I newly tested it OK to use VVDI2 Commander to make a working BMW key. So share my experience here and hope it helps!
Tool I used:
It is VVDI2 Commander Key Programmer for VW/Audi/BMW/Porsche Full Version. Because I need to deal with VW car issues I bought this VVDI2 full at www.obd2shop.co.uk, But if you need a lower price and just focus on BMW, I know there is another option: VVDI2 with Basic, BMW and OBD Functions
Below I will talk about is the procedure VVDI2 make BMW key:
First connect VVDI2 with car and use the old key to turn ignition on. Open the software when I click Connect it automatically show me car information and “connect OK”.
Click Key Learn
Click Get Key Info and I see two options: one add key, one lost all key. I choose Add Key then NEXT.
And it says the dealer key should be taken away. So pull out the old key and I click OK.
It read out all key information. I click Save Key Info below to save the original key data.
Next I choose KeyID3 and click Prepare dealer key with programmer.
It asks me to put new key into programmer. So I put the new key into VVDI2 coil.
Then it asks if the key has keyless, I say no.
New key is made but locked. So as the tips I use the key to start car.
Cool ! Car starts successfully as I expected!