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Old 03-14-2018, 08:08 PM   #31
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considering this is a steal of a lease --there's nothing here that sounds horrible. but mostly positive.
That sums it up nicely

For the price, I really have no complaints. Just surprised at some of the plastics used and do miss having heated seats (for my back).

Now that I have an SUV, I find myself seriously intrigued by the idea of getting an x3 m40i when this lease is up. From what I've read/watched it seems like the best of the bunch (overall) for now. Then again, there's no way I'd pay $700+ a month for one (which is what they are going for currently). Will be interesting to see what is available in 2 years. I still kind of love the F31 wagon (likely could get a blowout deal on a leftover demo or something in 2 years), but it'd be hard to go back to a 4 cyl turbo after this car. Am also game for several FCA vehicles.
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Old 03-18-2018, 08:03 AM   #32
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it always amazes me how power efficient the 2.0 litre turbo engines are in the various applications. they really do a good job of moving the metal, in 3 series or x3 applications. i'm always impressed when i get a chance to drive with this powertrain.
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it always amazes me how power efficient the 2.0 litre turbo engines are in the various applications. they really do a good job of moving the metal, in 3 series or x3 applications. i'm always impressed when i get a chance to drive with this powertrain.
Yep, no real complaints about BMW's 2.0 turbo. Thought it felt a bit over-taxed in the X3, but felt plenty quick in the wagon. Just prefer the better sound and smoothness of the 6. Haven't had a chance to drive a 40 engined vehicle yet, but by all accounts it's a great engine.
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