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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!

View Poll Results: X3 M Sport
Is it worth the extra money? 8 72.73%
Can you tell a differnence in handeling and performance over the regular X3? 2 18.18%
Would you select the M Sport over the Sports package? 7 63.64%
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:00 PM
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Do you notice a big difference in the normal vs sport modes?
Yes, I do! Steering is much tighter in sport mode as well as the shift points are more aggressive. Others will say it is just a placebo effect, but when I have it in sport mode to me it feels like the entire car stiffens up (suspension, steering, brakes). When I hit bumps in sport mode, you can really feel them where in normal mode it is much less noticable.
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Old 02-12-2012, 04:17 PM
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Thanks for the info! I will be so glad when my X3 arrives... have about 36 more days to wait.
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Old 02-12-2012, 06:50 PM
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Waiting is half the fun!! Congrats!
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:19 AM
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Yeah I guess, but I cannot remember being this excited waiting to open Christmas giifts as a kid. Lol
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:40 PM
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You don't actually HAVE to get MSport to get all the performance components, but it is an arguably cost efficient way to go about it. The driving benefit is pronounced.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:33 AM
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You don't actually HAVE to get MSport to get all the performance components, but it is an arguably cost efficient way to go about it. The driving benefit is pronounced.
I thanks for the Info !
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Old 04-05-2012, 03:49 PM
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Like bren said, all lipstick.

Here in Canada it is the only way to get the paddle shifters and sport seats plus it is only available on the 35i here so thats $4K more than the 28i plus $2.9K for the M-Sport package.

So here in Canada the M-Sport package is basically a $7,800 after tax.
That is insane! Here in the US the M Sport Package for the X3 35i cost $3000.00
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:49 PM
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Ya, missed my point I think. North of the border you can only get the msport on the 35i so you have to pay the premium for the 35i first, then pay the 2900 for the msport. (which is what I did)
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:54 PM
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M Package in my opinion is what you are looking for in the vehicle. I personally thought the black trim around the wheels made the vehicle look cheap even with the sport package wheels. As pointed out previously there is very little additional performance added unlike the M version of most vehicles.

I am anxious to see production at the anticipated actual true X3 M version.
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