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      02-05-2014, 09:16 PM   #45
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I like it- I just wish we had waited on our 2014 and gotten the 15 with a diesel. Still happy but would have preferred the diesel.
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      02-05-2014, 09:28 PM   #46
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I like.. Almost pulled a trigger on 2014 today.. Glad pics came out, may have to wait till may to get it..
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      02-05-2014, 09:30 PM   #47
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nice! like the front and thanks for some kind of diesel
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      02-05-2014, 09:38 PM   #48
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love the updated look, hate the new D engine, why not the higher power one?

and 50 mpg US combined? they are joking right, I doubt it gets that in real life
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      02-05-2014, 09:42 PM   #49
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I wonder how much two headlights , two grills, and a front bumper will cost . The fenders look the same , and the hood is similar enough I wouldn't care . I would rather do a conversion on it than trade mine in and get another fully loaded 2015. I do think it looks more aggressive than pre-lci. Just my guess but the M-sport version will be unchanged.
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      02-05-2014, 09:45 PM   #50
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Nice updates except for the chrome fender plugs located where the turn signals used to be. These look like international pictures without the US orange reflectors in the headlamp clusters. It's really snowy here in the Midwest and I miss trading my 2011 x3 35i for a 2013 RWD 328i. Even with winter sottozeros I am having traction issues.
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      02-05-2014, 09:55 PM   #51
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First X3 I actually like. Kudos to BMW for making such improvements on a LCI refresh. Can't wait to see the X4
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      02-05-2014, 09:57 PM   #52
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I still don't understand how they just put a stupid metallic piece where the side turn signal used to be- like with the 5 series. Is it that difficult to fill the fender hole?
It might sound ridiculous, but it's little crap like this that has turned me off of BMW. It just goes to show their attitude - cost cutting and maximum profits above all else. That piece is awfully tacky, and it's just so they wouldn't have to spend a few bucks to slightly change the plastic fenders. Come on.

I miss the BMW that offered only a few models, paid great attention to detail, and built beautiful timeless designs. I miss the BMW that didn't compromise and made driver oriented cars.

I miss the Ultimate Driving Machine.
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Nice updates except for the chrome fender plugs located where the turn signals used to be. These look like international pictures without the US orange reflectors in the headlamp clusters. It's really snowy here in the Midwest and I miss trading my 2011 x3 35i for a 2013 RWD 328i. Even with winter sottozeros I am having traction issues.
Winter tires are good, but they don't make up for the traction you get with 4 driving wheels.
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The x3 could look so much better. It honestly looks like a sneaker to me. The Audi Q5 is significantly better looking IMHO but lacks the refinement of a BMW. Now they went and screwed up the X5 which has looked great for the past two generations. It now looks boxy and clumpsy - lacks an agile sporty look. Shame.
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      02-05-2014, 10:04 PM   #55
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Wow, that's a lot of Photoshop work.
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It might sound ridiculous, but it's little crap like this that has turned me off of BMW. It just goes to show their attitude - cost cutting and maximum profits above all else. That piece is awfully tacky, and it's just so they wouldn't have to spend a few bucks to slightly change the plastic fenders. Come on.

I miss the BMW that offered only a few models, paid great attention to detail, and built beautiful timeless designs. I miss the BMW that didn't compromise and made driver oriented cars.

I miss the Ultimate Driving Machine.
Well said.
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Looks nice, they did a good job. Nice improvement over pre-LCI. (Minus the metallic piece.) The interior is very classy.
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I still don't understand how they just put a stupid metallic piece where the side turn signal used to be- like with the 5 series. Is it that difficult to fill the fender hole?
It might sound ridiculous, but it's little crap like this that has turned me off of BMW. It just goes to show their attitude - cost cutting and maximum profits above all else. That piece is awfully tacky, and it's just so they wouldn't have to spend a few bucks to slightly change the plastic fenders. Come on.

I miss the BMW that offered only a few models, paid great attention to detail, and built beautiful timeless designs. I miss the BMW that didn't compromise and made driver oriented cars.

I miss the Ultimate Driving Machine.
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      02-05-2014, 10:49 PM   #61
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I've got a 2014 M-Sport that I really like the look of, but I have to admit this is very nice. It appears to be an X-Line line/package. I wonder if it'll look as good without that. In any case, nice job, BMW.
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      02-05-2014, 11:13 PM   #62
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looks a lot better! I always thought the X3 only looked good with M package, but with the LCI, looks good without
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It isn't the right vehicle for me, but it really does look so much nicer!
One significant styling gripe... I hate the body-color rear valance (aka diffuser). The new Mustang sports the same concept and I puke at both implementations.
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      02-05-2014, 11:50 PM   #64
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So any word of when it will be available to order? Was about to pull the trigger on a 2014 to replace our 2011, but don't know if I will...depends on when these will be out.
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      02-05-2014, 11:58 PM   #65
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I just got an m sport 14, and new the LCI was around the corner.

Anyone know when it actually goes into production?
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I dont like the headlight extension to the grills but this is what bmw is going with the new designs....i have to say that it does look better than pre-lci

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