Real Story: K40 Electronics Install on a BMW M4

September 14, 2020

Categories: Reviews4.2 min read
K40 Platinum Series remote control and owners manual handed to a customer

Brent Rogers contacted K40 Electronics to inquire about getting a speeding ticket protection system for his BMW M4. K40 recommended Abt Electronics, a dealer in his area to have a front and rear radar detection system and four front Laser Defusers custom installed on his vehicle. K40 Electronics asked him to share his experience, from determining which products best suited his needs to his first driving experience with the K40 Electronics Platinum360 radar detector and Laser Defusers. Below, Brent shares a review of K40 Electronics and one of our retail partners.

K40 Electronics Radar Installation on a BMW M4

I recently had the pleasure of having a K40 electronics installation completed for my car and wanted to share my experience with the brand and my installer.

Installation Process

I was met by John, the Mobile Electronics Manager at Abt Electronics — a K40 Electronics retail partner. John first took me through installation options and walked me around the car as he pointed out what potential system components and features were available. One of the things I was struck most by was how personally excited and invested he was in the K40 Electronics system’s potential for my vehicle, particularly the recent upgrades to the K40 Electronics options like the low noise amplifier (LNA) technology that boosts radar signal sensitivity, auto filter, which decreases and increases sensitivity based on speed, and the ability to select specific band frequency ranges to decrease non-police false alerts.

“John was super attentive to my personal preferences and adjusted the plan based on what I mentioned as my own needs and priorities.”

John was super attentive to my personal preferences and adjusted the plan based on what I mentioned as my own needs and priorities. That included installing the Laser Defuser components uniquely so that I could switch out my kidney grilles on my M4 easily in the future. Abt mounted two of the Laser Defuser transponders vertically in my grille to cover the center mass of my vehicle, and the other two transponders were mounted horizontally on the left and right side of my grille to cover my headlights. This gives me the complete coverage against laser speeding tickets I was looking for.

I was back the next day to pick up my car. Before I even had a chance to admire the install, I noticed how they had gone through and cleaned & wiped down my vehicle. I thought this was a nice touch and showed the attention to detail of the installer.

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First Drive & Customizations

My first impression of the install was that you can’t even tell that a radar detector has been installed. This is a huge draw for me because as a car enthusiast, I like my vehicles to retain their authentic, factory-made feel.

After my first impressions, I wanted to take some time to test out the K40 features. I wasn’t disappointed. My previous Escort radar detector was extremely noisy, even in quiet mode, and I immediately noticed that the K40 system resulted in much less noise and a significant decrease in false alerts. I love the feature of the front band versus rear band alerts, which to me is a high-end feature that enhances the entire system.

Some of my other favorite tweaks include K40’s Laser Defuser Pulse Transmit mode setting. In this setting, the Laser Defusers send out the jamming signal for up to 5 seconds and then turn themselves off to allow the officer to obtain my speed. During a police laser encounter, the system gives a distinct and lower audible signal when the Defusers are no longer transmitting, so I know when the officer will get my vehicle’s speed. Quiet Ride is another killer feature, which silences alerts under a speed that you can set yourself.

Dashboard of a BMW M4 with K40 Electronics Radar Installed

What Sets K40 Electronics Apart

K40 Electronics Radar Clicker

Honestly, one of the best features of my K40 besides the product itself— is the service that comes with it. 24/7 access to a K40 consultant, who you can essentially call anytime you want and get answers to any questions you have about the K40 system, features, and even how to avoid speeding tickets in your specific areas.

Overall, I’ve been impressed by the increased range for alerts I have been experiencing,  the supercharged features, customization options, and every part of my experience from initial consult and installation to ongoing use and support. It has been an excellent investment. I can’t recommend K40 Electronics and its products highly enough.

– Brent R., CEO and Founder Green Line Inc.

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