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      05-23-2018, 01:46 PM   #1695
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I'm definitely a BMW guy but for day to day driving I just prefer the piece of mind that comes with AWD. I will definitely do track lessons one day but until then I'm not very confident hooning around when it's wet out.

With AWD I can still corner like a jack*ss when it's wet and not fear for the unknown.
That's not how AWD works. Go into a corner too hot, RWD or AWD, traction loss is still traction loss. AWD helps in mid-corner grip and exit when it you are accelerating. It's not magically going to make you stick to the road better during braking or cornering. You will be able to accelerate out sooner in a corner, or recover easier from an error... that's it. You won't be entering that corner any faster. Take a high performance driving school like another poster suggested. There's nothing more tragic than a AWD going off the side of the road because the driver thought AWD means stickier tires.

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      05-23-2018, 04:32 PM   #1696
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Still no news about the 2019 X3 30d North American version?
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      05-23-2018, 08:54 PM   #1697
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That may be true to the masses, most will buy anything cause of the badge but for enthusiasts we shall see how the next M3, M8, and other M cars are in a few years.
Has the automatic AWD F90 M5 not taught you anything?
First of all thanks a lot for this info

Do you have any clue when will be possible see more X4M in the streets?
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      05-23-2018, 09:05 PM   #1698
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Still no news about the 2019 X3 30d North American version?
It exists, but given the lack of progress it might just die on the vine.
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Do you have any clue when will be possible see more X4M in the streets?
I don't know what you mean by "more". Production - 2019. Specifications - you already know. Spyshots - not my specialty.
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      05-25-2018, 12:32 PM   #1699
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Am I reading the info correctly; the 4GC will disappear 7/20 with no replacement?
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      05-25-2018, 01:29 PM   #1700
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Am I reading the info correctly; the 4GC will disappear 7/20 with no replacement?
No, G26 is coming.
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      05-25-2018, 02:55 PM   #1701
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Ohh..ok..Thanks!
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Thanks for adding these - didn’t see them when you first posted about the update. The M*50i picture is indeed making a little more sense with this news. And finally, G06 info. But I still wonder, when are they going to be caught on camera?
Yeah, I added the update in two batches - had a whole lot of info to analyze and find the real news in the noise. There should be quite a few G06's on the roads in a month or so. I guarantee we'll have good spy shots soon.

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Speaking of all these V8 beasts, when’s the M550i going to get the upgrade?
Ah, good question, I didn't think to try and figure it out myself. Now, I can't be certain, but the likely timeline is the November 2019 or March 2020 Modellpflege-Maßnahmen (update measures).
The biggest question in my mind is the M550 going to get the steering and chassis improvements from the M850, based on the first drives the M850 xdrive is joining bmws return to form on steering feedback and chassis balance
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      05-26-2018, 08:36 AM   #1703
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Am I reading the info correctly; the 4GC will disappear 7/20 with no replacement?
No, G26 is coming.
I'm not so sure. I think they'll do the same thing as they did with the 5GT, and try to merge both GC and GT, obviously with no success as seen with the 6GT.
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      05-26-2018, 04:49 PM   #1704
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I'm not so sure. I think they'll do the same thing as they did with the 5GT, and try to merge both GC and GT, obviously with no success as seen with the 6GT.
There was never a plan to merge 5GT and 6GC.
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      05-27-2018, 12:59 PM   #1705
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There was never a plan to merge 5GT and 6GC.
Maybe not, but the 5GT is gone and according to your own posts, the F06 will stop production and GC nomenclature will then be absorbed
by the 8 Series line. I think we can all agree that the 5GT became the 6GT regardless of a plan. What remains now is all that really matters.

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Am I reading the info correctly; the 4GC will disappear 7/20 with no replacement?
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No, G26 is coming.
So does the GC become a GT again here?
Is the G26 a 4 Series GT or a GC?
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      05-27-2018, 06:20 PM   #1706
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Maybe not, but the 5GT is gone and according to your own posts, the F06 will stop production and GC nomenclature will then be absorbed
by the 8 Series line. I think we can all agree that the 5GT became the 6GT regardless of a plan. What remains now is all that really matters.
What remains now is a successor to 5GT and a soon-to-come successor to 6GC. Two different cars.
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      05-28-2018, 12:12 PM   #1707
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I'm not so sure. I think they'll do the same thing as they did with the 5GT, and try to merge both GC and GT, obviously with no success as seen with the 6GT.
The 6er GT should still have been called the 5er GT.
I don't see anything that elevates it. It looks like a 5er more than the previous which straddled along the lines of a 7er.

G26 is a separate entity from G24. There is a need to offer balance within that segment especially for niche practical sport coupes like the 4er.
This time around there will more focus on expanding the car to sit between not just the 3er but the GT and the i4.
And if you all behave you might be treated to the first M4 Gran Coupe?
Depending on whether you can appreciate the new direction of the 4er with its baby-8 looks and THAT FACIA as it will be highly controversial....Delicious.
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      05-28-2018, 12:22 PM   #1708
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I'm not so sure. I think they'll do the same thing as they did with the 5GT, and try to merge both GC and GT, obviously with no success as seen with the 6GT.
The 6er GT should still have been called the 5er GT.
I don't see anything that elevates it. It looks like a 5er more than the previous which straddled along the lines of a 7er.

G26 is a separate entity from G24. There is a need to offer balance within that segment especially for niche practical sport coupes like the 4er.
This time around there will more focus on expanding the car to sit between not just the 3er but the GT and the i4.
And if you all behave you might be treated to the first M4 Gran Coupe?
Depending on whether you can appreciate the new direction of the 4er with its baby-8 looks and THAT FACIA as it will be highly controversial....Delicious.
Cant wait for the first 4er prototype pop out and we'll see what we are dealing with. Probably something along the lines of that csl concept.
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      05-28-2018, 01:42 PM   #1709
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G26 is a separate entity from G24. There is a need to offer balance within that segment especially for niche practical sport coupes
like the 4er. This time around there will more focus on expanding the car to sit between not just the 3er but the GT and the i4.
Thanks, Scott. If I'm reading you correctly, BMW will keep the 2 separate chassis codes (G24>GC) & (G26>GT).
Was unsure of this as I hadn't seen a post on it for some time.

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And if you all behave you might be treated to the first M4 Gran Coupe?
One can only hope ....fingers crossed.
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      05-29-2018, 09:56 AM   #1710
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My understanding of the codes is that G24 will be the GT, G26 will be Gran Coupe, just like F34 is GT and F36 is GC.
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      05-29-2018, 10:56 AM   #1711
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Is this system similar to the system Mercedes is now using in their new "53" models with the inline 6? Mercedes is sure making a lot of noise about it
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      05-29-2018, 05:47 PM   #1712
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Note the deletion of manual transmission from a whole range of current models:

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/globa...or-summer-2018
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Note the deletion of manual transmission from a whole range of current models:

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/globa...or-summer-2018
Yes. Manual sales are in decline with no sign of stopping.
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      05-30-2018, 12:54 PM   #1714
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i'm a bit curious about the G01 xDrive30e. any more details besides that it will likely use the de-tuned B48 and an electric motor, similar to the 330e? what are the odds that it gets scratched for an all-electric like the iX3 that was revealed?
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      05-30-2018, 07:45 PM   #1715
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Note the deletion of manual transmission from a whole range of current models:

https://www.press.bmwgroup.com/globa...or-summer-2018
Wireless charging seems like a must have.

So I guess stating that an 8-speed Steptronic transmission is standard implies no manual is available?
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