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      07-29-2014, 10:09 AM   #45
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Yeah, the color really impressed me. Thought it would be very "HEY LOOK AT ME I'M RED", but it's very subtle. Sure, it stands out, but in a smooth way.
I'm generally not a fan of red cars, unless burgundy red coupes, however this your X4 looks amazing in that red.
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Personally I strongly prefer the current designs over the designs produced under Mr Bangle's leadership. Those cars where a mess aesthetically according to me, broken lines and really ugly some of them. But that's my opinion.

See, in Sweden, socialism has ruled a bit to long which has caused a mentality that it's not always appreciated to show...
I agree on Bangle and the cars from that time; absolutely UGLY; BMW has lost many loyal customers in those times.

Not only Sweden; whole EU is going into "that one has more, it's right to take it from him" with taxes and other "just" means. The Germans produce luxury, however more and more CEOs of big companies drive relatively cheap cars not to stand to public criticism. Funny, Germans live from expensive products and at the same time restrict and undermine the home market for them (so the money goes into stuff they don't produce).
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Yeah, the color really impressed me. Thought it would be very "HEY LOOK AT ME I'M RED", but it's very subtle. Sure, it stands out, but in a smooth way.
I'm generally not a fan of red cars, unless burgundy red coupes, however this your X4 looks amazing in that red.
Same feelings here!
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Personally I strongly prefer the current designs over the designs produced under Mr Bangle's leadership. Those cars where a mess aesthetically according to me, broken lines and really ugly some of them. But that's my opinion.

See, in Sweden, socialism has ruled a bit to long which has caused a mentality that it's not always appreciated to show...
I agree on Bangle and the cars from that time; absolutely UGLY; BMW has lost many loyal customers in those times.

Not only Sweden; whole EU is going into "that one has more, it's right to take it from him" with taxes and other "just" means. The Germans produce luxury, however more and more CEOs of big companies drive relatively cheap cars not to stand to public criticism. Funny, Germans live from expensive products and at the same time restrict and undermine the home market for them (so the money goes into stuff they don't produce).
Yup, it's a strange world sometimes
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Same feelings here!
What are the neighbours saying?
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      07-30-2014, 02:09 PM   #50
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Same feelings here!
What are the neighbours saying?
Since i'm in germany right now on a roadtrip, i really don't know. But i think they'll like it
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Would have been nice to see the interiors too..
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Would have been nice to see the interiors too..
Will post more pictures as soon as possible, both exterior and interior!
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Okay, so i've spent the day driving, taking pictures and filming a review! Will try to post everything tonight, otherwise I will post it tomorrow! Hope you'll enjoy it!
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Update: New Images And Review!

Alright guys! Sorry for the delay, had some issues with the upload of the video and editing of the images and such, but now everything is under control! I apologize for any mispronunciations, some bad english and long pauses sometimes in advance, but hope you'll like my review anyway!

If you have any questions, please post them, and I'll respond as well as I can!

And if anyone, for some reason want one of the images in full resolution, please let me know and I'll send it to you.

And last, thanks for all the great support so far!

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I have ordered X4 30d too, so was really enjoying this video, thx!
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      08-06-2014, 04:13 PM   #56
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I have ordered X4 30d too, so was really enjoying this video, thx!
Nice! Glad you enjoyed he video, hope you'll love your car!
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Video, well done young fella & cameraman. I like the red & interior color combo.
You do look cramped in the back but you are also tall. I thought that the European side mirrors are aspheric ? Keep up the good work.
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Video, well done young fella & cameraman. I like the red & interior color combo.
You do look cramped in the back but you are also tall. I thought that the European side mirrors are aspheric ? Keep up the good work.
Thank you very much for your nice words, it means alot! The colors mach really nicely. And shure, i'm squeezed in to the rear seats, but I don't expect to be anything but that, since I'm classified as "huge" :

Regarding the side mirrors, I truly don't know, but the mirrors are rounder and more fluid than it looks, but still very sharp and edgy in some way, exactly how I like it

Again, thank you so much!
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About iDrive center display, do you have Sport displays in this model (Power, Torque) ?

You also mentioned Launch Control, how does it work in practise ?
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About iDrive center display, do you have Sport displays in this model (Power, Torque) ?

You also mentioned Launch Control, how does it work in practise ?
No, sport display is apparently not available in this model. Seems odd since bmw says it's a "sporty" car. Can be that I've simply not found it, but seriously doubt it since I've been in every menu of the iDrive.

Have not been testing out Launch Control yet, in the drivers manual bmw "strongly recommend" that it isn't used in the first 5000km of the car. Not that I really care about the miles, but wan't the car to be properly driven in before I give it a shot. But will give it a shot in the upcoming weeks!
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Very nice car and red color and beige interior combo, even though the msport looks is not for me especially infront everything is just beautiful....and nice review of it though, didn't expect one who is almost 2meters could fit at the back. Kudos!
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Cherry with cream
a really wonderful car, that looks special
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nice video! Thanks for sharing all that you have learned about the car. Nice to hear from some one who is driving it and testing it first hand.
Loved hearing that engine when you took off!! Gorgeous car.
Maybe you should think about a career in films! Good camera work too!
Making me want mine to get here sooner!
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Very nice car and red color and beige interior combo, even though the msport looks is not for me especially infront everything is just beautiful....and nice review of it though, didn't expect one who is almost 2meters could fit at the back. Kudos!
Thanks for your nice words! No one expect the 2m guy to be able to fit into the backseat. Guess I'm good at squeezing myself in. The smallest car I've been in the backseat of is the Peugeot 107, now THAT'S a tight fit
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Cherry with cream
a really wonderful car, that looks special
indeed!
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nice video! Thanks for sharing all that you have learned about the car. Nice to hear from some one who is driving it and testing it first hand.
Loved hearing that engine when you took off!! Gorgeous car.
Maybe you should think about a career in films! Good camera work too!
Making me want mine to get here sooner!
Thank you very much! The car is so nice, a true head turner. And the engine, d*mn it's good, so much torque and power, makes the 520d feel silly, gosh, even my 530i feels super slow compared to this.

Really glad you liked the video! Who knows, maybe you're talking to a new Jeremy Clarkson (or not)
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