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      10-27-2017, 01:54 PM   #1
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X1 is prettier
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      10-28-2017, 01:36 AM   #3
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X1 is prettier
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      10-28-2017, 01:51 AM   #4
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This is reassuring. Feel like the X1 is better in person than in photos as I usually like it when I see it IRL which makes me think I will like the X3 in person as well. Thanks for posting
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      10-28-2017, 07:36 PM   #5
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Front bumpers ruined.

Why cat they at least wait until delivery to see if customer wants the front bracket mounted?
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New X3 already looks dated to me in those pictures.
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New X3 already looks dated to me in those pictures.
Prob partly due to the wheel option on it
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New X3 already looks dated to me in those pictures.
the differentiation on the exterior with the F25 is so minimal, unless you are an X3 fan hard to distinguish, just like how the new Q5 looks like the previous one.
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The G01 looks quite okay to me, but they just failed with the headlights. They should be much more agressive looking (actually the shapes of the X1 and X2 headlights are better). Everything else looks nice (maybe except the too big kidneys), but the headlights are an important part of the design IMHO.
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the differentiation on the exterior with the F25 is so minimal, unless you are an X3 fan hard to distinguish, just like how the new Q5 looks like the previous one.
I think the new Q5 is nothing like the old one!
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But I must admit the "looks" of the new X3 are underwhelming
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Front bumpers ruined.

Why cat they at least wait until delivery to see if customer wants the front bracket mounted?
Agreed. No holes in our bumper. Down at the Performance Center they ASK you if you want a front plate mounted.
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Front bumpers ruined.

Why cat they at least wait until delivery to see if customer wants the front bracket mounted?
Agreed. No holes in our bumper. Down at the Performance Center they ASK you if you want a front plate mounted.
My dealer does as well it's the last thing he does before I leave but I'm in a front plate state so it's painful but something I just do
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My dealer does as well it's the last thing he does before I leave but I'm in a front plate state so it's painful but something I just do
I use a tow hook mount on my 435i and will do the same with my wife's M40i.
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I think the new Q5 is nothing like the old one!
Interior yes, but exterior? That's one of the most subtle model changes I've ever seen. Not saying it doesn't look good, but the designs are really very similar.
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I think the new Q5 is nothing like the old one!
Am talking exterior,looks looks the same, like a mild facelift just like the X3
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The Q5 and the X3 both have had relatively minor, evolutionary tweaks. They still want people to recognize them. As far as which has changed more, after reviewing both I'd say the X3 has changed more, but only just a little.

The Audi's headlights are more modern and now touch the grille, and at least in this photo the grille fins stand out more horizontally rather than vertically (it should be noted that certain trims and model years on the older style also have horizontal grilles). The grill trim is a bit thicker and has slightly different angles.

The venting and shape of the car overall remains the same, with only some slight curves added to the body creases.

The rear shape is almost entirely unchanged, with a minor update to the tail lights (mostly the same shape) and a slight change to the rear hatch shape, particularly along the sides where it meets the window. The exhaust has also changed.

(new on left, old on right)


Interestingly, where the Audi's headlights now touch the grille, the X3 has gone the other way between generations. The headlights are modernized and changed in shape enough to change the overall character of the face, the grille is much larger, and the venting system has changed. Overall the shape and creases are a little changed.

In the rear, going line by line from the spoiler down to the window, the hatch release, the side reflectors, etc all seem largely the same shape. The rear tail lights, however, have changed significantly, and the exhaust has changed. The angles on the rear side window have changed.

(new on top, old on bottom)
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I'm praying that they offer an M Performance rear diffuser for the M40i in the future. The one that comes on the car does nothing for me. It doesn't seem sporty at all in my opinion.

I wish they figured out and listed M Performance options prior to us being able to order G01's.
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New X3 already looks dated to me in those pictures.
It will look even more dated when the new Z4 and 3-Series launch next year with slim tail lights, hexagonal instrument cluster and BMW's future HVAC controls.
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I prefer the looks of the X1, They should have just made the X1 the New X3 in terms of looks & size with all the X3 goodies. And give the X3 looks to the X1 i think that would have done it. Because the lights on the new X3 reminds me a lot of the 1 series head lights. It would match better for some reason in my mind.

But again looks of a car is always depending on personal taste.




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If only the X1 had the tail lights from the X3.
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Would be a better comparison if the X1 had the M sport pack like the X3.
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