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      11-21-2019, 01:31 PM   #111
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I enjoyed watching this, makes me want to drive it!

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It sounds amazing! Pity the UK version is quieter, as that stock car is pitch perfect just the right amount of noise.
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      11-22-2019, 12:09 PM   #113
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It sounds amazing! Pity the UK version is quieter, as that stock car is pitch perfect just the right amount of noise.
Couldn't agree with you more, but do we risk an OPF delete??
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      11-22-2019, 04:26 PM   #114
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I enjoyed watching this, makes me want to drive it!

Looks like he scared himself a few times during his test drive. Lol
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      11-23-2019, 04:45 AM   #115
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Couldn't agree with you more, but do we risk an OPF delete??
Not me, I don't mess about with my cars like that.
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      11-24-2019, 01:31 AM   #116
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He looks like and moves like a jelly bean!
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      11-25-2019, 02:57 PM   #117
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So Rory's working for Autotrader now, odd review he says the car is too harsh yet complains the gear changes are too smooth, says it lacks drama yet then says it's always aggressive and finishes saying you'd only buy the car as a statement/to show off but had previously said it's too quiet.

He meets himself coming backwards in an attempt to damn it with some faint praise, out of all the reviews (the lovers and the haters) I keep coming back to the Matt Saunders review at Autocar a really balanced review from someone who knows his cars.
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      12-01-2019, 01:14 PM   #119
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all these guys are ridiculous. basically they want this M car's handling to be sporty, steering to be heavy and precise, minimal body roll in the curves, and the suspension to be... plush soft?
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New "marshmallow" mode is coming for the BMW
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      12-06-2019, 12:35 PM   #121
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285 kph in the wet is uh, something.

I've been waiting for this one. Max on AutotopNL really knows his stuff and is an excellent driver. A real enthusiast who gets it right. No comment about lag but notice he keeps revs 3k+ at all times. He does feel it is brutally stiff though.
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      12-06-2019, 09:41 PM   #122
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He does feel it is brutally stiff though.
Good to know. I like that. M does not stand for luxury!
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LOL thats what M stands for
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      12-26-2019, 07:55 AM   #124
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Although I don't know what he's saying, this appears to be a well-done Review with a knowledgeable Driver. Segment 6:35'-7:25' was interesting to see, and 1:35'-3:10' showing the reaction of his children to acceleration is classic. Would be interested in his summary thoughts on the X3MC if someone understands the language.

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Here is the Link to my X3M review post

https://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1745454
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I am about to sell my 2020 M340i and am exploring new car options and want everyone's opinion. Midsize sedan seems good.

I'm a college student interested in outdoor-type activities and want something with enough space and power. Interior matters too!

What are good things about the X3MC? Bad things?? And what are your lease deals you paid for.

Are there any other cars I should check out?
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I am about to sell my 2020 M340i and am exploring new car options and want everyone's opinion. Midsize sedan seems good.

I'm a college student interested in outdoor-type activities and want something with enough space and power. Interior matters too!

What are good things about the X3MC? Bad things?? And what are your lease deals you paid for.

Are there any other cars I should check out?
Wow, in college I had a triple hand-me-down 1985 Honda Accord with a slipping transmission and no AC.
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Wow, in college I had a triple hand-me-down 1985 Honda Accord with a slipping transmission and no AC.
This really brings me back to when I was in school, those were the days!
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all these guys are ridiculous. basically they want this M car's handling to be sporty, steering to be heavy and precise, minimal body roll in the curves, and the suspension to be... plush soft?
This might not be popular around here, but the Macan does this. But it doesn't offer the engine performance, nor the driving fun of the X3M, IMO

Full disclosure: I just ordered a fully loaded X3MC today.
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What are good things about the X3MC? Bad things?? And what are your lease deals you paid for.
Good things
- Engine performance
- Potential for tuning (~700hp with just software) especially on ethanol
- Brakes (power, modulation, pedal feel, fade resistance)
- The Competition sport seats (comfy and supportive)
- Technology (i-Drive infotainment, screen, Driving Assistance Pro, augmented reality and self-park)
- Cargo and rear passenger space (much better than the Macan)

Bad things
- Ride quality (comfort mode isn't plush and isolating, compared to Macan)


I'll revisit if I think of more "bad things". I've been searching for cars for the past four months intensely. It came down between a Macan or X3M. I just order an X3MC today. The Macan is amazing balance of performance and comfort. But the X3M is way faster (mostly in a straight line) and more fun to drive.
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