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AB's Sophisto Grey MY20 G01 BMW X3 M40i

Audi Bairn Dec 15, 2019

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    A4B9 Registered User

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    I’ve put down a deposit on a Sophisto Grey X3 M40i today! Proper excited but it’s going to be such a long wait until it arrives in December :grimacing:

    Until then I’ll have just make do with your photos @Audi Bairn

    The support on these was already pretty strong but since my mrs is a teacher I managed to get an even bigger discount through BMW UK forces
     
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  3. Audi Bairn

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    Nice one! Another Audi to BMW defector lol
    I suppose it’ll give me an excuse to take more gratuitous pics of me car :thumbs up:
     
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  4. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Congrats and welcome
     
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  5. A4B9

    A4B9 Registered User

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    Yes please!

    I defected a couple of years back from my A4 to an M140i. Needing something more future proof but I just had to keep that glorious straight 6

    Mo here. I just ended up going with the tech pack and M Sport Plus Pack. Really looking forward to seeing the proper M seats you get now, I can pretend I’m in an X3M instead haha
     
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  6. NevMan

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    Hi Mo, nice one. I do wish I went Tech Pack...next time, but went Pano roof, folding mirrors, M Plus Pack (this was before M seats, but £1k cheaper), and have added full screen CarPlay.

    Mine is Carbon Black, but given where we live with all the dust and gravel track, will probably go silver next time, or something like Sophisto or donington.

    BMW were doing cracking deals on X3M’s at the end of last year, ahead of it catching up with ID7 etc, could get one for pretty much the same as M40i!!

    Here is mine after I new car detailed and ceramic coated.

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  7. A4B9

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    Looks beaut! If I could be bothered to keep it spotless all the time then Carbon Black would have been my pick as it’s the best colour available

    Yes I remember there were deals to be had on the X3/4M last year but from what I’ve seen the M40i is the sweet spot in the range for everyday usability
     
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  8. Audi Bairn

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    I’ve watched reviews where the M40i was tested alongside the X3M and the drivers of both agreed the M40i was a better drive, although I bet the the X3M does sound good.
     
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  9. Audi Bairn

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    Some random pics from our trip up North last week.
    Including a fellow X3 parked up alongside us, 22mpg with ‘van in tow, 38mpg without.
    The M40i just passed 5,000 miles and still love driving this thing.
     

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  10. NevMan

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    Nice pics Brian, and well impressed with a) the consumption you got, and b) that you have a quattro Van :tearsofjoy:
     
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  11. Audi Bairn

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    Just couldn’t give up that Audi connection Nev :tearsofjoy: although we still have the TT (not sure for how much longer right enough).
     
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  13. Audi Bairn

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    Washed the three road going vehicles in the household this weekend as it was long overdue [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  14. NevMan

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    Nice work Brian Love the TT, and of course the M40i goes without saying.
     
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  15. Audi Bairn

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    Cheers Nev :thumbs up:
    A snow foam and wash / rinse plus tyre dressing.
    Caravan takes ages and the roof ain’t for anyone scared of heights lol
     
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    Some shots from a recent break. First time towing on my own. Wife followed on in her car as she couldn’t stay for the full duration. That’s hers across the road in front of the caravan site. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  17. Audi Bairn

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    Random pic of the X3 on Gleneagles estate yesterday. Was stunning in those weather conditions. Resisted doing snow donuts as it was a bit rutted / frozen and there were a couple of really expensive cars parked lol [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  18. jassyo06

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    Stunning scenery mate
     
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  19. NevMan

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    Wow, that is one heck of a spot there Brian . Shame about the lack
    Of donuts
     
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  20. Audi Bairn

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    Was braw buddy! Great to get out and about (within our council area) for some decent fresh air and exercise.
     
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  21. Audi Bairn

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    Was so good we went back today :tearsofjoy:
    Big open spaces, no need to bump into anyone and incredible surroundings, especially with the hotel and golf course closed.
     
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  22. BarryG79

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    Certainly beats the Kelpies & Helix for me today mate, think half of Falkirk was there trying to be socially distant!


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  23. Audi Bairn

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    Aye, the quieter the better for us Barry. You might’ve been better somewhere like Canada Woods?
     
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    Yeah, unfortunately the woods and the daughters new roller blades don’t go


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  25. Audi Bairn

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    The wife’s M135i has arrived at the dealers.
    They sent us a video today just after it had come of the transporter. Even although it hadn’t been prepped or anything, it looks good.
    Likely collection next weekend.
     
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    Big savings in the future if you wait until 1 March to register. My car has arrived too but nearly £100 a day saving by waiting until 1 March . Difference in value between an 18/67 and an 18/18 is £3250 ! Worth checking the saving on the BMW?!
     
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