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      12-09-2013, 05:52 PM   #23
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Interior is horrible. The dashboard sucks. New X5 is so much nicer.
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      12-09-2013, 06:58 PM   #24
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Looks like the M Sport steering wheel is the old version (from X3, not from new models). Also as others have said the interior is dated, the X3 was one of the last models to feature the built into dash Nav screen. After driving my 335i on a daily basis and then getting into my wife's X3, I much prefer the new screen placement, looks much nicer and is easier to see.

I really wanted to like the X4, but I can't see buying an OLD model with a new exterior, which is all this is. For coming out 3-4 years after the F25 X3, they really should have given it the new 335i / X5 interior look.

The Audi SQ5 is really looking like the best option in the $55K-$60K range now (with options).
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      12-09-2013, 07:01 PM   #25
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I think the prototype is the non-navi unit- you get the smaller lcd display.

Unless I'm not looking at the right thing.
I believe you are correct. The non-nav cars have a smaller screen. Unless we're both looking at the wrong thing...

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Give it a chance people, BMW forum members crack me up...

Prototype: Wow, that thing is so ugly, dated and I don't understand why it exists.
Concept release: Wow, that thing is starting to grow on me.
Release: Wow, I really like that thing!

Yes, the interior is different than most "modern" BMW's. Its based on the X3 which has been out for sometime now, so it will have the same (older) interior. Thats ok, I happen to like the X3 interior myself. No, it doesn't hold a candle to the new X5/X6, but there is nothing wrong with it. If you don't like it, don't buy one.
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      12-09-2013, 09:03 PM   #26
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It baffles me as to why BMW thinks we need something like this.

People who go for the X3 instead of the 3 series is because they need extra headroom and trunk space. So now they basically took what appeals to the average X3 buyer over the 3 series and removed it all calling it the X4.

The X6 never sold well and didn't make sense but this is even worse.

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i had similar thinking like you before too BUT if this exists soon, i'll take it over the X3 anyday. X3 to me from the side and rear view, doesn't ook agressive and sporty enough. This was also why i chose the GLK for my wife instead of X3.

I have 2006 325i so this look sporty and higher clearance upgrade.
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      12-09-2013, 09:17 PM   #27
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Looks nice. like the proportion and loved the concept...but that porsche macan is something special right now. I gotta see them in person.
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      12-09-2013, 09:20 PM   #28
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I believe you are correct. The non-nav cars have a smaller screen. Unless we're both looking at the wrong thing...

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Give it a chance people, BMW forum members crack me up...

Prototype: Wow, that thing is so ugly, dated and I don't understand why it exists.
Concept release: Wow, that thing is starting to grow on me.
Release: Wow, I really like that thing!

Yes, the interior is different than most "modern" BMW's. Its based on the X3 which has been out for sometime now, so it will have the same (older) interior. Thats ok, I happen to like the X3 interior myself. No, it doesn't hold a candle to the new X5/X6, but there is nothing wrong with it. If you don't like it, don't buy one.

not only that...they are comparing this interior to the upper class BMW. I like this interior language more than the new 3 series.
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      12-09-2013, 09:21 PM   #29
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Looks like the M Sport steering wheel is the old version (from X3, not from new models). Also as others have said the interior is dated, the X3 was one of the last models to feature the built into dash Nav screen. After driving my 335i on a daily basis and then getting into my wife's X3, I much prefer the new screen placement, looks much nicer and is easier to see.

I really wanted to like the X4, but I can't see buying an OLD model with a new exterior, which is all this is. For coming out 3-4 years after the F25 X3, they really should have given it the new 335i / X5 interior look.

The Audi SQ5 is really looking like the best option in the $55K-$60K range now (with options).

LOL How can you say that about the x3/4 then say that about the Q5, which came out..what..2009?
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      12-09-2013, 10:35 PM   #30
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A lot of people are asking who this car is for . . . it seems like a vehicle without a market.

I'm pretty sure I'm the target customer . . . and I'm pretty sure there aren't a ton of prospects out there that are looking for what I am, so who knows if this will sell well.

I really like my X3. I bought it as my DD to go along with my Aston 'fun' car. I wish I had picked up the 35i with the variable suspension so I'd have something sportier (I didn't think it would be a big deal since this was just my DD).

I'm single and while I love the utility of the X3 when I need it, I don't need it all that often - I've only once had 3 passengers in the car in 2 years. So, for me, I'd love a more stylish and sportier vehicle (which all the 'even number' cars are supposed to be for BMW), even if that means sacrificing some utility and interior space.

So, I'm pretty interested in this vehicle . . . except, the interior kind of sucks. I want the interior from the X5. I want something much more luxurious than the current X3 interior and I'd be happy to pay for it. I also would be fairly interested in an X4M.
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      12-09-2013, 11:21 PM   #31
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A lot of people are asking who this car is for . . . it seems like a vehicle without a market.

I'm pretty sure I'm the target customer . . . and I'm pretty sure there aren't a ton of prospects out there that are looking for what I am, so who knows if this will sell well.

I really like my X3. I bought it as my DD to go along with my Aston 'fun' car. I wish I had picked up the 35i with the variable suspension so I'd have something sportier (I didn't think it would be a big deal since this was just my DD).

I'm single and while I love the utility of the X3 when I need it, I don't need it all that often - I've only once had 3 passengers in the car in 2 years. So, for me, I'd love a more stylish and sportier vehicle (which all the 'even number' cars are supposed to be for BMW), even if that means sacrificing some utility and interior space.

So, I'm pretty interested in this vehicle . . . except, the interior kind of sucks. I want the interior from the X5. I want something much more luxurious than the current X3 interior and I'd be happy to pay for it. I also would be fairly interested in an X4M.
Well, just wait a while longer then. The X6 will have the X5 interior and the X4 exterior stretched out a bit. But they'll camo it nevertheless. Hope the relentless camo spy shots from BMW get you excited.
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      12-10-2013, 07:23 AM   #32
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Meanwhile Porsche launches the Macan...BMW pls. wake up and give us the X4 M.
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      12-10-2013, 11:00 AM   #33
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It's an XDdrive 20d model.
I would have liked a refreshed interior
thanks, we dont get the diesel version over here... wished we did... the only diesel version we get is the 3.0 on select models..
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      12-10-2013, 06:07 PM   #34
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So what's the purpose of this car?
Wagon on steroid?
Wait no, this even looks shorter than the wagon. What really is it?
Is it a Infiniti EX???? Oh no.....
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      12-27-2013, 09:50 PM   #35
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Was considering this to replace my 3 series but the interior is a fail, I like the way the screen is on my 3 and the new x5 and even old x6 have a nicer interior. I may have to wait for the redesigned X6 which should be more in line with the new design language BMW is using both on the outside and inside or even wait for this to be redesigned a year or 2 after, the current X3 should be due for a midcycle refresh soon and I think this one would come right after. Dissapointed with the fact that the interior looks like an E90
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