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November 01, 2015, 07:04:44 PM

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Made the transition from Z4 to X4
« on: November 01, 2015, 07:04:44 PM »
Hi all, I'm a newbie to this forum, but a very active Z4Forum user and yesterday traded my E86 in for the F26:

6 years ago, I signed up to the z4 forum to show my admiration for the Z4 Coupe, I was only 24 at the time and had only owned 1 BMW before then (E36 320i SE Saloon).



I knew at the time that I wouldnt be able to afford one or the insurance for a few years and sure enough 2 years later in 2011 I got the bug again and started my search. It was a tough time because buying the Z4 meant I had to sell my E24 635Csi and my 92 VW Scirocco 16v.





It took me 4 months to find the right car, sell both of mine and do a deal on it, eventually ending up on the 1st Feb 2012 with Dead End:



It was my 3rd real coupe and I loved it. Although always more of a garage queen, the zed had a few upgrades over that time.

Almost 5 months ago, I got married and with the mrs also having a 3 door car, decided one had to change. Unfortunately with the change of my job role it had to be the zed and so Transformation time it was again..

Goodbye pics (sorry about the angles etc)




So say hello to Dead End's replacement to be named: Trailbreaker









Points to anyone who can guess the Model, Trim, Exterior & Interior colours and bonus points to anyone who can get any of the optional extras!

All moved in next to my dads A7:


November 01, 2015, 07:33:36 PM
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Re: Made the transition from Z4 to X4
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2015, 07:33:36 PM »
Stirling Grey 2.0d Msport X4?
Hi and welcome to the X side. You have had some nice cars over the years.
I like the X4 interia/ dash, glad they havnt done the sticky up screen on the IDrive, much prefer the binnacle type.
Hope you enjoy your new motor😀😀😀
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November 01, 2015, 07:38:48 PM
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Re: Made the transition from Z4 to X4
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2015, 07:38:48 PM »
Welcome indeed, but we go back a few years ….

Very nice colour and wheels - not seen many about yet.
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November 01, 2015, 07:46:50 PM
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Re: Made the transition from Z4 to X4
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2015, 07:46:50 PM »
Hello and :hi:
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November 01, 2015, 10:01:36 PM
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Re: Made the transition from Z4 to X4
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2015, 10:01:36 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome guys,

Its the Sophisto Grey Xirallic Paint and yes 20D M Sport X4 Sports Auto.
Has the Ivory White with Black interior and Fineline Anthracite Wood finish.
Other options are:
M Sport Plus Pack (20" M Double-spoke style 310 M 2VX Alloys, Sun protection glass, Loudspeaker system – harman/kardon, high beam assist, adaptive headlights, )
Media package – BMW Professional Nav with large screen display
Exterior mirrors – folding, automatically dimming
Seat adjustment – front, electric with driver memory
5 Year Service Pack
Climate Comfort windscreen

The only thing missing that I wanted was the Reversing Camera which is being dealer retro-fitted.

The black grilles were courtesy of the previous owner!

Glad to see a familiar face PVR - no cheating now on the z4forum!

November 02, 2015, 04:28:11 AM
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Re: Made the transition from Z4 to X4
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2015, 04:28:11 AM »
Hi and welcome,

Nice colour choice, I had the same on my 520d albeit the interior was called oyster then, it was essentials the same colour.

Enjoy the car and becoming an active member of this forum.

Don.

November 04, 2015, 05:28:27 PM
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Re: Made the transition from Z4 to X4
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2015, 05:28:27 PM »
Thanks all - one thing Ive already noticed is there is no sunglasses holder as per my old E86 .. I've tried storing them in the arm rest but they get crushed by my phones! Any other suggestions?

November 04, 2015, 06:35:13 PM
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Re: Made the transition from Z4 to X4
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2015, 06:35:13 PM »
sunglasses holder as per my old E86 .. I've tried storing them in the arm rest but they get crushed by my phones! Any other suggestions?

Yes pal put them on our head 😉
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November 05, 2015, 10:42:06 AM
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Re: Made the transition from Z4 to X4
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2015, 10:42:06 AM »
Hello and welcome to xdrivers, that's a lovely motor and I bet you are very chuffed with it, I am also on the Z4 forum!  :)

Enjoy the new motor  8)
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November 06, 2015, 11:56:16 PM
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Re: Made the transition from Z4 to X4
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2015, 11:56:16 PM »
Cheers Lee & thanks Reusch!  :))

I found this description ( Motor Trend review located here: http://www.motortrend.com/new_cars/04/bmw/x4/) to be precisely me:

"The tortured logic behind the X4 probably goes something like this: If you think a 3 Series wagon is too carlike, an X3 too much like a boring SUV, a 3 Series Gran Turismo practical but not sporty enough, a 4 Series Gran Coupe sporty but not practical enough, and you definitely don't want to drive a 3 Series sedan like everyone else, then the X4 is the perfect vehicle for you."

February 07, 2016, 07:35:08 PM
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Re: Made the transition from Z4 to X4
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2016, 07:35:08 PM »
First wash of the year, came up a treat  :)






February 11, 2016, 11:44:29 PM
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Re: Made the transition from Z4 to X4
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2016, 11:44:29 PM »
Nice car. As I am the proud owner of an X3, could you tell me how it cost to have the reversing camera retro fitted by the $tealership?
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February 12, 2016, 09:19:21 AM
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Re: Made the transition from Z4 to X4
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2016, 09:19:21 AM »
The list cost was supposed to be around £1400 inc labour and parts, I managed to get them down to around £800 but presumably every dealer is different and I had to fight hard with them