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    530i and 520i G30 difference?

    Interesting - of course I'm only going on the info from the dealer which could admittedly be wrong. Although if the 520i only maps to 260odd and you can map the 530i to 310, I'd expect more differences than just the pistons? Or would that be enough for the extra power?
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    Cruise Control in Eco Pro Mode

    I don't have the cruise option in mine? I only have eco pro limit, seat climate, climate, light and sight, route ahead assistant?
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    Connected Drive Question

    I see, didn't realise that. Is that also through the app?
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    Connected Drive Question

    I really like the remote option for a few reasons - checking if the windows and doors are closed remotely gives peace of mind, sending destinations to the sat nav when planning a trip instead of faffing about with it in the car and the location reports so I can track where the car is. I've also had issues when trialling certain services, such as office 365, tried to cancel before the end of the free month but had issues and it then charged me for the year, contacted BMW who agreed to refund but I'm still waiting and it's been 3 months.
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    530i and 520i G30 difference?

    I believe so. You can remap the 530i to about 310 due to the bigger turbo.
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    530i and 520i G30 difference?

    When I bought my 530i I asked the same question to the BMW genius person and they said it comes with a bigger turbo and engine remap.
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    Cruise Control in Eco Pro Mode

    I checked this tonight and I stand corrected! The eco pro marker covers a range of speeds rather than the arrow on a set speed. Although I haven't experienced the behaviour described above when I've used this on long distances. Maybe this depends on the route and how steep the inclines are?
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    Cruise Control in Eco Pro Mode

    The marker is the same in Eco Pro as Comfort and Sport, fairly sure it's an arrow but can check later.
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    Cruise Control in Eco Pro Mode

    I've used cruise control in eco pro loads of times for long distances and this hasn't happened to me. Could it be software versions?
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    520 Petrol Vs Diesel

    Yes, it's essentially a tuned version which takes it from 184hp to 252hp, without any real impact on economy figures, certainly on motorway runs with eco pro. I recently drove from Glasgow to Warwick which is 320 miles each way, so over 640 return and it was still showing over 70 miles range when I parked up at home. The performance definitely makes a big difference, especially on country roads etc. I've heard good things about the 530d but wanted to move away from diesel.
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    520 Petrol Vs Diesel

    I've personally never driven the 520i, but had the F10 520d for 3 years and bought a G30 530i. Have you considered the 530i as an option? It's alot faster than my previous 520d and a nice middle ground between that and the 540i. I've also got 700 miles from a tank which I think is incredible for a petrol. It's also much more refined, smoother and much quieter than the diesel.
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    Help choosing a G30

    I’ve had my 530i for just over 2 months and I love it. I previously had a 520D and wanted to move away from diesel and the 530i is so much faster, smoother and much more responsive. I thought about the 530e but the loss of boot depth was more of an issue for me over gaining less than 20 miles of electric range.
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    Text message on display

    Update to this. I had another look at the settings and confirmed everything was still set to active. So I had a look through what else was there and found 2 items which were set to “not active”: “BLUETOOTH_HANDSET” and “TWO_PHONES_PARALLEL” I set these both to active and I now have the additional telephone menu option and have configured 2 phones which is working. Not sure which one fixed it, although it would seem the “two phones” is the obvious one? Thanks for the help. cheers Joe
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    Alexa.....Do you use it?

    I don’t have the option so I guess I can’t use it then. Was this an optional extra or something standard after a certain date?
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    Alexa.....Do you use it?

    I’ve used standalone Alexa before and wasn’t impressed at the time (but that was a few years ago). I’d be curious about trying it in the car - how do I know if my car is compatible and if so, how do you get it?
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    Text message on display

    I tried deleting the phones and turned Bluetooth off and back on, deleted the car from the phone and then readded from scratch but I still don’t have the option of additional telephone. These are the settings I’ve already added: EMAIL_EIN_AUS SMS_EIN_AUS CONTACTS_EIN_AUS CALENDAR_EIN_AUS TEXT_NOTES_EIN_AUS AUDIO_NOTES_EIN_AUS REMINDER_EIN_AUS TASK_EIN_AUS PIM_BILDER_EIN_AUS MACRO_PIM OFFICE_MENU_ACTIVE And BLUETOOTH_2ND_HFP Have I missed any? Thanks Joe
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    Text message on display

    I’ve coded the enhanced Bluetooth using the settings described and it’s all working fine so thanks for that! I also tried the BLUETOOTH_2ND_HFP option but this hasn’t changed anything. Any thoughts on how to get the additional telephone option working? Cheers Joe
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    Annoying Sat Nav in the display

    Hi Darren, I was playing about with mine recently and noticed that you can change the display options in the iDrive —> Displays—> Instrument Cluster, then there’s 3 options Standard, Reduced and Individual. When I set it to reduced it doesn’t give me the navigation info on the centre display. You can also configure individual settings for some things but not others. There may be another way as well but give that a try. Cheers Joe
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    New G30 owner

    Hi Guys, I recently upgraded from an F10 520d to the G30 model. I was torn between which engine to go for and after much deliberation I went for the 530i M Sport. The car is amazing and feels so much better and smoother than the F10. (Which was surprising as that was a brilliant car) I would have loved to go for the 540i to get that straight 6 but couldn’t really justify the extra cost and hit on economy and so far the 530i has been more than powerful enough, with even more to give once it’s broken in and I can rev it more Was looking at the service plan as I had this before but was disappointed to find it’s only 3 years / 30k miles rather than the 5 years, so how not sure if it’s worthwhile. Any thoughts from other members? Cheers Joe
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    New G30 owner

    Thanks for the feedback. I generally only do between 6k and 8k per year so sounds like the service plan is a waste of money for me. The computer is currently saying 18K for the first oil service.
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    Buzzing noise from Air Con?

    Just an update on the issue... The car went in on Monday morning and picked it up today - they replaced the entire head unit free of charge and gave it the first service under the service pack while it was in. Also had a courtesy car for the 3 days free of charge. Quite impressed with the service and happy not to have to spend a penny
  22. Hi guys, I've had the car (520d M Sport) for about 6 months now and the other day noticed a loud buzzing noise coming from the air vents.... It's very intermittent and whenever I stop to investigate the noise goes away. I managed to get a video this morning and when the noise was happening opened the bonnet to confirm there's no noise coming from there. It seems to only do it when the music us on, then if I mute the music the noise goes away.... Very strange. I've attached a link to the video as well. Has anyone had this issue before or can anyone offer any suggestions? Thanks in advance Joe
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    Buzzing noise from Air Con?

    It did cross my mind while I had some time but as it's under warranty I thought I'd better not tamper with it. Don't want to end up invalidating the warranty or giving them something to blame me with.
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    Buzzing noise from Air Con?

    Update: I had a day off yesterday so decided to do a bit of investigating work of my own. The noise has been getting worse so I took assist the front panel to the centre console to try to see where the noise was coming from. It's definitely coming from the CD unit, possibly the inbuilt fan? Anyone had any issues with this?
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    Buzzing noise from Air Con?

    Had the car in to Douglas Park yesterday morning and an engineer came out for a quick drive so I could demonstrate the issue. Luckily the noise came back while we were out which is always a good thing and the guy took it into the workshop for a quick look. He came back and said the panel behind the nav / centre console has it's own cooling fan and it could be that so they need the car booked in for 2 days to take apart the centre console and investigate, then to order and fit any required parts etc. They'll give me a courtesy car with no charge for the duration as well which is good. Booked in for Monday 27th.
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