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Old 29-10-2019, 09:55 AM   #1
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BH's Alpine White MY20 G01 BMW X3 xDrive20d M Sport

After using the A4 Avant to tow for around 6 months the wife & I decided we needed a bigger, more powerful, AWD tow car

My selection was narrowed down to the X3, a Q5, a XC60 & a VW Tiguan
This was quickly narrowed down to the X3 & the Q5

I had made contact via email with both dealers offering the best deals on respective cars
3 phone calls to the Audi 'Sales Executive' & I'm still waiting for him to call me back. He was always on the phone & was going to ring me back

So Audi lost due to the lack of interest

The wife & I went into our local BMW dealership to have a look at a new X3 as I honestly hadn't seen one on the road. I took my best deal in with me just to offer them the business if they could match/beat the deal I had

The killer with BMW at the mo is their 2.9% APR finance for the last 1/4 of 2019
I was managed to negotiate a 'healthy' discount off list & got a decent price for the A4 Avant too

So all in all, the Hound is a happy dawg

Anyway they matched the deal & were able to trace a car that was on the ship with my exact spec!
Hopefully I should be in the new X3 mid November

I chose the solid alpine white as I don't like any of the other X3 colours, but I appreciate we are all different

Spec

MY20 G01 BMW X3 xDrive 20d M Sport
190ps & 400nm torque
Solid alpine white
Auto transmission
AWD
Vernasca leather - black with grey contrast stitching
Aluminum fine cutting interior trim with pearl chrome finisher
BMW live cockpit professional with 12.3" instrument display & a 10.25" control display with ID7

Options

M Sport Plus package
- 20" M light alloy Double-spoke style 699 M wheels, Orbit Grey with mixed tyres, front 8J x 20
with 245/45 R20 tyres, rear 9.5J x 20 with 275/40 R20 tyres
- Adaptive suspension
- M seat belts
- BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line with extended contents
- Dynamic safety
- Sun protection glass
- M Sport braking system
- Variable sport steering
Towbar, electrically folding


Must admit I'm quite surprised how much standard kit it has -
Power tailgate
Adaptive LED headlights
Power foldy anti dazzle mirrors
F & r parking sensors with rear camera
Heated front seats
Acoustic glazing
Ambient lighting
Parking assistant (Park Assist includes the Reversing Assist camera, lateral parking aid, as well as Active Park Distance Control (PDC)

I'm sure there's more but I just haven't had enough time to read up on it yet lol

Haven't owned a BMW since 2002 so quite interested to see how things go

More info as & when I get it
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Old 29-10-2019, 02:54 PM   #2
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I'm still anchoring after the X3 M40i as I do like the look of the new X3.

Sounds like a beauty does that.

My spec is similar but I'm wanting Pan Roof and the heated steering wheel.

Saw one at BMW Wakefield in Photonic Blue at £45k brand new, massive discount from the original OTR price.

No Pan Roof or Heated wheel though.

Did your dealer have the new X3 Competition in by any chance? Jeez, I nearly wet myself when I saw that beauty, 510bhp with stunning looks and price to boot!
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I'm still anchoring after the X3 M40i as I do like the look of the new X3.

Sounds like a beauty does that.

My spec is similar but I'm wanting Pan Roof and the heated steering wheel.

Saw one at BMW Wakefield in Photonic Blue at £45k brand new, massive discount from the original OTR price.

No Pan Roof or Heated wheel though.

Did your dealer have the new X3 Competition in by any chance? Jeez, I nearly wet myself when I saw that beauty, 510bhp with stunning looks and price to boot!
The Sales person had an M40i which he loved. His was the only X3 in the dealership so I had a good poke around in it as I hadn't seen one before

Didn't bother test driving it either as I would have always be wanting lol

They did have a X7 M50d in the showroom - a £87k monster
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Oh very nice indeed

The M sport plus package is well worth it

Looking forward to seeing some photos when you get it
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Oh very nice indeed

The M sport plus package is well worth it

Looking forward to seeing some photos when you get it
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I'm still anchoring after the X3 M40i as I do like the look of the new X3.

Sounds like a beauty does that.

My spec is similar but I'm wanting Pan Roof and the heated steering wheel.

Saw one at BMW Wakefield in Photonic Blue at £45k brand new, massive discount from the original OTR price.

No Pan Roof or Heated wheel though.

Did your dealer have the new X3 Competition in by any chance? Jeez, I nearly wet myself when I saw that beauty, 510bhp with stunning looks and price to boot!

Big discounts on the X3 Comp.

https://www.stratstone.com/new-cars/...o-offer/20456/
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Sounds like a gorgeous motor, BH. Looking forward to seeing the pics.

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Sounds like a gorgeous motor, BH. Looking forward to seeing the pics.

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Wow, that's some dealer contribution indeed.

I've just checked, and no such deals on a M40i.

I did mention, in passing, the cracking deal on the Comp to the Boss but she threw me a deaf one for some reason!!
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Have you got a definite date for delivery yet BH?

Just wondered if you'd logged into the BMW Genius chat to see if they could give you a date?
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