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Old 07-27-2020, 07:51 PM   #21
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I simply don't enjoy cars any more. I hate driving in NJ and I think I'm beginning to dislike driving in general. Being on bicycles and motorcycles a lot can do that.
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:10 PM   #22
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One minor annoyance about having to wait and order a 2021 is that BMW is cutting a bunch of equipment, at least temporarily, presumably due to COVID-related supply issues.

Yea, I hope they work through that as quickly as possible. A few features I like on mine that arenít available on a 2021 right now.
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:32 PM   #23
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Yea, I hope they work through that as quickly as possible. A few features I like on mine that arenít available on a 2021 right now.
The cuts on the X5 are more significant I think - no more soft-close doors, right? On an X7 M50i, it's really just losing rear seat entertainment, power sunshades, and fewer leather options I think. The 40i loses some other stuff like the fancy stereo. It stinks.
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Old 07-27-2020, 09:30 PM   #24
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Yea, I hope they work through that as quickly as possible. A few features I like on mine that arenít available on a 2021 right now.
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Old 07-27-2020, 10:02 PM   #25
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The cuts on the X5 are more significant I think - no more soft-close doors, right? On an X7 M50i, it's really just losing rear seat entertainment, power sunshades, and fewer leather options I think. The 40i loses some other stuff like the fancy stereo. It stinks.

No soft close doors or cooled/heated cup holders (gimmicky, I know...). More cuts on the 40i like no B&W sound option. I think a few others I canít remember off top of my head. Hoping itís fairly temporary though.
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Old 07-27-2020, 11:00 PM   #26
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Soft close doors was an option on our x5 that I thought was completely stupid when we bought it. It has grown to become one of my most favorite features on the car. There are so many times that I throw the door closed and juuusstt miss latching it. I just start to turn around and do it over when I hear the car synch itself closed and I get to walk away with a satisfied smile. On any far that offered it, I would spec it now
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Old 07-28-2020, 08:06 AM   #27
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Soft close doors was an option on our x5 that I thought was completely stupid when we bought it. It has grown to become one of my most favorite features on the car. There are so many times that I throw the door closed and juuusstt miss latching it. I just start to turn around and do it over when I hear the car synch itself closed and I get to walk away with a satisfied smile. On any far that offered it, I would spec it now
Same - they came on our old e70 and we found them very useful when juggling kids, etc. They are great now that we have a baby who is often sleeping in the car - we can close the doors very quietly.
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Old 07-28-2020, 12:28 PM   #28
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No soft close doors or cooled/heated cup holders (gimmicky, I know...). More cuts on the 40i like no B&W sound option. I think a few others I canít remember off top of my head. Hoping itís fairly temporary though.
Don't forget no more crystal volume knob - not sure how I'll live without that.
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Don't forget no more crystal volume knob - not sure how I'll live without that.
The cheese factor is really growing in BMWs these days, especially the higher end models.
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