Bmw 530e ordered?

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WestyCarl

2,131 posts

70 months

Sunday 31st March
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L500 said:
Random question and can’t find the answer in the manual... Can you change the dash to have a numbers reading odometer? Perhaps replacing the temperature reading?
Yes, button on the end of the LH stalk. It's cycle through a number of displays.

L500

482 posts

183 months

Sunday 31st March
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WestyCarl said:
L500 said:
Random question and can’t find the answer in the manual... Can you change the dash to have a numbers reading odometer? Perhaps replacing the temperature reading?
Yes, button on the end of the LH stalk. It's cycle through a number of displays.
Smashing. Thanks.

L500

482 posts

183 months

Tuesday 2nd April
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WestyCarl said:
L500 said:
Random question and can’t find the answer in the manual... Can you change the dash to have a numbers reading odometer? Perhaps replacing the temperature reading?
Yes, button on the end of the LH stalk. It's cycle through a number of displays.
Westy - is it me or is the display only visible if leaning forward over the steering wheel!?

WestyCarl

2,131 posts

70 months

Tuesday 2nd April
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L500 said:
Westy - is it me or is the display only visible if leaning forward over the steering wheel!?
It's only you......

I do have the steering wheel set quite low (and I'm 6ft 2)

Big GT

650 posts

37 months

Tuesday 2nd April
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L500 said:
WestyCarl said:
L500 said:
Random question and can’t find the answer in the manual... Can you change the dash to have a numbers reading odometer? Perhaps replacing the temperature reading?
Yes, button on the end of the LH stalk. It's cycle through a number of displays.
Westy - is it me or is the display only visible if leaning forward over the steering wheel!?
Same for me, I'm 6ft 6. No idea what the mileage is, I best check!

Can you also take the NAV directions of right side dash display and only have on the mid screen?

jimKRFC

179 posts

87 months

Thursday 4th April
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Had my first issue with mine over the weekend (after 16K miles), Nav/Media unit stopped working. Screen would go dead and not turn on, then after being off for while it would restart. Also made a smell like it was overheating.

Garage had it for 4 days (picked up Sat and returned yesterday) and replaced the nav/media unit.

Service from the BMW assist line was great and the dealer (BMW Bath) was pretty good as well. Hopefully it was just a duff unit and not a common fault.

Bill4San

34 posts

13 months

Sunday 12th May
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To what pressure (in psi if possible please!) should I be inflating my tyres with the following conditions:

Tyres are run-flat 275/35 20" (as on the M Sport Plus pack) and on a daily basis it's just one or two passengers and no luggage.

The pressures sticker in the front door frame isn't very clear.

I'm thinking fronts = 36psi and rears = 42psi, but I've no idea really.

All help welcomed!


Chestrockwell

1,875 posts

102 months

Sunday 12th May
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Quick question re the 530e. My friend had one as a loaner while his 5 was in for a recall and he lives in a flat so he couldn’t charge the 5, I took it for a spin and it was a lot quicker than I expected considering the battery was empty, it was really torquey and responsive, does that make it a lot quicker when the battery is fully charged?

Bill4San

34 posts

13 months

Sunday 12th May
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Chestrockwell said:
Quick question re the 530e. My friend had one as a loaner while his 5 was in for a recall and he lives in a flat so he couldn’t charge the 5, I took it for a spin and it was a lot quicker than I expected considering the battery was empty, it was really torquey and responsive, does that make it a lot quicker when the battery is fully charged?
I'd say not that much quicker really. There is some additional boost from the batteries when they are charged but I wouldn't say it's significant.

The batteries do help to get the car off the line as their power is instantaneous whereas the ICE needs a bit of time. The 2 litre engine could really do with a bit more power and I'm surprised BMW don't offer a higher powered engine (for a higher price!) as I'm sure there'd be takers.

Bill4San

34 posts

13 months

Sunday 12th May
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Bill4San said:
To what pressure (in psi if possible please!) should I be inflating my tyres with the following conditions:

Tyres are run-flat 275/35 20" (as on the M Sport Plus pack) and on a daily basis it's just one or two passengers and no luggage.

The pressures sticker in the front door frame isn't very clear.

I'm thinking fronts = 36psi and rears = 42psi, but I've no idea really.

All help welcomed!

My mistake the tyres are 275/30 profile - doubt that it makes any difference.

Bill4San

34 posts

13 months

Monday 13th May
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Delving into the iDrive shows recommended tyre pressures when you select your tyre size and summer/winter tyres.

The recommended pressures for mine are 48psi at the rear and 42psi for the fronts.

That's a bit higher than I expected, but I'll go with it for now.

Whistle

597 posts

78 months

Friday 17th May
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Had mine a month and I have done 1500 miles from new. Started off at 90mpg but now dropped to 46 mpg.

Long motorway runs seem to kill the mpg. I tend to drive it until the batteries are flat then run on petrol and recharge over the next 40 miles and then repeat.

It’s growing on me and I really quite like it.



Didn’t want white but at this price I couldn’t turn it down.

Somebody

445 posts

28 months

Friday 17th May
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Whistle said:
Long motorway runs seem to kill the mpg. I tend to drive it until the batteries are flat then run on petrol and recharge over the next 40 miles and then repeat.
Do you have a wallpod charger? Charging using the ICE is not good for economy. Plug it in to charge where you can.

Whistle

597 posts

78 months

Friday 17th May
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I charge up over night, so have a range of about 18 - 20 miles in the morning.
I also charge up when at my offices.

A lot my runs will be 60 mile +

Whistle

597 posts

78 months

Saturday 18th May
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Although I do have a habit of putting it in sports mode and giving it a squirt.

WestyCarl

2,131 posts

70 months

Saturday 18th May
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Whistle said:
I charge up over night, so have a range of about 18 - 20 miles in the morning.
I also charge up when at my offices.

A lot my runs will be 60 mile +
I do find with mine there is a big difference in economy between travelling at 70 and 85ish, mpg drop from mid 40's to mid 30's.

Somebody

445 posts

28 months

Saturday 18th May
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Whistle said:
I charge up over night, so have a range of about 18 - 20 miles in the morning.
I also charge up when at my offices.
Stick to charging at both ends. Just leave it in auto e-Drive mode. Don't charge from the ICE.

PrancingHorses

2,208 posts

152 months

Saturday 18th May
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Now that the new 3 series is out will there be a new 5 Series soon?

Thinking of getting one of these on contract hire to replace my 2 year old 520d M sport but dont want to have an older car after 6 months or so...

Also, have there been any updates internal or external since March 2017? I currently have white so will go for Carbon Black this time to get a bit of a change but wondered if there were any other changes made to the one I have?

PrancingHorses

2,208 posts

152 months

Monday 20th May
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Ah well too late now placed an order today biggrin

Bill4San

34 posts

13 months

Monday 20th May
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You should be OK PrancingHorses.

The G30 5 series has only been out for 2 years and I'd expect a 'facelift' in about another year or two but no significant changes for 3/4 years yet.