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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 01-24-2013, 04:33 PM
conceyted conceyted is offline
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Raw metal undercarriage visible from side of vehicle?

Hi all,

I have noticed something when viewing my X1 from the side even at normal eye level. I am able to see what appears to be light silver, almost white pieces of the undercarriage of the car. After noticing this a few times I looked under the car to see if something had become lodged underneath my car, but found that it was actually part of the undercarriage. I took a few photos so everyone knows what I am speaking of. Have you all noticed this? Does this piece look like this under your car? I drove my car in Germany on snow and salt covered roads and live in a very hot climate (southern US), so it could be corrosion, but I wanted to see what this piece looks like on others' cars before mentioning anything to the dealer. If this turns out to be normal I am considering scrubbing the piece down with degreaser and then taping off and coating it in a couple of coats of durable black paint so it does not stick out like a sore thumb.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:31 AM
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Hi all,

I have noticed something when viewing my X1 from the side even at normal eye level. I am able to see what appears to be light silver, almost white pieces of the undercarriage of the car. After noticing this a few times I looked under the car to see if something had become lodged underneath my car, but found that it was actually part of the undercarriage. I took a few photos so everyone knows what I am speaking of. Have you all noticed this? Does this piece look like this under your car? I drove my car in Germany on snow and salt covered roads and live in a very hot climate (southern US), so it could be corrosion, but I wanted to see what this piece looks like on others' cars before mentioning anything to the dealer. If this turns out to be normal I am considering scrubbing the piece down with degreaser and then taping off and coating it in a couple of coats of durable black paint so it does not stick out like a sore thumb.
I noticed it too.. I think make it look better.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:29 PM
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That is call tension strut which is for the car equip with panoramic roof.
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