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      05-07-2019, 06:48 AM   #45
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Nice from the side but seems kind of narrow from the front and rear views. Probably could have benefited more from some flared fenders. Like the seats but not a fan of the overly busy dash board. Kind of contrived with all the red buttons. Eager to see the road tests and comparos.
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I guess to protect from scratches? The backlit logo in the driverís seat back also had black tape on it.
The vehicles must have come equipped with the optional M badged-up interior package, but you have to pay $1,200 for BMW to activate the M badges (a/k/a peel off electrical tape). Donít fret though because the option can be activated at local dealerships.
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That looks like Advantage BMW. I was there last week and didn't get to see the X3M They were already gone.
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I guess to protect from scratches? The backlit logo in the driver’s seat back also had black tape on it.
The vehicles must have come equipped with the optional M badged-up interior package, but you have to pay $1,200 for BMW to activate the M badges (a/k/a peel off electrical tape). Don’t fret though because the option can be activated at local dealerships.
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Can't wait to see it in person
M badge Activation can also be done via coding :
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M badge Activation can also be done via coding :
I hope it doesn’t void the warranty if done aftermarket!

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      05-07-2019, 04:54 PM   #50
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Hope you like how the current generation M3/4 sounds because that's how it's gonna sound. Likely the most hated engine sound in automotive history.
I agree it's awful, and I would never get an M2 comp because of it.
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Really not a fan of the X3's plastic piano black center console.

Chintzy/10.
Same. This is the biggest let down for me. It scratches easily and shows fingerprints and dust in no time! Otherwise, I dig the interior. Especially the Sakhir.
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Nice from the side but seems kind of narrow from the front and rear views. Probably could have benefited more from some flared fenders. Like the seats but not a fan of the overly busy dash board. Kind of contrived with all the red buttons. Eager to see the road tests and comparos.
I really dislike the use of the red buttons nowadays. It just doesn't look good with the interiors (some more so than others) and gives it a "raceresque" type feel.
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Nice from the side but seems kind of narrow from the front and rear views. Probably could have benefited more from some flared fenders. Like the seats but not a fan of the overly busy dash board. Kind of contrived with all the red buttons. Eager to see the road tests and comparos.
I really dislike the use of the red buttons nowadays. It just doesn't look good with the interiors (some more so than others) and gives it a "raceresque" type feel.
I love the red buttons!
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Coming from someone who hates coral red... this Sakhir orange interior actually looks pretty good! But it wouldn't age well.
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Coming from someone who hates coral red... this Sakhir orange interior actually looks pretty good! But it wouldn't age well.
age well? how long are you planning on keeping the car, lol. I've had my M3 and now M4 'vert with Sakhir Orange interior and still like it. heck, my X3M will probably have the SO interior. that'll be 9 straight years with SO, lol
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Coming from someone who hates coral red... this Sakhir orange interior actually looks pretty good! But it wouldn't age well.
age well? how long are you planning on keeping the car, lol. I've had my M3 and now M4 'vert with Sakhir Orange interior and still like it. heck, my X3M will probably have the SO interior. that'll be 9 straight years with SO, lol
It's like Nardo grey. Great colour but will never become a classic like standard colours, and people will grow to dislike it in the future. But yes I'm talking 20 30 years from now!
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I have one of the first model x4 m40i and just love the sound. I placed order for X4m. Are you saying the new models donít have as deep a sound? Thatís mainly my concern. Every time they switch the engine they change the tone and not always for the better.
Funny to read your comments guys. When the F26 M40i came out, the M3/M4 Community laughed at the car's sound. It wasn't good enough in their minds. Now this is the opposite.

But I confirm, the F26 M40i sound is gorgeous.
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We won't have gasoline in 20-30 years who cares
Argentina's ground is full of unexploited black oil
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You got a car well over a year after it was released and you're complaining the sound doesn't live up to your expectations?
Company carÖ no choice:-)
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I have one of the first model x4 m40i and just love the sound. I placed order for X4m. Are you saying the new models donít have as deep a sound? Thatís mainly my concern. Every time they switch the engine they change the tone and not always for the better.
My concern too... I am saying that the current models X3/4 M40i have a boring sound (at least the German versions) compared to my previous model X4 M40i that I still have. I am considering to order new X4 M Comp. but I wanna wait for a first test to hear the sound. It will be released in Germany in September, I guess in the US before... so if any one gets the chance to post a test driveÖ much appreciated!!!
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Funny to read your comments guys. When the F26 M40i came out, the M3/M4 Community laughed at the car's sound. It wasn't good enough in their minds. Now this is the opposite.

But I confirm, the F26 M40i sound is gorgeous.
I have both, X4 M40i MY 2017 and M3 Comp., and I must say, that the X4 M40i sounds even better, especially from outside
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I have both, X4 M40i MY 2017 and M3 Comp., and I must say, that the X4 M40i sounds even better, especially from outside
Hallo Jamesblond1001, most of people who ask me, doesn't believe it is stock exhaust and stock sound. Every morning I start it up (of course in Sport mode), a huge smile shows on my face. 3 years old 145'000km just a great car.
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Hallo Jamesblond1001, most of people who ask me, doesn't believe it is stock exhaust and stock sound. Every morning I start it up (of course in Sport mode), a huge smile shows on my face. 3 years old 145'000km just a great car.
I will be devastated if my new X4M Comp doesnít sound better. I honestly donít know Iíd be ok with anything less and not hearing that deep sound every morning. I literally made the decision to purchase when I pressed start during the test drive. Everything after that was just for shits and giggles!

Anyone have feedback on the s58 and/or the X4m comp exhaust. The anticipation is killin me!
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