I don’t love the Auto Start/Stop feature on my 2018 X3 M40i. I understand that on pre-2018 BMWs the feature could be re-coded to ‘Last User Mode’ allowing the owner to deactivate the system. I’ve been advised that’s not possible on 2018 BMWs. Any chance of a another work-around fix for 2018 models? Thanks.
Hello Mr. Holtz, we had the same question previously, it is in the archives, but here is that answer:
“Hello Mr. Aulick. You have to go to the driving mode settings and set up a driving mode with the Auto Start/Stop to “off,” whenever you are in that driving mode it will be automatically off, however, if not in that driving mode, or if the ECO mode is on, or if the car sees a set of circumstances (can be many different things), it will revert to on. It will not remember the last setting as previous models. I also hear that 2019 and up you will not have an option to disable it. Hope it helps. Thank you for the question.”