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November 20, 2013, 03:14:27 PM
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« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2013, 03:14:27 PM »
Nice X3

Looks shit on those wheels
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November 20, 2013, 03:16:31 PM
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« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2013, 03:16:31 PM »
That side image is awful. The wheels look tiny and it just looks like a massive body shell on top of some wheels ...  :'(
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November 20, 2013, 03:17:29 PM
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« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2013, 03:17:29 PM »
That side image is awful. The wheels look tiny and it just looks like a massive body shell on top of some wheels ...  :'(


In other words shit!
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November 20, 2013, 03:45:52 PM
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« Reply #63 on: November 20, 2013, 03:45:52 PM »
People buy horsepower but drive torque!

November 20, 2013, 08:31:06 PM
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« Reply #64 on: November 20, 2013, 08:31:06 PM »
Looks very similar so the changes must be in the chassis and suspension, and maybe different materials.

More pics - including the wing slot with no guards.....




.....square pipes for pvr..... :P






Dirt trail.....does not appear to be a rooster tail from the slot...


The Dealer believes that the aerodynamics will keep it clean and the leading edges inside are untainted rough finish plastic trim.  He also suggested that as UK roads are used for testing now that BMW will have spotted this.  Only time will tell.  It may also require OEM approved tyres to be used if you want any warranty work covered for the duration of the warranty - and any extension.

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have too agree with 535d, looks especially shite on them wheels!,  also i hate ///M badges on the non proper M models, bmw must let people stick these rear m badges on anything with wheels at the factory now the amount of new cars that have them
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November 20, 2013, 08:34:55 PM
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« Reply #65 on: November 20, 2013, 08:34:55 PM »
Yes, what is it with that M badge ?????
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November 20, 2013, 08:36:15 PM
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« Reply #66 on: November 20, 2013, 08:36:15 PM »
Yes, what is it with that M badge ?????

It is a bit like the one they put on the Z4 isn't it?

That was never a real m car either!!
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November 20, 2013, 08:37:00 PM
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« Reply #67 on: November 20, 2013, 08:37:00 PM »
Aerodynamics may help once at speed but at lower speeds may still be an issue.

Did you drive that white car on wet roads for any distance to ascertain if there is an issue.

November 20, 2013, 08:38:15 PM
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« Reply #68 on: November 20, 2013, 08:38:15 PM »
All the M Sports are getting the badges now, has to compete with the Audi S Line badging.

November 20, 2013, 08:39:59 PM
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« Reply #69 on: November 20, 2013, 08:39:59 PM »
All the M Sports are getting the badges now, has to compete with the Audi S Line badging.

Audis aren't the same

S line is a sport model
Prefix S is warm model
RS is the only one worth havig
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November 20, 2013, 09:09:30 PM
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« Reply #70 on: November 20, 2013, 09:09:30 PM »
yeah likewise if your'e in for performance its only the real 'M' that is worth having. Its like falling for a skirt but not what you want underneath!

fkin marketting ploys!

its amazing how many bmw owners i've spoken to who proudly claim its an 'M' they own!
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November 20, 2013, 09:10:21 PM
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« Reply #71 on: November 20, 2013, 09:10:21 PM »
Here is that EVO test I mentioned BTW,

http://www.evo.co.uk/carreviews/evocarreviews/290752/2014_bmw_x5_prices_review_and_specs.html

thanks for that 'This X5’s styling has been toned down noticeably over the aggressive look of the second-generation model and – although a subjective call – we don’t think it looks as good' says it all..
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November 20, 2013, 09:35:51 PM
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Re: F15
« Reply #72 on: November 20, 2013, 09:35:51 PM »
Aerodynamics may help once at speed but at lower speeds may still be an issue.

Did you drive that white car on wet roads for any distance to ascertain if there is an issue.

Short run on a dual carriageway and 50/30mph.....and it was raining.  That was the dirt trace left afterwards.

I noticed that they are all shod with Pirelli RFT tyres now.  I wonder if that is part of the ride improvement?  My winter set are Pirelli (albeit on 19" wheels which is also significant) and they are a better ride than the Dunlop Summer set, or any Bridgestones I have previously driven.

It seems 'proper' M cars now have to have blinged up badging covering the whole bootlid instead...... :blink:
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November 20, 2013, 09:52:26 PM
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« Reply #73 on: November 20, 2013, 09:52:26 PM »
yeah likewise if your'e in for performance its only the real 'M' that is worth having. Its like falling for a skirt but not what you want underneath!

fkin marketting ploys!

its amazing how many bmw owners i've spoken to who proudly claim its an 'M' they own!

its like that round here everyone thinks they have an m because they've a 118d msport with a big m badge on,
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« Reply #74 on: January 19, 2014, 01:59:10 AM »
I really don't like it. Too much metal and plastic between the rear wheels and the end of the bumper.