Can Freeze You Out in the Middle of Summer - 2016 BMW 340i xDrive Long-Term Road Test Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,237
edited September 2016 in BMW
imageCan Freeze You Out in the Middle of Summer - 2016 BMW 340i xDrive Long-Term Road Test

If you like a car with a very capable air conditioner, you'll love the 2016 BMW 340i.

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  • vvkvvk Member Posts: 196
    I find that if I set the temp at 76 on a really hot day, I am comfortable. Set it and forget it. On a milder day, 75 or 73.

    I you set it to 70-72, it gets too cold eventually and you end up adjusting it.
  • longtimelurkerlongtimelurker Member Posts: 455
    This just's climate control...has a thermostat. Set it to the temp you want in the cabin...setting it to a colder temp will not bring it down any faster than just setting it to the temp you want it to stay at.
  • barich1barich1 Member Posts: 143
    What longtimelurker said. My climate control rarely budges from 72 in the summer and 68 in the winter. Why bother buying a car with automatic climate control if you're going to mess with it all of the time anyway?
  • agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    What feels comfortable and what the climate control reads are not always one and the same. Your home A/C guy will tell you the same. I live in Vegas, and in summer setting the climate control to 78°F works well when the Sun is on the car. I often have to turn it down at night, though. In the winter 78°F feels stuffy to me. YMMV.
  • longtimelurkerlongtimelurker Member Posts: 455
    Well, yeah - in winter, even in Vegas, you're wearing long-sleeve shirts and long don't want it set to 78 when you're dressed like that.
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