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BMW4grrl 04-06-2013 09:35 AM

Interesting observation
 
The other day I was driving behind another F25 X3. I could see that this X3 had M wheels and M bumpers. But it also had M badging at the back, just to the right of the X3 badging.
My M-sport F25 X3 didn't come with this.

Does anyone else have this badging on their M-sport X3's? Maybe it's new for MY14. As shallow as it sounds, I'd love to get this added to my car!

Want the Thrill 04-06-2013 10:01 AM

It was just an emblem bought after the fact and slapped on the rear end. Completely fake. M-sport is not an "M" vehicle and there is not an X3M produced by BMW. People who really know BMW's laugh at the M on a non M vehicle.

UncleJ 04-07-2013 07:39 AM

....and the one's that laugh loudest are the BMW techs who work on the car!:D Slapping the badge on the car marks the driver as a poseur IMHO.:thumbdwn:

bimmernut1 04-07-2013 06:47 PM

It's an aftermarket add on. My 13 X3 35i M Sport doesn't have it.

But my M5 does. :)

Just a personal opinion, do as you like, but I'd never slap an M on the outside of a car that was not one. Even though many have spent enough on M products to justify doing it; it still just seems fake to me. But I don't begrudge someone that wants it.

I just wish my X3 M sport steering wheel had the red and blue stitching to go with the M emblem on it.

BMW4grrl 04-09-2013 01:35 PM

I agree. The steering wheel stitching from a real M looks great.

I know the X3 M-sport is not a real M which is why I was confused. I thought maybe BMW was changing something based on the trim level only.

I'll put my shallowness aside and leave it as is!!!

noka 04-11-2013 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BMW4grrl (Post 7506295)
I agree. The steering wheel stitching from a real M looks great.

I know the X3 M-sport is not a real M which is why I was confused. I thought maybe BMW was changing something based on the trim level only.

I'll put my shallowness aside and leave it as is!!!

That's the best decision :).

lbjgh 04-11-2013 05:49 PM

I don't know if I agree with the others... If you want to add the m/// sticker to your m-sport so be it. Hello, you paid $2500 to have the m/// on the steering wheel and rims. It's personal taste to embellish your car. What about the people who install quad exhaust tips or tint their car windows? Many bimmer owners are real prima donna's.

jonott10 02-26-2014 05:13 AM

I bought a pre-owned '11 35i non "M" package back in Nov '13 and the owner had put on brand new Hankook Ventus v12 evo K110 tires on 20'' M style rims, don't know why but deal was way to good to pass up...haven't used them yet as the winters are on but hope come spring when they are put on that I don't look like a poseur lol

Want the Thrill 02-26-2014 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonott10 (Post 8171815)
I bought a pre-owned '11 35i non "M" package back in Nov '13 and the owner had put on brand new Hankook Ventus v12 evo K110 tires on 20'' M style rims, don't know why but deal was way to good to pass up...haven't used them yet as the winters are on but hope come spring when they are put on that I don't look like a poseur lol

Nah, changing out the rims is cool and is considered a mod. Its only when the fake badges get slapped on that people get :rofl:!


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