BMW
X7 and XM
forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW X7 (G07) Forums General BMW X7 Forum First pics of my 2023 X7 LCI in Sparkling Copper Metallic / Coffee Extended

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-05-2022, 11:07 AM   #23
christofis135i
Memberberry
christofis135i's Avatar
United_States
236
Rep
280
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i White/Red
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Michigan

iTrader: (0)

Surprised the BMW Genius at your local dealer did not go over every feature on the car thoroughly. I would call and ask if you can do that. If you thought the vents were closed all the time I can bet there's tons more about this car that you do not know about yet.
Appreciate 0
      08-05-2022, 11:15 AM   #24
Game
Major General
Game's Avatar
2942
Rep
8,199
Posts

Drives: Audi S5 (Sold) BMW 335i (Sold)
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chicago'ish

iTrader: (24)

Quote:
Originally Posted by christofis135i View Post
Surprised the BMW Genius at your local dealer did not go over every feature on the car thoroughly. I would call and ask if you can do that. If you thought the vents were closed all the time I can bet there's tons more about this car that you do not know about yet.
It would take 2 hours to go over every single part of the car. No one has time for that (except for the retired).
__________________
Appreciate 2
icegrill1534.50
      08-05-2022, 11:17 AM   #25
christofis135i
Memberberry
christofis135i's Avatar
United_States
236
Rep
280
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i White/Red
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Michigan

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Game View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by christofis135i View Post
Surprised the BMW Genius at your local dealer did not go over every feature on the car thoroughly. I would call and ask if you can do that. If you thought the vents were closed all the time I can bet there's tons more about this car that you do not know about yet.
It would take 2 hours to go over every single part of the car. No one has time for that (except for the retired).
It would literally take 25 minutes lol I work at a dealer I know how long it should take
Appreciate 0
      08-05-2022, 11:25 AM   #26
Game
Major General
Game's Avatar
2942
Rep
8,199
Posts

Drives: Audi S5 (Sold) BMW 335i (Sold)
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chicago'ish

iTrader: (24)

Quote:
Originally Posted by christofis135i View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Game View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by christofis135i View Post
Surprised the BMW Genius at your local dealer did not go over every feature on the car thoroughly. I would call and ask if you can do that. If you thought the vents were closed all the time I can bet there's tons more about this car that you do not know about yet.
It would take 2 hours to go over every single part of the car. No one has time for that (except for the retired).
It would literally take 25 minutes lol I work at a dealer I know how long it should take
I was a BMW genius for 5 years.

Going over every single button and feature would never take 25 mins even to the tech savvy customer on a vehicle like that. If they're on the other end of the tech spectrum, they'd tap put after 90 minutes and come back in a week with a notebook of questions and an owners manual filled with post its.

Absolutely no chance that car would get a thorough delivery in 25 minutes.
__________________
Appreciate 5
sahajesh1871.00
Eugr63.50
supdes13.50
vj1231993.00
      08-05-2022, 12:16 PM   #27
ramparts
Lieutenant Colonel
803
Rep
1,796
Posts

Drives: M40i
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdloyd01 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orient330iNYC View Post
The slats open as needed.
Slick.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bigrahizzle View Post
What does all that mean?

Congrats btw
I suppose you mean about the stop sale? The dealer is not allowed to sell me the car until they confim that the issues that caused the stop sale are resolved. The resoltuion is a software patch, but my dealer has not been able to confirm the exact patch with BMW. Once they get that sorted, then they can offically sell the car.
They don't get the choice which patch to apply.

They just flash the whole car with whatever the latest available istep is, and now that the 22-07 istep is out they should just get 4.36.3 and be done with it .
Appreciate 0
      08-05-2022, 12:26 PM   #28
jdloyd01
Private
87
Rep
57
Posts

Drives: 2023 X7 xDrive40i
Join Date: Jul 2022
Location: MO

iTrader: (0)

Initial thoughts on driving it:

Engine and Drivetrain - Very smooth and lots of power. It comes on about like you would expect. My prior experience was in a 2022 GLS 450. The BMW is way smoother when taking off from a stop than the Mercedes. . I would say it is a much better driving experience than the GLS.

The transmission worked well. I hardly noticed it as I was driving around, it does its job very well. Another plus

Handling - Great, as you would expect from a BMW. Great feel around corners. We have a lot of round-abouts locally and it was very composed going through those. I probably go through them faster than I should.

Others - Love the seats, super comfy and adjustable. Note: the car came with two pillows for the second row headrests. I thought it was an option, seems like it is standard (not in any of the packages I picked). We have three kids, so I guess that will be a point of contention now.

Glass controls: I was a bit worried about my choice here. It seems it was a love or hate thing on 2022 models. The controls are smaller in the 2023, so the glass controls seem less "pimpish" than before. There isn't a large shifting stalk like prior models, just a smaller switch that fits in with the rest of the car. I am happy with my choice here. Oh, and I had no issues with sunlight and glare.

iDrive 8 is okay. I am completely new to it. Last I saw of iDrive was in a 2017 X5. I feel like I am an Apple user that has just been handed an Android phone. Everything is familiar but different. It also seems to come on and stay on too much. Again, probably a setting to deal with. We will chat with the local genius to sort some of that out.

that about all I got.

PS - If you want to see something specific on the car picture wise, let me know and I will do my best.
Appreciate 1
      08-05-2022, 12:30 PM   #29
jdloyd01
Private
87
Rep
57
Posts

Drives: 2023 X7 xDrive40i
Join Date: Jul 2022
Location: MO

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by christofis135i View Post
Surprised the BMW Genius at your local dealer did not go over every feature on the car thoroughly. I would call and ask if you can do that. If you thought the vents were closed all the time I can bet there's tons more about this car that you do not know about yet.
Yup, that will happen for sure. Got an intro but our schedules conflicted for a full demo.
Appreciate 0
      08-05-2022, 12:33 PM   #30
christofis135i
Memberberry
christofis135i's Avatar
United_States
236
Rep
280
Posts

Drives: 2011 135i White/Red
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Michigan

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Game View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by christofis135i View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Game View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by christofis135i View Post
Surprised the BMW Genius at your local dealer did not go over every feature on the car thoroughly. I would call and ask if you can do that. If you thought the vents were closed all the time I can bet there's tons more about this car that you do not know about yet.
It would take 2 hours to go over every single part of the car. No one has time for that (except for the retired).
It would literally take 25 minutes lol I work at a dealer I know how long it should take
I was a BMW genius for 5 years.

Going over every single button and feature would never take 25 mins even to the tech savvy customer on a vehicle like that. If they're on the other end of the tech spectrum, they'd tap put after 90 minutes and come back in a week with a notebook of questions and an owners manual filled with post its.

Absolutely no chance that car would get a thorough delivery in 25 minutes.
Sure bud😀
Appreciate 0
      08-05-2022, 12:35 PM   #31
nyranger74
Second Lieutenant
United_States
12
Rep
211
Posts

Drives: 2016 750i Sapphire Black
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Long Island NY

iTrader: (0)

Did you set up the Digital Key Plus??
Appreciate 0
      08-05-2022, 12:38 PM   #32
PARTS@STBMW
PARTS@STBMW's Avatar
United_States
2207
Rep
6,722
Posts

Drives: 2019 G20 M340i / 2020 X3M COMP
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Camarillo, CA

iTrader: (4)

Stunning combo!
__________________
Appreciate 0
      08-05-2022, 12:44 PM   #33
jdloyd01
Private
87
Rep
57
Posts

Drives: 2023 X7 xDrive40i
Join Date: Jul 2022
Location: MO

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by nyranger74 View Post
Did you set up the Digital Key Plus??
Not yet - honestly I need to look at that more. I've recently watched videos showing how easy it is to compromise a digital key and take off in the car. I've got some more investigating to do on that feature before I set it up. I'm probably being overly cautious here. I probably have some PTSD from dealing with hackers a bunch in my professional life.

Donut Media steals a Telsa
Appreciate 0
      08-05-2022, 12:56 PM   #34
Brigitte
Lieutenant
168
Rep
548
Posts

Drives: Ford Fusion
Join Date: May 2022
Location: US

iTrader: (0)

Congrats...it looks great!
Appreciate 0
      08-05-2022, 01:06 PM   #35
sahajesh
Brigadier General
sahajesh's Avatar
United Kingdom
1871
Rep
3,981
Posts

Drives: 2021 G05 X5 40i Tanzanite Blue
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Sheffield, UK

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by christofis135i View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Game View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by christofis135i View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Game View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by christofis135i View Post
Surprised the BMW Genius at your local dealer did not go over every feature on the car thoroughly. I would call and ask if you can do that. If you thought the vents were closed all the time I can bet there's tons more about this car that you do not know about yet.
It would take 2 hours to go over every single part of the car. No one has time for that (except for the retired).
It would literally take 25 minutes lol I work at a dealer I know how long it should take
I was a BMW genius for 5 years.

Going over every single button and feature would never take 25 mins even to the tech savvy customer on a vehicle like that. If they're on the other end of the tech spectrum, they'd tap put after 90 minutes and come back in a week with a notebook of questions and an owners manual filled with post its.

Absolutely no chance that car would get a thorough delivery in 25 minutes.
Sure bud😀
Took me more than 25 mins to go through all the menus when I got my X5. Sure Speedy G could do it faster but how much of it would sink in?

It's not a race etc.
Appreciate 0
      08-05-2022, 01:10 PM   #36
outie
Lieutenant
71
Rep
550
Posts

Drives: 2022 Porsche Taycan GTS
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: CA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by xlover View Post
Function over formů I don't think many X7 40i end up hood open in the show line at cars and coffee
Function over form? Yea just like the split headlights.
__________________
Appreciate 2
Jakerx536.00
      08-05-2022, 01:11 PM   #37
x7m60i
Enlisted Member
23
Rep
39
Posts

Drives: X7 M60I
Join Date: Jun 2022
Location: California

iTrader: (0)

Congrats!! How does the <<<>>>>>X7 look in person? Do you know if the light can be turned off for just this section?
My wife is already thinking ways to cover this up
Appreciate 0
      08-05-2022, 01:42 PM   #38
Jakerx
Captain
Jakerx's Avatar
536
Rep
640
Posts

Drives: M5 Comp; X7 M50i; F-35
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by jdloyd01 View Post
Here's a pic of the engine bay. I don't think I've seen too many of those online.

The 4 cross braces stuck out to me. Almost like it was an afterthought. Very simplistic and don't seem to fit with the rest of the car (in my opinion). Anyone have any thoughts on these?

Attachment 2949194
Looks about standard. No need to be concerned. Be glad there is cross bracing vs not.

It’s an xDrive 40, not a GT3.
Appreciate 1
sahajesh1871.00
      08-05-2022, 01:44 PM   #39
BLKD_OUT_BMR
Enlisted Member
BLKD_OUT_BMR's Avatar
United_States
69
Rep
39
Posts

Drives: 2022 BMW X7
Join Date: Jan 2022
Location: PA

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2022 BMW X7 M Sport  [10.00]
2022   [0.00]
This is the first time I am noticing this on the 2023. I guess everyone else knew not to take a pic at this angle. The lights I can get around, but the lines being offset this bad looks so awkward.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 2
      08-05-2022, 01:48 PM   #40
sjsnyc
Private
35
Rep
83
Posts

Drives: X5 (G05)
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: New York

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLKD_OUT_BMR View Post
This is the first time I am noticing this on the 2023. I guess everyone else knew not to take a pic at this angle. The lights I can get around, but the lines being offset this bad looks so awkward.
What color is that?
Appreciate 0
      08-05-2022, 01:50 PM   #41
Bigrahizzle
First Lieutenant
96
Rep
321
Posts

Drives: 2023 x7
Join Date: Jul 2022
Location: Virginia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLKD_OUT_BMR View Post
This is the first time I am noticing this on the 2023. I guess everyone else knew not to take a pic at this angle. The lights I can get around, but the lines being offset this bad looks so awkward.
I don't find it bad. Seems fine to me
Appreciate 1
      08-05-2022, 02:25 PM   #42
iM3an
Private
53
Rep
62
Posts

Drives: G05 17 i3 E36 M3 vert E46 M3
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: SC

iTrader: (0)

Ummm that's sparkling copper.....
Appreciate 0
      08-05-2022, 02:33 PM   #43
BMWX7m60i
Private First Class
90
Rep
117
Posts

Drives: No need to flex
Join Date: Jul 2022
Location: Florida

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by BLKD_OUT_BMR View Post
This is the first time I am noticing this on the 2023. I guess everyone else knew not to take a pic at this angle. The lights I can get around, but the lines being offset this bad looks so awkward.
looks great to me!!
Appreciate 1
      08-05-2022, 02:34 PM   #44
jdloyd01
Private
87
Rep
57
Posts

Drives: 2023 X7 xDrive40i
Join Date: Jul 2022
Location: MO

iTrader: (0)

The plot thickens...

So it turns out that others were right to note that it was odd for me to have the car. BMW was not happy about it either. the car is now back at the dealer. So everything I previously posted about my understanding was correct. there is/was s stop sale (verses a stop drive) and there was an indicator that there was a fix. That fix was applied.

The dealer misunderstood what BMW intended or something got lost in translation as they (BMW) have since decided that the stop sale fix may not be the fix after all. At some point soon BMW will get this figure out and release the cars.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:02 PM.




xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST