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      06-15-2019, 05:36 PM   #1
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530e owners anyone program alpina dash?

what do you loose when you cose alpina dash. do you like it better than oem?
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      06-15-2019, 08:39 PM   #2
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what do you loose when you cose alpina dash. do you like it better than oem?
I coded my brothers M750 with alpine Gauges, you have to have full digital gauges. My M550 couldn't be coded. He loves it!
Your gauges go from 160 to 210mph. It's a very nice function and animation that is visually cool with colors it uses. You'll see after you code it
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I have a 530e and have coded the Alpina dash.

Pros: beautiful blue dash; constant Tach no matter which mode I am in.
Cons: time no longer is analog and very dim; I lose the battery gauge (but it still shows the number of miles remaining).
When in auto mode, I usually use one of my memory buttons to bring up on the IDrive display the engine use display (which motor is being used to move the car and/or run the batteries).

It would be nice if there were a toggle but there is not. So far, for me, the pros outshine the cons so I have been retaining the Alpina dash. If I were a hypermiler, the answer might be different but I am at the opposite extreme; I bought a BMW to enjoy driving so I don't worry about mpg (except...to an extent...as a measure of how green I am driving).
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ok thanks. i will program when i get back from my business trip.
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