BMW and M Power Owners

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I bought the car 10 months ago. I genuinely couldn't care less, I cannot be bothered to argue with them or go down some lengthy chain of emails and phone calls for the sake of £200, I have more important things to worry about or put effort into. It's booked in tomorrow.
For sure, but this is motors - where everyone has absolute resolve on everything.

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I bought the car 10 months ago. I genuinely couldn't care less, I cannot be bothered to argue with them or go down some lengthy chain of emails and phone calls for the sake of £200, I have more important things to worry about or put effort into. It's booked in tomorrow.

Understandable, and I'm not saying I wouldn't do the same, but it's disappointing from BMW.
 
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Just sold my F31 320d for £1k less than it was bought for back in 2019, with 25k more miles, damage to rear quarter and curbed alloys. And that was for a quick sale :D


Means I’ve got some money to sort out the paint and audio on the S5 :)
 
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After my E87 130i got written off due to some ****** pulling out of a junction into the OSR quarter, I have managed to replace it with a decently spec'd F20 M135i

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Loving it so far, but 1 thing I need to sort out is an update for the pro nav. It doesn't appear that the maps have ever been updated, as it's still running a 2013 version. What's the easiest/best/cheapest way to do this? I've seen eBay ads for the latest 2022-2 version map update, supplied on a USB stick and including a FSC code for around £35. Are their any potential issues with going down this route? Am I best off just bending over and calling in at my local BMW dealer and getting them to do it?
 
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Performed a couple of USB map updates on my E92 without issue, did take around 45 minutes from start to finish though so tended to do it on a longer drive.

I'm not sure which iDrive versions F20's came with or how sensitive you are to maintaining/potential warranty issues but a CarPlay flash and WiFi antenna would future proof you for around £175.
 
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Performed a couple of USB map updates on my E92 without issue, did take around 45 minutes from start to finish though so tended to do it on a longer drive.

I'm not sure which iDrive versions F20's came with or how sensitive you are to maintaining/potential warranty issues but a CarPlay flash and WiFi antenna would future proof you for around £175.
M135i will be NBT so MMI box or full ID6 retrofit required to get CarPlay, you can’t flash CarPlay onto those because the hardware is too old
 
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Perfect, thanks guys. Looks like I'll get usb update and code ordered off eBay, unless anyone has a preferred seller/website they can recommend?

M135i will be NBT so MMI box or full ID6 retrofit required to get CarPlay, you can’t flash CarPlay onto those because the hardware is too old

Yep, it's NBT. I've looked into the MMI boxes in order to add Android Auto, but for now I just want to get all the standard equipment up to date.
 
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Got this as a daily and as usual diamond cut wheels have the white worm

They have been refurbed in past so another diamond cut not a goer, tbh though I find DC far too much hassle even if they do look good

supplying dealer has stumped up 500 quid (warranty) to get them sorted and intend getting them powder coated

booked in here https://www.thewheelspecialist.co.uk/alloy-wheel/finishes/gallery/

wht colour would you good folks recommend, looking at black chrome or smoked chrome but open to all suggestions

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I think I'd have been tempted to get rid of them entirely. The 6 Series is a fantastic car but those wheels have the typical issue you get with wheel designs introduced as part of a facelift, they were not designed at the same time as the car and never seem to look quite right.

A set of the original 19 inch wheels would have improved the ride quality, looked better and also are an entirely painted finish so no more issues with diamond cut wheels.

Otherwise that's a really nice car - best colour, must be one of the last ones, so a 2016/2017?

I think I'll always regret the fact I never had one of those.
 
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I think I'd have been tempted to get rid of them entirely. The 6 Series is a fantastic car but those wheels have the typical issue you get with wheel designs introduced as part of a facelift, they were not designed at the same time as the car and never seem to look quite right.

A set of the original 19 inch wheels would have improved the ride quality, looked better and also are an entirely painted finish so no more issues with diamond cut wheels.

Otherwise that's a really nice car - best colour, must be one of the last ones, so a 2016/2017?

I think I'll always regret the fact I never had one of those.
Yep late 2017

The issue I have with the wheels is that with 20s on and run flats the slightest sight of a pothole is brutal to both car and driver

Was the colour that drew me to it, don't see many
 
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I read about that earlier, not sure how it's going to work. Are they going to pay to install heated seats on every new car on the off chance people subscribe to it for a few months over Winter?
 
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I read about that earlier, not sure how it's going to work. Are they going to pay to install heated seats on every new car on the off chance people subscribe to it for a few months over Winter?
Yep, that’s how it works.
It’s already been happening on some options, where they are installed in the car but the owner/user needs to pay the option price to unlock it and make it work.

Tesla have been doing it for about a year already.

Welcome to microtransaction hell
 
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Will be interesting to understand people's thoughts on this? Seems ridiculous to me, especially considering the subscription options are one year, three year and unlimited.

Bit of a minefield though, e.g. how much are heated seats usually? Guessing they're part of a cold weather pack so hard to view an apple vs apple comparison to just buying the option. Supposedly options are worthless in regards to increased value when it comes to second hand, or so I've read - even though I always read people say "hard to find x with a, b, c options".

Did BMW recently poach an exec from EA Games or something? :p
 
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Audi doing the same on the e-tron where all cars come with Matrix lights. If you didn't tick the options box you can buy them in the app later on.
 
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