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Old 10-20-2009, 06:01 PM
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2010 Mirror change?

Has anyone taken delivery of a 2010 X3? I've seen pictures on my German forum and the 2010 models appear to have the new rounded-out outside mirrors like on the 3er LCI.

Here's a pic from someone's BMW Welt delivery of a 3.0d Sport Edition. Lovin' the Carbon Black metallic.

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Old 10-20-2009, 07:20 PM
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can you tell?

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Old 10-20-2009, 08:12 PM
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Here's a pic of my x3.
Ah, so they did change the mirrors!
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:32 PM
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If I remember it correctly, side mirrors were changed to meet the new regulation in Europe.
(at least for E90 LCIs)
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:08 AM
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Just curious, but what are these new regs that affect the side mirrors?
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Old 10-21-2009, 08:02 AM
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I'm guessing pedestrian safety - no right-angle edges, just soft curves.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:47 PM
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Maybe they decided to just share parts and cut costs
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:00 AM
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not sure about the more rounded mirror look. I like the old square looking ones which in my opinion matched the more edgy looking body. But each to his own.

Last year while on assignment in China, I actually hit a young lady on her arm with my Honda Civic's side view mirror when she was walking to close to my path. The mirror folded, she screamed "ouch", but was ok. So i guess its important to have a soft/rounder side mirrors that fold easily in a country where you have to "bump" and "clear" your way through traffic.
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