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Old 01-19-2012, 01:26 PM
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Agreed. Not a fan of the upward sloping rear window

On the X3. Really hope they leave the rear-window bottom edge flat with the body of the car.

As a new car junkie I am planning on ordering one of the first X15s but not if it has that rear window of the X3.

Also don't like the "circular" rear defroster pattern on the X3. It was distracting to me when I looked into the rear-view mirror during a test drove last summer. I guess you would get used to it over time but it was so different than any car I had ever driven that it threw me off a little.

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Glad to see the split tailgate is still present!
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Not sure if this is already posted...found a video here: Spy Video: 2014 F15 BMW X5

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Dunno, the camo is making it look pretty generic, like the new X3....... maybe when it comes off it will look better, if not I am getting the LR4 next............
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Go back and look at any other model with that type of camo. It hides the real contours pretty well. The E70 and E71 had fiberglass cover camo before the reveal, not this stuff. Remember how generic the F25 looked?

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Old 01-24-2012, 07:09 PM
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Back to kink discussion. Here are decamoed F15 kink pics and X1 and X3 kink for reference. My guess is the F15 kink will be more like X1 kink. Either way it will definitely have a kink different than E70 X5 kink, per my sources.

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Thanks for the analysis. However, I still think F15 will have E70-style kink.
In both x3 and x1, the kink starts on the door. Here on F15, there are all indications that the kink will be E70-style (which I hope it will).
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To support my statement that windows line in F15 doesn't rise X3-style, here is the picture that shows inside. Straight line E70-style.
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Old 01-24-2012, 10:54 PM
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Seattle, look at this spy photo of the X25

and note that it did not look like it had a rising rear window in this spy photo either yet we know now that it ended up having the rising rear window.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/n...fdre/X33AB.jpg

I think what LeMans is saying (unfortunately) is that his sources are telling him that the X5 WILL have a rising rear window line like the X3 and the X1.

Very unfortunate because the consensus (at least on this board) is that the E70 window line is more attractive than that of the X3 and X1.
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