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Can't comment on the power as i came from a 2005 530d M Sport to the X30d M Sport, other than it's quicker than the E60, and gives better economy (around 36mpg combined for Central London and motorways).
The LCi 2.0d is reported as being more refined than the older unit,but no personal experience of it.
Best bet would be to go drive the 2.0 and 3.0 versions.

Never found one with adaptive suspension in all the months i searched for the right car. Found the ride jiggly on poor surfaces with 19" rft's.
Changed to normal tyres and she rides really well.
Stayed with rft's for the winter 17" set and the greater sidewall ensures a comfy ride.

General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: 6-disc changer
« on: March 05, 2018, 11:12:53 PM »
Only 1 question - why?
You have a single CD player and a USB outlet which recognizes 64GB drives (don't have anything bigger).
Would it not be better to rip all your CD's onto mp3?

General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Windscreen wiper hitting pillar
« on: March 05, 2018, 11:10:25 PM »
When the wipers come up to the max point, there should be a 2 inch parallel gap between it and the pillar. Anything less suggests the wiper arm needs to taken off and moved a cog or two over. Why it would move is anyone's guess?
Could there be an issue with an encoder motor?

General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Diesel or Petrol X3 G01?
« on: March 05, 2018, 11:07:11 PM »
I'm not ready to jump ship from my X30d just yet. She is 3.5 years old and 27k, but i don't see the Euro6 diesels going anywhere.
The headlines say dirty diesel, and the smallprint reveals Euro 3,4 and (ULEZ in London 2019) euro5 .
The major diesel manufacturers (VW,Ford,GM,MB,Audi and BMW) are still selling plenty of dervs across Europe and Brexit Britain
What does make sense is anything under 1800cc going back to petrol or moving to hybrid/electric gradually.

congratulations - I note a lot of old X5 drivers are turning to the F25, as it similar in size to the 1st gen X5

General Discussion / Re: Map upgrade
« on: March 01, 2018, 05:16:37 PM »
sorry for the delay, haven't been using the car and navigation much after the upgrade. I have found the system is slower than before, and it takes longer to figure out the route. Most annoying is the first few directions by voice , come after I have passed that junction/roundabout according to the map and the actual position of the vehicle.
I'm going to download and install the maps again

Road Map Europe Next 2018-1 for X3 30D "my_vin_number"

General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Winter/All Season Tyre Help Please
« on: March 01, 2018, 05:05:38 PM »
Thought I had done well with spending £700 for a complete winter setup and 7mm tread all round  :)

I would suggest everyone invest in winter tyres, as the difference in traction is amazing. We have long dark winters in the UK, never mind the "beast from the East" currently being experienced

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 19" Star rated non-RFT's on Black Circles
« on: February 22, 2018, 11:18:10 AM »
I went to Pirelli ROSSO  P zero's on the X3. They are in affect the non rft version of the original tyres.
Tyre noise and comfort greatly improved in a 3.0d M Sport

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Many folks assume winter tyres mean snow tyres. They don't. Winter tyres have better traction and increased stopping distance over summer tyres in temperatures under 7 degrees Celsius.
I fit them to my X3 and the handling in British wet, icy winter weather is greatly enhanced.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: New dashcam being installed tomorrow
« on: February 05, 2018, 08:23:12 AM »
Ha Ha, my favourite footage is when the car goes in for servicing. Plug it in to the battery pack before I drop it off and viola, no startup sounds. Most people don't see it as tucked up behind the rear view mirror.

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General X5 Forum (E53) / Re: Spare wheel use
« on: February 02, 2018, 06:33:00 PM »
Bought my current summer set from blackcircles. My local trusted garage were the nominated tyre garage. They noticed the rears had a 3 year old manufacturer rate. Contacted blackcircles to complain and they offered me replacements or £60 off.
I took the discount so 4 x 19" Pirelli * rated  tyres cost me £600.
I don't expect them to last more than  3 years so perfectly acceptable

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General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: TPMS Sensor questions
« on: February 02, 2018, 06:22:44 PM »
To be fair, I didn't have this information 18 months ago when looking at a winter wheel combo for the lci X3.
Yes I paid a little more, but no regrets.
Everything is working well and for a total cost of £720, I am into my second winter. They will go another year before the tyres are due for replacement

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General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: Windscreen wiper hitting pillar
« on: February 02, 2018, 06:11:50 PM »
New little gremlin affecting my x3. The windscreen wiper occasionally hits the pillar. I have looked online and there x3 owners who have reported similar issues but the advice has always been go take it to the dealer. Wondering if anyone know how to fix this as is it would only be a small adjustment?
Not heard of that one before. Are we sure the correct wipers have been fitted? (not said in a rude or inflammatory way)

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General X3 Forum (F25) / Re: 2016 X3 3.0D M sport - Black
« on: February 02, 2018, 05:57:24 PM »
If it helps you come to terms with your unimaginable loss and pain, then it's the right thing to do.
Good Luck for the future and let time help you heal

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: New dashcam being installed tomorrow
« on: February 02, 2018, 03:54:12 PM »
Very similar power routing as Mogsyman. Just see the slightest bit of cable going into the centre console. Switches off after 5 mins and never experienced and low battery due to the camera.
If the X3 is in a high traffic area like a multistory, or dodgy area, then I plug it in to a battery bank which keeps the camera running for up to 7 hours.

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