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stary 09-08-2012 08:43 PM

sDrive M-sport, no paddle shifters or power seats
 
Picked up our new 28s with M-sport in Mineral Grey Metallic.

First impressions:

1. Looks: Car looks awesome, I'll post some pics shortly. The front M-sport fascia really makes a huge difference, and even though the grey is a neutral color, I think it looks really nice.

2. Driving: the mapping of the transmission is REALLY slow off the line, but then the turbo spools up and the thing FLIES. I actually said "WOW" when it took off on an on-ramp. Imagine that a chipped remap would do wonders... this engine is AWESOME. Handing with the M-sport and 18" wheels is superb, but may be too rough for some during normal driving. I'll report back with more impressions after a week or so. But overall, we are super happy with the engine and performance. At idle it sounds kind of like a diesel engine, strange. But I like it, it sounds very Euro, and when you shift into sport mode (DS) or manual and give it some gas it has a very nice tone. Definitely a 4-cylinder tone, but aggressive enough )like a WRX boxer engine) to let people know you mean business.

3. Roof racks. We bought the factory racks, I'll have some pics soon, but bottom line, they are hard to fit, are sharp (I cut myself on the aluminum) and are chunky (look big on the car). But I like them.

4. Looks and Driving: again the car looks awesome, we are very happy with our choices, and I realllllly want to take it to a track and see how it does on the fly.

5. Disappointments: so even though the M-sport package advertises "driver's side memory front seats," which made me assume that included power seats (at least for the driver), unless you opt for the premium package, that means nothing. Our car has M-sport seats, but that are manually adjusted. ALSO, even though on our build sheet online it states "M-sport steering wheel with paddle shifters" ours doesn't have then. Not a huge deal since we weren't totally in love with them, but still... if you were expecting them because you ordered the M-sport package, no dice.

OVERALL: this car is awesome, BLOWS THE DOORS off of the Audi A4 avant and A3 which we had basically wanted until we heard about the X1 (and pretty much our budget), with much better styling, interior quality and drivability. We are overall VERY VERY happy with the car.


PICS SOON

Arciga18 09-08-2012 09:08 PM

waiting for pics already

the_fox 09-08-2012 10:22 PM

Paddle shifters are included for free in the M package but only with a specific option code, 7XA I think; kind of ridiculous when they are advertised as part of the M package.
Enjoy the ride and +1 on posting pics!

stary 09-09-2012 11:14 AM

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pics!

the_fox 09-09-2012 02:49 PM

Great color for the M package!

the kidd 09-09-2012 02:54 PM

So you were supposed to get paddle shifters and didn't and you are ok with that? That seems strange. The vehicle looks sharp BTW.

MNX1024 09-09-2012 04:57 PM

May I ask how much was the roof rack? Mind doing a few close up of the roof racks?

Edit
Do you have the moon roof? Does those racks obstruct the roof in any way?

stary 09-09-2012 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by the kidd (Post 7063512)
So you were supposed to get paddle shifters and didn't and you are ok with that? That seems strange. The vehicle looks sharp BTW.


yeah, M-sport is supposed to have paddle shifters but instead there are two M-steering wheels available and the ordering process defaults to without, so the dealer needs to special order it.

it's annoying, but wasn't a deal breaker. we are overall very happy with the car...

stary 09-09-2012 05:33 PM

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Originally Posted by MNX1024 (Post 7063718)
May I ask how much was the roof rack? Mind doing a few close up of the roof racks?

Edit
Do you have the moon roof? Does those racks obstruct the roof in any way?

list on the racks was $280, we got 20% discount from our dealer. i'll try and get you some closeups later. the racks have to specifically go in a certain position, one is directly over the opening of the moonroof. the moonroof is HUGE though, so the racks basically are going to obstruct somewhat.

MNX1024 09-09-2012 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by stary (Post 7063780)
list on the racks was $280, we got 20% discount from our dealer. i'll try and get you some closeups later. the racks have to specifically go in a certain position, one is directly over the opening of the moonroof. the moonroof is HUGE though, so the racks basically are going to obstruct somewhat.

Can the moon roof open properly with the rack mounted? Is the rack easy to take off? Did the dealer charge you for mounting the racks? Mind if I ask what do you plan on putting on top of the racks? Is it a bike by any chance? That's one of the main reason I'm planning to get racks on mine. if you are getting a bike mount, mind telling me which one, and some pics would be nice.

If you don't mind the trouble, do you think you can do a closeup of the mounted position of the racks from the top or from inside the car so the obstructed portion is discernible. Sorry for the barrage of questions, and thanks in advance :D.

flyingDman 09-10-2012 11:17 AM

The Standard and Optional Equipment guide (revision dated August 2) shows this as standard for the Sport line and M sport line:
"8-way adjustable front sport seats with adjustable back bolsters, 2-way manual thigh
2-way manual headrests and driver-seat and mirror memory support".
It should clearly haves stated that "seat memory" only comes if you order "459" which apparently you can order separately for $995 or, as you stated, the Premium package.
The paddle shifter issue also appears very clear from the BMW documentation. How can you have a M sport without paddle shifters?????
I would be very upset if I were you....

the_fox 09-10-2012 11:24 AM

Unfortunately that documentation probably won't change until someone makes a stink about it. That person will get some freebies, for sure. Until then, people will continue to get such surprises when taking delivery...

Wolfex 09-10-2012 01:50 PM

When I ordered my didn't bother asking if I wanted the steering wheel with the paddle shifters and just ordered the regular one. When I found out I was so angry I called BMW USA and yelled at them for having misleading info on their web site and I yelled at the CA for not inquiring about no cost options. I told them they need to train their employees better and they need to ask if the customer wants any NC options before the order goes through. Well they apologized and ordered me a new car. They screwed up that order too so I had to reorder a third time so the wait starts all over again. The only downside is that they will have to sell two other X1 with the same exterior and interior color combo, so mine won't be that original :-(

bimmerized 09-11-2012 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stary (Post 7063774)
yeah, M-sport is supposed to have paddle shifters but instead there are two M-steering wheels available and the ordering process defaults to without, so the dealer needs to special order it.

it's annoying, but wasn't a deal breaker. we are overall very happy with the car...

I'd at least see what your CA has to say about the mistake on his part. He should have clarified with you all the NC options, unless you told him specifically what you wanted and even then you would have the Standard and Optional equipment guide to back up your assumptions.

Regarding the power seat. I did notice that and asked my CA about it before I ordered. I would have selected the Sport option if power seats were in fact included. He elevated the inquiry and confirmed it to be printed in error and it was supposed to be fixed, just like the "standard" iDrive which is not Standard, but part of the Tech Pkg.


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