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      07-22-2019, 09:11 AM   #89
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Great write up.

Very well done and helpful to others. Exactly what this should be used for. I commend you dear sir.

One little thing... there is NO such thing as the ECU "opening up" after 1,200 miles.

The only thing the break-in service does is allow the ability to use LC.

The power you have now, is the same power you'll have at 59,000 miles.

This has been proven 1,000 times over.

I don't think my wife will ever sell her M2, but if she does.. I'd be very happy to see an X3M in the garage.
Ok, I thought the dealer said something is unlocked after the first service. Maybe I misheard, but it doesn’t really matter as I’m my own nanny for now. As soon as I start to get a big grin going I look at the speedo or tach and come off the pedal.

Stealing the old Bentley rating - power seems adequate!

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Oh I'm sure the dealer said that. Many do. I personally think they should be slapped for saying that crap. Just grinds me when someone who works with the company day in and day out is completely out of the game or worse, doesn't care enough to learn.

And rumor has it a fire shut down the only plant that made tires for the 7-series way back when. So BMW normally (but not always) dual sources their tires.

Btw, very nice writeup.
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      07-22-2019, 11:46 AM   #90
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I test drove on Saturday mtown and Concur on the initial acceleration. I found the ride a bit stiff for my taste and. IMO I can't justify the extra 20k to 25k over an m40i.

Afterwards I drove a 2017 F85 and really enjoyed that beast. I am strongly considering going that option.
I don't have F85 but '18 F86 and strongly recommend going with F85 if you can find one that fits your spec. You will enjoy using it daily. I have taken my F86 to an AutoX event in the morning and took family out in the afternoon for a gathering, all in the same car and same day. Having said that, you will not be disappointed with F85.
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I drove the x3m competition; I own an x3m40i
The x3m has a high level interior. In the x3m once it gets moving, the acceleration is SECOND to none- the only fly in the ointment major lag on first tip in
I test drove on Saturday mtown and Concur on the initial acceleration. I found the ride a bit stiff for my taste and. IMO I can't justify the extra 20k to 25k over an m40i.

Afterwards I drove a 2017 F85 and really enjoyed that beast. I am strongly considering going that option.
20k???

a nicely loaded X3 M40i runs about $66k, a bone stock X3M runs about 70k ... I'll gladly spend 4K for the ///M
I drove the competition and bone m40 is 55k
Good luck with that.


I've priced up the X3M40 and there is no way anyone gets a stripper X3M40. You certainly won't find one on a lot , and even if you ordered one there is no way you are checking a few boxes. My cheapo build was 58k and every time I roll up and see one at a DFW area dealer it's damn near maxed out at 66k.

At which point.. X3M begins just 5k over a loaded M40...

In my opinion ... X3MC is totally worth the 7k premium for the damn alcantara/beige seat combo alone
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      07-23-2019, 10:21 AM   #92
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Good luck with that.


I've priced up the X3M40 and there is no way anyone gets a stripper X3M40. You certainly won't find one on a lot , and even if you ordered one there is no way you are checking a few boxes. My cheapo build was 58k and every time I roll up and see one at a DFW area dealer it's damn near maxed out at 66k.

At which point.. X3M begins just 5k over a loaded M40...

In my opinion ... X3MC is totally worth the 7k premium for the damn alcantara/beige seat combo alone
Sorry, but your numbers are off. The MSRP on my well-equipped 2019 X3 M40i with Premium package, Driving assistance package, HK audio and Factory Tow hitch was $64,000.

The MSRP on a similarly equipped X3M with just the "Executive Package" comes out to $73,800. That's almost $10K more.

There are a number of brand new 2019 X3 M40i's on Autotrader right now with options for under $60,000 as compared to a "stripper" X3M which is $69,900. Here's an example:

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ckType=listing

Don't get me wrong, I think an X3M is a great vehicle for the price, but it's at a different price-point altogether than an X3 M40i.
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Sorry, but your numbers are off. The MSRP on my well-equipped 2019 X3 M40i with Premium package, Driving assistance package, HK audio and Factory Tow hitch was $64,000.

The MSRP on a similarly equipped X3M with just the "Executive Package" comes out to $73,800. That's almost $10K more.

There are a number of brand new 2019 X3 M40i's on Autotrader right now with options for under $60,000 as compared to a "stripper" X3M which is $69,900. Here's an example:

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ckType=listing

Don't get me wrong, I think an X3M is a great vehicle for the price, but it's at a different price-point altogether than an X3 M40i.


thanks ..... but I've been watching X3M40 pricing for awhile now.. especially as the X3M has dropped.

Note that the words " Similarly equipped" were NOT used by me. The Base price on the X3M is what it is, and moreover... is darn near within 5K of your purchase, which is what @JLT stated and I agreed with.

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20k???

a nicely loaded X3 M40i runs about $66k, a bone stock X3M runs about 70k ... I'll gladly spend 4K for the ///M
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Congrats and thanks for the write up.

Iím thinking about grabbing one. Currently drive MY17 M3 ZCP. Lease is about to be up in 5 months I believe this might be a good replacement and a change of pace (never owned suv) car guy here. I think this will keep content till the G80 shows up. What do you think since you have or had the F80.

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Congrats and thanks for the write up.

Iím thinking about grabbing one. Currently drive MY17 M3 ZCP. Lease is about to be up in 5 months I believe this might be a good replacement and a chance of pace (never owned suv) car guy here. I think this will keep content till the G80 shows up. What do you think since you have or had the F80.
Iím still super happy with the switch. I havenít really missed the M3 (yet?), which is a little surprising because I really enjoyed that car. The X3M is proving to be a better daily driver in every respect, and as I start to open it up here and there it can really move.

Itís definitely worth considering, in my opinion.

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Iím still super happy with the switch. I havenít really missed the M3 (yet?), which is a little surprising because I really enjoyed that car. The X3M is proving to be a better daily driver in every respect, and as I start to open it up here and there it can really move.

Itís definitely worth considering, in my opinion.

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Good to hear. Yea Iím still on the fence about this part of me just want to bite the bullet and just refinance my lease till the G80 shows. I am not an suv person at heart thatís why. But I have 5 months to spare so I have sometime to think about my decision.
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Damn. Itís gorgeous! Iíve seen it in showrooms but havenít driven it yet. Absolutely stunning! I have some questions- did you look at/consider the m40 as an option? Thoughts on the two of you had to compare pros/cons? I know theyíre different cars and the HP isnít a comparison but just wondering how the m40 stacks up.
I have some questions about the M40i, Iím on a budget (I live in LA ans shi*% is expensive) and able to lease a new 19, loaded (without nav, heated seats, or lane assist for $650 a month with tax with $3k down. Either white with tan or silver with black.
Also an option at the dealer is an executive demo fully loaded x4 for $540 a month with tax and $2500 down. Iím a real estate agent saving for a house so every dollar counts. I donít have clients in the car much so the slopes down roof doesnít bother me. The x4 m40 is out of my budget unfortunately.
I was in a 2019 X2 m that after 6k miles gave me a lot of issues including broken AC, leaky sunroof and stalling, theyíre buying the car back. Good experience with the buyback btw. I canít discuss specifics.
Before the x2 I was in a 335 GT which was a great car for me. Call me crazy but I donít mind the hatchback/slopes roof.
I can use the guidance.

Thoughts?
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Damn. Itís gorgeous! Iíve seen it in showrooms but havenít driven it yet. Absolutely stunning! I have some questions- did you look at/consider the m40 as an option? Thoughts on the two of you had to compare pros/cons? I know theyíre different cars and the HP isnít a comparison but just wondering how the m40 stacks up.
I have some questions about the M40i, Iím on a budget (I live in LA ans shi*% is expensive) and able to lease a new 19, loaded (without nav, heated seats, or lane assist for $650 a month with tax with $3k down. Either white with tan or silver with black.
Also an option at the dealer is an executive demo fully loaded x4 for $540 a month with tax and $2500 down. Iím a real estate agent saving for a house so every dollar counts. I donít have clients in the car much so the slopes down roof doesnít bother me. The x4 m40 is out of my budget unfortunately.
I was in a 2019 X2 m that after 6k miles gave me a lot of issues including broken AC, leaky sunroof and stalling, theyíre buying the car back. Good experience with the buyback btw. I canít discuss specifics.
Before the x2 I was in a 335 GT which was a great car for me. Call me crazy but I donít mind the hatchback/slopes roof.
I can use the guidance.

Thoughts?
Thanks!

The X3M Comp is beautiful & awesome to drive in my opinion. ...But, it's absolutely a luxury item. The regular X3 & X4 are also luxury items that happen to be less expensive great cars too.

Putting myself in the shoes you are describing - money is tight, looking to buy a home and build my career, etc. Getting fancier new car should be at the very bottom of your list. Cars are a terrible use of money! Owning a great home, and having money for good food and vacations is way more fulfilling over time than sacrificing for a car.

If the X2 works for you - hold out as long as you can. There's always cooler new stuff around the corner. If you're at the end of a lease or something that necessitates a change, get the least expensive one that makes you happy and checks the most boxes.

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