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      05-12-2011, 10:58 AM   #45
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I am in the same situation had the E53 4.4 and E70 4.8. Really liked the size of the E53. Went with the E70 because of styling, but did not like the extra size once I had it. The E70 looked and drove awesome with the 20" performance tires. Now I am considering downsizing to new X3 to get closer in size to E53 and MPG practicality too. But still want looks and performance which I believe it delivers. 0-60 in 5.5 that is better than the E53 4.4 and E70 4.8!
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      05-13-2011, 09:16 AM   #46
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Had a chance today to shoot some better shots. Not really the time to scout a great location (which are limited) or wait for the *perfect* light, but wanted to get these up - I know you guys with M Sports on order are pacing like junkies for more photos from anyone that has one! I've tried to show the elements I was most interested in seeing, and those that I think look great... happy to try and fill any special requests.
Gorgeous pics I love the interior especially. Alloy 'M' footrest is a nice touch but personally I prefer AC Schnitzer.
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      05-13-2011, 09:20 AM   #47
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      05-13-2011, 09:21 AM   #48
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      05-13-2011, 09:27 AM   #49
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Those 20s really fit the car well. I love them!
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      05-13-2011, 09:33 AM   #50
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I think this just about confirms there's an X3 ///M coming.
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      05-13-2011, 09:36 AM   #51
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looks like a mini x5m @ 1/2 the cost.

Love it and congrats guys!
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      05-13-2011, 09:38 AM   #52
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looks like a mini x5m @ 1/2 the cost.
And almost as fast. Ive been saying it looks like a mini X5M since I saw the first spy photos of the Msport X3.
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      05-13-2011, 09:40 AM   #53
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Wow--BMW has really hit a home run with the new X3. It looks great, and from the early reviews, feels great too...

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      05-13-2011, 09:41 AM   #54
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BTW Ė I donít understand why BMW doesnít offer the same level of materials or options across model lines. Audi does a better job IMO offering the same level of materials and options across lines. Offering the same level in the X3 isnít going to detract from the X5 or cause someone to step down from the X5 to the X3 because they can get everything in the X3 thatís offered in the X5.
You and many others. It's things like this which makes BMW's practices a lot similar to what Apple does to their computers. Apple will keep enough out so they can differentiate their MacBook to MacBook Pro for example.
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      05-13-2011, 09:55 AM   #55
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Some nice X3 Msports. Saw an AW X3 Msports the other day also, really digging the new look.
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      05-13-2011, 10:41 AM   #56
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Looks amazing with 20's!
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      05-13-2011, 11:15 AM   #57
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A few of you have asked how the X3 M Sport rides with the 20" rims and RFT's. Well I must say that based on my limited driving but over various surfaces, it rides amazingly well. Itís much smoother, compliant and controlled than my previous E53 X5 with sports suspension. Even when DHP is set to Sport +, the ride is amazingly comfortable.

Speaking of DHP, I cant discern a difference between Sport and Sport +. However; the throttle seems to be more aggressive in Sport than in Sport +. I really wish we could clarify what exactly DHP adds over a non-DHP equipped vehicle.
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      05-13-2011, 11:20 AM   #58
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A few of you have asked how the X3 M Sport rides with the 20" rims and RFT's. Well I must say that based on my limited driving but over various surfaces, it rides amazingly well. Itís much smoother, compliant and controlled than my previous E53 X5 with sports suspension. Even when DHP is set to Sport +, the ride is amazingly comfortable.

Speaking of DHP, I cant discern a difference between Sport and Sport +. However; the throttle seems to be more aggressive in Sport than in Sport +. I really wish we could clarify what exactly DHP adds over a non-DHP equipped vehicle.
are the wheels offset?
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      05-13-2011, 11:57 AM   #59
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      05-13-2011, 12:58 PM   #60
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are the wheels offset?
Yes. The 310's are offset 8.5" 245/40 front and 10" 275/35 rears. The 19" 369's that came standard with the M Sport are 8.5" all around with Goodyear Eagle LS2's 245/45. I was surprised that the 369's were not staggered as RealOEM shows the rims as staggered 8.5" & 9.5". I was also surprised by the choice of tires. The Eagles are described as Luxury Sport" Grand Touring All Season tires. Maybe there's a reason that the M Sport Package list "Sport Suspension Delete" - itís really meant to be a "grand tourer".
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Any pics of M-Sport in Tit. Silver?

Has anyone taken delivery of the X-3 M-Sport in Titanium Silver?
I think this would look much better than standard with body colored bumpers and wheel arch trim. Can't decide which looks better btwn. CB and SB.
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      05-13-2011, 02:28 PM   #63
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I reckon anyone ordering an X3 with M sport pack must go with the 310's. For summer at least. Really compliments the M pack. The other wheel choices look out of place.


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I reckon anyone ordering an X3 with M sport pack must go with the 310's. For summer at least. Really compliments the M pack. The other wheel choices look out of place.


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That is completely subjective. I like the 310's look on the black but hate the look on AW. I'm also not interested in another set of wheels/tires that I have to swap seasonally. Personally, I love the 369M's.
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      05-13-2011, 04:14 PM   #65
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I also prefer the 369Ms to the 310s. I am totally happy with the 19" 369s and will likely go to an 18" wheel for winter tires.
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I know this is off topic for this forum... but, does anyone know if these wheels (20" staggered 310's) would fit / work on a 2011 F10 535xi (XDrive) MSport? It has the stock 245/40/19 MSport wheels with Goodyear LS2's.

My 535i is Carbon Black Metallic as well, and I think these would look awesome on it...

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2011 BMW X3 3.5i M Sport Package
Carbon Black, Black Nevada Leather and Fineline Wave Wood Trim
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M Double Spoke 310 Light Alloy 20" Wheels and Pirelli Pzero RFT Tires 245/40 & 275/35 (summer)
369 Light Alloy 19" Wheels and Pirelli Sottozero Serie II Winter RFT Tires 245/45 (winter)
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