BMW X3 Forum
BMW X3 Forum
Welcome to the ultimate BMW X3 community.
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
XBimmers | BMW X3 Forum BMW X3/X4 Forums BMW X3 (G01) / X4 (G02) Forum Introducing the 2022 X3 / X4 LCI Facelift

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      06-09-2021, 07:38 AM   #89
oasis3582
Lieutenant
oasis3582's Avatar
19
Rep
491
Posts

Drives: 2021 BMW X3 M40i
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Cincinnati, OH

iTrader: (0)

Random thoughts:

1) That rear fascia on the X4 LCI is an absolute disaster. Gross.
2) The new front fascia on the lower model X3 looks way better than the one on the M40i, which is strange.
3) Really dislike the new X3 tail lights...way too busy of a design.
__________________
Current: 2021 BMW X3 M40i

Previous: VW GTI, Tesla Model 3 LR, Mazda MX-5 RF, Ford Mustang GT (x2), Mazda 3, BMW Z4, BMW 135i, Honda Accord Coupe, Acura RDX, Pontiac GTO, Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2021, 07:57 AM   #90
Racingboy
New Member
Racingboy's Avatar
Belgium
3
Rep
25
Posts

Drives: BMW 120d F20
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Belgium

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by MALOW_ View Post
Included in the Driving Assistance Professional.
And that's not available anymore in the configurator in Belgium.
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2021, 08:28 AM   #91
hinckley
Lieutenant Colonel
hinckley's Avatar
United_States
1081
Rep
1,943
Posts

Drives: '20 X4 M40i
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Florida

iTrader: (1)

There are some questionable aesthetics on the LCIs, but that's personal preference. However, there are several very surprising historical aspects of these LCIs ...

The M double-slatted grille, M grille badge and M mirrors have made their way down to non-M vehicles for the first time. BMW's pretty consistent with these things, so I presume it's a sign of things to come. The M guys will not be happy.

This is probably the most extensive LCI interior update ever. The E60 LCI interior was a significant (and needed) upgrade. This change is much more significant and less needed imo.

I'm surprised that the 12.5" central display has made its way down to the X3/4. The 3/4 LCI will surely include the larger screen now or maybe they'll go full iD8 for that upgrade since LCI interior's are much more significant now.

The X4's taillights were not updated. I don't recall any BMW LCI that has not had at least some minor change to the taillights. Fwiw, I happen to love the old X4's taillights, so I'm not upset.

No silver exterior paint. Is there another car in BMW's lineup that doesn't include the German national racing color?

Has cerium been euthanized? That would be welcome retreat for many of us, I'm sure.
__________________
CURRENT: '20 X4 M40i | '15 Porsche 911 GTS Cab 7MT
RETIRED : '18 M4 6MT | '13 M5 6MT | '08 550i 6MT | '04 545i 6MT | '98 540i 6MT | '94 530i 5MT | '84 528e 5MT
Other retirees from Chevrolet, Buick, Subaru, Honda, Acura, Merkur(!), Volvo, Saab, Audi and Porsche
Appreciate 4
mathys115.00
pyrat15157.00
Treeboy111.50
JustChris13149.50
      06-09-2021, 08:50 AM   #92
fndrplayer13
First Lieutenant
174
Rep
302
Posts

Drives: 2021 X3 30e / 2018 Model 3
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Chicago, IL

iTrader: (0)

A few more thoughts:

1. Perhaps BMW is retiring the 30e in the US to save their remaining allotment of federal tax credits for the coming i4 and iX to make those vehicles more enticing to potential buyers?
2. They had to do a major interior refresh. Many vehicles will be getting iDrive 8 over the next few years and the x3 was sporting a very old interior compared to the rest of the BMW lineup. If they didn't update to the latest interior the X3 would be two generations behind most of the lineup by the time of redesign -- and the X3 is their best seller in the US. Some of the competitors in this space have some really fantastic interiors that made the current X3 look somewhat dated, too (I think a great example here is the Mercedes GLB).
Appreciate 1
hinckley1081.00
      06-09-2021, 09:03 AM   #93
blinkme323
Captain
333
Rep
683
Posts

Drives: 2018 M3 CS
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Philly

iTrader: (1)

For those talking about the "major" interior refresh, the odd thing to me is that BMW only really updated the center console/stack. They still left the legacy dash, door cards, door pulls, etc. I understand that it was probably a cost decision, but it makes for an oddly disjointed interior now IMO.
__________________
2018 SMB M3 CS
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2021, 09:16 AM   #94
Soup02
New Member
3
Rep
11
Posts

Drives: '21 G01 X3e IF ITS EVER BUILT
Join Date: Mar 2021
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by blinkme323 View Post
For those talking about the "major" interior refresh, the odd thing to me is that BMW only really updated the center console/stack. They still left the legacy dash, door cards, door pulls, etc. I understand that it was probably a cost decision, but it makes for an oddly disjointed interior now IMO.
that was my first thought - they forgot to redesign the door!
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2021, 09:24 AM   #95
wifesnewbmw
Private
29
Rep
53
Posts

Drives: 2009 3 series 328Xi
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: New York

iTrader: (0)

Did I miss it? Where is Executive Package and leather option?
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2021, 09:27 AM   #96
wifesnewbmw
Private
29
Rep
53
Posts

Drives: 2009 3 series 328Xi
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: New York

iTrader: (0)

Are the standard Order Guide and Price Guide available from someone (thanks)??
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2021, 09:27 AM   #97
Roundel-NY
Enlisted Member
3
Rep
40
Posts

Drives: BMW X3
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Brooklyn, NY

iTrader: (0)

Any idea when online confugurator will be updated with 2022 model year? i understand dealers already have it...
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2021, 09:28 AM   #98
MrSo0h0o
Private
27
Rep
51
Posts

Drives: 2019 Volvo XC60
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wifesnewbmw View Post
Did I miss it? Where is Executive Package and leather option?
I didnt see the Executive package either, just the premium package. It looks like they moved a lot more items as "a la carte".
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2021, 09:30 AM   #99
Douggie
Lieutenant
118
Rep
452
Posts

Drives: BMW X1, X3
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Asia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by blinkme323 View Post
For those talking about the "major" interior refresh, the odd thing to me is that BMW only really updated the center console/stack. They still left the legacy dash, door cards, door pulls, etc. I understand that it was probably a cost decision, but it makes for an oddly disjointed interior now IMO.
Yes, the door pulls don't really match the hexagonal trim in the AC ducts. But it is still quite a big update compared to the previous LCIs.
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2021, 09:54 AM   #100
msg617
Private
50
Rep
81
Posts

Drives: X3
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Looking at the options bundling, the reason to custom order has decreased. Most of the options, like adaptive, people would custom order for are now available in standard packages.
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2021, 10:28 AM   #101
wifesnewbmw
Private
29
Rep
53
Posts

Drives: 2009 3 series 328Xi
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: New York

iTrader: (0)

Even "a la carte"....something is missing...such as leather seating on first glance.. Just surprised about the Exec Package - thats pretty standard on all BMW lines
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2021, 11:19 AM   #102
neilr_
Private First Class
42
Rep
123
Posts

Drives: 2019 X3 xDrive30i Phytonic
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Portland

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by wifesnewbmw View Post
Even "a la carte"....something is missing...such as leather seating on first glance.. Just surprised about the Exec Package - thats pretty standard on all BMW lines
The press release says
Quote:
On the X3, the interior is available in Black, Canberra Beige, Cognac and Tacora Red SensaTec colors. An optional Vernasca leather interior is available in Black, Oyster and Mocha. The X4 M40i includes available Vernasca leather in Canberra Beige/black, Tacora Red and Cognac.
Appreciate 1
      06-09-2021, 11:22 AM   #103
MrSo0h0o
Private
27
Rep
51
Posts

Drives: 2019 Volvo XC60
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (0)

The press release also mentioned that the sensatec seating surfaces were perforated, which leads me to believe that they did this to allow ventilated sports seats. We shall see in the next few months!
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2021, 12:05 PM   #104
sbt007
Lieutenant
sbt007's Avatar
United_States
201
Rep
517
Posts

Drives: 2021 X3 M40i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by neilr_ View Post
The press release says
On the X3, the interior is available in Black, Canberra Beige, Cognac and Tacora Red SensaTec colors. An optional Vernasca leather interior is available in Black, Oyster and Mocha. The X4 M40i includes available Vernasca leather in Canberra Beige/black, Tacora Red and Cognac.
Quote:
Originally Posted by wifesnewbmw View Post
Even "a la carte"....something is missing...such as leather seating on first glance.. Just surprised about the Exec Package - thats pretty standard on all BMW lines
If this is correct, Mocha leather has made a comeback. On the other hand Cognac and Beige leather only available on X4 M40i. Maybe too many people were ordering the Cognac!
Appreciate 0
      06-09-2021, 12:24 PM   #105
TX3M
Captain
TX3M's Avatar
712
Rep
997
Posts

Drives: 2021 X3 M40i
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: MD

iTrader: (0)

The interior changes look good, the new center console is clean. The red leather option is very nice (too bad it's not available on the X3). The addition of adaptive suspension as a standard option is huge.

I'm not a fan of the exterior changes at all (except for the M mirrors). The base X3 front end actually looks better to me than the front end of the M40i. The rear of the X4 in particular is just weird.

They did a better job on the exterior styling of the new X3M. Although I prefer the current front end of the X3M, the new front end looks much better than the new front end of the M40i.

For all of you that waited for the LCI and like the changes, I'm very happy for you and look forward to seeing pics when you take delivery!.
Appreciate 1
      06-09-2021, 12:29 PM   #106
sbt007
Lieutenant
sbt007's Avatar
United_States
201
Rep
517
Posts

Drives: 2021 X3 M40i
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
I wonder if they made any changes to the spare tire raised floor in the trunk for X3. Likely not.
Appreciate 1
      06-09-2021, 12:40 PM   #107
jacko15
Private First Class
jacko15's Avatar
United_States
55
Rep
164
Posts

Drives: Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland
Join Date: Feb 2021
Location: Pennsylvania's North Shore

iTrader: (0)

I'm a little leery of the 48 volt mild hybrid system. Seems like it's aimed at fleet mileage per gallon, and of little other use. I wish it wasn't standard on the 6 cylinder. That was a great power plant that didn't need to be messed with. Looks like higher maintenance costs down the road with little payback. Please help me change my mind on this.
Appreciate 3
Swappy394.50
m3esq17.50
      06-09-2021, 12:46 PM   #108
X4guy
Colonel
X4guy's Avatar
No_Country
713
Rep
2,522
Posts

Drives: Bmw X4
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Www

iTrader: (0)

Msport Edition

Germany seem to have some new blacked out msport edition variant..
Attached Images
  
Appreciate 1
      06-09-2021, 12:47 PM   #109
fndrplayer13
First Lieutenant
174
Rep
302
Posts

Drives: 2021 X3 30e / 2018 Model 3
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: Chicago, IL

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jacko15 View Post
I'm a little leery of the 48 volt mild hybrid system. Seems like it's aimed at fleet mileage per gallon, and of little other use. I wish it wasn't standard on the 6 cylinder. That was a great power plant that didn't need to be messed with. Looks like higher maintenance costs down the road with little payback. Please help me change my mind on this.
It's already on the B58 on the X5 and people love that engine on that platform too. It's probably going to be fine.

Although, I believe the intro of the 48V mild hybrid means you lose the ability to turn off ASS (Auto Start Stop) via a button.
Appreciate 2
jacko1555.00
m3esq17.50
      06-09-2021, 01:10 PM   #110
UCMikeyG99
New Member
20
Rep
20
Posts

Drives: Subaru Forester
Join Date: May 2021
Location: Connecticut

iTrader: (0)

When will these be able to configure and order in the US? I'm ready to give someone my money.
Appreciate 1
neilr_42.00
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 AM.




xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST