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      06-10-2021, 08:44 AM   #199
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love it. i'm all for the updated design and change. those who hate it prob have the '20 or just picked up a '21.

looks like a mini x5m and now w the interior updated, wowzas!

this puts the x3 model on a whole different level. you just have to admit it. i know a lot of consumers cross shop bmw and always felt the interior was lacking.

love the g80 and love this look too. bmw is going in the right correction and i bet when these r on the road, people will like it even more in person.
The interior was certainly NOT lacking on a merano equipped F97/F98.. They made this change to streamline the parts supply chains and to streamline the newer BMW aesthetic style guide..

None of this interior was "lacking" my man... its a modern, streamlined update.. yes, looks fresher.. yes.. but the pre-lci X3M/X4M certainly didn't get any complains for its interior fit and finish...
I love the interior of this thing. BMW has really stepped up their interior game.
Lol. It's literally 99.5% the same as the outgoing model. I agree with your overall assessment though. BMW interiors are much improved over the last 5-7 years.
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love it. i'm all for the updated design and change. those who hate it prob have the '20 or just picked up a '21.

looks like a mini x5m and now w the interior updated, wowzas!

this puts the x3 model on a whole different level. you just have to admit it. i know a lot of consumers cross shop bmw and always felt the interior was lacking.

love the g80 and love this look too. bmw is going in the right correction and i bet when these r on the road, people will like it even more in person.
The interior was certainly NOT lacking on a merano equipped F97/F98.. They made this change to streamline the parts supply chains and to streamline the newer BMW aesthetic style guide..

None of this interior was "lacking" my man... its a modern, streamlined update.. yes, looks fresher.. yes.. but the pre-lci X3M/X4M certainly didn't get any complains for its interior fit and finish...
I love the interior of this thing. BMW has really stepped up their interior game.
Lol. It's literally 99.5% the same as the outgoing model. I agree with your overall assessment though. BMW interiors are much improved over the last 5-7 years.
I loved the prior model's interior as well.
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      06-10-2021, 04:43 PM   #201
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Interesting that the M40 variants appear to be inheriting the ///M mirrors and a ///M grill badge - hmmm
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Interesting that the M40 variants appear to be inheriting the ///M mirrors and a ///M grill badge - hmmm
They also get the M-Twin Slats in the grills.
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      06-10-2021, 06:59 PM   #203
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Interesting that the M40 variants appear to be inheriting the ///M mirrors and a ///M grill badge - hmmm
Sheesh, BMW used to take great care to protect the exclusivity of their M products. Now you can't even tell the difference between the X3M and M40.
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Does anyone know if the drive feel is different in the x3 vs the x4 ??

Im really liking the way the x4m looks this time around. I dont like the back slope but other than that it looks cool. The x3 is amazing aswell. I always though the x3s felt big and tall when driving. Never drove a x4 tho. Also never drove neither in M
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      06-10-2021, 09:22 PM   #207
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Sheesh, BMW used to take great care to protect the exclusivity of their M products. Now you can't even tell the difference between the X3M and M40.
I think they are including the ///M steering wheel - tri color stitching and all - as well. Although the “is” models (e28/e34 535is/540i Spt., e39 540i MSpt. 6spd, e92 335is, X5 4.6is/X5 - 4.8is and E46 ZHP’s from back in the day are equivalent to the modern day MPerformance cars. They never were appointed with the level of ///M aesthetics these vehicles are getting. It is what it is, times and philosophy change
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M40i version in black looks solid. Too ///M'd out though? Maybe....
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Soothing driving video of LCI X4M
Why no LCI X3M video though... ?

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      06-11-2021, 04:41 AM   #211
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Did they really put m mirrors on the x3/x4 m40s?
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      06-11-2021, 05:52 AM   #212
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Long shot - would the MSS non LCI springs fit the LCI?
Wonder if it would be worth switching them back to stock and getting them refitted to LCI.
I have them at the moment but factory ride height.
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Interesting that the M40 variants appear to be inheriting the ///M mirrors and a ///M grill badge - hmmm
Yeah it's on the bmw UK website too
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Why no LCI X3M video though... ?

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I like the new X3M taillights but I can't un-see the Halo energy sword when I look at them.
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Actually looks quite nice in these real world pics, just a bit boxy up front. That SPY is unreal
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      06-11-2021, 09:13 AM   #217
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I really can't tell the difference at this point between the m40i and X3m. Before any enthusiast could easily tell the difference, now I need to really look for the differences in looks. The x3/4m is so diluted now compared to the regular series and it was never distinguished much to begin with.
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So let me get this straight: BMW introduces the 'lung' kidney grilles on the G80/G82/G22 in "an attempt to differentiate the lineup from itself" & "bring a unique identity to each model" & now, they're doing the exact opposite by making an M40i look essentially identical to the M variant costing thousands more? The phoney M logos are enough to give the badge seekers who don't know better the satisfaction they need, why dilute your range topping model even further for the people that do know? These vehicles are already so niche/luxury, it just seems like a strange business move....

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Did they really put m mirrors on the x3/x4 m40s?
Plus the same colors offered as for true M? Brooklyn Grey too?

Before LCI I was leaning towards X3MC or X4MC, but given the development after the LCI was announced, I am having a hard time to justify the extra cost over M40i with the tune. S58, quad exhaust tips and illuminated logo on M sport seats?
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