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      02-22-2010, 02:42 AM   #1
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Exclamation 2011 BMW X3 (F25) comes into focus with most revealing spy photos yet (2/22/10)

We bring you these newest spy photos of upcoming 2011 BMW X3 (F25) spotted for the first time with only tape camouflage. The car is now more fully revealed as we can clearly see the front bumper design, grills, and headlamp shape, as well as the profile shape, side windows, and rear tail light shape. Overall, it appears to be an improvement in looks over the current outgoing X3 model.

Production of the new X3 is to be moved to South Carolina in the newly expanded plant alongside the other X vehicles.

The car itself is built upon a shared platform with the next generation 3-series (F30) and since the X3 will be released before the next generation 3-series it will actually serve as a preview for the 3-series.
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      02-22-2010, 03:46 AM   #2
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Not bad. Wish they had used a more fluid design though...this still seems a little choppy compared to an x5/x6. Maybe it will look better fully uncovered
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Not as drastic of a change as I was hoping for.

I've said it before and I'll say it again... Take it off already!
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man those halos are hawt!
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it will look very good... can t wait to see it without camo...
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Ugh, why do they need to keep using plastic bumpers? They're horrible...
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Who approved the color conbination on the (vermillion)red one?

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I understand keeping down cost is keeping down price, but they need to remember they're a luxury brand, this car is looking very dull compared to their others, and very boring.
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Are those 2 tiny white circles in the bumper the fog lights??? :S

Don't know what to make of this design, except that it'll definitely be better than the outgoing X3...looks more or less like a bigger X1 or a smaller X5.
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Not as drastic of a change as I was hoping for.

I've said it before and I'll say it again... Take it off already!
Ditto on both counts. I might as well keep my 06 X3 by the looks of things.
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Booooring. Come on BMW!!
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Less plastic.... more metal!!
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They better get this right, that Audi q5 is one hot mother f'er...
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man those halos are hawt!
my fav halos are still the ones on the ED concept...overall thought this x3 looks better than previous generation...my sisters is pretty hideous and VERY choppy looking

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Less plastic.... more metal!!
you mean more painted plastic lol...

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They better get this right, that Audi q5 is one hot mother f'er...
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Are those 2 tiny white circles in the bumper the fog lights??? :S

Don't know what to make of this design, except that it'll definitely be better than the outgoing X3...looks more or less like a bigger X1 or a smaller X5.
i think those could be parking cameras(easier for parallel parking)
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it looks as a lci of the current x3
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Looks like X3
Hope it will look otherwise when unveiled. X1 is perfect, well just that it is build on old platform.
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Looks like X3
Hope it will look otherwise when unveiled. X1 is perfect, well just that it is build on old platform.
yeah, I am somewhat disappointed also... I hope the headlights and the front bumper does not look as lame when the camouflage covers are lifted. The bumper just looks so sub-par and 1990.

I was banking on replacing my 2000 jeep grand Cherokee with the F25 X3 this year too..
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Ugh, why do they need to keep using plastic bumpers? They're horrible...
My thoughts exactly...

I can't believe I'm going to say this, but...

I would still buy a Q5. It looks so much nicer and luxurious.
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The only thing stopping anyone from getting a Q5 instead of this X3 (unless it miraculously looks MUCH nicer once unveiled) is Audi's ridiculous APRs and their lower residual values, which increase monthly payments quite substantially on most of their lineup. The Q5 looks so much nicer (at least on the outside), and honestly a SAV is not a going to be "The Ultimate Driving Machine" and Audi has done quite a good job with the Q5, so at this point it seems to be a winner.

But I'll hold final judgement for when this car is actually unveiled.
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this looks like a jacked up X1... can they just get rid of this model?
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