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      03-04-2018, 05:09 PM   #1
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First Photo's of F97 X3M in "M" Specific Production Paint Color.......Car was moving 50 MPH, quarter mile away and harsh late day sun angle. I say Silverstone...but some folks have said Donington Grey....hard to say.....nonetheless First Production Paint Seen on the X3M.....Reveal is very, very near...Thanks. Palbay
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The X3M is going to be a huge seller and I think may even take sales from the X5M. Those who want a full size SAV will still go with the X5M but I think others got one because it was the only X M car. And seeing how the X3 is selling and the reviews of it, the X3M is going to be a hit.
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Nice. This is definitely non a Silverstone color, I have SS M4 and I can tell this is probably Donington Grey...
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Wooo I'm liking this! MOAR PHOTOZZ

Also, this looks like a more developed one. M mirrors, looks like the M kidney grill if that is the logo that I see

Also, can't wait to see this in Nardo Grey
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Nice. This is definitely non a Silverstone color, I have SS M4 and I can tell this is probably Donington Grey...
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The X3M is going to be a huge seller and I think may even take sales from the X5M. Those who want a full size SAV will still go with the X5M but I think others got one because it was the only X M car. And seeing how the X3 is selling and the reviews of it, the X3M is going to be a hit.
I am actually going to be trading my f85 for an x3m when they launch. Definitely Donington, have it now and will probably have it again
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As always, THANK YOU Palbay. Photos turned out great, despite the stated glare.

That's DG, much darker shade than SS. Has the same style (chrome trim with black interior) front grill as the F85/F86.
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Nice. This is definitely non a Silverstone color, I have SS M4 and I can tell this is probably Donington Grey...
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The X3M is going to be a huge seller and I think may even take sales from the X5M. Those who want a full size SAV will still go with the X5M but I think others got one because it was the only X M car. And seeing how the X3 is selling and the reviews of it, the X3M is going to be a hit.
I am actually going to be trading my f85 for an x3m when they launch. Definitely Donington, have it now and will probably have it again
Agreed, that the X3M will probably draw from the M3 customer. Would be nice if full individual is offered for the X3M, hopefully the G85/G86 will have more individual paint options with the G07 launch soon.
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Curious what pricing will be. This looks SO much better than the X4
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From just looking at these spy pics the X3M will definitely be a huge hit. The regular gen 3 X3 looks great already. Adding the M to the mix makes it even better. I will definitely be looking out for this model.
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First Photo's of F97 X3M in "M" Specific Production Paint Color.......Car was moving 50 MPH, quarter mile away and harsh late day sun angle. I say Silverstone...but some folks have said Donington Grey....hard to say.....nonetheless First Production Paint Seen on the X3M.....Reveal is very, very near...Thanks. Palbay
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It looks a little bigger and meaner and lower than my E84 X1. The X3M40i looks sharp. Bring over the X3M and also an X3d.
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First Photo's of F97 X3M in "M" Specific Production Paint Color.......Car was moving 50 MPH, quarter mile away and harsh late day sun angle. I say Silverstone...but some folks have said Donington Grey....hard to say.....nonetheless First Production Paint Seen on the X3M.....Reveal is very, very near...Thanks. Palbay
First of all thanks a lot for your huge work
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First Photo's of F97 X3M in "M" Specific Production Paint Color.......Car was moving 50 MPH, quarter mile away and harsh late day sun angle. I say Silverstone...but some folks have said Donington Grey....hard to say.....nonetheless First Production Paint Seen on the X3M.....Reveal is very, very near...Thanks. Palbay
First of all thanks a lot for your huge work
I have one question for you, did you listen the car? What your opinion about the car?
Thanks much....Where I shoot it's hard to hear very well...100's of 18 Wheelers wizzing by making Just In Time delivery's to the BMW Plant. Exhaust note sounds nice on off throttle...Good burbling and some pop and crackle....Can't discern enough to figure out engine type....Sorry :-)
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Looks like Donnington Grey from those photos. From what we seen from the M40i, the X3M will be the one we want to get our hands on.
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Do you know if the fenders are noticeably wider, if at all? That's been my only complaint with the SUV M cars, is that they could be more aggressive with their body design.
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First Photo's of F97 X3M in "M" Specific Production Paint Color.......Car was moving 50 MPH, quarter mile away and harsh late day sun angle. I say Silverstone...but some folks have said Donington Grey....hard to say.....nonetheless First Production Paint Seen on the X3M.....Reveal is very, very near...Thanks. Palbay
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Do you know if the fenders are noticeably wider, if at all? That's been my only complaint with the SUV M cars, is that they could be more aggressive with their body design.
Unfortunately...Based on this Comparo Photo I Shot...No Flared Fender Wells on the F97 X3M. Thanks. Palbay
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