On Aliexpress in selling interactive avtoklyuch that are visually almost completely repeat smart trinkets “BMW Display Key”. They have similar design and touch LCD display with control “swipe”.
Using Chinese keychain car owner can know about the current fuel level and estimated range. Plus with this key is performed remote engine start, vehicle search by location, as well as climate control.
In General, the functionality of the Chinese “fakes” is inferior to the original, which is all of the above, also allows the remote to control the car while Parking. However this function is relevant only for owners of vehicles equipped with the appropriate assistant.
The Chinese key turned out to be even more original — 51 708 rubles, while the real smart key FOB can be purchased in Russia at a price slightly more expensive than 40 thousand rubles, and when ordering a new car the cost of this option is 29 800 p.
Buying a fake key on Aliexpress, the customer will also receive a module of data exchange and wiring. At the same time to set it all up, the car owner will have their own.
Note that Chinese FOB compatible with a wider number of models. In the product description says that its performance is guaranteed for body G-series and older F-models and also some three-pointers (E90) and fives (E60). However, a 100% working key FOB for the latest manufacturer is still not guaranteed.
By the way, the original smart key also works not always perfect: he periodically retarding the swipe, and the picture quality of the display leaves much to be desired. It is unlikely that Chinese knockoff is superior to the original, which means buying it (especially considering the prices) it seems adventurous undertaking.