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      03-16-2009, 02:58 PM   #1
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Production BMW X1 spied on the streets with minimal camoflague. Beautiful!

Here it is. Looks like the production car is going to be a near identical copy of the 'concept X1' that was at the Paris autoshow. Which is a good thing IMO!!
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      03-16-2009, 03:18 PM   #2
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very interesting. i wonder if this will be available in the US.
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      03-16-2009, 05:47 PM   #3
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hahahahahaha, it has a goatee.
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      03-16-2009, 06:54 PM   #4
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Cant wait
This will most likely replace the current X3 my wife is driving.
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looks very nice.....so this will replace the X3 and the next gen. X3 will be bigger I guess..... this thing will rule with M sport package and please put the exhaust pipes one on each side , these look ridiculous....some 20inches on the back and there u have it
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      03-17-2009, 01:02 AM   #7
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why spy photo? www.bmw.com has real picture of new X1
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i couldn't find it there, but if you're talking about the yellow one, that's the Concept X1, which isn't the final, production version.

regarding X1 vs. X3, the next X3 isn't supposed to get much larger, so i think the X1 will just be an economical, small SAV, which is why i doubt it'll make it to the North American market.
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I dunno. I was hoping that this would turn me to a BMW hybrid/mini SUV, but this is still too much like the X3 and the aethetic styling that I dislike. Looks like the Audi Q5 will be a hard one to beat.
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for now. the Q5 has a 270hp version of their 3.2L engine. once the new X3 comes out, it'll probably have the 3.0LTT engine, so you're looking at 300hp out of that. beyond that, the styling of the Q5 looks just like a Q7, which, honestly, is ugly as sin!
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A few more pictures were snapped this time in a brown color, possibly Sepang Bronze?
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this one is a diesel, compared to the petrol posted earlier. based on the exhaust tips of the first car, i'm going to say an N52/3, but they look too small for the N54 engine (compare the 135 tips - same layout, larger-looking tips).
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*cough*again-new-ugly-bmw-that-must-grow-on-you*cough*
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Def. not sepang bronze...

Looks like the brown color BMW offered on X3's outside of the US...
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nice color, though.
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A tad dark for sepang, but I wish the M5 had a color darker than Sepang just like that
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Hidious color, ugly car. Oh man, I wish the new designer can do better than his predecessor.
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I dunno. I was hoping that this would turn me to a BMW hybrid/mini SUV, but this is still too much like the X3 and the aethetic styling that I dislike. Looks like the Audi Q5 will be a hard one to beat.
imho the Q5 is even uglier than the Q7
taillights on it are horrid !
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