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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 04-08-2013, 08:00 PM
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Guys should I choose the nav pro or keep the basic one, it's 2500$option here in OZ
It depends on your budget. In the US they only offer Nav Pro so we can't compare them.
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:12 PM
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It depends on your budget. In the US they only offer Nav Pro so we can't compare them.
start to worried about the look without the big screen :*(
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:14 PM
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The big screen is very nice.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:32 PM
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Nice car Pharding!
Mine got same interior but white outside.
Can't wait to pick it up this week!
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:14 PM
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Nice pictures. Interior looks great.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:43 AM
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There are no changes to the bumpers and lights on the 2014 X3. You will most likely see those changes with SOP April 1, 2014 as the 2015 LCI X3.
pharding - Did your detailed order show the option of the full black panel dials or was this a pleasant surprise for you ?

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Old 04-09-2013, 07:37 AM
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So are there any changes to the bumpers and lights, or were the spy shots all a hoax?

We're still looking forward to seeing some pics!

The spyshots were not a hoax. The rumors of the timing of when the updated body changes (LCI) would appear (MY14) were wrong. The best info we have is that they will not appear until MY15 with start of production on 1 April 2014.

It could be that BMW did not want to take the spotlight away from the debut of the new X5 F15 that will appear in showrooms later this calendar year.
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Old 04-09-2013, 11:30 AM
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hmmm.....these photos will make BMWNA grimace. I suspect Nevada leather is a heavy weight tumbled full chrome tanned leather with a heavily pigmented finish, produced at a very competitive price point that offers consistency and durability but does not readily "take a shape". The curved top of the seat is an especially challenging form to execute perfectly, and consistently. Many things can go astray, including; uniform weight - splitting of hides - note the needle "bursts", and automated sewing machines that require constant attention. In general, the combination of this particular design + materials may yield an outcome with wider inherent variations. I am sure BMW is aware of the "problem" but a fix would require a major change in design, technique, and/or materials - so they limp along and try to do the best they can. Bottom line - your photos will not make BMW happy but they are going to maintain that your seats are within "specs" - I concur.

BTW- the white top stitching throughout your cabin looks to be expertly done - perhaps you noticed the minor flaw because of the contrast. I seriously doubt, anyone, who views your car, would ever notice. Celebrate the 99% that is near perfect and not sweat the 1%. You have a beautiful X3!
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:50 PM
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Very nice, pharding! You have the same interior as mine! My wife will love to see the Wave Wood next to the black leather!

Our exterior will be the Deep Sea Blue.

Very sharp ride! Enjoy!!
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:13 PM
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2013 X3 brochure says, Max Speed for xDrive28i is 130 [143]. And at the bottom, it states [] denotes M Sport Package.

Does this mean X3 28i with M Sport package can reach higher speeds than X3 without M Sport Package?

if so, is it due to Engine Performance or Aerodynamics or electronic Speed limitation?
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:10 PM
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2013 X3 brochure says, Max Speed for xDrive28i is 130 [143]. And at the bottom, it states [] denotes M Sport Package.

Does this mean X3 28i with M Sport package can reach higher speeds than X3 without M Sport Package?

if so, is it due to Engine Performance or Aerodynamics or electronic Speed limitation?
good question
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:30 PM
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Electronic.

Non-Sports or M-Sport US X3's are chipped at 130MPH max. Those with M-Sport or SAP are chipped higher.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:33 PM
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Electronic.

Non-Sports or M-Sport US X3's are chipped at 130MPH max. Those with M-Sport or SAP are chipped higher.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:46 PM
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The max speed on a German 35i X3 is 245kph, or roughly 152mph.
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Old 04-09-2013, 04:48 PM
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Is that stitching new for 2014?
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:08 PM
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Is that stitching new for 2014?
Nope, looks like it has been that way in 2013 model as well, at least in this dealer photo attached.

Not sure, if you meant the contrast stitching or stitching issue.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:10 PM
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My 2014. As pharding said, the bumpers and lights are the same as 2013. As far as I can tell the only change is the Idrive system. Still, the X3 is a great vehicle.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:22 PM
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My 2014. As pharding said, the bumpers and lights are the same as 2013. As far as I can tell the only change is the Idrive system. Still, the X3 is a great vehicle.
Thanks for posting the photo. Very nice.

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Old 04-09-2013, 06:50 PM
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pharding - Did your detailed order show the option of the full black panel dials or was this a pleasant surprise for you ?

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Pleasant surprise.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:53 PM
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Great photos pharding! Thank you! I love the new gauges. Do they change colors at night or stay white?
Orange at night and white during the day. They are very cool.
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Old 04-09-2013, 08:46 PM
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Bmwfan35i / pharding,

Just curious, what brand of tires came with your x3?
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:15 PM
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Is that stitching new for 2014?
Nope, not new. Have it on my 2011. There have been no cosmetic changes to the X3 through 2014. 2015 will produce the facelift.
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:30 PM
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I don't want to take this thread off topic so created a new thread. Would the new 2014X3 buyers and forum experts weigh in?

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=688713
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:29 AM
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Bmwfan35i / pharding,

Just curious, what brand of tires came with your x3?
Pirelli
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:44 AM
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Can someone take a picture of the new color HUD ? Thanks ! Would like to see what that looks like
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