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Old 09-12-2019, 04:30 PM
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Does having a spare tire as stud equipment raise the cargo ares floor? If so, how many inches? And is it the same with 20” wheels? Thanks
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:30 PM
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That’s standard equipments
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:15 PM
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Yes the floor is raised at least in the 2020 I looked at.
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Old 09-14-2019, 02:49 PM
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I have asked at least ten times from BMW National to publish or at least inform the Geek line what the true cargo space is when you add the spare. As usual, they are deaf to their customers. Even though the X3M comes standard with a spare and raised floor, they still publish the cargo space with the same numbers as the X3
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:32 AM
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its raised about 3- 4 inches. it makes the ceiling ht close to my 2014 X1 which I am selling to fund the x3m
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:28 AM
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Here's the G01 cargo area, with and without a spare. A two-high stack of 1/2 litter water cases will fit back there with the spare, but the cargo shade can't be drawn over them. However, it's easier to get heavy stuff (e.g. cases of water) out with the raised floor.

The (non-M) X3's spare tire is a 135/80-18, which is smaller rolling diameter than the "outside" tires. Normally, that would quickly destroy the xDrive transfer case. But, the (non-M) X3's owner's manual doesn't limit the distance you can drive with the spare tire installed. It does say that handling characteristics will be affected. I suspect/assume that the modern xDrive logic is smart enough to detect a spare tire installed, and disengages the clutches sending power to the front axle, allowing the transfer case to freewheel. Good luck getting a good answer about this from a dealership, genius, or even BMW NA.
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Old 11-10-2019, 11:41 PM
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