The features of the BMW are one of the reasons why the car brand is popular. The leading car manufacturer embeds loads of useful and exciting features that give users an awesome riding experience.
However, there are many more features in the BMW cars that users can enjoy. All you have to do is unlock them. The manufacturers have left these features hidden for various reasons which include marketing strategy, product positioning, among others.
One of the ways of unlocking these features is through BimmerCode. BimmerCode is an application that allows you to unlock the hidden features of your BMW from your smartphone. This article will review the application, its pros and cons, and the compatible vehicles with which you can use it.
Functions and Features of BimmerCode
Built specifically for BWM cars, the BimmerCode App allows you to unlock the hidden features in your car through its various features. Some of the features include;
Two Stages of Coding
The BimmerCode App allows you to modify your car to suit your taste in two stages. The first stage is the basic modification process. This stage allows you to effect the most basic changes and it is straightforward.
Also, the changes made at this stage are in English. Therefore, every user can use BimmerCode at the stage without making any mistakes.
The second stage is the expert mode or stage. At this stage, you get to carry out deeper and more serious changes in your car. Moreover, the underlaying identifiers are displayed.
This means that you need to know what you are doing to use the app at this point. Also using this mode incorrectly can cause serious damages to your car.
After coding, BimmerCode creates a backlog of the coding data. This backlog can later be used to diagnose and analytics of your car. This feature is another useful and impressive aspect of the BimmerCode offerings.
With the backup provision, users can export the backup files to other devices. The backup feature is present for both iOS and Android devices.
It is important to note that the backup file gets deleted whenever you uninstall the app from your device. Therefore, it is advisable to export the backup files before deleting the application from your smartphone.
What I Like About BimmerCode
To write this review, I had to test the BimmerCode application. After testing, I can say confidently that the application is one of the best coding products for BMW cars. The following are some of the things I like about the application;
Easy to Use and Navigate the Menu
One of the most important things to look out for in a mobile application is its user interface. Being the interface with which users interact with the product, it is important to ensure that it is easy to use.
The makers of BimmerCode understand this fact and designed the application with the users in mind. BimmerCode is easy to use and navigate. The user flows and information architecture is straightforward.
What’s more, I didn’t encounter any issues while accessing and navigating through the menu. It was easy to go through the menus and use them.
Suitable for a Wide Range of Cars
The Bimmer Code applications allow you to code BMW cars, MINI cars, and Toyota Supra (the 2019 model). Specifically, the following are some of the car models with which you can use Bimmer Code; 1 Series, 2 Series, 2 Series Active Tourer, and 2 Series Gran Tourer.
There is also the 3 Series, 4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, and 7 Series. You can also use the Bimmer Code App with the X1 series up to the X7 series (including the X3 M, X4 M, X5 M, and X6 M). The BMW i3 and i8 are also popular models that you can use Bimmer Code for.
Other suitable models include the Toyota Supra 2009 model and MINI 2006 models.
Code Many Hidden Features
For different reasons known to the manufacturer, many of the car models listed above come with hidden features. The hardware required for the functioning of these features is present, you only need to activate them. BimmerCode allows you to do this whenever going through a lot of technicalities.
All you need to do is connect the application to your car and you are good to go.
One of the common problems that users of coding apps face is slow communication as a result of a poor or slow connection. BimmerCode solves this problem by ensuring that the car gets connected to the application as quickly as possible.
It is Free and Compatible
Another impressive feature is that you get to get a feel of the app through its free version. Through the free version of the app (which is free to download) you will be able to check what options are available for your car before purchasing the full version. You can code only on the full version.
What You Need to Know Beforehand
The following are things you must do or bear in mind before using Bimmer Code;
- Get your phone fully charged
- Put your phone in Airplane Mode
- Ensure that the car has an OBD Adapter and check for its compatibility.
I recommend OBDLink CX as the best compatible adapter for BimmerCode because it is made for BimmerCode.
Bimmer Code is one of the popular options for coding and unlocking hidden features in your BMW and MINI cars. The application is easy to use and comes with many impressive features as I discovered while testing for this review.
It is safe to say that BimmerCode is one of the best coding products available in the automobile industry.