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      11-03-2020, 07:36 AM   #1
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Thanks for sharing, Mani59 . As this LCI has the usual front and rear camo, wonder what was testing in full camo in Ibiza 's thread just a month ago? https://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1761348
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Hopefully they fix or at least address the laundry list of nitpicking items that plague this platform. It's so close to being great right out of the box

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Thanks for sharing, Mani59 . As this LCI has the usual front and rear camo, wonder what was testing in full camo in Ibiza 's thread just a month ago? https://x3.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1761348
I have been wondering the same thing, as LCI camo is usually limited to the front and rear. What I saw the end of September had the rear quad exhaust pipes, as I didn't expect full camo for a LCI.
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The outside looks fine. BMW should offer full leather on this platform b/c the sensatacky dashboard and door-tops do not make this car feel special at all. Sit in an X3M and go..."Hmmm....doesn't feel $80k to me..."
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The outside looks fine. BMW should offer full leather on this platform b/c the sensatacky dashboard and door-tops do not make this car feel special at all. Sit in an X3M and go..."Hmmm....doesn't feel $80k to me..."
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It's still a nice cabin, but they really need to open up the Individual paint and interior options for the F97 program
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The outside looks fine. BMW should offer full leather on this platform b/c the sensatacky dashboard and door-tops do not make this car feel special at all. Sit in an X3M and go..."Hmmm....doesn't feel $80k to me..."
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It's still a nice cabin, but they really need to open up the Individual paint and interior options for the F97 program
I agree, as it's a shame that the M3/M4 have full on individual, but not the F97. Plant Spartanburg is just coming online for Individual exterior paint for the X5/X6/X7 which I suspect COVID delayed the availability of.
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The outside looks fine. BMW should offer full leather on this platform b/c the sensatacky dashboard and door-tops do not make this car feel special at all. Sit in an X3M and go..."Hmmm....doesn't feel $80k to me..."
+1

It's still a nice cabin, but they really need to open up the Individual paint and interior options for the F97 program
I agree, as it's a shame that the M3/M4 have full on individual, but not the F97. Plant Spartanburg is just coming online for Individual exterior paint for the X5/X6/X7 which I suspect COVID delayed the availability of.
Yeah, I mean, it just makes sense for this car, and I'm sure they're working on it...hopefully soon!
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always interesting to see what gets changed or updated in LCI process. I know a lot I see on here state the ride quality.

PS the red brakes look hot
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Shockingly enough the X3M and X4M front and rear already looks out of date compared to the new stuff that's coming out. Hopefully BMW doesn't botch this facelift. And if it's not functional it has NO need to be there!


I would like to see BMW execute a proper facelift on the new M3 and M4 ASAP!
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To add to the discussion, having a beater is annoying;I was doing this with a tucson and a RS3. Turns out I was driving the rs3 alone all the time and taking the tucson on family drives and camping.

Now with the x3m, I go on track with it, I go camping with the family with it, I tow the boat with it, I go drive the b road with family with it.

I was able to do a road trip + camping + have fun on the b road all at the same time vs having my rs3 stay at home.
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Vision M Next Concept-style taillights...

Same as on next gen 2 series...

At this point I like em on the X3M more.
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I think this thing would benefit from the M3 front end. Interior should offer M3 buckets and more leather choices.

For the vegan in you they can offer tweed or hemp. All good choices. It's quick.
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Some of us don't want to drive cheap vehicles ever as life is too short to drive crap vehicles. I used to do the winter beater thing and got tired of driving a vehicle I didn't like for half a year. With the upcoming G80 M3/M4 having AWD that makes them a consideration for sure but ground clearance will still be an issue in areas that get deep snow. Also with this vehicle I feel a get most of the benefits of an M-car without having to worry ever about scraping over steep curbs, parking blocks, steep inclines, etc as the ground clearance makes it much more of a drive it and don't worry about it ownership experience.
Yeah, no more crap cars. Actually, by trying to get an all one car you end up compromising. The X3M, great M characteristics, but does it provide the same amount of driving experience than a true M3. And for winter driving, you're gonna need to switch out to winter wheels/tires and then it may be capable but I'd still be hesitant to drive my $80K X3M in really bad winter condition just because of other drivers. And on the family hauling and space front, the X3M just doesn't have as much room as the X5M and X7 M50i.

Depending on the stage of life you're in family wise and financially wise, having a specific car for specific reasons make sense. Can you do a beater in the winter and splurge in the summer on the nice M3, sure, but that's no fun.

I think the SUV sized for your needs can function perfectly for all year round driving. However, for true track days or B-road driving the SUV isn't going to cut it even if it's an X3M. I just think there's something to be said about being in a true sports car that has you sitting a foot or so from the road and slinging it around corners. You can't replicate the experience you get from wringing out an M3, M4, or better yet Porsche.

I thought about trading in my X3 M40i for an X3M, but then thought of the above and decided to use money allocated for that upgrade to start my Porsche GT4 fund for next year.

Remember it's all owner dependent so to each their own. Just get out there and drive.
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I think this thing would benefit from the M3 front end. Interior should offer M3 buckets and more leather choices.

For the vegan in you they can offer tweed or hemp. All good choices. It's quick.
Please no. Keep that beaver grille on only the G80/82.
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Hopeful hopefully BMW will address and add what they have recently deleted, which has completely pissed me off 😡 which is the missing OEM hidden roof rack bolts/brackets.

I've never like the look of roof rails unless it's on a wagon, it's so much cleaner looking without them. And the built-in roof frame brackets are stronger and more stable when you have Thule rack mounted. BMW has completely deleted 😤 this necessary functional aspect from the X3 & X4 when you "delete" the roof rails. BMW needs to add and fix this functionality issue!
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I'll admit, it was a lot of fun to drive... I went to test drive expecting to hate everything about it, but it was just fun and perfectly functional. I ended up getting an M5
Yes it is for an SUV, I'd already had an M5 and 4 M3s so it was time for something different.
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I'll admit, it was a lot of fun to drive... I went to test drive expecting to hate everything about it, but it was just fun and perfectly functional. I ended up getting an M5
Yes it is for an SUV, I'd already had an M5 and 4 M3s so it was time for something different.
I was soooo sure I'd hate it Had a "fake M" speech all prepared in my head...
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