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      04-16-2019, 08:01 AM   #23
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      04-16-2019, 08:13 AM   #25
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I have to say that I really like it, will it be for the U.S. ??
nope. we have to settle for the x2.. you know.. the lifted version of this because americas and crossovers higher seating position easier to get in and out of because a majority of people are overweight and its too hard to stand up out of a sedan/hatch. blah blah blah...

it really is unfortunate because this could be a great competitor to the golf r/s3/a35
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Probably same engine as the X2 M35i, 2 liter and 4 cylinders.
I believe you are correct, it will be the 302 hp unit taking over the 35i name plate, sadly this vehicle will be FWD based going forward as the X2 and upcoming M235i Gran Coupe.
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Rear end is pure Mercedes A Class imo!
Totally agree :
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Isn't this just what's sold as an X1 or X2 in the US?
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My thoughts:-
  • Generally like it
  • Very Audi A3 Sportback tail lights
  • For everyone wondering about the grilles, its an M Performance model so this is it
  • Misano Blue launch colour
  • Worst of all though F chassis cur Hood/Bonnet lines NNOOOOOOOOO!!!!
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      04-16-2019, 08:44 AM   #30
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Those tails are way better than the G20, imho.
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      04-16-2019, 09:03 AM   #31
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I don't know if I am going to warm up to the big grilles.
I was literally just at the dealer getting my oil topped and saw the new X7 in the showroom. OMG! The size of the grill is ridiculous. It looks like a rapper with a mouth full of silver teeth.
The better to 'eat up, chew, & spit out' the competition. Actually, Audi's large mouth bass grilles swallows bigger fish.
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That looks great. I really like the direction BMW is going with their refreshes.
Of coarse you do
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I actually don't think that the size or shape of the grill is bad here, it fits the car quite good IMHO.

I definitely have to take one more look on the rear though. Not saying it's ugly, but it just doesn't say "BMW" to me while I'm looking at these tail lights.
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Hooooboy, this time they kept the grille the same but shrunk the car around it
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I love it especially the color. Too bad as always this will not maker it to the US ...
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What is wrong with the grill very normal size
Those grills are so hideous, you'd think they were a photoshop exaggerating how terrible these cars look now. WTH is BMW doing with these grills it's horrible.
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Isn't this just what's sold as an X1 or X2 in the US?
No, they're SUV's/crossovers, the 1 series is a small hatchback, same as a VW Golf (GTI).
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Isn't this just what's sold as an X1 or X2 in the US?
No, they're SUV's/crossovers, the 1 series is a small hatchback, same as a VW Golf (GTI).
Funny, I park my GTI next to an X2 frequently (and a GLA45) and neither are much, if any taller than my VW. Even BMW includes the X1/X2 in car sales, not SUV numbers. I realize the F40 (what a crime) will be slightly smaller, but calling an X2 an SUV is like calling an Escalade a compact car.
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Isn't this just what's sold as an X1 or X2 in the US?
No, they're SUV's/crossovers, the 1 series is a small hatchback, same as a VW Golf (GTI).
Funny, I park my GTI next to an X2 frequently (and a GLA45) and neither are much, if any taller than my VW. Even BMW includes the X1/X2 in car sales, not SUV numbers. I realize the F40 (what a crime) will be slightly smaller, but calling an X2 an SUV is like calling an Escalade a compact car.
Yeah they are just hatchback crossovers really, built on the same platform as the new 1 series, and all MINI models.
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The closest we can get in America is X2 M35i.
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What is wrong with the grill very normal size
The grille on the 7 series is way out of proportion the X7 is sweet though
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Those tails are way better than the G20, imho.
Yes! Looks more BMW and less Lexus.
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      04-16-2019, 11:26 AM   #43
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nope. we have to settle for the x2..

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it really is unfortunate because this could be a great competitor to the golf r/s3/a35
The latter two aren't sold in hatchback form in the US either. They are only available in sedan form here, which will also be the case for BMW as well (in the form of the upcoming M235i GC).

However, the Mini John Cooper Works GP will also come to the US with this drivetrain, minus the AWD. Not quite an equal to the Golf R since it will lack the AWD, rear seats (and the rear doors - although some would prefer that), but it is a hatchback in any case.
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Won't the GP still be a two seater? Severely limits my interest in it.
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