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      07-02-2014, 02:09 AM   #1
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2015 X3 28i Xline

Finally took possession of my 2015 X3 28i Jet Black. Loving the car so far!
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      07-02-2014, 02:34 AM   #2
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Looks really smart!
I wish we could purchase a petrol version here in the UK
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Very nice - keep the pictures coming. Been waiting to see a Black X-line - I have ordered the Sapphire Black so I am sure will look similar though.

What size wheels are they and what interior did you choose..?

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Very nice - keep the pictures coming. Been waiting to see a Black X-line - I have ordered the Sapphire Black so I am sure will look similar though.

What size wheels are they and what interior did you choose..?

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These are 19" wheel. Automatic upgrade from ordering XLine. I chose the brushed aluminum trim. Will try to upload more pictures once I get off work today.
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Nice, that X-line package looks sharp, much better than the MSport.
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Congrats on the new ride, she looks sweeeeeet!

Looking forward to seeing more pics...
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Hey, congrats! Been a long wait, huh?!

She looks great! Can't wait to see some interior shots when you have time.
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      07-03-2014, 02:01 AM   #8
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Nice, that X-line package looks sharp, much better than the MSport.
Thanks! I considered the MSport but still preferred the look of X-line more than MSport.
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      07-03-2014, 08:16 AM   #9
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Thanks! I considered the MSport but still preferred the look of X-line more than MSport.
The X-line has that classic BMW look that is timeless, where as the MSport just seem like they went over board, tried too hard and over design it, and not in a good way.
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Thanks! I considered the MSport but still preferred the look of X-line more than MSport.
The X-line has that classic BMW look that is timeless, where as the MSport just seem like they went over board, tried too hard and over design it, and not in a good way.
With an M Sport on order- I have to agree. I wish the SAP was still available.
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With an M Sport on order- I have to agree. I wish the SAP was still available.
Why not change your order.
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aw2002, is that LED fog lights I see? Did you get the LED lighting package or do all 2015 X3 now come with LED fogs.
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Because sport seats and sport auto are worth dealing with the fugly bumper.
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aw2002, is that LED fog lights I see? Did you get the LED lighting package or do all 2015 X3 now come with LED fogs.
That is LED fog light and it came with "Premium Enhanced" package in the Canadian market. I did not get the LED lighting package as that was a separate $2000 option which would include the Adaptive LED headlamp.
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Because sport seats and sport auto are worth dealing with the fugly bumper.
Sport seat maybe but not the sport tranny. The non-sport auto tranny is pretty good already. The sport seats are better but not a deal breaker in my opinion. If you are talking about the X5's multi contour seats, that's a different story.
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Because sport seats and sport auto are worth dealing with the fugly bumper.
Sport seat maybe but not the sport tranny. The non-sport auto tranny is pretty good already. The sport seats are better but not a deal breaker in my opinion. If you are talking about the X5's multi contour seats, that's a different story.
To each his own- I wouldn't own this car with the standard seats. Thigh and side support is non-existent.

On the sport auto, it is noticeably faster and holds on to gears longer (I've driven both versions of the ZF8 extensively). Not to mention, the wheel and floppy paddles are a nice to have (I have major MT withdrawal from my E92 M3).

I also like the anthracite headliner, shadow line trim/roof rack and the included, staggered 19"s with performance rubber (not to be confused with the square 19"s with A/S rubber) over the optional 19" staggered set up. I do like the square X-Line wheels and may use them for my winter set up.

There's also a part of me that believes that M Performance parts might be released for the F25 X3 and that the M-Sport will be the required platform.

So all things considered, dealing with the bumper was the best compromise (for me).
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If I was smart- I would have picked a color that would make swapping for the X-Line bumper (from a wreck) a non-paint experience.
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One thing to note...Canadian market X-line comes with Antracite headliner.
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To each his own- I wouldn't own this car with the standard seats. Thigh and side support is non-existent.

On the sport auto, it is noticeably faster and holds on to gears longer (I've driven both versions of the ZF8 extensively). Not to mention, the wheel and floppy paddles are a nice to have (I have major MT withdrawal from my E92 M3).

I also like the anthracite headliner, shadow line trim/roof rack and the included, staggered 19"s with performance rubber (not to be confused with the square 19"s with A/S rubber) over the optional 19" staggered set up. I do like the square X-Line wheels and may use them for my winter set up.

There's also a part of me that believes that M Performance parts might be released for the F25 X3 and that the M-Sport will be the required platform.

So all things considered, dealing with the bumper was the best compromise (for me).
If the sport seats are a deal breaker for you and you are willing to look at that ugly front end everytime you walk up to the car, then you made the right choice. personally, I would never buy a car that I think its ugly, I would have kept looking.
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To each his own- I wouldn't own this car with the standard seats. Thigh and side support is non-existent.

On the sport auto, it is noticeably faster and holds on to gears longer (I've driven both versions of the ZF8 extensively). Not to mention, the wheel and floppy paddles are a nice to have (I have major MT withdrawal from my E92 M3).

I also like the anthracite headliner, shadow line trim/roof rack and the included, staggered 19"s with performance rubber (not to be confused with the square 19"s with A/S rubber) over the optional 19" staggered set up. I do like the square X-Line wheels and may use them for my winter set up.

There's also a part of me that believes that M Performance parts might be released for the F25 X3 and that the M-Sport will be the required platform.

So all things considered, dealing with the bumper was the best compromise (for me).
If the sport seats are a deal breaker for you and you are willing to look at that ugly front end everytime you walk up to the car, then you made the right choice. personally, I would never buy a car that I think its ugly, I would have kept looking.
I don't hate the M-Sport package (sure, they struck out with the poor facsimile of the F15 M-Sport bumper), I just don't like it as much as the X-Line package (which is a home run).

I tried liking the SQ5 (didn't), considered a Macan (but can't stomach the premium in this class) and looked for an a '13 SAP with the options I wanted (with no success).

Fortuitously, I have a detached garage- so I'll almost always be approaching from the rear.

The real question is whether or not to stick with Carbon Black (which hides some of the obtuse contours) or go with Glacier Silver (lower-maintenance finish, cooler in the sun, etc.).

Any thoughts (sorry OP)?
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I don't hate the M-Sport package (sure, they struck out with the poor facsimile of the F15 M-Sport bumper), I just don't like it as much as the X-Line package (which is a home run).

I tried liking the SQ5 (didn't), considered a Macan (but can't stomach the premium in this class) and looked for an a '13 SAP with the options I wanted (with no success).

Fortuitously, I have a detached garage- so I'll almost always be approaching from the rear.

The real question is whether or not to stick with Carbon Black (which hides some of the obtuse contours) or go with Glacier Silver (lower-maintenance finish, cooler in the sun, etc.).


Any thoughts (sorry OP)?




have you considered alphine white?
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