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      10-31-2019, 06:28 AM   #1013
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After putting on Eibach V1 springs the dealer was having a hard time getting the alignment right. It keeps pulling barely right but also doesn't track straight on long sweeping turns. Anyways..... the tech came out to speak with me and the tech wanted to try a few things but then offered a software upgrade. I didn't have the time to do it right then but will drop it off in the AM to have it done. Will share my impressions.
I think flashing to the latest iStep did affect steering weight for me - being electronically assisted steering I've heard it can change how it self centres and kicks back etc. if you're confident the wheels are aligned correctly then doing an update might just resolve the problems.
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      10-31-2019, 12:04 PM   #1014
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Do you have a manual transmission? I'm curious to see if the software update would make the rev matching available in sport plus as well
Yes, it's a 6MT. Will let you know how it turns out.

Are there any other things I should be looking out for?
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      10-31-2019, 01:37 PM   #1015
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      10-31-2019, 02:18 PM   #1016
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I actually went to www.bmw.com/update and updated my 2015 F80
Did the same thing for my early 18 m4 zcp. ridiculously easy thing to do yourself.
Can you please explain exactly how to do this? I didn't see the steps on the website, although I may have missed it
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      11-01-2019, 04:35 AM   #1017
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I actually went to www.bmw.com/update and updated my 2015 F80
Did the same thing for my early 18 m4 zcp. ridiculously easy thing to do yourself.
Can you please explain exactly how to do this? I didn't see the steps on the website, although I may have missed it
The web update is simply for iDrive. ISTEP is the whole cars software (all control units). Only a dealer can do this or you can with special software and hardware at your own risk.
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      11-01-2019, 12:20 PM   #1018
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Do you have a manual transmission? I'm curious to see if the software update would make the rev matching available in sport plus as well
Yes, it's a 6MT. Will let you know how it turns out.

Are there any other things I should be looking out for?
Any updates on this? Did you see changes to rev matching?
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      11-02-2019, 02:07 PM   #1019
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Any updates on this? Did you see changes to rev matching?
I've been on the new code for about two days, although I've done very limited driving since I got the new code. [apologies, i'll have to grab the version off the car when I get a few minutes. I'm going from 504 to whatever they gave me on Thursday.]

My impressions:
Torque delivery is definitely smoothed out in all modes. I can see how some would not like this feature. Sport+ went from hard-to-handle to butter smooth. I'd be curious to see if acceleration times are affected following the changes.
No change to rev matching. Has it in Comfort and Sport, no rev match in Sport+. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Exhaust seems to be quieter especially on cold start, but need to check myself as this could be my imagination.
Steering has definitely improved...my alignment challenges disappeared. BMW seems to have adjusted speed sensitivity. At highway speeds, comfort now requires more effort than before; sport+ requires less effort than before. Comfort is still very easy at parking lot speeds.
Traction control is definitely a bit more liberal now. Car will now yaw a bit before kicking in.
My 10 year old son likes the new visuals in iDrive...I could care less. Pretty muted changes in all.
Suspension seems to be a bit smoother in all modes.
As a daily driver, I appreciate the changes. They may be seen as negative for tracking and autocrossing if you're an advanced driver -- which I clearly am not.

I would love to have a document which details the driver profile features that get saved by a profile backup and which do not. If you're gonna do the upgrade, definitely take a profile backup first. I would think the dealer would have done that...but YMMV. The profile restore did bring back memory seat settings and some of the iDrive codings I had done, but nowhere near all of them. Spent about 30 minutes in the car this AM setting things back via BimmerCode.

Those are my impressions as best I recall them in my barely two days in driving. If there are any specific questions feel free to send them along.

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Any updates on this? Did you see changes to rev matching?
I've been on the new code for about two days, although I've done very limited driving since I got the new code. [apologies, i'll have to grab the version off the car when I get a few minutes. I'm going from 504 to whatever they gave me on Thursday.]

My impressions:
Torque delivery is definitely smoothed out in all modes. I can see how some would not like this feature. Sport+ went from hard-to-handle to butter smooth. I'd be curious to see if acceleration times are affected following the changes.
No change to rev matching. Has it in Comfort and Sport, no rev match in Sport+. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Exhaust seems to be quieter especially on cold start, but need to check myself as this could be my imagination.
Steering has definitely improved...my alignment challenges disappeared. BMW seems to have adjusted speed sensitivity. At highway speeds, comfort now requires more effort than before; sport+ requires less effort than before. Comfort is still very easy at parking lot speeds.
Traction control is definitely a bit more liberal now. Car will now yaw a bit before kicking in.
My 10 year old son likes the new visuals in iDrive...I could care less. Pretty muted changes in all.
Suspension seems to be a bit smoother in all modes.
As a daily driver, I appreciate the changes. They may be seen as negative for tracking and autocrossing if you're an advanced driver -- which I clearly am not.

I would love to have a document which details the driver profile features that get saved by a profile backup and which do not. If you're gonna do the upgrade, definitely take a profile backup first. I would think the dealer would have done that...but YMMV. The profile restore did bring back memory seat settings and some of the iDrive codings I had done, but nowhere near all of them. Spent about 30 minutes in the car this AM setting things back via BimmerCode.

Those are my impressions as best I recall them in my barely two days in driving. If there are any specific questions feel free to send them along.
Exactly the same as what I noticed - the cars a different beast now when driven hard - it works better "as a whole".
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      11-03-2019, 12:39 AM   #1021
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Any updates on this? Did you see changes to rev matching?
I've been on the new code for about two days, although I've done very limited driving since I got the new code. [apologies, i'll have to grab the version off the car when I get a few minutes. I'm going from 504 to whatever they gave me on Thursday.]

My impressions:
Torque delivery is definitely smoothed out in all modes. I can see how some would not like this feature. Sport+ went from hard-to-handle to butter smooth. I'd be curious to see if acceleration times are affected following the changes.
No change to rev matching. Has it in Comfort and Sport, no rev match in Sport+. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Exhaust seems to be quieter especially on cold start, but need to check myself as this could be my imagination.
Steering has definitely improved...my alignment challenges disappeared. BMW seems to have adjusted speed sensitivity. At highway speeds, comfort now requires more effort than before; sport+ requires less effort than before. Comfort is still very easy at parking lot speeds.
Traction control is definitely a bit more liberal now. Car will now yaw a bit before kicking in.
My 10 year old son likes the new visuals in iDrive...I could care less. Pretty muted changes in all.
Suspension seems to be a bit smoother in all modes.
As a daily driver, I appreciate the changes. They may be seen as negative for tracking and autocrossing if you're an advanced driver -- which I clearly am not.

I would love to have a document which details the driver profile features that get saved by a profile backup and which do not. If you're gonna do the upgrade, definitely take a profile backup first. I would think the dealer would have done that...but YMMV. The profile restore did bring back memory seat settings and some of the iDrive codings I had done, but nowhere near all of them. Spent about 30 minutes in the car this AM setting things back via BimmerCode.

Those are my impressions as best I recall them in my barely two days in driving. If there are any specific questions feel free to send them along.
Thank you for the insights! Glad to hear the car is better from a daily driving perspective but it's a bummer that rev matching didn't change (at least for me).
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      11-06-2019, 03:23 AM   #1022
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2015 f80 here. im on F020-18-03-532

is that the latest 2015 f80 can have (looks like a March 2018 version)? trying to find out what was improved in more recent istep versions but cant see to find them
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