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      07-01-2014, 03:08 PM   #1
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X4 35i M Sport just arrived!

We just got in our first X4 35i and I love the look of it. It is Carbon Black and in M Sport trim. Haven't had a chance to drive it yet but it looks like this will be another winner from BMW!
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      07-01-2014, 03:13 PM   #2
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What, X4 35i, is this a demo vehicle? Are you a dealer or consumer? I thought the 35i's were only going into production this month (July), never mind already getting delivered to customers. Still waiting for my 28i to arrive at the dealership.

Congrats?

Edit: Looks like you're an employee of BMW of Bel Air in Maryland. Makes sense now.

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      07-01-2014, 03:29 PM   #3
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What, X4 35i, is this a demo vehicle? Are you a dealer or consumer? I thought the 35i's were only going into production this month (July), never mind already getting delivered to customers. Still waiting for my 28i to arrive at the dealership.

Congrats?

Edit: Looks like you're an employee of BMW of Bel Air in Maryland. Makes sense now.
Yes I am a Client Advisor there and it is a launch vehicle.
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      07-01-2014, 04:43 PM   #4
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      07-01-2014, 06:44 PM   #5
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Thanks for posting this!! I have been anxious to see the Black 35i with the 19"
rims. We ordered the Black Sapphire with the 19"s due to winter weather and not wanting to switch out rims every few months.

Doesn't look as aggressive as the 20's but doesn't look horrible.
I am hoping our dealer out west gets theirs so we can see it live.
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      07-03-2014, 03:15 PM   #6
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We just got our first X4 35i M Sport, and i got a chance to drive it. In all honesty I am very disappointed. I really wanted to like this car, but after driving it, I just simply can't. To me it drove more like an Audi then a BMW. A base X3 xDrive 28i drives better. I don't know if its the tires, or some thing else plus it had significant body roll. May be I was expecting a little too much, I thought of it as a baby X6, and thought it may have similar driving dynamics. But it doesn't...it understeers so easily, I manage to get the traction control kick in at 35mph...it felt more front biased then rear biased...
Just my 2 cents...guy/girls if you get a chance to drive one, please post your experience...
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      07-03-2014, 03:28 PM   #7
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-wheels?
-tires?
-adaptive suspension?
-sports + mode?


Engine performance?
Gearbox?
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      07-03-2014, 04:28 PM   #8
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BarlasaM:
-wheels?
-tires?
-adaptive suspension?
-sports + mode?


Engine performance?
Gearbox?
-Wheels = 19" M Double spoke wheels
-Tires = Goodyear Eagle LS2 All season runflats
245/45/19 all four.
-adaptive suspension = Yes. This X4 is equipped with Dynamic Damper Control
-modes = Drove it in "Sport" and "Comfort"

-Engine Performance= Good, just as what you expect from a N55 motor
-Gearbox = Good, responsive, up/down shift very quick in Sport mode.( 8spd Sport Auto )

For some reason, it felt like a Front biased (all wheel drive) like Audi's Quattro, rather then Rear biased (all wheel drive) xDrive vehicle, as what generally how a xDrive BMW feels like...specially when you take in to account that this also has what BMW calls Performance Control (torque vectoring on rear axle).

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      07-04-2014, 01:17 AM   #9
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BarlasaM: thanks for INFO.

It is unlikely that X4 has "worse" handling then X3 - other testdrives indicates they are equal- although X4 sits somewhat closer to the ground and should be marginally better.

Having all seasons seem to be very close to "hole in the head" - luckily I have ordered 20" performance tires.

Excessive body roll has nothing to do with the tires - but indicates that the adaptive dampers do not work.

There seem to be something wrong with that particular vehicle.
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      07-07-2014, 06:54 PM   #10
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BarlasaM: thanks for INFO.

It is unlikely that X4 has "worse" handling then X3 - other testdrives indicates they are equal- although X4 sits somewhat closer to the ground and should be marginally better.

Having all seasons seem to be very close to "hole in the head" - luckily I have ordered 20" performance tires.

Excessive body roll has nothing to do with the tires - but indicates that the adaptive dampers do not work.

There seem to be something wrong with that particular vehicle.
I do agree with you on the tires Tjalle. I guess i'll have to wait for the second one to arrive so i can compare the 2, and see if there is actually some thing wrong with the first one, or if that's how its set up. Thank you for your feed back. I hope i am wrong, and there is some thing wrong with this particular car....
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Dealers: Any idea when customers start receiving their X4s? My X4 28i finished production almost 3 weeks ago, but I'm totally in the dark (pitch black!) about delivery.
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Dealers: Any idea when customers start receiving their X4s? My X4 28i finished production almost 3 weeks ago, but I'm totally in the dark (pitch black!) about delivery.
To the best of my knowledge, the X4 28i are still under the "monroney/EPA" Hold. I would advice you to contact your CA, and have him contact BMW to see if they have any updates. I just did the same, and I can post here soon i get an update.
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Thanks very much, BarlasaM. I really appreciate the info. Pointless asking my CA, to be honest.
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      07-08-2014, 09:32 AM   #14
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Thanks very much, BarlasaM. I really appreciate the info. Pointless asking my CA, to be honest.
You are very welcome Yocal. i just heard back from my guy at BMW, he said..well i'll copy/paste is reply
"Not sure really . . . hope to have them released by the 21st."
Hope this helps.
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The launch vehicles being sent to dealers already have their EPA stickers, and they're road legal, so I don't fully understand it.

July 21st, holy shit, and that too not a solid date, sigh. Custom order BMW sitting in the Spartanburg parking lot for ONE month in the sun, gathering dust.

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The joke's on me, it really is. Thanks a lot, BMW. I don't mind the delay, but being kept in the dark just rubs it in.
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The launch vehicles being sent to dealers already have their EPA stickers, and they're road legal, so I don't fully understand it.

July 21st, holy shit, and that too not a solid date, sigh. Custom order BMW sitting in the Spartanburg parking lot for ONE month in the sun, gathering dust.

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The joke's on me, it really is. Thanks a lot, BMW. I don't mind the delay, but being kept in the dark just rubs it in.
I understand your frustration Yocal. The launch cars that were sent are the 35i version. The 28i are not released yet. Also please do keep in mind that, as much as its BMW's fault, they are dealing with the government here, and we all know how that goes.
Lets just keep our fingers crossed that it actually get released no later then July 21st.
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