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      03-03-2015, 08:20 AM   #1
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My X3 was delivered a month early!

I was very lucky and my dealer got an extra allotment for February! I wasn't expecting my car in until April 1 so I'm elated right now!

My sport-luxury-on-a-budget build:
xDrive 28i
Space Grey
Black Leatherette
Sport Auto (2TB)
"Premium Package Enhanced (Canada)":
- X-Line
- Power hatch
- Harmon Kardon
- Comfort Access
- Pano Roof
- Navigation

Chose the leatherette to save a few $$ and also because I have a toddler and another baby on the way and I think my only regret is that there was no option to get sport seats without leather.

The biggest surprise is that the addition of Sport Auto w/ Paddles also added Sport+! It also shifts REALLY fast (or seems that way, I'm coming from a manual Civic Si).

I was driving around aimlessly last night, marvelling at how smooth it is, while enjoying the HK sound system!

It's about to snow here (booooo!!!) but here is a pic I grabbed before the snow gets a chance to dirty up my new baby:



And here is my pleasant surprise - Sport+!!

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      03-03-2015, 08:51 AM   #2
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CONGRATS...

nice color too
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      03-03-2015, 10:06 AM   #3
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it's gorgeous congrats, the paint color looks really nice!!!
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      03-03-2015, 10:14 AM   #4
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Congrats!
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      03-03-2015, 11:49 AM   #5
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Great car. I like the grey too. X Line is very cool
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      03-03-2015, 01:11 PM   #6
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Thanks guys! My wife chose the colour. I was going to go with the blue but she thought "Space Grey" was nicer.

Am I supposed to break this thing in? The dealer said there is no break-in period necessary, but I'm still afraid to go wide-open-throttle (or anywhere near that) until 1000 km because of habit and the desire to protect my investment.
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      03-03-2015, 01:49 PM   #8
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I'm jealous!! Looks great! Mine's on a train, can't wait!
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The manual says to not run it out hard for the first 2K kilometers I think. I didn't look at the manual until I'd already floored it a couple of times....none worse for the wear, thought.
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It's beautiful man. Congrats.

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      03-03-2015, 10:22 PM   #11
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You seem excited! Congrats and enjoy a great vehicle.
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      03-04-2015, 12:12 AM   #12
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Thanks guys! My wife chose the colour. I was going to go with the blue but she thought "Space Grey" was nicer.

Am I supposed to break this thing in? The dealer said there is no break-in period necessary, but I'm still afraid to go wide-open-throttle (or anywhere near that) until 1000 km because of habit and the desire to protect my investment.
Don't floor it yet. Wait at least 1000 km before you do it. And very important , always warm up the engine properly before putting your foot down.
It is advised to make a few longer trips the first 1500 km (so not only 5 km trips to the supermarket, because than the engine will never get warm).

Turbo-engines (always): after driving fast or with high rpms, it is very important to slow down the last few kilometers of your trip. Also keep the engine running a few seconds before turning it off. This way you will prevent the turbo's from running on without oil, after the engine is switched off.
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      03-04-2015, 07:31 AM   #13
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Don't floor it yet. Wait at least 1000 km before you do it. And very important , always warm up the engine properly before putting your foot down.
It is advised to make a few longer trips the first 1500 km (so not only 5 km trips to the supermarket, because than the engine will never get warm).

Turbo-engines (always): after driving fast or with high rpms, it is very important to slow down the last few kilometers of your trip. Also keep the engine running a few seconds before turning it off. This way you will prevent the turbo's from running on without oil, after the engine is switched off.
Thanks for the tips!

I did floor it ... once, in comfort mode, but the engine was very much warmed up.

Thanks for the tip about the last few km of a trip. That's good to know!
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Good tips for Endre2 on prolonging turbo life.

Nice looking machine. Man, I love the X-Line wheels!
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