I have looked at the new X3 m40i closely, but haven't yet driven one. I know the engine is superb, as is the car overall. Problem is that owning a '13 X3 3.5i M-Sport, I just can't warm up to the looks of the new m40i. The kidney grilles appear too high and out of proportion, the side profile is more square than sporty, and the rear including the exhausts (even the emblems) just aren't right. BMW has tried to create a mildly downsized X5. I'm back in the market in 1-2 years (unless things start to go wrong with my car), and at this point, I would likely go with a Macan S/GTS either new or lightly used. Is it worth the extra $$? Honestly, I'll drive both before choosing. I have owned both BMW and Porsche and love both. Anyone else have similar feelings about the new m40i? Convince me.