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      09-12-2017, 12:30 PM   #1
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Frankfurt IAA: BMW X3 M40i

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Live from Frankfurt IAA, here is the BMW X3 M40i.

For more details and media see our official model thread @ http://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1397493

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No doubt. That darker blue is nice though and doesn't look like Phytonic.
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No doubt. That darker blue is nice though and doesn't look like Phytonic.
I think it's an individual exterior and interior. It could be Azurite Black Metallic that's appears lighter under the lighting in the hall. I'll check the paint code if they let us in that one.
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No doubt. That darker blue is nice though and doesn't look like Phytonic.
I'm assuming that's the classic color Carbon Black. Possible though for bmw to do a ind exterior/interior combo on one car.

What's the deal with the red/orange seats?? What color code is that? And more importantly the cost??

I saw it mentioned as individual, but interesting to see bmw choose that in the debut.
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I'm assuming that's the classic color Carbon Black. Possible though for bmw to do a ind exterior/interior combo on one car.

What's the deal with the red/orange seats?? What color code is that? And more importantly the cost??

I saw it mentioned as individual, but interesting to see bmw choose that in the debut.
The seats are Fiona Red/Black Individual. Since it isn't on the ordering menu, I don't know the cost. But I suspect it is the same price range as any other Individual interiors.
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The seats are Fiona Red/Black Individual. Since it isn't on the ordering menu, I don't know the cost. But I suspect it is the same price range as any other Individual interiors.
Yes, deff Fiona Red after a Google search. Interesting color. I'd love to see it next to SO and Mugello to see how it compares.

I'm assuming ventilated seats are a no go with that interior choice.

I wonder what bmw will choose to price the individual interior at for an x3.
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Would you be able to take some pictures of the seats that come with ventilated seats?

I would like to see how the perforation looks like.

Are there any X3s on display without the leatherette dash too?
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Front end (headlights, grille, and lower facia) is a complete screw up.

F25 is far better looking at the front. BMW design language has gotten highly conservative and quite honestly, boring. Comparable to Audi in that the styling changes are incredibly minor. None of the cars are ugly, but none are particularly striking either.

One could make the argument Porsche does the same, but with exception to the Panamera, their cars are all very good looking, granted the shape of the 911 is and always will be iconic.

I saw an e60 yesterday and marveled at how good it looked, and I remember when I first laid eyes on it in 2004, I thought it was hideous! Was ahead of its time in many respects.

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I could like that, not sure what they did for driving dynamics though.
But that's a lot of bling, "X" logos everywhere, and "M" logos... I like things more subtle, subdued, the product should stand on its own without this.
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Finally BMW is starting to put patterns in their seats. Was tired of seeing Merc and Audi seats compared to the flat plain BMW seats
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Similar to Coral Red but better leather
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Thanks for sharing, Jason. Now hoping the US website will become active shortly.
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Front end (headlights, grille, and lower facia) is a complete screw up.

F25 is far better looking at the front. BMW design language has gotten highly conservative and quite honestly, boring. Comparable to Audi in that the styling changes are incredibly minor. None of the cars are ugly, but none are particularly striking either.

One could make the argument Porsche does the same, but with exception to the Panamera, their cars are all very good looking, granted the shape of the 911 is and always will be iconic.

I saw an e60 yesterday and marveled at how good it looked, and I remember when I first laid eyes on it in 2004, I thought it was hideous! Was ahead of its time in many respects.

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: G01 better than the F25 in every way IMO
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Big nose, small mouth. BMW always makes the X3's front look awkward and requires the LCI to make it "better". Can't say I am a fan at all.
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Lovely interior. Exterior is good enough as well. Certainly more exciting than its competition save for the Macan.

Overall, very strong product for BMW. The got this one right.
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No doubt. That darker blue is nice though and doesn't look like Phytonic.
I think it's an individual exterior and interior. It could be Azurite Black Metallic that's appears lighter under the lighting in the hall. I'll check the paint code if they let us in that one.
Let us know what the paint codes say please!

That could well be carbon black that looks dark blue under the funky lights in the trade hall.

Interior is definitely the Individual Fiona Black/Red Merino and unfortunately no perforations and ventilation by all accounts with the X3 Individual Merino option which is really disappointing.
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I think it's an individual exterior and interior. It could be Azurite Black Metallic that's appears lighter under the lighting in the hall. I'll check the paint code if they let us in that one.
Can you also confirm if the side vent is functional or just aesthetic
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Awesome color combo. Still wishing this was available in RWD
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Not crazy about all that aluminum in the interior. Would love to get that two tone for a reasonable price. Legroom in the back seems pretty marginal. Want to see it in person.

Could the color be tanzanite? Looks a lot like my Tanzanite M3 in artificial lighting.
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Not crazy about all that aluminum in the interior. Would love to get that two tone for a reasonable price. Legroom in the back seems pretty marginal. Want to see it in person.

Could the color be tanzanite? Looks a lot like my Tanzanite M3 in artificial lighting.
I'd bet it is in fact Tanzanite blue. Sure looks a lot like the Tanzanite Blue on this M4. Wonder what BMW will hit us for as an individual colour on the G01?
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