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      06-01-2020, 09:24 AM   #1
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Hey gang! I've been a member of this forum for quite a while and a member of the BMW community for 15 years. I've had about a dozen BMWs from M roadsters to X6Ms. My wife and I took delivery of our 2020 X3M Competition in November of 2019 but I just got around to having my talented brother-in-law shoot some pictures of it a couple of weekends ago. We had leased a 2019 X3 M40i and then when the X3MC leases got aggressive we threw the X3 on Swapalease and took delivery of the following:

2020 X3MC in Black Sapphire
Sakhir Orange Interior
Exec Package
Driver's Assistance Package
Ventilated Seats

I've done a few modifications listed below:
-Custom Carbon Fiber flat-bottom steering wheel from CarbonLedSolutions
-Powdercoated the 21" wheels gloss black
-Powdercoated brake calipers gloss red
-15mm Spacers all around from RG Sport
-20% Tint on front windows

My impressions of this car after 6,000 miles are: this is a phenomenal car. It is absolutely perfectly balanced, sounds amazing, looks stunning and is a versatile practical rocket ship. I thought the X3 M40i was amazing but this just makes me smile from ear-to-ear every time I am behind the wheel.

And finally time for the pics!































































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      06-01-2020, 10:13 AM   #2
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Fantastic car would be an understatement. Congratulations!
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Gorgeous X3M and great pics!
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      06-01-2020, 10:59 AM   #4
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Hey gang! ... My wife and I took delivery of our 2020 X3M Competition in November of 2019 but I just got around to having my talented brother-in-law shoot some pictures of it a couple of weekends ago. ...

My impressions of this car after 6,000 miles are: this is a phenomenal car. It is absolutely perfectly balanced, sounds amazing, looks stunning and is a versatile practical rocket ship. I thought the X3 M40i was amazing but this just makes me smile from ear-to-ear every time I am behind the wheel.
Thanks for sharing these great-looking images of your fantastic X3MC!
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nice ride, perfect ext/int colors

i would recommend getting rid of orange reflectors and front license plate (i know it's required (i have to also), but i never put one on due to it ruining the look of the front area). just my $.02
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aMazing photos.
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      06-01-2020, 01:06 PM   #7
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Gorgeous car, beautiful pictures!
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      06-01-2020, 02:50 PM   #8
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Looks incredible! Thanks for sharing.

How do the 15mm spacers feel to you?
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Nice pics!!!
But... Haha. You know what I am going to say.
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      06-02-2020, 08:04 AM   #10
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Fantastic car would be an understatement. Congratulations!
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Gorgeous X3M and great pics!
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Thanks for sharing these great-looking images of your fantastic X3MC!
Thank you guys for the kind words! I really appreciate it!

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nice ride, perfect ext/int colors

i would recommend getting rid of orange reflectors and front license plate (i know it's required (i have to also), but i never put one on due to it ruining the look of the front area). just my $.02
Thank you! Ah the front license plate kills me but it is required in NY. Nothing I can really do about it.

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Gorgeous car, beautiful pictures!
Thank you guys! My brother is SB Photography. He's actually been hired by some of the local dealerships to do photoshoots of their "higher end" inventory, like i8's, M8 Comps, etc.

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Looks incredible! Thanks for sharing.

How do the 15mm spacers feel to you?
Thank you! I think the 15mm spacers allow just the ride amount of poke and don't feel any different in terms of ride quality.

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Nice pics!!!
But... Haha. You know what I am going to say.
Of course I know what you're going to say! You're a terrible influence! "Needs to be lower, MSS springs, Needs 100more horsepower, racechip, blah blah open wallet" LOL!
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Nice pics!!!
But... Haha. You know what I am going to say.
Yup, those reflectors..... But that is one helluva sexy start: black on black exterior with a popping red interior. Nice!
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Superb car. Brilliant.
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Great job looks awesome!
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Does your heated steering wheel work with the aftermarket change? Looks amazing!
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Yup, those reflectors..... But that is one helluva sexy start: black on black exterior with a popping red interior. Nice!
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Superb car. Brilliant.
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Looking good!!!
Thank you guys so much for the kind words!

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Does your heated steering wheel work with the aftermarket change? Looks amazing!
Thank you! It really is stunning in person. Sadly the heated function no longer works. But it's okay, I never really used it anyways.
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Fantastic photos of an excellent car. Glad you're enjoying it. It's on my short list to replace my F80 next year. These threads are making it difficult to wait!
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Those interior shots are STUNNING! What a difference that new steering wheel makes!

OP, where again did you source it from?
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This spec makes me wet Hurry and snag up the 2020s before the x3m starts using the digital cluster!!!
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