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      06-19-2019, 06:07 PM   #89
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Why are the brand new BMW X3Ms & X4Ms NOT using the latest iDive 7 software? What's up with that?

And why is it with vehicles you can't upgrade to the latest operating system?
ID7 is junk that's why!
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Why are the brand new BMW X3Ms & X4Ms NOT using the latest iDive 7 software? What's up with that?

And why is it with vehicles you can't upgrade to the latest operating system?
ID7 is junk that's why!
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"No matter how you have it set up, the ride is comfortable."

Such conflicting first impressions from different reviewers.
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Dash is leatherette, what about seats and rest of interior,also fake leather?
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Dash is leatherette, what about seats and rest of interior,also fake leather?
Is that a troll attempt?

The X3/4M base has Vernasca Leather as standard with option for Merino.

The X3/4M Competition has Merino Leather as standard
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Dash is leatherette, what about seats and rest of interior,also fake leather?
Fake leather is good and durable. Real cowhide is overrated and looks crappy after a few years of use.
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Dash is leatherette, what about seats and rest of interior,also fake leather?
Fake leather is good and durable. Real cowhide is overrated and looks crappy after a few years of use.
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Joe Achilles has done a quick walkaround video in advance of his proper review:

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Ugh Joe Achilles reviews are painful.
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Ugh Joe Achilles reviews are painful.
Gonna have to second that opinion. How can you release a walk around teaser video now when there's like half a dozen full track reviews from the press review day? I guess he didn't get an invite.
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Joe back with the full review...


https://youtu.be/p7ryuGMGcg4

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      08-31-2019, 02:07 PM   #102
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Joe back with the full review...


https://youtu.be/p7ryuGMGcg4

And not too flattering...
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Joe back with the full review...


https://youtu.be/p7ryuGMGcg4

And not too flattering...
Based on his recent reviews we should be buying the Audi S6 Diesel with fake exhausts...
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      08-31-2019, 03:01 PM   #104
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And not too flattering...
Given where he strictly drove during the entire review, I couldn't really disagree with him. His opinion has merit but not everyone lives in the UK with roadways similar to filmed his review.

Perhaps he needs to do a follow up with more variety of roads i.e. road trip across EU.
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      08-31-2019, 10:12 PM   #105
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Joe back with the full review...


https://youtu.be/p7ryuGMGcg4

This dude's reviews are just painful because he's so slow on his delivery and I believe he likes the sound of his own voice...that walk around was so far behind and now this full review is simply boring. Besides that he's wearing that same tired shirt from the first review! He's not an exciting reviewer. He should just stop and let the pros have at it.
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I drove the X3M Comp on the M Town Tour and I don't quite get how Joe can complain about the suspension considering he and I both have an M2C. The X3MC was stiff, even in comfort mode, but no where near as stiff as my little M2C on it's static suspension. Also, I went from a B58 to the S55, and even on the S55 the torque comes in at higher RPM's than the B58. On my M2C, I'm almost always in manual mode on the highway to keep the engine from going into 7th outside of real cruising to avoid the RPM's dropping too low. The S55 is gutless at 1300 RPM's, as well. I wasn't expecting the S58 to change that other than likely having to avoid both 7th and 8th gear instead of just 7th. Joe's M2C is a manual, so perhaps he just doesn't realize that the situation with low-end power exists on the S55, just as much as it clearly exists on the S58.
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I drove the X3M Comp on the M Town Tour and I don't quite get how Joe can complain about the suspension considering he and I both have an M2C. The X3MC was stiff, even in comfort mode, but no where near as stiff as my little M2C on it's static suspension. Also, I went from a B58 to the S55, and even on the S55 the torque comes in at higher RPM's than the B58. On my M2C, I'm almost always in manual mode on the highway to keep the engine from going into 7th outside of real cruising to avoid the RPM's dropping too low. The S55 is gutless at 1300 RPM's, as well. I wasn't expecting the S58 to change that other than likely having to avoid both 7th and 8th gear instead of just 7th. Joe's M2C is a manual, so perhaps he just doesn't realize that the situation with low-end power exists on the S55, just as much as it clearly exists on the S58.
I find the car a bit more comfy than my F80 Comp (even if I have to admit I prefer the driving position of the F80). Tire noise is still present but if you are used to F8x it is not that shocking. It still a M car after all I think you have to live with the car for a moment to have a good idea of it. Like usual...
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And not too flattering...
I watched that review and then compared to my drive in an X3M a few days ago and I simply don't know what he is on about, the engine has lashings of torque, the gearbox is perfectly matched and whip crack sharp, the ride is firm but comfortable (just like it should be) In the review he holds it in a high gear manually at very low revs to try and make a point but in an M car that revs to over 7k and wants to be spanked it's a moot point.

The comparison car for the day was my G11 7er on air suspension so as a back to back against the X3M if it was as Joe says it is then I'd have noticed. (he runs a 7er as well oddly enough) I can't say he didn't feel that way as I'm sure he's not making it up but I guess that's the issue with reviewers that aren't pros they have a very narrow and personal view.

Another point to note is the rear tyres have more sidewall than any other M car I've had at 265x40 compare that to the M3 CP at 285X30 in fact they are deeper than the 20" on my 7er....
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Why are the brand new BMW X3Ms & X4Ms NOT using the latest iDive 7 software? What's up with that?

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Id7 sucks! Looks super generic! Especially in the 8 series! No Id7 is why I upgraded from m40i
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