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Newbie & Future New 225XE Owner

Post by Bishthefish » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:02 pm

Morning all,
My current company car is due to go back later this year so between Christmas and New Year my leasing company arranged for couple of demonstrators for me to try before I place my order. Following a succsefull 4 day test drive of a 225xe (and a less successful test of a B180d), I have just placed an order for a 2018 facelifted 225xe M-Sport as my next company car. The main reasons behind the choice being a significant reduction in company car tax, vehicle spec and vehicle performance - after driving around in a 2.0d 508SW for the last 3 years I was pleasantly suprised by the accelaration and handling. This will be my 1st BMW and 1st hybrid car :D .
However, as I am new to PHEVs and before i take delivery in late April (fingers crossed), I have a few queries I wondered someone from the forum could assist me with :?
1, Charge points. Could some recommend a provider to instal a domestic charge point (I am in North Yorkshire)?
2, Public charging, how does this work?
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Alistair

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Re: Newbie & Future New 225XE Owner

Post by Heff » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:39 pm

I bought a 225xe M Sport last September. Really
enjoying it. Make sure you go for the heads up display and big screen sat nav at the minimum.
I got the BMW charge point put in which allows me to have better control remotely. As for public charging I have signed up to Charge Point etc but not got round to using it yet.

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Re: Newbie & Future New 225XE Owner

Post by Bishthefish » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:56 pm

Heff wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:39 pm
I bought a 225xe M Sport last September. Really
enjoying it. Make sure you go for the heads up display and big screen sat nav at the minimum.
The demo car I had was fitted with the HUD but as I wear polarized glasses a lot when driving it was useless - the kids thought it was great though. Gone for solar glass, roof rails (boot is way smaller than current car so will need extra storage occasionally), heated seats, run flats, folding mirrors, dimmable rear view mirror and Estoril blue paint - that was my extras allowance spent. Looking to install a charge point (not BMW) when order is confirmed by the lease company. Just need some advice on how to go about it and who is good to go with.

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Re: Newbie & Future New 225XE Owner

Post by dorsetred » Thu Feb 01, 2018 9:59 am

Bishthefish wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:56 pm
Heff wrote:
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:39 pm
I bought a 225xe M Sport last September. Really
enjoying it. Make sure you go for the heads up display and big screen sat nav at the minimum.
The demo car I had was fitted with the HUD but as I wear polarized glasses a lot when driving it was useless - the kids thought it was great though. Gone for solar glass, roof rails (boot is way smaller than current car so will need extra storage occasionally), heated seats, run flats, folding mirrors, dimmable rear view mirror and Estoril blue paint - that was my extras allowance spent. Looking to install a charge point (not BMW) when order is confirmed by the lease company. Just need some advice on how to go about it and who is good to go with.
Last year we were looking at changing our 2AT M Sport for the 225xe but things went pearshape so we cancelled the order in the end, however, in a similar position to you we were advised on here to look at ChargedEV... http://www.chargedev.co.uk/ and they were very helpful, to be honest we'd probably have gone with them prior to cancellation.

Hope that helps you?

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Re: Newbie & Future New 225XE Owner

Post by Adel24 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:47 am

Hallo zusammen , ich bin neu hier

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Re: Newbie & Future New 225XE Owner

Post by dorsetred » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:43 pm

Hi Adel

Welcome to the forum but unfortunately you'll need to use a translation program as some people may not understand German.
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Re: Newbie & Future New 225XE Owner

Post by ellingtj » Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:32 pm

Any competent person scheme electrician, like me ;-) could do it. However I'm nowhere near you. Section 722 of the wiring regs provides the regulations for charging installations, for home (dwellings) they are quite straightforward.

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Re: Newbie & Future New 225XE Owner

Post by Bishthefish » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:26 pm

Up-date to my earlier posts:

Due to the 2018 facelift, the M-Sport was no longer available and as the facelift included slight price increases it has fallen outside my grade :( . Consequently I have gone for the Sport with solar glass, roof rails, heated seats, run flats, folding mirrors, dimmable rear view mirror and black paint. I could have had the luxury but would have had to sacrifice to many options (I would have only been able to get roof rails or run flats and that was it), so went for the sport with more kit.
I have been given a provisional delivery date of 30th July.
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Re: Newbie & Future New 225XE Owner

Post by Bishthefish » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:23 am

Looks like the delivery date has been brought forward! Lease company is now stating delivery date of 07/05/2018, can't wait.
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Re: Newbie & Future New 225XE Owner

Post by ellingtj » Tue May 15, 2018 9:50 pm

Al, has it arrived?

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Re: Newbie & Future New 225XE Owner

Post by Bishthefish » Mon May 21, 2018 6:12 am

ellingtj wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 9:50 pm
Al, has it arrived?
Unfortunately not, Lex admitted to getting the dates wrong. They mixed up the build slot date with the delivery date - they are quoting 23rd July as delivery date (which could move back as well as forward!)
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Re: Newbie & Future New 225XE Owner

Post by sid_james » Fri Aug 17, 2018 8:40 pm

Also ordered one for my next company car, to replace a 520 M sport estate. tax reasons in the main.

Have ordered virtually every big option, but also a small option that got cancelled due to no longer being available.

"faux electric motor external noise". I was really looking forward to that £80 option!

Should be here late September.

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