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      01-20-2016, 05:58 PM   #1
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Front windscreen heater - UK

Anyone can please tell me if the X1 is fitted with front heated windscreen or no?
My car is a 18d which it takes forever to warmup and for the ice to melt from the front windscreen!!

My ford 2007 has a heated front windscreen and it takes 2min for the ice to melt!!!
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      01-21-2016, 03:50 AM   #2
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As far as I am aware there is no heated screen.
I have X-line and there wasn't even an option otherwise it would have been the first thing I ticked. Mine also takes an age to clear. Unfortunately it's back to the can of
de-icer and scraper! (not what you expect on a 40k car)
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      01-21-2016, 04:45 AM   #3
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I'm also disappointed that I couldn't get this (Having had it on Fords, and would have if I'd bought a VW this time).

I'd rather have this than heated seats (Much as I love them on a cold morning!)
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      01-21-2016, 06:08 AM   #4
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This is really disappointing, the button clearly showing heater but I guess this is an air heater not wired! not sure if this is a misleading or no!

Is there any other BMW that comes with heated windscreen?
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      01-21-2016, 06:51 AM   #5
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The only BMW I know with a heated screen is the MINI
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      01-21-2016, 10:11 AM   #6
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Do you know if any of the X1 has the auxiliary heater?

Auxiliary ventilation is useless in the UK as temp barely rises.
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      11-29-2016, 03:31 AM   #7
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first frozen windscreen in UK this morning, and i was out scraping it with a credit card.

My 1 series E81 used to melt the ice in seconds using just the blower, but the F48 just doesn't blow hard enough to do anything. damn.
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      11-29-2016, 09:57 AM   #8
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first frozen windscreen in UK this morning, and i was out scraping it with a credit card.

My 1 series E81 used to melt the ice in seconds using just the blower, but the F48 just doesn't blow hard enough to do anything. damn.
Yes, first cold morning and I noticed that my X1 took a lot longer to warm up than my M135i used to - though I suppose a 3 litre 6-pot engine (M135i) is going to produce more heat than a 2 litre 4-pot. Guess it's a price I'm going to have to pay for fuel efficiency

Nevertheless, this morning at 6am and -4 deg.C. , I was wishing it would heat up faster
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      11-29-2016, 11:07 AM   #9
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what i really wanted is the "webasto" heater but not available across the whole X1 engine/line range.
But they could at least bother to hide that option in idrive, I get mad every time I see it.
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      11-29-2016, 02:43 PM   #10
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Well sounds like we need a more low-tech solution ... there must be a windscreen cover that is suitable for the X1 ...

I'll start googling - my X1 arrives in Jan and I know it's going to be ice station zebra here!
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      11-30-2016, 05:16 AM   #11
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#garage #smug
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      11-30-2016, 06:58 AM   #12
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#garage #smug
We just converted half the garage to an office while the other half is home to my Ducati. So I will be joining the ice scrapping gang this year....
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      12-02-2016, 05:00 PM   #13
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I used a cover over the windscreen, the type that has the wings that you put inside the car/doors. It rained & the car door cards got soaked just above the speakers.
Not had this happen on a car before.
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      01-12-2017, 05:49 PM   #14
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I've just made an interesting discovery!!

If you set the blower fans to highest, and direct it to the windscreen vents manually, it actually blows a lot harder than if you were to press the "windscreen max" button.

I'll be doing that as of tomorrow morning.
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