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. I currently own a '13 X3 3.5i M-Sport, which I think is a great looking SUV. 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 has changed and looks too squarish and less sporty, and the rear including the exhausts (even the emblems) just don't look right to me. BMW has tried to create a somewhat downsized X5. I'm back in the market in about a year (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. I'll drive both before choosing. I have owned both BMW and Porsche and love both. I'm not sure the Macan is worth the extra $$, and I do think the BMW is priced right. Anyone else have similar feelings about the new m40i? I need some convincing.