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      04-15-2019, 11:04 AM   #23
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This is really missing some simple fender lip flares like the X5/X6M. GLC63 has then, makes a big difference in the aggressive stance.
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Thanks for sharing P4NDAM4. First time I've seen an X3M in the wild without the rails, so that's an interesting perspective. Still not sure the reasoning behind leaving the roof rail bases in black rather than the paint color as they did with the X4M, though? Leaving the black rail sub-stripes looks reminiscent of early years inexpensive imports IMO. Why allow it to match in the X4M and not the X3M? Granted this is a pre-production vehicle but all images to date seem to suggest that is the theme they're going to follow with the X3M.

probably available in the competition model....
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      04-15-2019, 11:06 AM   #25
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Are they intentionally avoiding giving it a full throttle in the video? Can't really hear much exhaust sound
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      04-15-2019, 11:08 AM   #26
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Will also spend significantly more time in service.
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Here we go, another ignorant alfa romeo post.


oh wow.. and see.. here i thought he was being complimentary...
he didnt mention the words ' catch on FIRE' at all.. those don't usually make it to service...
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Damn, they already ruined the front end with that license plate bracket
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      04-15-2019, 11:36 AM   #28
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      04-15-2019, 11:50 AM   #29
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Thanks for sharing the preview. Test drive appointment is approaching ...
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      04-15-2019, 11:54 AM   #30
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Looks good...the G20 is a large vehicle!
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      04-15-2019, 12:12 PM   #31
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Thanks for posting. I'm still not as convinced about the look as I hoped to be. Too subtle for an M.
I was thinking the same thing. It's as if BMW is trying to make the front end or design language more car like.

Meaning more curves and less bulk.
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      04-15-2019, 12:25 PM   #32
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I really want to like this vehicle, but it doesn't look at all unlike the seemingly hundreds of X3s I see every day. Just fatter tires and lowered suspension. I'm REALLY tempted to get the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Arguably better looks, incredible performance, aggressive pricing, and not likely to pass myself on the street countless times a day.
Theres a lot of stelvio quads around where i travel. Definitely more x3/4/5s tho. My neighbor has a blue one with the yellow calipers, i think its one of the higher trims. Amazing looking suv.

I would take one over the x3/4 m but wouldnt take their sedan over the m2c.
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      04-15-2019, 12:48 PM   #33
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looks sharp in that color
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Will also spend significantly more time in service.
Here we go, another ignorant alfa romeo post.
Ignorant or not, he's not wrong... read the reviews and scope the forums; reliability has been an issue.
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I really want to like this vehicle, but it doesn't look at all unlike the seemingly hundreds of X3s I see every day. Just fatter tires and lowered suspension. I'm REALLY tempted to get the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Arguably better looks, incredible performance, aggressive pricing, and not likely to pass myself on the street countless times a day.
Might want to pick up two Stelvio's...

So you have one to drive while the other is in for unexpected service.
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Ignorant or not, he's not wrong... read the reviews and scope the forums; reliability has been an issue.
I have and I do. He is wrong. No more or less than any other car brand.
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Ignorant or not, he's not wrong... read the reviews and scope the forums; reliability has been an issue.
I have and I do. He is wrong. No more or less than any other car brand.
Interesting because all reviews I have read on either of the quads say lights going off a lot and into dealership a lot and they can never explain it.

Personally my issue with the Alfa is the cheap interior and horrible infotainment. If those were up to par with other brands I would probably buy it.
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Ignorant or not, he's not wrong... read the reviews and scope the forums; reliability has been an issue.
I have and I do. He is wrong. No more or less than any other car brand.
Interesting because all reviews I have read on either of the quads say lights going off a lot and into dealership a lot and they can never explain it.

Personally my issue with the Alfa is the cheap interior and horrible infotainment. If those were up to par with other brands I would probably buy it.
You must mean lease it.

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I really want to like this vehicle, but it doesn't look at all unlike the seemingly hundreds of X3s I see every day. Just fatter tires and lowered suspension. I'm REALLY tempted to get the Stelvio Quadrifoglio. Arguably better looks, incredible performance, aggressive pricing, and not likely to pass myself on the street countless times a day.
Pull the trigger and you'll never be happier. The Quadrifoglio is an absolute beast and the steal of the century right now on leftover MY2018s. Have had mine for about a month now. Even the the regular Stelvio Ti Sport is a fantastic vehicle, albeit less powerful. I have over 20K miles on all of mine collectively and have yet had an unscheduled service visit in 26 months. These are a lot more reliable than what people on this board are claiming...and also way more reliable than the past two X3s I have owned (2011 and 2016). Just saying...
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Plus there are stronger rumors of the RS6 Avant's return, but I'm not holding my breath.
Its coming, its been spotted going around the Nurburgring for testing. Sounds pretty good as well.

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You mean just barely fatter tires.
And I agree, it isn't aggressive enough at all, but I bet it's a blast to drive. I'm in no rush to unload my X5M for it. Plus there are stronger rumors of the RS6 Avant's return, but I'm not holding my breath.
The RS6 avant is a go. I am a ///M guy but I had the last RS6 sold here and seriously thinking of getting the Avant. The S6 Avant is also rumored to be sold here. BMW needs to make it more aggressive, seems they focus on the X5/X6 ///M and M5/M8 and not as much with the 3 and 4. MB makes even their stupid GLC43 look significantly more special than the plebeian GLC300.

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Plus there are stronger rumors of the RS6 Avant's return, but I'm not holding my breath.
Its coming, its been spotted going around the Nurburgring for testing. Sounds pretty good as well.
Oh, I know about the recent testing and C&D's recent interview, but I'll believe it when I see it here
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wow this looks weak

would rather get the GLC63
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