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      02-11-2011, 09:46 PM   #1
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Cool X3s at the Chicago Auto Show. Including Silver X3 M-sport.

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      02-11-2011, 09:56 PM   #2
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Those wheels are weak. Any more pictures of the SB?
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Those wheels are weak. Any more pictures of the SB?
Sorry, no. Just the two.
The typical autoshow lighting was very intense, with overhead spotlights in every direction. the Black car reflected every one of the lights and looked like a Christmas tree. The paint looked quite nice with just enough of the metallic sparkle to make it interesting.
Lotus thanks for the great pics! I have been looking for a silver m
Package and you got it. Am glad I managed to get 19" upgrade. The one they have is the 18". Can't wait till mine rocks up!
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      02-12-2011, 05:32 AM   #4
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Those wheels are weak. Any more pictures of the SB?
+1 They look really small compared to 18s on an SE
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      02-12-2011, 05:59 AM   #5
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Thank you for uploading pic's, It's to bad it is not possible to order 309 wheels with the M-sport those 18" look odd and the 19" M-sport wheels i think would look better on a 3 series. Ok you've can order them as accessory but they cost a fortune.

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      02-13-2011, 11:31 AM   #6
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Went to the auto show yesterday. Impossible to add any pics as both X3's were completely mobbed with people (that's what I get for going on a Saturday). Did note that nearly all comments were very positive, with one exception from an Audi owner that noted the X3 rear seats don't adjust/recline like others in the class. Have to say I agree in this aspect - ability to recline rear seats can trick one into thinking there's extra legroom. Definitely more comfortable. That said, there's plenty of legroom in the rear seats so inability to adjust is not the end of the world.

First time I got to see the Black Sapphire in person. What a great color! Plenty of metallic but not over the top. Heavy metallic seems to be an overall theme at the show, across all makes/models. Very sophisticated colors these days! Can't be easy to match/blend during repairs, but hey, they look great!
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      02-13-2011, 10:16 PM   #7
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Inside Images of X3 M Package

here are some inside pics of the M Sport from Chicago. Its still pre-production, I was talking to one of the BMW dealers there because I didn't see rear air vents which I thought it had, he said its because they were pre-production cars, or maybe not meant for the US market?

Notice the black headliner, thicker M wheel (which I loved) M door panel, M dead pedal

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IF you squint real hard... I can see an air curtain front M-spoiler, LED brow headlights and quad M exhaust pipes coming soon. X3M... is coming soon!


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Thanks for posting this. I look forward to seeing them in person on Saturday. Hopefully the crowds are manageable if I get there at opening.
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The real life photos of the X3 Msport look great! Like a Mini X5M.
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Contrast stitching FTW!!!!!! AWESOME
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Looks like it might be my next car.

Only the white one looked appealing to me though. These colors and rim combinations look very weak.
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Are the headlights on the Black Sapphire Metallic X3 Xenon? Or is there a full LED headlight option on the X3?

I really like the steering wheel. The thumb toggles are much nicer than buttons.
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I hate those chrome eyebrows. Why aren't they translucent white plastic like every other model?

This design is instantly boring.
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that's actually stock and not a msport feature.

i do wish the rims were better. i like everything else though.
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The BM headlights, like all North American X3s are Xenon with a LED surround ring which is used as the daytime running light. The LED DRL is programmable, so you can disable it if you like. No all-LED option for the X3 (yet).
So is this option 522 Xenon? Do any models have full LED yet? I'm thinking the new 6er?

It is confusing to me which models have LED surround/corona rings, and which have another (warmer?) light source which makes the corona rings not as blue.
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Now THOSE are some ugly wheels.
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i concur with some folks: wheels are ugly. They look fake or something.
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What on earth where they smoking when they decided to come up with these wheels for this car.
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