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      05-16-2018, 05:29 PM   #1
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[VIDEO] X3M spied again at the Nurburgring

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Saw that and I wonder if BMW is reading the forum. If you look at the screen shot attached, they are clearly testing with a different back wheel - hopefully wider to accommodate a fatter rear tire (at least 305's) tucked under a more exaggerated fender flare/trim...
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Doesnt sound much different than the S55.
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Sounds almost same as S55.
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Sounds almost same as S55.

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Doesnt sound much different than the S55.
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very little body roll in that thing...
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i bet this becomes the first SUV they make to offer a comp package.
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very little body roll in that thing...
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Sounds almost same as S55.
It looks and based on tire noise certainly was much more composed than the 850 we saw screeching around earlier in the week and also in this video.


The driver in the X3M definitely was sliding it around at the 2:40 mark.


I love my E84 X1 but this new X3 looks impressive. It's bigger but clearly still nimble.

If I've gotta go with a 3600 plus pound vehicle with flappy paddles it's a good place to be.

#m2cslwith6mt would be a great stablemate
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It looks and based on tire noise certainly was much more composed than the 850 we saw screeching around earlier in the week and also in this video.


The driver in the X3M definitely was sliding it around at the 2:40 mark.


I love my E82 X1 but this new X3 looks impressive. It's bigger but clearly still nimble.

If I've gotta go with a 3600 plus pound vehicle with flappy paddles it's a good place to be.

#m2cslwith6mt would be a great stablemate
3600? Doesnt the M40i weigh over 4200 pounds?
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very little body roll in that thing...
Agreed, pretty amazing.
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Saw that and I wonder if BMW is reading the forum. If you look at the screen shot attached, they are clearly testing with a different back wheel - hopefully wider to accommodate a fatter rear tire (at least 305's) tucked under a more exaggerated fender flare/trim...
It could be DPC, on the E70 and E71, IIRC it necessitated a different bore or bolt pattern for the rear wheels.
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It looks and based on tire noise certainly was much more composed than the 850 we saw screeching around earlier in the week and also in this video.


The driver in the X3M definitely was sliding it around at the 2:40 mark.


I love my E82 X1 but this new X3 looks impressive. It's bigger but clearly still nimble.

If I've gotta go with a 3600 plus pound vehicle with flappy paddles it's a good place to be.

#m2cslwith6mt would be a great stablemate
3600? Doesnt the M40i weigh over 4200 pounds?
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It looks and based on tire noise certainly was much more composed than the 850 we saw screeching around earlier in the week and also in this video.


The driver in the X3M definitely was sliding it around at the 2:40 mark.


I love my E82 X1 but this new X3 looks impressive. It's bigger but clearly still nimble.

If I've gotta go with a 3600 plus pound vehicle with flappy paddles it's a good place to be.

#m2cslwith6mt would be a great stablemate
3600? Doesnt the M40i weigh over 4200 pounds?
Yeah that must be a typo. This thing is no light weight....none of these "sport" SUVs are.
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It looks and based on tire noise certainly was much more composed than the 850 we saw screeching around earlier in the week and also in this video.


The driver in the X3M definitely was sliding it around at the 2:40 mark.


I love my E82 X1 but this new X3 looks impressive. It's bigger but clearly still nimble.

If I've gotta go with a 3600 plus pound vehicle with flappy paddles it's a good place to be.

#m2cslwith6mt would be a great stablemate
M2CSL?
Plain hopeful, or is there something you know -that all of us don’t?
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Yeah that must be a typo. This thing is no light weight....none of these "sport" SUVs are.


neither is an M2 competition..... yes... an X3M will be in the 4100 lb range...
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It looks and based on tire noise certainly was much more composed than the 850 we saw screeching around earlier in the week and also in this video.


The driver in the X3M definitely was sliding it around at the 2:40 mark.


I love my E82 X1 but this new X3 looks impressive. It's bigger but clearly still nimble.

If I've gotta go with a 3600 plus pound vehicle with flappy paddles it's a good place to be.

#m2cslwith6mt would be a great stablemate
3600? Doesnt the M40i weigh over 4200 pounds?
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It looks and based on tire noise certainly was much more composed than the 850 we saw screeching around earlier in the week and also in this video.


The driver in the X3M definitely was sliding it around at the 2:40 mark.


I love my E82 X1 but this new X3 looks impressive. It's bigger but clearly still nimble.

If I've gotta go with a 3600 plus pound vehicle with flappy paddles it's a good place to be.

#m2cslwith6mt would be a great stablemate
3600? Doesnt the M40i weigh over 4200 pounds?
Yeah that must be a typo. This thing is no light weight....none of these "sport" SUVs are.
What does the M5 and M6 weigh?
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Sounds alright to me actually
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What does the M5 and M6 weigh?
F90 M5 US curb weight is 4,370.
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Looks lighter on its feet than the 850 video from last week.
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Saw that and I wonder if BMW is reading the forum. If you look at the screen shot attached, they are clearly testing with a different back wheel - hopefully wider to accommodate a fatter rear tire (at least 305's) tucked under a more exaggerated fender flare/trim...
Based on your observation they could also be testing an active rear diff. The x4 m40i has an optional M diff but my guess is that it's mechanical vs electronic. I would suspect an active diff on an ///M variant to be included and tested with various rear wheel configurations.
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