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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 04-08-2013, 12:06 PM
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what are the options to retrofit DHP?

My X3 production is completed and is in transit now.

This is my first BMW and had no idea about DHP so did not add DHP. After going through the forums, I see lot of people telling good things about DHP. I am now regretting that I missed this option.

Now that the production is completed, Is there any option to retrofit this package and how much does it cost if there a way?
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:05 PM
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Sadly, the best way to retrofit any major option is to sell your X3 and buy a new one.

The truth is that you'll love your new X3 with or without DHP.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:27 PM
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My X3 production is completed and is in transit now.

This is my first BMW and had no idea about DHP so did not add DHP. After going through the forums, I see lot of people telling good things about DHP. I am now regretting that I missed this option.

Now that the production is completed, Is there any option to retrofit this package and how much does it cost if there a way?
Convince your dealership to take it and reorder. Since its your first they might not be as willing as if this was your fifth.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:31 PM
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Convince your dealership to take it and reorder. Since its your first they might not be as willing as if this was your fifth.
It may be too late to ask as vehicle is already in transit. will be be significant difference with or without DHP?
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:52 PM
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It may be too late to ask as vehicle is already in transit. will be be significant difference with or without DHP?
I don't think a ton. If you are using it as a daily surburban assult vehicle you will be fine.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:58 PM
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Most of my usage will be to commute to work location, which is just 3 miles away from my home.
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:03 PM
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Most of my usage will be to commute to work location, which is just 3 miles away from my home.
Then you will be just fine without it. The X3 is a fantastic vehicle with or without it. Just enjoy your new ride when it comes in!
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:13 PM
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It may be too late to ask as vehicle is already in transit. will be be significant difference with or without DHP?
Worth asking...my dealer (Passport in MD) has been very accommodating to me. X3s are not a hard sale in general, your dealership might like to have your car in its inventory. In the past, Passport has told me that if I do not like the car when it arrives - "no sweat, get what you want and we will place the car in inventory". To date I have never taken them up on their offer.

My X3 is a 35i M Sport with DHP. In terms of my needs and desires, the three most important options are; 35i - fast and responsive, M Sport - great sport seats and other "M' tweaks, and DHP - variable damper control and sport steering. Collectively - the three packages make a nice difference.

If your car is fun to drive - you will want to drive it for sport/pleasure not just mundane commuting. I cannot comment on others, but my X3 is a BLAST to drive - I take the long way home!. In short, my X3 35i M Sport DHP is the BMW of SAVs!
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Like a CA said to me, "If you don't know what DHP is, you don't need it."

You especially don't need/want it (not worth the expense), if your commute is only 3 miles.

The vehicle is perfectly enjoyable without DHP. Have you been for a test drive?
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:12 PM
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Yes I did the test drive and it was fantastic. I was not sure whether it had DHP or not.

Dealer showed me the Sport mode and it was pretty quick with Sport mode. Sport mode comes with DHP?
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Most of my usage will be to commute to work location, which is just 3 miles away from my home.
You could walk.
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Worth asking...my dealer (Passport in MD) has been very accommodating to me. X3s are not a hard sale in general, your dealership might like to have your car in its inventory. In the past, Passport has told me that if I do not like the car when it arrives - "no sweat, get what you want and we will place the car in inventory". To date I have never taken them up on their offer.

My X3 is a 35i M Sport with DHP. In terms of my needs and desires, the three most important options are; 35i - fast and responsive, M Sport - great sport seats and other "M' tweaks, and DHP - variable damper control and sport steering. Collectively - the three packages make a nice difference.

If your car is fun to drive - you will want to drive it for sport/pleasure not just mundane commuting. I cannot comment on others, but my X3 is a BLAST to drive - I take the long way home!. In short, my X3 35i M Sport DHP is the BMW of SAVs!
I guess it depends on your other choices and the primary driver. My weekend toy is a 911 so I don't care if my sav isn't as much fun to drive as my 911. I think either way the x3? is a fantastic car.
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Old 04-08-2013, 03:41 PM
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You could walk.
probably I need DHP in my shoes...
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Like a CA said to me, "If you don't know what DHP is, you don't need it."

You especially don't need/want it (not worth the expense), if your commute is only 3 miles.

The vehicle is perfectly enjoyable without DHP. Have you been for a test drive?
Ignorance is bliss….

The CA was a lazy condescending jack ass – you should have walked.

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I guess it depends on your other choices and the primary driver. My weekend toy is a 911 so I don't care if my sav isn't as much fun to drive as my 911. I think either way the x3? is a fantastic car.
Having a weekend sports car should not preclude having fun during the week – especially if that fun comes with a safer, more engaging X3.
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