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      12-19-2019, 05:34 AM   #1
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Video: X4M Competition Driving Impressions

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Got my hands on a X4M Competition and was really interested to test the engine that will be powering the next generation M3/M4.

Check out the video review below.


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      12-19-2019, 06:13 AM   #2
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looking forward to watching it later

Imran, any plans for the eventuri for the x3/4m or waiting until the m3/4?

sorry if it says in the video
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looking forward to watching it later

Imran, any plans for the eventuri for the x3/4m or waiting until the m3/4?

sorry if it says in the video
We were in Chicago and picked up Nate@IND 's X3M from the dealer for him in July....so yes we made a start on it and it will be ready 1st quarter of next year.

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      12-19-2019, 08:46 AM   #4
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Imran - what did you think about the low end torque and delay from a standing start in 1st gear?
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Video: X4M Competition Driving Impressions -Got my hands on a X4M Competition ... Check out the video review ...
Thanks for sharing, Imran - well done.

For us, this line (especially the larger cargo-area X3M) is the perfect blend of utility, performance, handling and luxury at a reasonable price point considering all that it offers. Yesterday I carried 800 lbs of river rock and some additional landscaping supplies, while today I get to enjoy it's handling on some country roads. Really glad M Division is offering them now.
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Imran - what did you think about the low end torque and delay from a standing start in 1st gear?
The low end torque feels like it is tuned that way. I am sure this engine is capable of more low end torque than they have given it.

I can't say I overly noticed a delay from standing start.
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Thanks for sharing, Imran - well done.

For us, this line (especially the larger cargo-area X3M) is the perfect blend of utility, performance, handling and luxury at a reasonable price point considering all that it offers. Yesterday I carried 800 lbs of river rock and some additional landscaping supplies, while today I get to enjoy it's handling on some country roads. Really glad M Division is offering them now.
Thanks! Glad you liked it.

I completely get how it suits a lot of peoples needs. It is becoming a very popular vehicle. For the record I prefer the X3M's looks.
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Nice video. It really is a lot of fun to drive
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Nice video. It really is a lot of fun to drive
Thanks! They sure can move for a heavy SUV.
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Thanks! They sure can move for a heavy SUV.
Yes, we were amazed at the performance when we test drove one before buying. I told her she needs to let me drive it at times or I just might buy one for myself. LOL
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Nice video. Well done. X4MC is on my shopping list.
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Nice video. Well done. X4MC is on my shopping list.
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Nice!

Test drove one few months ago and I like it. Was thinking to get one for mine wife but I end up getting M2C MT
Will be getting X6M because of size...need one for Family.
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Awesome!
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Great review... Thanks for sharing Imran!
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I drove an X4M Competition before the holidays. I found the off the line performance to to sluggish. I also found the ride to be very, very stiff. I'm used to a stiff suspension in my M2, but this SUV seemed to be way too stiff as a daily driver. I even tested it in a mall parking lot and it felt too stiff for that kind of use. After my test of the X4M Competition I drove an M8 Competition. Now that's a gotta have car.
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I drove an X4M Competition before the holidays. I found the off the line performance to to sluggish. I also found the ride to be very, very stiff. I'm used to a stiff suspension in my M2, but this SUV seemed to be way too stiff as a daily driver. I even tested it in a mall parking lot and it felt too stiff for that kind of use. After my test of the X4M Competition I drove an M8 Competition. Now that's a gotta have car.
He even tested it in a mall parking lot... and it felt too stiff “for that kind of use”. Also “to to sluggish”. Very, very bad car 😂😂😂
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Evo Magazine didn't think much of the X3 M:

"This might sound harsh, but the X3 M feels like a product of an internal department's will to have this small niche in the market filled, rather than a car engineered by people with the passion or interest to execute it properly."

https://www.evo.co.uk/bmw/x3/202087/...-wrong-package
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X4MC is more than good enough for me. Good video!
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Evo Magazine didn't think much of the X3 M:

"This might sound harsh, but the X3 M feels like a product of an internal department's will to have this small niche in the market filled, rather than a car engineered by people with the passion or interest to execute it properly."

https://www.evo.co.uk/bmw/x3/202087/...-wrong-package
This is probably the worst X3M review I’ve read so far. Completely off. Numb handling? Dull powertrain? S58 is heavily based on B58? 0-62 in 4.1 sec? outright stopping power feels a little undernourished? Transmission lacks urgency in shifts? That’s just lazy and wrong. They have probably spent 30 minutes with this car.

For comparison, check out these two reviews:
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...y-the-numbers/
https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews...mw-x3-m-drive/
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Love the X4! But the M version should come with an option for a carbon fiber roof or a solid metal roof without moonroof or the ridiculously heavy panoramic moonroof. I want solid something over my head in case of a rollover. This would take 45 to 70 pound Off the roof. And yes I still want working/functional mounting brackets for mounting a Thule rack. And I still don't understand why the X4 does not have interior roof grab handles for all the passengers.
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