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      01-27-2013, 02:46 PM   #15
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Drives: '17 F80 M3
Join Date: May 2008
Location: So Fla

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Originally Posted by brettndeb View Post
Hello all.

Picked up my new X1 Sdrive28i MSport on my birthday! (just dumb luck that it showed up my birthday as it was ordered weeks ago....)

* Options/Specs *

Alpine White
Black Leather
19 inch wheel upgrade (came with PZeros)
Msport Package
Premium Package
Lighting Package
Bluetooth/BMW Assist
Harman Kardon Audio
Yes, paddle shifters
Sat Radio
Black grille

(no tech/nav stuff....not much of a fan)

* Thoughts *

Steering is better than expected....good feel
19 inch rims/sport suspension actually feels pretty good on the road of Arizona....more "compliant" than our 135 MSport Convertible for sure
Auto Start/Stop system is annoying for sure....
Shocked by how big/useful cargo area is. Carried home a new 60 inch TV from Costco yesterday without a problem
19 inch wheels look awesome but are going to be a b#tch to clean
Black grille looks awesome as well with the alpine white paint
Car is quick, though not as quick as our 135i, but doesn't feel at all like a suv/cross-over. More like a "big 1" or a "tall 3 series"
Car feels solidly built, and honestly think its the bargain in the BMW line when compared to the specs of say a loaded 3 series

I'll try to load some pics here soon....but turned out much better than expected, and even the dealership thought it was one of the nicer looking cars they have received (and oddly only two or three MSports delivered thus far)
I'm about to order similarly equipped sDrive, only option I'm debating on is Servotronic steering. Did you get a chence to road test one with and without Servotronic? I currious to hear your impression on the subject since you sound satisfied with the steering.