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      06-14-2019, 07:57 PM   #133
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Found these vids on the facetubes. Thought I'd throw this up.

Some 3rd person views and raw sounds of an X3MC from a test drive.

Thanks to whoever filmed this.

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      06-14-2019, 08:11 PM   #134
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Found this vid.
You mean court evidence
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You mean court evidence
Well that's on whoever was doing the driving lol.

I'm just trying to get more insight on the car.

I definitely won't be replicating their test drive when I get my turn.
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      06-14-2019, 08:34 PM   #136
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Break-in mode? Lmao. Gotta give it to those reps, though, they're quick on their feet.

Cars with bigger turbos will have more perceived lag than cars with smaller turbos like most every day cars have. That tuning gives the car more linear power up top. That's what you want in a real performance car as it will be more satisfying to rev it out.

Commuter cars typically will have a lot of torque down low and drop off precipitously by redline which makes them feel anemic when you really wring them out.

Without some type of mild hybrid or electric turbo technology, there's no way to get around those aspects of turbos.
I had the same experience with my test drive, and when I drove the M3 pre and post- break in mode. BMW electronically limits the throttle input and rev limit the first 2000 miles or so, until the first break in service (my experience was 2500 miles). This is well known and well documented in the M3 forums, and its not unreasonable to assume the same thing was applied to the X3 Ms.

I wouldn't be so quick to jump on some sort of engineering deficiency with the vehicle.
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I had the same experience with my test drive, and when I drove the M3 pre and post- break in mode. BMW electronically limits the throttle input and rev limit the first 2000 miles or so, until the first break in service (my experience was 2500 miles). This is well known and well documented in the M3 forums, and its not unreasonable to assume the same thing was applied to the X3 Ms.

I wouldn't be so quick to jump on some sort of engineering deficiency with the vehicle.
That is not true. Had multiple m cars in us and euro delivery. No power limit. Tracked all my m cars before 1200 miles oil change

No power limitations what so ever
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So , you guys are saying that cars were manufactured in April and sat at the plant till June because the belts were missing 2 stripes?

Crazy.

I was thinking - they are trying to buy more time to coincide with July/August 2020 year changeover and get the new tech installed.

But it looks like the x3 M is going to be behind the regular x3 in technology - go figure.

And why June 17? also no 2020 x3 price guide either. (all other models are out)
No, the cars built in April/May were for car shows and demo models, those had the M Seat Belts. There were no customer cars built in those months. Because of the belt shortage, my order sat without a production date until the belts were removed and then it processed through the system and got a July production date. Any cars being made between now and maybe Aug/Sep will not get the M belts.
No M belts on an M car. That's scandalous.

That would bug me every time I drove it.
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So , you guys are saying that cars were manufactured in April and sat at the plant till June because the belts were missing 2 stripes?

Crazy.

I was thinking - they are trying to buy more time to coincide with July/August 2020 year changeover and get the new tech installed.

But it looks like the x3 M is going to be behind the regular x3 in technology - go figure.

And why June 17? also no 2020 x3 price guide either. (all other models are out)
No, the cars built in April/May were for car shows and demo models, those had the M Seat Belts. There were no customer cars built in those months. Because of the belt shortage, my order sat without a production date until the belts were removed and then it processed through the system and got a July production date. Any cars being made between now and maybe Aug/Sep will not get the M belts.
No M belts on an M car. That's scandalous.

That would bug me every time I drove it.
M cars used to come with regular seat belts and people were fine
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great video thank you DS_BMW
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