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      07-16-2017, 12:32 PM   #1
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First "Real Life" "On The Street" Photo's-G01 X3 M40i

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Here you go...First Real Life shots of the G01 X3 M40i in the Wild. Bonus Points...in Launch Color...Phytonic Blue....Thanks. PalBay[IMG][/IMG]
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Looks great!!
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      07-16-2017, 01:08 PM   #3
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Excellent photographs of the G01 M40i, Palbay - many thanks for sharing. As an aside, not sure how close you've been able to get the model when it is stopped, but do you have any idea if the Air Breather on the M40i is an open channel? Thanks again!
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Excellent photographs of the G01 M40i, Palbay - many thanks for sharing. As an aside, not sure how close you've been able to get the model when it is stopped, but do you have any idea if the Air Breather on the M40i is an open channel? Thanks again!
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Excellent photographs of the G01 M40i, Palbay - many thanks for sharing. As an aside, not sure how close you've been able to get the model when it is stopped, but do you have any idea if the Air Breather on the M40i is an open channel? Thanks again!
Thanks for the nice comments. Very appreciated. I have not yet gotten close enough to inspect the Air Breather. I saw a launch day vid...The designer of the G01 was interviewed next to the M Sport model in the Plant. He said the Air Breather Side Vent was not functional. Not sure if it would be different on the M40i. Eyes peeled.... :-)
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Yes that does look good. Thanks for sharing.
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      07-16-2017, 03:36 PM   #6
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What size wheels are those? 19? 20? 21?

I was hoping for more aggressive offset and wider rear tires than I'm seeing here.

I'm sure spacers might help too.
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      07-16-2017, 03:48 PM   #7
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What size wheels are those? 19? 20? 21?

I was hoping for more aggressive offset and wider rear tires than I'm seeing here.

I'm sure spacers might help too.
Those are 21", style 718M.
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I assume our US Spec won't be blessed with orange rear indicators. Stupid.
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Excellent photographs of the G01 M40i, Palbay - many thanks for sharing. As an aside, not sure how close you've been able to get the model when it is stopped, but do you have any idea if the Air Breather on the M40i is an open channel? Thanks again!
According to this pic, they are supposed to be functional.. I really hope so. I've heard yes and no in a few different videos..
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Nice that the exhaust isn't molded into the bumper, cant tell if it's just the shadow but looks like left exhaust is darkened?
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Excellent photographs of the G01 M40i, Palbay - many thanks for sharing. As an aside, not sure how close you've been able to get the model when it is stopped, but do you have any idea if the Air Breather on the M40i is an open channel? Thanks again!
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M getting tired of big three Germans adding these badges to their everyday cars. Having to move into halo cars and Porsche now over paying premiums for not proper M cars is getting out of hand.
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M getting tired of big three Germans adding these badges to their everyday cars. Having to move into halo cars and Porsche now over paying premiums for not proper M cars is getting out of hand.
Agreed, IT kinda takes away from the real M owners.. But every other car manufacturer is doing it also.. Guess they gotta keep up.. but that's not a good reason to me.. Acura has the NXS are they gonna start making Toned down NSX version SUV's now?!?
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Nice that the exhaust isn't molded into the bumper, cant tell if it's just the shadow but looks like left exhaust is darkened?
I thought they were supposed to be squared and not round but they are chrome though..
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Here's what it supposed to look like
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Great scoop

In genera a really nice evolution, the rear lights shape looks a bit over styled but heck, doesn't matter.
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I thought they were supposed to be squared and not round but they are chrome though..
Sort of, if you count the "gunmetal" finish as chrome. Same color used on the tips of the M140i and the M240i. I have seen in "black-chrome" and gunmetal-chrome", with the 2nd being the one I usually see.
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That is a looker. Can't wait to see x3m in the flesh. Just might be able to convince the mrs that's her next car.
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Confusion arose with the Autogefuhl video in which the Moderator at the 4'17" points to the Breather on the M40i and states, 'fake vent behind the wheel well'. Calvin added to the confusion while/whilst being interviewed inside with the two 30d models at the 28'51" mark, indicating they were not functional (but was he just referencing the 30d and not the M40i?).

Clearly a vent opening is present in the wheel well on all of the models shown online thus far, so at least one of this model's lineup is going to have an active breather - just which one(s)?
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That is a looker. Can't wait to see x3m in the flesh. Just might be able to convince the mrs that's her next car.
Agreed! I've already convinced my lady we (she) needs an X3 for the fam. Just waiting for the X3M to come out so we can test drive. I think she will be convinced then.
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Looks great! More muscular and better proportioned than the outgoing model. Maybe a few M Performance parts will enhance it further!
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