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      02-06-2014, 02:48 AM   #1

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Lightbulb Visual Comparison Between X3 LCI Facelift and Pre-Facelift X3

Visual Comparo Between X3 LCI Facelift and Pre-Facelift X3

We've compiled this look at the 2015 X3 (refreshed model) (Official Thread) against the pre-facelift version.

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In case you missed it, here is a summary of the highlights of the 2015 X3.

  • New X3 xDrive28d model (AWD) - $42,825 (U.S.) ($925 D&H included)
  • New X3 sDrive28i model (RWD) - $39,325 (U.S.) ($925 D&H included)
  • X3 xDrive28i model (AWD) - $40,725 (U.S.) ($925 D&H included)
  • X3 xDrive35i model (AWD) - $45,825 (U.S.) ($925 D&H included)
X3 xDrive28d Specs:
  • 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo diesel 4-cylinder engine
  • 180 horsepower
  • 280 lb-ft of torque (from 1,750 rpm)
  • 8-speed automatic transmission.
  • 0-60 mph in just under eight seconds
  • Includes Selective Catalyst Reduction to make the new X3 a clean diesel
X3 sDrive28i Specs:
  • 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo gasoline engine
  • 240 horsepower
  • 260 lb-ft of torque
  • 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds
X3 xDrive35i Specs:
  • 3.0- liter six-cylinder in-line engine
  • 300hp
  • 300 lb-ft, between 1,200 rpm and 5,000 rpm
Refreshed Styling:
  • New modified twin-circular headlights (LED headlights are optional)
  • More eye-catching kidney grille with new surround
  • New front and rear bumpers
  • Exterior mirrors with integrated LED turn signal indicators
  • LED front fog lights
  • Four new exterior paint colors
  • Four newly styled light-alloy wheels
New Tech:
  • 6.5" Navigation Screen with iDrive controller with touchpad
  • Parking Assistant
  • Full-color BMW Head-Up Display
  • Active Driving Assistant with ACC Stop & Go, including Lane Departure Warning, Frontal Collision Warning, Pedestrian Warning, and City Collision Mitigation
  • Metallic inserts in bumpers
  • Satin aluminum side cladding and bars in air inatkes
  • Simulated under guards at front and rear
  • Additional leather upholstery variants, trims strips and 19" alloy wheels options
M Sport:
  • M aerodynamic package
  • High-gloss Shadow Line trim
  • Six paint finishes
  • Two exclusive light-alloy wheel options in 19 and 20-inch format
  • Anthracite roof liner and sports seats in various leather upholstery variants
  • Eight-speed sport automatic transmission
  • Sport steering and suspension settings

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      02-06-2014, 10:27 AM   #2

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Still no vented seats?
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      02-06-2014, 11:16 AM   #3

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not too much to shout about.

Kind of like the current front headlamp units rather than the new style but i would say that as i am having my X3 next month
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      02-06-2014, 12:31 PM   #4
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im confused. instead of making the sDrive28i cheaper they just increased the price of the xDrive28i, right? Current X3 xDrive28i is $39,800 and new X3 xDrive28i is $42,000?
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      02-06-2014, 12:33 PM   #5

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Excellent updates!
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      02-06-2014, 12:33 PM   #6
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Looks much better, but on that note still wouldn't buy it lol
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      02-06-2014, 12:53 PM   #7

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I'm glad they finally updated the climate controls - add comfort seats for the win.
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Makes the pre facelift look dated, Some F15 cues.
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      02-06-2014, 12:57 PM   #9
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Same tail lights, just blacklines? :-/

Nice update though.
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Originally Posted by cr872190 View Post
im confused. instead of making the sDrive28i cheaper they just increased the price of the xDrive28i, right? Current X3 xDrive28i is $39,800 and new X3 xDrive28i is $42,000?
No the new xDrive28i is $40,725. Same price as 2014 including the $925 dest.
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      02-06-2014, 01:15 PM   #11
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still no LED taillights?? Seriously??
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There definitely focused on the US market with the metallic & aluminum accents on the exterior, personally I dont like that. Will take my clean looking AW M Sport anyday over an americanized chrome like look.

Are Park Assist (ie PDC) and Heads up display now standard? Our X3 has HUD and I'm surprised how few X3's were ordered with it.
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Dare I say this? How about a Porsche Macan instead?
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      02-06-2014, 02:10 PM   #14
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i like the fresh look, any m-sport pics floating around?
I shutter to think how many people are underexposed and lacking depth...
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The only big difference I'm noticing is in the front lights.

Everything else is very subtle and barely noticeable, and i have an M sport x3.
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      02-06-2014, 02:35 PM   #16

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I think the X3 is a wondeful car....I really enjoyed my 2011 for years...also as a fan of the new design (grill and headlight integration), I say the facelift has given it a much better and aggressive look...
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Originally Posted by nicebraces
Dare I say this? How about a Porsche Macan instead?
Having seen the new M Sport pictures on another thread then Porsche must be laughing all the way to the bank. They have made the M Sport look ugly probably the worst M Sport front end ever!!! I do however really like the X Line.
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LCI headlights are little better but still not so attractive.
And damn pre-LCI headlight is just rock bottom ugly. You can't make anything uglier than that.
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Originally Posted by nicebraces
Dare I say this? How about a Porsche Macan instead?
The Porsche Macan has less room and for the same options (it does have ventilated seats) is $70k

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Drastic changes for the lights, and in a good way !

Overall a little bit better, but definitely not their best looking car IMO...
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Originally Posted by jlstyle View Post
LCI headlights are little better but still not so attractive.
And damn pre-LCI headlight is just rock bottom ugly. You can't make anything uglier than that.
Oh but they did..., the 1 Series hatchback.
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Shame they didn't bring back the SAV package. We managed to get ours before they ditched that package. Now the only way to get an anthracite headliner is to get the $3,000 M-Sport package. Ouch.
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