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Old 1st April 2013, 00:04   #16
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Congratulations are in order, Morphin1 ! Wonderful choice, extremely worthy upgrade. Care to share the financials ? Here's wishing you many a mile of unadultrated adrenaline tripping once your run in is done ! And also many a smile of pride at your newest acquisition ! Cheers !

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Congratulations are in order, Morphin1 ! Wonderful choice, extremely worthy upgrade. Care to share the financials ? Here's wishing you many a mile of unadultrated adrenaline tripping once your run in is done ! And also many a smile of pride at your newest acquisition ! Cheers !

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Thank you for the mind words Harish.
Well as for financials the ex showroom price was abt 39,90,000. Discount of about 80K + 12% Delhi road tax+ Insurance about 75k+ BMW BSI Ultimate for 3.2 lakhs. So about 47lakhs on road.
Also by buying in March 2013 I saved the 4% increased tax on SUV's/Luxury cars.
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Here is a picture of the extra goodies I had received on the delivery of the car. A key ring, a credit card wallet and a box of chocolates.
There was also a cake, unfortunately I do not have a picture.
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Here are some more pictures. There was some complaint regarding the previous pictures not showing the right interior color combination so hopefully these pictures should correct that. Tomorrow hopefully will put up a video showing sound insulation.
Also you can see size comparison between the Fortuner and the X3.
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Video update.
I have done a quick walk around video of the car. Let me know how you guys like it. Cheers

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Video update.
I have done a quick walk around video of the car. Let me know how you guys like it. Cheers

Hi Morphin,

Thanks for the excellent video. Could you please share more information about the X3's rear seating space and comfort via-a-vis your fortuner or say corolla? I've short listed the X3 as a prospective replacement to my Corolla and hence your inputs would be of great help as rear bench is of a priority for me. Also what are the exact differences between the normal model and the advantage model? I am sorry but the website isn't too detailed about it. Also does it make sense to replace all 4 RFTs with 5 tubeless tires right on delivery? and does the showroom guys help in such tire replacements?

Thanks once again for the video will await your inputs.
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Hi Morphin,

Thanks for the excellent video. Could you please share more information about the X3's rear seating space and comfort via-a-vis your fortuner or say corolla? I've short listed the X3 as a prospective replacement to my Corolla and hence your inputs would be of great help as rear bench is of a priority for me. Also what are the exact differences between the normal model and the advantage model? I am sorry but the website isn't too detailed about it. Also does it make sense to replace all 4 RFTs with 5 tubeless tires right on delivery? and does the showroom guys help in such tire replacements?

Thanks once again for the video will await your inputs.
Well the new X3 F25 model, has very good rear seat space. The difference in comfort between the Fortuner and the X3 is massive,so is the difference in sound insulation.
If you want to compare the rear seat space between the two cars, Fortuner does have more space but the X3 also has more than enough space.
The X3 Advantage model is the base model and has everything you need except the sunroof, a cup holder for the rear seats and rear cameras.

I wouldn't recommend throwing away the RFT's, rather spend around Rs 30,000 and get a donut tyre for long journeys. There is no space to store the extra tyres so going for tubeless will not make sense as that will eat into you boot space and the donut being small will not eat that much of boot space.

Also advantage of RFT's are that on high speed if the tire blows you will not lose control of the car. If the tire goes flat you don't have to stop immediately and repair the tyre.
Hope this helps.
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Well the new X3 F25 model, has very good rear seat space. The difference in comfort between the Fortuner and the X3 is massive,so is the difference in sound insulation.
If you want to compare the rear seat space between the two cars, Fortuner does have more space but the X3 also has more than enough space.
The X3 Advantage model is the base model and has everything you need except the sunroof, a cup holder for the rear seats and rear cameras.

I wouldn't recommend throwing away the RFT's, rather spend around Rs 30,000 and get a donut tyre for long journeys. There is no space to store the extra tyres so going for tubeless will not make sense as that will eat into you boot space and the donut being small will not eat that much of boot space.

Also advantage of RFT's are that on high speed if the tire blows you will not lose control of the car. If the tire goes flat you don't have to stop immediately and repair the tyre.
Hope this helps.
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Thanks for the inputs morphin. Just one more thing? is there a 2013 X3 in pipeline? I'm sorry but I read about it somewhere online that both the X3 and X5 are coming up so wanted to know if you have any other information on it. I find your inputs very helpful though but if a new X3 is round the corner than it would worth while to wait of it too. Thanks once again.
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Thanks for the inputs morphin. Just one more thing? is there a 2013 X3 in pipeline? I'm sorry but I read about it somewhere online that both the X3 and X5 are coming up so wanted to know if you have any other information on it. I find your inputs very helpful though but if a new X3 is round the corner than it would worth while to wait of it too. Thanks once again.
You are welcome abs
The current X3 which is the F25 came out in 2011 so this is the new X3. There may be a face lift next year, but the X3 model will change in another 6 years.
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Congrats on the car morphin. I am also planning on the same model, and would like to know how your experience has been with it so far.

One doubt i had is, what are the differences in idrive between this and the normal 2.0 model?
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Congrats on the car morphin. I am also planning on the same model, and would like to know how your experience has been with it so far.

One doubt i had is, what are the differences in idrive between this and the normal 2.0 model?
Hi JayD,
Sorry for the late reply. My experience has been very good so far. The car is very good on bad roads and swallows the potholes like no one's business.
I did not understand the latter question. This is the base variant and the higher variant may have a larger screen + sun roof.
Let me know if you want to know anything else.
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Is this advantage edition X3 still available? It looks like a very decent package. Sunroof won't be missed and even the Sensatec is not so bad.
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Yes the advantage edition is still available. But with the recent price hike, I am afraid BMW have priced themselves out of the market and reality !!
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Morphin - Thanks for the detailed review and most importantly for the video review. It is a great tour of the car.

I know this is a 1 yr old thread and there have been slight changes since then. X3 is now in its LCI upgrade called LifeCycle Improvement. It is still called F25.
There is no advantage trim now and they have the baseline and Xline trim.

I am getting an X3 Xline trim this week and hence your thread here was really very valuable. Thanks again.

Can you provide some comments on running-in the engine. When I spoke with the sales rep, he mentioned that these engines are already run-in but I am not sure if I would buy him. Since X3 has 8gears, it will be around 2K RPM even at 140-150km/h speed. But do you feel it has to stay strictly below 120?

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Hey Morphin, I wrote a very detailed review of X3 LCI a 2.0d which I bought recently. Thanks for your thread. It helped me make my decision. Here is my review thread.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/3640726-post.html
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