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      11-08-2019, 12:11 PM   #1
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HI Team i8

So, turns out the Ionic Silver LCI I purchased, seems not to be an LCI model after all...

On receiving the car on Wednesday, I noticed a few things:

1) Air Intake on bonnet not revised version
2) Car was NOT running iDrive 6 (no tiles) and did not offer Apple Car Play. Phoning the BMW Connect team resulted in them telling me that this was not supported on the car, even as a paid feature.
3) No 'Coupe' badge on the side
4) I couldn't tell whether or not the car had the upgraded battery but fully charged it showed an electric range of 18 miles (which I believe is about what the pre LCI cars give?..)

BMW said the car was listed as having the 11.7kw battery. But my understanding is that if that were true, then it should be the LCI model with all the above LCI features (Car Play etc) which it doesn't have.

Nobody at BMW can give a straight answer about whether there exist any versions WITH the increased battery capacity but WITHOUT the other changes that the updated car has.
The car was very definitely presented as an LCI version and given that it seems not to be one, the dealer has agreed to take it back.

Would be really interested to hear from owners here who have LCI cars:
Do you all have iDrive v6 with Car Play?
What range does a full charge of the battery show?

In the meantime, the search for the right car resumes!
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      11-08-2019, 12:44 PM   #2
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I have an October LCI I8 and it has all the features missing on the car you were provided with . The max range I have seen so far on a fully charged battery was 54 km but the most usual one is in the high 40’s . I think it may depends on the ambient temperature .
Very surprising that the dealer , assuming familiarity with I8’s , would have got confused ...
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      11-08-2019, 01:23 PM   #3
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Thanks Adofred.
You're confirming my suspicions!
I agree that the confusion is strange.
When I pointed out that the car was running iDrive 5 and had no Carplay compatibility and the old styling they literally didn't know what to say..
Such a shame as I had been so excited about taking delivery. (I bought the car unseen based on spec as it was CPO).
Also said in the listing that the car had Display key and it didn't.

Think they need to be asking some questions of themselves over there...
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      11-08-2019, 10:57 PM   #4
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Would they consider a price adjustment? I've had the pre-LCI and now the LCI. While some of the new features are nice, I don't think any of them are must-haves.
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      11-09-2019, 07:26 AM   #5
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Thanks Emmfive

For me Apple Carplay is a must. Had it in my prev car and really don't want to be without it.
And also, the increased electric range make paying a little extra worth it for me.
So the search continues!
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      11-09-2019, 09:20 AM   #6
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HI Team i8

So, turns out the Ionic Silver LCI I purchased, seems not to be an LCI model after all...
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That is definitely not an LCI.

In addition to the differences you noted, the "Silver" color on the LCI cars is actually called "Donington Grey".
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      11-09-2019, 11:31 AM   #7
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Thanks Louv

So did they discontinue the Ionic Silver for the LCI cars?...
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      11-09-2019, 11:41 AM   #8
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Thanks Louv

So did they discontinue the Ionic Silver for the LCI cars?...
Yes.
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Interesting to know.
Thanks for the information!
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      11-10-2019, 07:01 AM   #10
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Sorry to hear you had to return it. Which dealer was it?
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Thanks Fishpond.

It was a main dealer in the North of England.
Rather not say more until this is all sorted..
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