BMW coding: Esys vs Carly vs BimmerCode

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BMW Esys vs Carly vs BimmerCode

Part 1: Esys vs Carly

Part 2: BimmerCode vs Esys

Part 3: BimmerCode or Carly

Part 4: Conclusion


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In detail…


Part 1: Esys vs Carly


Carly: not for coding; E sys: coding success


I have been using Carly on my F30 for over a year, but not for coding, as that’s still not supported on Android. Carly can read and clear diagnostic codes and a host of other things that E-Sys isn’t meant to do. I recommend going to their website and checking on its capabilities there. From what they’ve told me, their F-chassis coding will probably be limited to the KOMBI module (dashboard items), but it may expand to include HU-ENTRY/CIC/NBT/NBT2 and FEM_BODY in the future.

It’s a simple connect (via their BT adapter), read coding data, select features to activate or deactivate (or change values), then push back into the module. Same as E-Sys but with a much more simplified interface. It allows you to save the module coding data as a backup, just like E-Sys. It worked great for coding on E-chassis cars, so I’m hoping it will be the same for F-Chassis, although they’ve had quite a bit of time to get things working and so far, coding with Android still isn’t fully tested yet. I’ve since used E-Sys for coding my F30 and the wife’s F23.


BMW E-Sys works better than Carly app in Fxx coding


I used Carly for my wife’s previous E88 128 convertible and it worked great – no having to do one item at a time, etc. Not quite sure what the problem is with the F-cars, because the principle is the same – read coding data, modify, write coding data. Apparently the new “network” and whatever read/write protocol that implies is far different than the CANbus of the E-series cars.

By comparison, E-Sys has improved vastly over the past year or two and coding both my F30 and the wife’s new F23 was relatively easy, particularly since you can save the coding data, disconnect, take the computer inside to do the modifications on a copy of the saved data, then reconnect and push the data back using the modified file. No more sitting in the car searching for the feature to be coded while the engine’s idling.


Carly adapter Bluetooth; E sys ENET cable– Ethernet to OBD


Actually, the Carly adapter is Bluetooth. E-Sys looks for a connection via the ethernet port on your laptop. It won’t recognize BT at all – at least, I’ve not been able to make it do so. If your laptop doesn’t have an ethernet/RJ45 connector, you’ll need to find a device that does. Pretty sure that you can’t use a USB-to-ethernet adapter, either.

Coding the speedo correction affects the analog (gauge) speedometer; it appears that the digital readout, which gets added to the “list” of things you can display in the center of the cluster, then gives the same reading as the analog. I can guarantee that it does fix the approximately 3 MPH slow reading (actual speed 67, speedo reading 70). All speedos are going to be somewhat innacurate unless they’re calibrated and “certified”, such as the ones in Law Enforcement cars. Even your GPS will give you a 1-2 MPH difference from the “corrected” reading once you’ve coded it, but the GPS is generally reading too slow as well.



Part 2: BimmerCode vs Esys


Bimmercode plus vgate = £50 (roughly)
E-sys + pro launcher = $50 for 2.5 years


BimmerCode for quick convenience

ESys for fully featured use.



Part 3: BimmerCode or Carly


BimmerCode is only for coding. It has the ability to code values that are not in the preselected list of coding items in expert mode.

Carly doesn’t have the expert mode and can only code what is preselected, but it has more functions other than coding(reading codes/reset service reminders/live view of sensor reading/battery registration).


Bimmercode is made for the F3x and newer generation cars.

Carly is hands down better for E9x.


Carly is the better option because it is much easier to operate without having to do hours of reading just to install and set up the damn software.
Carly has enabled me to code a bunch of options in no time at all. It also reads most of the modules on my BMW and allows me to clear them. It might cost a little more but it’s all about ease of use and convenience.
I use the same cable as I use for MHD and it works just fine with Carly.


I vote for BimmerCode.
Dont forget – there is a sister app called BimmerLink that can read and clear trouble codes, monitor sensor levels, control the exhaust flap and more.
I have the Vgate iCar 3 WiFi and it works flawlessly.


+1 for Bimmercode. Very user friendly and excellent customer service if needed!


+1 I also use the BimmerCode/Link but with Bluetooth
It’s done everything I have wanted to do without a problem. I am happy with it so far!


Part 4: Conclusion


BMW Esys wins!

ESys for fully featured use and best for coding


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BMW ENET Esys can hide modules or program single module


1.Lock unlock sound confirmation ( to prevent radio interference, add sound to confirm car locked when turn light confirmation inconvenient. This is setup in cic)

2.Can operate the navigation menu including watching dvd when driving( for driving safety. Let the side driver operate the navigation menu )

3.Display engine output and torque meter ( purely fun, look engine output )

4.Cancel confirmation screen big screen boot delay

5.Open the voice recognition function

6.Three kind of bluetooth phone ringtones ( personality only )

7.Increasing the cic memory address to 50

8.The glass automatically rise to the top process is not terminated by the car door ( easy to get off to close the window waiting )

9.The digital speed display ( fun only )

10.Air-conditioned memory of the last off state ( without air conditioning season is more convenient )

11.Indoor cycling memories of the last time the state when engine off

12.A-pillar electric tailgate buttons and remote control a key to close the power tailgate. At any time terminate the reverse operation ( turn off 15 minutes or more reset )

13.Increasing shift paddles

14.The small screen to the large-screen display modify

15.Pdc display vertical and horizontal

16.Disable the seat belt status display – passenger seat

17.Disable the seat belt status display – driver seat

18.Disable seat belt reminder mistake ! The link is invalid. Device – passenger seat

19.Disable seat belt reminder – driving position

20.Disabled unfasten their seat belts voice prompts – passenger seat

21.Disabled unfasten their seat belts voice prompts – driving position

22Intersection vehicle high beam automatic control ( no condition tested. Do not know if it is valid )

23.Angel eyes open and cancel functions

24.turn off the engine start-stop function turned on by default

25.gps time synchronization

26.Foot open the back cover

27.Ds show s1-s7 selection

28.Active sports gearbox program sport +

29.Single microphone settings

30.Engine off automatically unlock

31.Internet applications

32.Armrest usb playback video

33.The maximum distance disable front camera view

34.The maximum distance to disable the rear camera view

35.Maximum speed disable front camera view

36.The maximum speed to disable the rear camera view