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What model number will my car be please, I notice on a lot of sites they state G01 etc?
It is a BMW X3 xDrive30e M-Sport - 71 plate (only arrived yesterday, so want to get it done ASAP)

It has me a bit baffled, I do not know where to check.

Thanks
G01 is the BMW code for the 2017-on X3
 
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so want to get it done ASAP

Yes imagine the horror of not immediately taking your lovely brand new BMW and making it look like a high mileage ex fleet ebay bargain with wicked mods :p

Your car is a G01 X3, this is the internal BMW model code.
 
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I am amazed after Fox's post in seeing how many optional extras are fitted to every model BMW make, but they are just not coded in the system and you can buy the unlock codes at any time in the future. Are other manufacturers doing this or just BMW?

Still feels wrong to have to pay £750 to unlock ACC when all the gear where the cost actually lies, is already in your car.
 
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Sorry, I thought you meant from the likes of bimmercode or whatever they're called.

Makes sense then. I wasnt aware you could get these features unlocked outside of BMW. ALl new to me. I always new you could get things coded on BMWs like how long the lights stay on and stuff like that, just didnt realise you could in affect buy a "cheap" car and get lots of main options unlocked cheaply by third party people albeit you void your warranty.

I presume BMWs where lots of options are fitted but never switched on are going to be popular in years to come in the used market as people will realise they can buy them and get them coded to a much better spec for very little.
 
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I'm not sure if you can get the options enabled in all honesty. However things like Apple CarPlay, full screen CarPlay etc have been possible.
 
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I'm not sure if you can get the options enabled in all honesty. However things like Apple CarPlay, full screen CarPlay etc have been possible.

ACC and stop start are listed as available to do via software update and pay the £750 or whatever BMW charge. Lots of other options available as well, depending what equipment your car came with in the first place. Eg the recorder is available as an option but only if your car came with the 4 cameras in the first place.
 
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Why would someone spend all that time and money making a fake M3 estate......from dodgy parts....must have cost a bucket load just to build!! :cry:
Did you miss the bits where all of the M3 bits were stolen?

So in the grand scheme of things it was quite cheap to do, and it was also undeclared/insured as a 320D estate :p

Carwow did a segment on a 'less YOBO M3 touring' a while back:

 
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Did you miss the bits where all of the M3 bits were stolen?

So in the grand scheme of things it was quite cheap to do, and it was also undeclared/insured as a 320D estate :p

Carwow did a segment on a 'less YOBO M3 touring' a while back:


No, thats why I said "dodgy parts" :p

Even so it would have cost a lot to make wouldn't it? Probably have been cheaper to buy a legit M3.....
 
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ACC and stop start are listed as available to do via software update and pay the £750 or whatever BMW charge. Lots of other options available as well, depending what equipment your car came with in the first place. Eg the recorder is available as an option but only if your car came with the 4 cameras in the first place.
Curious to know if the hardware already installed for your car for ACC. For the lower models the radar definitely isn't already present if you don't spec it but the X5 might be different.
 
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This is what I was alluding to regarding the crushed M3 estate.

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Like I said, it's social media so take it with a pinch of salt.
 
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Curious to know if the hardware already installed for your car for ACC. For the lower models the radar definitely isn't already present if you don't spec it but the X5 might be different.
If the radar is in the same place as my GC then compare pictures of lower grill, just under the front number plate, of ones with and without...
 
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