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      06-06-2019, 09:15 PM   #1
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Drove an X3M Competition today at M Days. Nasty weather. 4000ft DA. With 2 people I Dragy tested 0-60mph in 4.16 seconds. At sea level, one person, cool day, 3.6 to 3.8 easy.

Handled and rode great. Sounds good. For comparison I traded my 2016 X5M for an F90 M5. Also just drove a M40i.

Looks are up to the Individual. Performance rocks !

Only dings from me is the dash is not Leather and the steering wheel is manually adjustable. The dash cover is ok but not in the X5M or M5 league. Overall, a very solid performer.

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How would you compare the X3Ms exhaust to the G01 X3 M40i? Hopefully better..
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I'm bummed too about no full leather option. How was the stance/rear tire width IRL? Not sure I can part with my X5M...how would you compare it to your previous X5M?
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I'm bummed too about no full leather option. How was the stance/rear tire width IRL? Not sure I can part with my X5M...how would you compare it to your previous X5M?
This thing will be a dud if your comparing to an X5M.
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If you look at the top of the Dragy pic it calculated DA at 4800ft. It was slightly over 4000ft but not 4800ft. Still nasty test weather as it poured the rain 2 minutes after the Dragy test.
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How would you compare the X3Ms exhaust to the G01 X3 M40i? Hopefully better..
Much better exhaust sound. Although the M40i kills my wife’s X5 35i Exhaust note. We also ran a 0-60mph in it. It has Dinan and MPPK and ran 5.97 with both of us on a nice day. X3M will run at a 4.1 in nasty conditions. ! She ordered one.
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I'm bummed too about no full leather option. How was the stance/rear tire width IRL? Not sure I can part with my X5M...how would you compare it to your previous X5M?
That is very hard. X5M is Rambo . X3M is lighter so it handles better. Tech is no comparison. Extremely close in acceleration. But the X5M has a presence that is THE X5M. I would not trade an X5M for an X3M unless it was time due to high miles, etc.
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That is very hard. X5M is Rambo . X3M is lighter so it handles better. Tech is no comparison. Extremely close in acceleration. But the X5M has a presence that is THE X5M. I would not trade an X5M for an X3M unless it was time due to high miles, etc.
To me, the X5M has become way too big. Never even considered it for that reason. Ordered the X3M C as a daily.
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That is very hard. X5M is Rambo . X3M is lighter so it handles better. Tech is no comparison. Extremely close in acceleration. But the X5M has a presence that is THE X5M. I would not trade an X5M for an X3M unless it was time due to high miles, etc.
Yes, but most importantly, did the brakes squeal like a pig?!?!?
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To me, the X5M has become way too big. Never even considered it for that reason. Ordered the X3M C as a daily.
And the new X5M will be larger than my old X5M. Parked side by side (I did) , the new X3M is almost as big (but slightly lighter) than the older X5. Very very close.
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Where are you located? I have the M town tour tomorrow in Nashville and word from my CA is the X3M just pulled in.
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Very positive review, you folks with orders in must be psyched!
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Where are you located? I have the M town tour tomorrow in Nashville and word from my CA is the X3M just pulled in.
M Town day at Kingsport TN.
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Very positive review, you folks with orders in must be psyched!
Absolutely! My wife placed her order for the X3M. Competition . Giving up her X5 35i.
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M Town day at Kingsport TN.
Nice! It was unavailable to drive last weekend in Knoxville and had to settle for the M40i. Was rather disappointed as I really wanted to try the new S58. Drove everything they had. The M5C and M2C were my favorites. I would possibly consider giving up my F15 35i with MPPK for a X3MC, but certainly not for the X3 M40i I drove.
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Did I just see a quarter-mile in 20 seconds?
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What is that colour called? Lovely, thanks for sharing.
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