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Welcome.

hope your ownership goes smoothly and you enjoy discovering some the quirks that exist at the moment.

I’ve realised today there is another ‘software feature’ I hadn’t known was there.

the heated passenger seat keeps turning itself on. Initially I thought it was the pesky kids messing but I’ve gradually realised it isn’t, for this issue at least, down to them.

now I know it’s happening I will check how often it‘s doing it and if there’s any pattern

Overall I’m a fan of the whole infotainment system but the climate control system is a bit of a dogs dinner. One day we will look back and laugh at how cars went through a phase of removing pretty much all the buttons In the name of progress. For some things a few buttons just can’t be beaten.

that said it’s still a very good car.
 

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Welcome.

hope your ownership goes smoothly and you enjoy discovering some the quirks that exist at the moment.

I’ve realised today there is another ‘software feature’ I hadn’t known was there.

the heated passenger seat keeps turning itself on. Initially I thought it was the pesky kids messing but I’ve gradually realised it isn’t, for this issue at least, down to them.

now I know it’s happening I will check how often it‘s doing it and if there’s any pattern

Overall I’m a fan of the whole infotainment system but the climate control system is a bit of a dogs dinner. One day we will look back and laugh at how cars went through a phase of removing pretty much all the buttons In the name of progress. For some things a few buttons just can’t be beaten.

that said it’s still a very good car.
I am sure there will be a number of bugs to iron out with such a new and high tech vehicle! I did 100 miles in it yesterday and it was a total dream to drive! I had an X5 3.0 msport diesel before and loved it! This car certainly seems like another step forward from that 👍
 

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Hi Maverlk, how’s the iX experience one week in?
Hi Legin. Loving the drive in the car! It is quick, quiet, comfortable and I like how it looks too!

I have not managed to get the software updated to 03/2022.51 and although the software update will not perform a search (takes a long time searching too), it always says there is no update and version 03/2022.40 I am on is current, which I know it is not.

There have been a couple of other unusual software glitches too and a warning flashed up saying 'emergency call not functioning, arrange a service visit to BMW' as well as the centre screen literally going blank for a couple of minutes mid drive, before coming back on its own. I think there are bugs that need ironing out here, which with a relatively new car is probably the norm.

Efficiency wise, I am just over 300 miles now and averaging 3.3 miles per kwh, which is good for a car this size (although I have not been driving hard, but I have also not skimped on playing music and using the automatic climate controls).

On balance, I am pleased with the car! I am just going to give it a couple of weeks to see what other issues may arise and then I think it is going to have to be booked in with BMW to resolve the issues I am having. This may be tiresome as my supplying dealer is 200 miles away, so I am hoping a local dealer will not have any issues with sorting out any warranty work.

John
 

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Thanks so much for the feedback, 3.3 miles per kWh is fantastic for such a heavy car. It seems from the forum most people are getting an average between 2.9 to 3.1. From my previous BMW ownership, any BMW dealer will carry our repairs whilst the car is under warranty.
 

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Thanks so much for the feedback, 3.3 miles per kWh is fantastic for such a heavy car. It seems from the forum most people are getting an average between 2.9 to 3.1. From my previous BMW ownership, any BMW dealer will carry our repairs whilst the car is under warranty.
Hi Legin

I think my consumption is down to a few factors such as the current warm dry weather and a commute with lots of 50 mph restricted speed limits through miles of motorway roadworks and just my general cautious driving whole getting used to the size and drive of the car. I have a longer road trip coming up into North wales and there appears to be a dearth of chargers on route and even the ones I can find are largely 7kwh. I can only find 2 x 50 kwh chargers on the entire 130 mile route! Interestingly, the ZAP map app says both of these are currently out of order too! I think the UK charging infrastructure (outside of the only city that is worthy - London) is rather terrible. Fortunately, I do not do many trips a year where I would need to public charge!

I will ring my local dealer and see what they say about the 'service' warning, but I want to wait and see if any moe issues arise in the next few days before booking in and being without.
 

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Hi Maverick
I also had the ‘Emergency call failure’ message shortly after I picked up the car. But that has not re-occurred since I had the software updates.
 

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I have noticed that Gridserve often show 50kWH charger on Zap map, but at the actual motorway services they have been upgraded to 120kWh chargers.

Also if you can get to Stafford on your way to North Wales, just off J14 on the M6, there is a major Ionity charging station where I think you will get low preferential charging rate via your BMW charge card.
 

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Hi Maverick
I also had the ‘Emergency call failure’ message shortly after I picked up the car. But that has not re-occurred since I had the software updates.
Hi Ian
Alas, the software updates are also not working so I am stuck on version 40 and having spent a few hours now trying to solve the issue, the car insists no updates are are available beyond the 03/2022.40 I am on.
The message has not reoccurred, but that does not necessarily mean the emergency call function is back online and short of crashing, I don't see any way of testing this :ROFLMAO:.

It is interesting how many similar issues there are though reading this forum.!

John
 

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I have noticed that Gridserve often show 50kWH charger on Zap map, but at the actual motorway services they have been upgraded to 120kWh chargers.

Also if you can get to Stafford on your way to North Wales, just off J14 on the M6, there is a major Ionity charging station where I think you will get low preferential charging rate via your BMW charge card.
Hi Legin

I am traveling from near Chester to North Wales (Anglesea) so there are no Motorways on my route (A55 all the way). There appears to be no Ionity chargers at all on the route, just podpoint at supermarkets or roadside 7 kwh. Zap Map has suggested a 50khw at Bangor (ecotricity) but there is only one charger and at present only the CCS appears to be working. I am not sure if ecotricity are covered by the BMW charge card, I will need to check first, but I do not feel comfortable relying on a single charger being both available and functioning as the only option above 7kwh in a very wide radius.

It seems the UK infrastructure for charging is very third world!
 
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