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      11-30-2012, 03:00 AM   #23
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I know a lot of people gave you compliments about your wheels, but they gotta go I'm really sorry but black wheels are a waste of money, might as well go with steelies cause you cant tell the difference. the point of wheels is to define a car and give it the extra oomph specially low profiles, but what we do is is hide the whole thing and paint it black to match the tires. find a mate with a similar car parc face to face, snap a side pic and lets see which looks nicer.
No need to flame just voicing my opinion, to each his own.
Each to their own right!

I love the look of it, I specifically asked to have it done. I knew roughly what it would look like and I'm more than happy with it. My past cars have had the same treatment so I'm a bit of a sucker for it I guess.

Appreciate your opinion, but what you've said isn't a blanket theory for how people want their car to look or how it should look.
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      12-07-2012, 10:28 AM   #24
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I know a lot of people gave you compliments about your wheels, but they gotta go I'm really sorry but black wheels are a waste of money, might as well go with steelies cause you cant tell the difference. the point of wheels is to define a car and give it the extra oomph specially low profiles, but what we do is is hide the whole thing and paint it black to match the tires. find a mate with a similar car parc face to face, snap a side pic and lets see which looks nicer.
No need to flame just voicing my opinion, to each his own.
pretty sure it's just plasti dipped or painted

369M wheels
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      12-07-2012, 05:44 PM   #25
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      03-21-2013, 08:58 PM   #26
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When you bought it, did the M-package include gearshift paddles at that time?
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      03-22-2013, 01:38 AM   #27
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When you bought it, did the M-package include gearshift paddles at that time?
No mate - I don't believe any of the of the X3's had paddle shift.

Definitely not an option when I was ordering.
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      03-22-2013, 05:41 AM   #28
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No mate - I don't believe any of the of the X3's had paddle shift.

Definitely not an option when I was ordering.
Thanks mate, I ordered the 2013 X3 2.0d with M sport couple weeks ago, the specification they gave me (also can be found at http://www.bmw.com.au/com/en/newvehi...spec-guide.pdf) shows it includes gearshift paddles. However I found many photos shown in this forum don't have it, hence I asked.

Not sure if any others here who got a recent 2012/2013 X3 with M-sport, especially in Australia here, can confirm if 2.0i or 2.0d M-sport comes with gearshift paddles or not?

Many thanks.
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      03-22-2013, 02:57 PM   #29
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X3 MSport 2.0d collected on the 17th March in UK. Gearshift paddles standard with auto box
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      03-23-2013, 01:16 AM   #30
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X3 MSport 2.0d collected on the 17th March in UK. Gearshift paddles standard with auto box
Yeah it was never an option with aussie delivered X3's at the time when I ordered.

May have changed - mine was one of the first 2012's into the country (November 2011 build) so it has been a little while.

If your spec states it I wouldn't be surprised if you got it. Whats your salesman have to say about it ozx3bimmer?
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      03-23-2013, 01:45 AM   #31
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I think that the gearshift paddles must be a recent upgrade. My auto 3.0 does not have them - they only came on the 3.5 in mid 2012 here in the UK.
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      03-23-2013, 01:54 AM   #32
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I was under the impression they were available since the model release in the US? On the 3.5i standard at the very least?
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      03-23-2013, 04:05 AM   #33
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Yeah it was never an option with aussie delivered X3's at the time when I ordered.

May have changed - mine was one of the first 2012's into the country (November 2011 build) so it has been a little while.

If your spec states it I wouldn't be surprised if you got it. Whats your salesman have to say about it ozx3bimmer?
One thing concerns me is that, in the specification, there is a fine print under the M Sport Package that said "incl. gearshift paddles for steering wheel (7XA), which must be ordered". But in my purchase contract, it didn't have this 7XA item there.

Anyhow I will follow up with the salesman and let you all know.
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      03-25-2013, 01:24 AM   #34
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Emailed to the salesman, got responded back and confirmed it comes with the gearshift paddles, what's a relieve, whew! Thanks guys.

BTW did you buy the nice wheels from one of the Brisbane BMW dealer? If so, mind to tell which one is it?
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      03-25-2013, 09:03 PM   #35
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I just upgraded from the standard 18's on the 2.0d to the 19's from the 2.8i/3.0d.
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I'c, thanks. In case you wonder, I asked to upgrade the M sport 19" to 20" wheels and got a reply back with a mind blowing price ... http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=818685
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Alpine white is a great colour whole car looks awesome, as my wife wants us to get a X3 2.0i instead of a 328i 180kw how does the 2.0d 135kw go like is it heavy and slow or it goes good.

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      05-04-2013, 09:07 AM   #38
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Alpine white is a great colour whole car looks awesome, as my wife wants us to get a X3 2.0i instead of a 328i 180kw how does the 2.0d 135kw go like is it heavy and slow or it goes good.

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It's great mate. Plenty of punch for a 2.0d. Couldn't be happier.
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      06-26-2013, 01:50 AM   #39
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I will say this....


....the X3 really got the aesthetic nod on the M Sport. Our M Sport bumpers on the X5 pale in comparison.
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      06-29-2013, 02:50 AM   #40
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Gearshift pedals are standard with the M Sport and M Sport steering wheel here in the Netherlands.
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