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      05-22-2020, 03:57 PM   #45
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I came from a '19 M40i with ventilated seats (and lost the sport seats in the process). Had i known I would have been downgraded by that upgrade, I wouldn't have opted for them. I too had the factory hitch on my M40i and was initially disappointed that BMW didn't offer one on the Full M offering when I upgraded later. I found the stealth hitch to be an even better solution for me. In my opinion, it is much more attractive (no receiver square hole or cover on my tail), and it actually has a higher tow rating than my factory hitch did on my M40i. Also, their direct connection without a receiver makes for a very solid trailer connection with absolutely zero horizontal play unlike when I towed with my M40i and used a receiver with a pin which always introduced a little bit of play. Anyway, I'm a very happy customer with this solution.
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I have read your posts on the Stealth Hitch and found them to be very informative, thanks! As I understand, you did the installation yourself (impressive). If I decide to go that route, I will definitely reach out to you for advice.
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      05-22-2020, 04:17 PM   #46
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I have read your posts on the Stealth Hitch and found them to be very informative, thanks! As I understand, you did the installation yourself (impressive). If I decide to go that route, I will definitely reach out to you for advice.
No problem, but I doubt you'd need it.. Their color step by step instructions included in the kit are quite good, but let me know if you need clarification on anything.
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      05-22-2020, 06:39 PM   #47
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Competition model or package...I could not see getting this car without the comp exhaust... so it was X3MC for me
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      05-22-2020, 07:20 PM   #48
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But why. The S58 sounds like ass
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But why. The S58 sounds like ass
Sounds a lot better than the S55.
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      05-22-2020, 09:02 PM   #50
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But why. The S58 sounds like ass
Although it may not be the best sounding 6 cylinder on the market, the general consensus is that it does indeed sound better then the S55.
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      05-22-2020, 11:08 PM   #51
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Think they have a bug in their configurator. If you select the M Driver's Package it removes the Executive Package entirely instead of just deleting the pano roof.
Adding the M drivers pack deletes the pano roof entirely? So slick top? If so, that's great.
Or just don't get exec pack. I don't have exec and I don't miss any of the features.
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But why. The S58 sounds like ass
Comp exhaust sounds quite good and noticeably better than base exhaust. Slightly louder but still not obnoxious.
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      05-23-2020, 12:30 AM   #53
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Adding the M drivers pack deletes the pano roof entirely? So slick top? If so, that's great.
Iím 2020 mc has the vent seats ....and a slick top Without the expensive m drivers package.
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      05-23-2020, 01:59 AM   #54
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What does this mean for the M2 then?
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      05-23-2020, 02:55 AM   #55
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But why. The S58 sounds like ass
actually ass sounds better. who cares. it kicks ass that all i care aboot.
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      05-23-2020, 10:59 AM   #56
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$7000 for Competition package doesn't seem worth it
It does to me. Granted I didn't cheap out and have the Comp. I notice some of those who don't get the Comp end up spending money to make their lower rung models look like...The Comp
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Think they have a bug in their configurator. If you select the M Driver's Package it removes the Executive Package entirely instead of just deleting the pano roof.
It did that before for the 2020 model. I bet you can't get both packages.
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It did that before for the 2020 model. I bet you can't get both packages.
You can. I have them both.
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Although it may not be the best sounding 6 cylinder on the market, the general consensus is that it does indeed sound better then the S55.
That's not saying much because scraping your nails on a blackboard sounded better than the S55.
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Although it may not be the best sounding 6 cylinder on the market, the general consensus is that it does indeed sound better then the S55.
That's not saying much because scraping your nails on a blackboard sounded better than the S55.
It's enough to bring me back after skipping on the s55 for that sole reason. For whatever that's worth.
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It did that before for the 2020 model. I bet you can't get both packages.
When I use to play with the 2020 version, it would only delete the pano roof not the whole package.
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      05-24-2020, 12:13 PM   #62
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I am in Canada, but pretty sure that the US configuration is telling what to expect from model year 2021 here in Canada as well. I was hoping for at least some new features being available, as even a fully-loaded X3M is missing a lot of technology updates from other models.

Does the new iDrive 7 and Live Cockpit Pro mean that the "Hey BMW" voice commanding is now supported? That is actually something I am looking to have, as to my experience it works well.

Another feature I have been hoping for is BMW Drive Recorder to replace a need for a dash cam, but I wonder if that will be available with iDrive 7? It is pretty incredible that such systems are not available across all models in year 2020.

Finally, I was really hoping for some new color options, as I do find the only two colors Phytonic Blue and Toronto Red fairly unexciting tones. I guess new colors won't available before proper life-cycle update.
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I am in Canada, but pretty sure that the US configuration is telling what to expect from model year 2021 here in Canada as well. I was hoping for at least some new features being available, as even a fully-loaded X3M is missing a lot of technology updates from other models.

Does the new iDrive 7 and Live Cockpit Pro mean that the "Hey BMW" voice commanding is now supported? That is actually something I am looking to have, as to my experience it works well.

Another feature I have been hoping for is BMW Drive Recorder to replace a need for a dash cam, but I wonder if that will be available with iDrive 7? It is pretty incredible that such systems are not available across all models in year 2020.

Finally, I was really hoping for some new color options, as I do find the only two colors Phytonic Blue and Toronto Red fairly unexciting tones. I guess new colors won't available before proper life-cycle update.
I just had a 2020 X3 M40i as a loaner while having my 1,200 mile break-in service performed on Friday.

It was equipped with iD7 and had "Hey BMW" feature. iD7 was a "stripped" version from what you find in the other 5, and 8 models. No remote start and I'm sure it didn't have drive recorder, although, I didn't check.

Assuming this is what the 2021 F9X will be equipped with.
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$7000 for Competition package doesn’t seem worth it
I think it is. Just the sport seats, the sport exhaust and the standard 765M wheels alone will cost way more than 7k.
It's an amazing car. The competition is worth every penny.
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New interior difference for 2021

The front seat backs are now color matching to the leather instead of black color. Something about the dash stitching / material also looks different. I'm not sure which seat back looks better, 202 Vs 2021.
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The front seat backs are now color matching to the leather instead of black color. Something about the dash stitching / material also looks different. I'm not sure which seat back looks better, 202 Vs 2021.
Good eye. I much prefer the black plastic on back of the seats. It was one of the reasons why I chose the red interior. Just the right amount of red mixed in with black. I originally looked at M40i with the red interior and didnít like that the rear of the seats were red. Just too much red in my opinion.
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