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The third generation X3 starts production in August of 2017 and will include the new X3 M40i top of the line performance model.

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This past weekend I traded in my X3 for a Merc GLC coupeí

For any of you familiar with me since the old e9x forum heyday, itís been a fun an evolutionary time.

About 10 days ago I looked at the X6 and 4. They didnít have enough comfort (to me) that warranted trading my X3.

Forward to last Friday. My wife and I decided to check out the local Merc dealer. I sat in the new GLC coupe and was immediately captured by it. The comfort and sophisticated (not over engineered) look of the ďcoupeĒ just looked more attractive to me.

I love BMW and certainly cannot rule out coming back, but for now, Iím really in joying this new vehicle.



Iíll still lurk, and enjoy the discussions here.Thanks everyone.
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Like you have owned BMWs for longer than I want to think about. I did have a GLC43. It was awesome. The new Mercedes SUVs are all much more refined, much better interior, electronics etc.. However BMW still are faster, handle better but thatís it. Ride quality is usually better in the Merc depending on the tire and wheel choices
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This past weekend I traded in my X3 for a Merc GLC coupe'

For any of you familiar with me since the old e9x forum heyday, it's been a fun an evolutionary time.

About 10 days ago I looked at the X6 and 4. They didn't have enough comfort (to me) that warranted trading my X3.

Forward to last Friday. My wife and I decided to check out the local Merc dealer. I sat in the new GLC coupe and was immediately captured by it. The comfort and sophisticated (not over engineered) look of the "coupe" just looked more attractive to me.

I love BMW and certainly cannot rule out coming back, but for now, I'm really in joying this new vehicle.

I'll still lurk, and enjoy the discussions here.Thanks everyone.

Good luck to you, hopefully you will be back next time around..





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Like you have owned BMWs for longer than I want to think about. I did have a GLC43. It was awesome. The new Mercedes SUVs are all much more refined, much better interior, electronics etc.. However BMW still are faster, handle better but that's it. Ride quality is usually better in the Merc depending on the tire and wheel choices

And therein lies the true difference of the two brands.


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Like you have owned BMWs for longer than I want to think about. I did have a GLC43. It was awesome. The new Mercedes SUVs are all much more refined, much better interior, electronics etc.. However BMW still are faster, handle better but thatís it. Ride quality is usually better in the Merc depending on the tire and wheel choices


Truth. I was never really a HP or 0-60 guy, and my last BMW was an attempt at comfort without getting a sedan.

Iím content with my choice.

Both brands are fantastic and they each have their own branding to adhere to.
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This past weekend I traded in my X3 for a Merc GLC coupeí
Congrats on your new car. I just helped my mother and my sister both get new MBs in the last month--a GLC for my mom, the GLE for my sister. I was impressed with both of them.

I will confess when I read your post, I thought "Merc?" Mercury?!? WTF is FCBayernFTW doing in a Mercury.
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Mercury huh?? Normally I hear people call it MB or Benz. I swear I've heard some call it benzi lol.



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Perhaps.

Empty nester here so rear leg room is not a priority for me.

Looks are subjective, but I like this much better than the X4
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Perhaps.

Empty nester here so rear leg room is not a priority for me.

Looks are subjective, but I like this much better than the X4
Yeah, the M-B SUV's are cleaner looking than the BMW's, especially the non-M and non-M Sport BMW's. I think Frau Putzer's non-M Sport X3 looks like a Subaru Outback with all the plastic cladding along the bottom. But, a 16 year outstanding relationship with "my" BMW dealership, and the lack of non-RFT's on M-B's meant that we never bothered looking at the M-B's.

Unlike with the F48 X1's, you can't get non-RFT's on an M Sport G01 X3 30i. So, we didn't get the M Sport Package, saving us about $2500. I'll spend much of that $2500 on Armor-All for all that black plastic, though.

Nothing screams "I'm a baller" better than a clean car when it's cold outside, and it definitely looks cold there.

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Nothing screams "I'm a baller" better than a clean car when it's cold outside, and it definitely looks cold there.

I really appreciate my 3.5 garage.

Yea we had that snowstorm early last week.

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Looks nice, congrats! I am going to be leaving the BMW fold sometime next year, ordering a Cayenne E Hybrid so I can do my in town driving on electric.


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Nice! I look forward to reading about itís efficiency.

One more.

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Nice! I look forward to reading about itís efficiency.

One more.



Hopefully it will be pretty good. I've been over on Rennlist and people are averaging 27-30 with their E Hybrids, not bad for a 5700lb, 455hp SUV. My husband will be taking my X3, so I will still be on the boards.


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