Why is the 2008 BMW 328i supported, but not the 528i, and is support for this model on the roadmap? I just acquired a 528i of this model year and was introduced to Automatic by an enthusiastic friend, and I really want to get one for my car, but this is highly disappointing.
Hi there, Kashi, and thanks for your interest! The reason why the 2008 BMW 528i isn't supported yet is because this model has a known issue where the car goes into a diagnostic mode and "wakes up" from sleep upon detecting that something was plugged into the OBD-II port. This can result in unintended battery drain. We plan to support this vehicle in the future (support will come in the form of a firmware update), but there's no ETA right now.
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