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      02-14-2019, 05:04 AM   #1
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Why the us x3 msport steering wheel is not m style

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I purchased a 2019 x3 msport 30i and the steering wheel is a regular one (not m style). After watching a lot of videos i decided to buy the msport package ( not m40i ) and the steering wheel is a regular one, not like the videos that have the m style. Iam sure that the reviews i saw were 30i with msport package and the steering wheels was the one with the m at the bottom.

Does that is a us build issue only?
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      02-14-2019, 07:18 AM   #2
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Is it a used car? I thought it was an early 2018 year thing on US only MSports?
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Early models had the M Sport wheel option on the 30i. Mid 2018 onwards, this changed to be ONLY available on the M40i (US markets).
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On the M Sport Line (30i) 2019 they also removed the "M" badges located above the fake air vents on the sides, at least for Canadian cars I guess. :/

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On the M Sport Line (30i) 2019 they also removed the "M" badges located above the fake air vents on the sides, at least for Canadian cars I guess. :/
The Canadian 2018 30i's didn't have the "m" badges either
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On the M Sport Line (30i) 2019 they also removed the "M" badges located above the fake air vents on the sides, at least for Canadian cars I guess. :/
The Canadian 2018 30i's didn't have the "m" badges either
Really? Interesting as it seems the Canadian X3 is basically a copy (or very, VERY similar) of the US
X3 and the 2018 M Sport 30i there has the M sport wheels and the M badges if I recall it right. I'm not sure about the 2019 models though.

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Really? Interesting as it seems the Canadian X3 is basically a copy (or very, VERY similar) of the US o
X3 and the 2018 M Sport 30i there has the M sport wheels and the M badges if I recall it right. I'm not sure about the 2019 models though.
Yup, I have a 2018 30i msport and no m badges on the fender. Only have them on the wheels and door sills. The Canadian X3's get more content than the US ones (display key, merino leather, ambient air)
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Greetings

I purchased a 2019 x3 msport 30i and the steering wheel is a regular one (not m style). After watching a lot of videos i decided to buy the msport package ( not m40i ) and the steering wheel is a regular one, not like the videos that have the m style. Iam sure that the reviews i saw were 30i with msport package and the steering wheels was the one with the m at the bottom.

Does that is a us build issue only?
M40i - my 2018 m40i also does not have the "m sport steering wheel" as the 2019 model does
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      02-15-2019, 12:06 PM   #10
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Greetings

I purchased a 2019 x3 msport 30i and the steering wheel is a regular one (not m style). After watching a lot of videos i decided to buy the msport package ( not m40i ) and the steering wheel is a regular one, not like the videos that have the m style. Iam sure that the reviews i saw were 30i with msport package and the steering wheels was the one with the m at the bottom.

Does that is a us build issue only?
M40i - my 2018 m40i also does not have the "m sport steering wheel" as the 2019 model does
I believe there was a shortage for the early 2018 builds.
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i bought a x3 30D m-sport build oct 2018 and got the m40i sports wheel - it was part of the m-sport package
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i bought a x3 30D m-sport build oct 2018 and got the m40i sports wheel - it was part of the m-sport package
Specs and engine choices are different in Europe
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I believe there was a shortage for the early 2018 builds.
Was a similar issues for G3x models, some M-sport models arrived with the standard sport steering wheel, rather than the M-sport. Was a very expensive fix (on the paperwork), when any users insisted on it being changed over, on or after delivery.
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Early models had the M Sport wheel option on the 30i. Mid 2018 onwards, this changed to be ONLY available on the M40i (US markets).
It wasn't until model year 2019 that any US model X3 could get the true M-sport wheel, and then it's only M40i models.
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Before the x3 i had a 3 series f30 and on those cars when you select the msport package the steering wheel was msport. The sportline was stiched in red and the regular 3 series have a single one.
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