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    530e
  1. 1stBimmer

    Rattles and annoying noises

    Rear passenger side rattle is now evident on my 530e after 4 weeks ownership. Intermittent though so no idea as yet.
  2. 1stBimmer

    Real world mpg and range

    Yes I'm aware. No traffic at 6.30 this morning, it's not exactly Siberian weather, half of the journey down hill so regen was active in comfort mode. A reduction in mileage of almost 50% over 4 miles seems unreasonable to me, as does the 17 miles fully charged. If you're saying that's what you'd expect from your experience (or others do also) then I clearly need to realign my expectations. Based on these numbers If I'd have driven 9 miles this morning the EV option would have been removed. Hardly seems worth plugging it in. Let's see what BMW have to say. The dealer is around 8 miles so I should just make it on a full charge (mind you it's uphill).
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    Real world mpg and range

    So I'm now only seeing between 16 and 18 miles displayed as a 100% charge. Driving in the dark with heating on 20 (drivers side only) I travelled 4 miles this morning and the miles dropped from 17 (fully charged) to 10 miles. Called BMW dealership who were unhelpful at best, earliest booking available with a courtesy car 12th December. Beginning to wish I'd chosen a full fat A6 or E class.
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    Muting calls...?

    my vehicle \ idrive settings \ sound \ volume settings \ microphone \ mute There's probably an easier way?
  5. 1stBimmer

    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Connected Drive encourages use of eco-pro for ultimate economy. But 13 miles? I've made an executive decision, I'm not going to ponder on it too much. I'll charge it every day but sport mode across the board from now on
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    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Fully charged I'm only seeing 19 miles on the dash. It started with 21/22 when I had it 3 weeks ago. Local journeys are very hilly so that may be a reason. However it was showing 19 again this morning after a full charge, 6 miles to train station early this morning (lots of uphill), lights on, no heating, no radio. Return journey of 7 miles via shop, again with lights but heating and radio on also (mostly downhill)...now showing zero electric miles. 13 miles? Not impressed. All in eco-pro by the way
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    530e Performance without electric

    The car maintains the torque even when the batteries are showing as empty so overtaking isn't a problem i.e. the batteries are never actually dead so to speak and a lot of the torque comes from the batteries. Bear in mind also the torque is higher on the 530e than it is on the 530i and I don't think its much less than the 530d. I've only had mine a week but on a 110 mile A road trip it did 37.7mpg on one charge which I thought was really good. The batteries charge a little when in auto e-drive as you decelerate and brake to support my above comment but if you choose to maintain a charge it uses more fuel so probably not a practical solution. I wouldn't think it will be as costly to run as your M3
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    2018-4 Maps available from Download Manager

    Cheers. Must have been updated today, I'm sure it was 2018-3 yesterday
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    Delivery Leadtime

    I'll ceramic coat it at some point i.e. when I have the time. Shouldn't be too bad to keep clean then (or get the chainsaw out)
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    Delivery Leadtime

    Sophisto was my second choice but my Mrs preferred the blue. I didn't want a dark interior but didn't want white so the combination made it an easy choice. I see yours is due December so not a bad lead time at all
  11. 1stBimmer

    Delivery Leadtime

    Lighting doesn't do it justice.
  12. 1stBimmer

    Delivery Leadtime

    Will do. Washed and waxed it today as it needed it, damn tree outside the front of the house
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    Delivery Leadtime

    So after almost 5 months it actually arrived this morning. Not been far in it but my first impressions.. Absolutely shite!...……………..And yes of course I am
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    Delivery Leadtime

    Finally a confirmed delivery date of Friday 19th October. The car would have been in the country over 4 weeks??? Apparently that's how long it takes to register the car, fit the "mileage management" system and arrange delivery. pfftt
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    G30 530e Msport Arrived Today

    Yep think I my do that. Found a local detailer that quoted me yesterday, wait for it...…. £472 lol... and only £100 of that was for the applying the coating. Most expensive valet in the world. It is an upmarket establishment but wow
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