmed ! I'm in France at the moment and have put the battery mode to 100% so it charges on motorways. Bit of a waste but nice to drive through the slower town speeds on battery. And dont even get me started on the motorway prices.....
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Forgot to ask... If the A/C was on when you turned the car off, then the range will take that in to account, i.e. it will assume you will use the A/C when you next drive. I've found the A/C reduces the range by about 20%, ie if the range is showing 20 miles, it will go to 23 or 24 if you turn the A/C off.
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    You will get used to the ups and downs of the range soon enough ! Enjoy these numbers before winter sets in.......!!
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    You are lucky to be able to plug in at work. My work has been dragging it's heels for the past year and still nothing.....
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Lovely looking car Mike Congratulations, the wait is finally over Ref your question about the range, 22 miles seems much more normal than 30. I believe the range is a combination of different factors, including recent driving styles and ambient temperature.
  9. I'm taking the car on a European tour soon, well, just France and may be Spain actually. I have the normal LED lights. Does anyone know what, if anything, needs to be done to the headlights for driving abroad ?
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    G30 530e - Driving in Europe

    Thanks. That's good to know. With this info and the MObiVE app, I will definitely be taking the charging cable.
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    G30 530e - Driving in Europe

    Also thanks for the info on adaptors. I opted for one of these........not cheap, but compact and versatile, as well as being 16 Amp rated.
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    G30 530e - Driving in Europe

    Thanks of this info. I've downloaded and checked the MobiVE app. Looks good and just what I was after. Bit like the UK's Zap-Map. I've also checked the Plugsurfing one. Doesn't seem to me to be worth the price. Not so much the €10 for the fob, but paying a connection charge and then charge per minute or per KW. One of them I checked was €0.79 connection +€0.29 per minute. The 530e takes about 2 1/2 hours to charge, so total cost will be 150 minutes x 0.29 + 0.79 = €44.29.....!!
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    +1 Specially the tethered type of charge point. I run the supply to my charge point in 10mm cable to handle 32Amp for future proofing.
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    I would be worried about a "normal" extension lead. You need to make sure it's rated for at least 13Amps for the length you are after. Also, you will need to make sure the socket you are plugging in to is rated high enough and doesn't get warm or hot. Saying all this, remember that you can set a lower charge rate through the car's iDrive.
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Yes, around 20 with the air con on, or around 24 with it off.
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    MPG

    Hi and congrats. The highest MPG that is shown is 90. If it's "stuck" there,then that's good news, as it means your MPG hasn't dropped below 90. When you use enough petrol, then you will see it reducing.
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Great news for the delivery. As for charging through a normal 13A plug and socket, you should expect it to take around 3 1/2 hours. Setting up connected drive will be easy enough once you have the car. The dealer should have already signed you up to the various services, but when you get the car, you can use your app to register, which will involve a code being sent to the car which you have to put in to your phone.
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Wow....33 ! I have never seen anything more than 24 on mine. I have found it quite accurate though, within a mile or two, when I check electric miles left with miles travelled.
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    G30 530e - Driving in Europe

    I can't figure out if it's worth taking the charging cables..... Any thoughts anyone ?
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    G30 530e - Driving in Europe

    Not far from us then......we are off to Biarritz. With the 530e boot you will be lucky to bring back one bottle......
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    G30 530e - Driving in Europe

    Very true.....and I suspect it will be a very busy one.......
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    G30 530e - Driving in Europe

    LOL.... Now for the more concerning problem..... How to persuade the wife not to pack so much since the boot is so much smaller ........
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    G30 530e - Driving in Europe

    Just found this info in the iDrive ..... So all is well as long as I don't use the high beam...!
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    G30 530e - Driving in Europe

    I had driven the F10 a few times but this will be the first time with the G30. I got conflicting info so never did anything with the F10 lights. When driving at night, I can see a definite difference in the way my normal LED lights light up the left and right hand side of the road, so I'm sure I need to do something....
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    Wireless Phone Charging

    That's interesting............why do you think it's badly designed on the new 5 ?
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