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Old 03-14-2017, 10:36 AM
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2018 X3 M40i Initial Ordering Guide

BMW X3 2018 G01

The next generation X3, chassis code G01 is coming in late 2017 as a 2018 model year. We've got the first draft copy of the ordering guide for the 2018 X3 M40i. Pricing is omitted for now, we should get US pricing info a month or so before the order bank opens.

More photos of the 2018 BMW X3

The new M version of the X3 will compete with the upcoming AMG GLC as well as the upcoming Audi RS Q5 and the Porsche Macan. We already saw BMW benchmarking the X3 prototypes against just the Macan during winter testing.

The X3 will be on the CLAR platform which will be shared among all future models from the 3 Series and up. The change will allow some weight to drop off of the X3 (up to 220 lbs) as well as standardize production at the Spartanburg plant.
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Wrong forum, I know, but X4 forum is kinda dead. If you have access to the 2018 X4 M40i ordering guide could you please post it here? Thanks.

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Good news:

Space saver spare tire (presumably with a hole to put it in) option.
Trailer hitch pre-wiring (standard)


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No non-RFT tires as an option like on the X1.
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Awesome!! Alpine White is in my wife's future!!
With American and Japanese stuff it's hard to get non-metallic white in a pimped-out crossover SUV.

I'm big on non-metallic white: doesn't fade, cooler surface temperature (more comfortable, more durable), visible at night, easier to match in the body shop. If Floriduh, dark colored cars have a slightly lower resale value. With proper care, I can keep a non-metallic white daily driver looking new for ten years.

Frau Putzer has a bad driving record, three major wrecks, all her fault. I'm not willing to turn her loose with ~335 h.p. So, she's going to have to settle for a 30i when they come out, ~250 h.p.
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With American and Japanese stuff it's hard to get non-metallic white in a pimped-out crossover SUV.

I'm big on non-metallic white: doesn't fade, cooler surface temperature (more comfortable, more durable), visible at night, easier to match in the body shop. If Floriduh, dark colored cars have a slightly lower resale value. With proper care, I can keep a non-metallic white daily driver looking new for ten years.

Frau Putzer has a bad driving record, three major wrecks, all her fault. I'm not willing to turn her loose with ~335 h.p. So, she's going to have to settle for a 30i when they come out, ~250 h.p.
My wife is a gentle driver so I don't have any worries there. I will drive it on weekends and I want it to perform as close to my F32 as possible.
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My wife is a gentle driver so I don't have any worries there. I will drive it on weekends and I want it to perform as close to my F32 as possible.
The optional M Dynamic suspension on the X3 M240i has adjustable shocks, but not the active anti-roll system of the DHP. You'll be lugging around an extra few hundred pounds and at a higher CG than your F32. But, yeah, this is an SUV that is getting close as possible to car handling.

There's supposedly going to eventually be an X3M, a step up from the X3 M40i, which will have the drivetrain out of an M3/4 plus xDrive.

My wife is not a gentle driver. The only time I'm a passenger with her driving is when I'm coming home from outpatient surgery or when we're going to get one of my cars out of storage. She's probably on her best behavior then. She shredded a set of Michelin "green" tires on her V6 Accord. The tread depth was still good. But, large chunks were coming off the tread blocks. This started happening in the third 8k mile stint of the tires on the front. I suspect she sees the gas pedal as an ON/OFF switch, sort of like dodge'em cars at the amusement park. I replaced the Michelin green tires with Continental DWS06's. She went through 3/32nds inch of tread on the front tires in 9k miles. New tires wear faster, so I'll have to wait to see how long these last with her.
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