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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 12-30-2010, 10:35 PM
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Don't see what the appeal of the aluminum finish is. If I couldn't have wood I would love carbon fiber.

Now THAT would be impressive
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If anyone is curious as to how the X3's dash looks like with an MT, here's an MT xDrive20d recently delivered to someone in Germany.

http://www.motor-talk.de/bilder/mein...203698134.html
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I know it's an old thread, but the German thread I've been referencing has gotten some new owners and pics, including one with Chestnut Brown (Red brown). More pics for those on the fence on the interior.

http://www.motor-talk.de/forum/neue-...6#post27684957
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Don't see what the appeal of the aluminum finish is. If I couldn't have wood I would love carbon fiber.

Now THAT would be impressive
Geez i am with you! If the best you can do with the new F is aluminum interior I think BMW has officially screwed up the rest of the choices. Aluminum is definitely not upscale. Looks like a cheaper way to get to folks pocketbooks.
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I agree with the anti-aluminum lot. It just looks like a mid 90's acuara to me. CF, shiny black or wood please.
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I think wood belongs on bedframes and floors but to each his/her own.
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I think wood belongs on bedframes and floors but to each his/her own.
What do you like then?
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What do you like then?
Aluminium trim is the clear winner for me in almost every situation, since I also dislike beige interiors (with which aluminium looks bad). My X3 has gray leather and I swapped the trim out a few years ago to the dotted aluminium trim, loving it ever since.

I'd go with the black cloth and aluminium, and if that's not available in the US, simply the black leatherette with aluminium.
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Geez i am with you! If the best you can do with the new F is aluminum interior I think BMW has officially screwed up the rest of the choices. Aluminum is definitely not upscale. Looks like a cheaper way to get to folks pocketbooks.
Completely agree with the aluminum comment. Carbon Fiber would be nice though...
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Completely agree with the aluminum comment. Carbon Fiber would be nice though...
I like CF too, but I'm not sure if I would like it in an SUV.
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Marc, I had a "mid 90's Acura" and it sported the best wood trim I have seen outside a Jag sedan. My BMW OTOH has black sensatech and aluminimum trim. I like it but it does look very utilitarian.
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Marc, I had a "mid 90's Acura" and it sported the best wood trim I have seen outside a Jag sedan. My BMW OTOH has black sensatech and aluminimum trim. I like it but it does look very utilitarian.
Utilitarian = German?

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My mom's Jag has the nicest interior finishes I've ever seen in a car. I feel like I'm in a Victorian gentleman's club when I sit in there.
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