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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
The latest X3 brings some added style and some new features to the BMW SUV family. Talk about the new F25 now!

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Old 04-06-2013, 09:35 AM
BMW4grrl BMW4grrl is offline
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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!
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Old 04-06-2013, 10:01 AM
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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.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:39 AM
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....and the one's that laugh loudest are the BMW techs who work on the car! Slapping the badge on the car marks the driver as a poseur IMHO.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:47 PM
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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.
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Old 04-09-2013, 01:35 PM
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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!!!
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:23 PM
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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 .
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Old 02-26-2014, 05:13 AM
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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
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Old 02-26-2014, 06:06 PM
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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 !
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