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      02-29-2020, 07:25 AM   #23
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You could have bought the wheels separately and then sold the cerium. Itís what I did and I ended up making money from it. Gas mileage isnít much better then the M50i and if thatís a real concern you should have bought a Prius. If you really wanted the 50i you would of had it but obviously the price and options won you over on the 40i. Cheers.
You keep insisting the price was the factor here, it wasnít and isnít. I feel like you have a superiority complex where only the M50i owners may speak in. Iíll clue you in on something, Iím not the guy putting M50 badges on my 40. I ordered what I wanted and will enjoy it immensely. Not that it matters as itís a forum but calling someone a liar based on nothing isnít exactly couth. Finally, my gas mileage comment wasnít based on money, again your assumption just the convenience of not filling up all the time.

No need to respond to me anymore btw. We get it.
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      02-29-2020, 07:30 AM   #24
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You keep insisting the price was the factor here, it wasnít and isnít. I feel like you have a superiority complex where only the M50i owners may speak in. Iíll clue you in on something, Iím not the guy putting M50 badges on my 40. I ordered what I wanted and will enjoy it immensely. Not that it matters as itís a forum but calling someone a liar based on nothing isnít exactly couth. Finally, my gas mileage comment wasnít based on money, again your assumption just the convenience of not filling up all the time.

No need to respond to me anymore btw. We get it.
That was very poetically put. I think it is a bit of a given that anybody walking into a BMW showroom to buy an X7 can afford any model they want.
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      02-29-2020, 07:40 AM   #25
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That was very poetically put. I think it is a bit of a given that anybody walking into a BMW showroom to buy an X7 can afford any model they want.
Well Iím not trying to be completely rude only slightly.

My sticker was 104 and change and the M50 I priced was around 117 I think. Not exactly an earth shattering difference. Before that I priced the X50 and it was slightly less but I would have had to buy a grill and some other pieces to black out. I used to heavily modify vehicles, road race, drag race etc. Those days are just over, I want to buy the vehicle exactly how I want it and enjoy a quiet smooth ride. Amazing what years do lol and Iím not that old. It may have to do with the chaos I faced overseas and the now peace of driving a fine luxury automobile. Either way this is an amazing machine and not my last.
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      02-29-2020, 08:04 AM   #26
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I agree the wheel choices are too limited for the flagship high end model. I lease my cars and need to be able to return the same wheels the car came with. Swapping and painting is not an option.
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I agree the wheel choices are too limited for the flagship high end model. I lease my cars and need to be able to return the same wheels the car came with. Swapping and painting is not an option.
Same boat.
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      02-29-2020, 09:49 AM   #28
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Well she also named Lapis by my daughter lol is here. Will get some interior in the morning. The Tanzanite Blue is just awesome, anyone on the fence don’t be. Short version TB II, Full Black Merino, Extended Shadow, BW Audio, Rear Entertainment ( already did fire stick, thanks 760).





I know I'm a bit late to the party here, but just wanted to say that is one beautiful machine. That color choice is striking. Congratulations!!
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Gorgeous. Congrats. Share more pics in different lighting if you can please

Think youíll switch the orange reflector to black?
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      02-29-2020, 04:20 PM   #30
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Gorgeous. Congrats. Share more pics in different lighting if you can please

Think youíll switch the orange reflector to black?
Will do! Itís a pretty day today so Iíll grab some more.

Yeah I was just looking at those!
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You keep insisting the price was the factor here, it wasn’t and isn’t. I feel like you have a superiority complex where only the M50i owners may speak in. I’ll clue you in on something, I’m not the guy putting M50 badges on my 40. I ordered what I wanted and will enjoy it immensely. Not that it matters as it’s a forum but calling someone a liar based on nothing isn’t exactly couth. Finally, my gas mileage comment wasn’t based on money, again your assumption just the convenience of not filling up all the time.

No need to respond to me anymore btw. We get it.
No superiority complex here. Just calling what I see.
Enjoy your X7.

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That was very poetically put. I think it is a bit of a given that anybody walking into a BMW showroom to buy an X7 can afford any model they want.
I disagree.
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      02-29-2020, 07:33 PM   #32
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No superiority complex here. Just calling what I see.
Enjoy your X7.



I disagree.


What you saw is wrong and itís ok to be wrong. Have a good night.
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      02-29-2020, 08:15 PM   #33
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For me, these are some of the best photos I've seen of a X7 in Tanzanite Blue. I've texted them to several friends and they love the color.
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For me, these are some of the best photos I've seen of a X7 in Tanzanite Blue. I've texted them to several friends and they love the color.[/QUOTE]

More to come. The ceramic is going on Tuesday. Weather should be really good. Iíll take a bunch of photos.
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Here's a M50i in Tanzanite Blue II without Extended Shadowline which looks pretty good with the Cerium Gray wheels. IMO the black grill and hockey sticks don't work as well with these wheels.

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Here's a M50i in Tanzanite Blue II without Extended Shadowline which looks pretty good with the Cerium Gray wheels. IMO the black grill and hockey sticks don't work as well with these wheels.

It doesnít look bad at all but youíre right the black shadow line with those wheels doesnít work. I played around with a bunch of configurations and found that the black wheels with black shadow line was a must.
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Well she also named Lapis by my daughter lol is here. Will get some interior in the morning. The Tanzanite Blue is just awesome, anyone on the fence donít be. Short version TB II, Full Black Merino, Extended Shadow, BW Audio, Rear Entertainment ( already did fire stick, thanks 760).





I just ordered an M50i yesterday... I'm not in love with any of the wheel options, but ended up choosing the 22' M V-spoke wheels. I would much rather have your wheels.... Anyone know why these aren't offered in the M50i??
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You keep insisting the price was the factor here, it wasn’t and isn’t. I feel like you have a superiority complex where only the M50i owners may speak in. I’ll clue you in on something, I’m not the guy putting M50 badges on my 40. I ordered what I wanted and will enjoy it immensely. Not that it matters as it’s a forum but calling someone a liar based on nothing isn’t exactly couth. Finally, my gas mileage comment wasn’t based on money, again your assumption just the convenience of not filling up all the time.

No need to respond to me anymore btw. We get it.
Great looking car!

I'm debating M50i vs 40i MSport at the moment, but leaning towards the 40i. There's maybe a 10% cost difference between the two cars in the way I would spec them, and that difference doesn't move the needle much at all for me (or I suspect for most people buying X7s).

The biggest factor for me is the trade off between horsepower / performance and mileage. Given that this car is a huge SUV that I'll mainly use to drive my family around, the question I'm asking myself is whether the amount of time I'll spend enjoying the higher level of performance that the M50i delivers is more valuable to me than the reduced range that comes along with that performance, and how much increasing by a third my number of visits to gas stations will annoy me in the next few years.

A few years ago, it would have been an easy answer and I would have bought the M50i. After running and enjoying a big BMW V8 for 3 years though, by the time I got rid of the car, I was tired of only getting 250 miles out of a tank of gas - not because it cost more, but because it just felt like a chore that I was always stopping to fill it up.

At the end of the day I'd be more than happy with either model, but for the purpose this car will serve for me, on balance the 40i is probably a better fit.
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You keep insisting the price was the factor here, it wasn't and isn't. I feel like you have a superiority complex where only the M50i owners may speak in. I'll clue you in on something, I'm not the guy putting M50 badges on my 40. I ordered what I wanted and will enjoy it immensely. Not that it matters as it's a forum but calling someone a liar based on nothing isn't exactly couth. Finally, my gas mileage comment wasn't based on money, again your assumption just the convenience of not filling up all the time.

No need to respond to me anymore btw. We get it.
Great looking car!

I'm debating M50i vs 40i MSport at the moment, but leaning towards the 40i. There's maybe a 10% cost difference between the two cars in the way I would spec them, and that difference doesn't move the needle much at all for me (or I suspect for most people buying X7s).

The biggest factor for me is the trade off between horsepower / performance and mileage. Given that this car is a huge SUV that I'll mainly use to drive my family around, the question I'm asking myself is whether the amount of time I'll spend enjoying the higher level of performance that the M50i delivers is more valuable to me than the reduced range that comes along with that performance, and how much increasing by a third my number of visits to gas stations will annoy me in the next few years.

A few years ago, it would have been an easy answer and I would have bought the M50i. After running and enjoying a big BMW V8 for 3 years though, by the time I got rid of the car, I was tired of only getting 250 miles out of a tank of gas - not because it cost more, but because it just felt like a chore that I was always stopping to fill it up.

At the end of the day I'd be more than happy with either model, but for the purpose this car will serve for me, on balance the 40i is probably a better fit.
Additional few things to consider between the two if you go with the M50 ... if it matters to you:

- 22" v-spoke wheels will be cerium vs. bi-color black
- Cerium back, side and front accents, and grill (unless you go with extended shadow line)
- Laser lights
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Drove both, M50i was very fast but the 40i isn't slow. Plenty fast for a large SUV. I don't have a reason to drive such a large vehicle so fast. I get 21MPG almost every tank in my 40i and its optioned similarly to the M50i that I drove. The startup sound on the V8 is much better but around town acceleration is more than enough (coming from F80 M3 Comp).
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I'm just not a big fan of the cerium color, but I love the laser headlights. I could do the ESL but I don't like the black grill either. If I could make a 50i with Sport Package like they had in '19 I'd be all over it. I will be anxiously await what happens in August for order the 21s. I'll have to make a decision then what to get.
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The Tanzanite Blue is just awesome, anyone on the fence donít be.
When do you change your SN to "BlueBoz"?
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When do you change your SN to "BlueBoz"?
Iím ready now lol

Itís just paying homage to my alma mater.
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Great looking car!

I'm debating M50i vs 40i MSport at the moment, but leaning towards the 40i. There's maybe a 10% cost difference between the two cars in the way I would spec them, and that difference doesn't move the needle much at all for me (or I suspect for most people buying X7s).

The biggest factor for me is the trade off between horsepower / performance and mileage. Given that this car is a huge SUV that I'll mainly use to drive my family around, the question I'm asking myself is whether the amount of time I'll spend enjoying the higher level of performance that the M50i delivers is more valuable to me than the reduced range that comes along with that performance, and how much increasing by a third my number of visits to gas stations will annoy me in the next few years.

A few years ago, it would have been an easy answer and I would have bought the M50i. After running and enjoying a big BMW V8 for 3 years though, by the time I got rid of the car, I was tired of only getting 250 miles out of a tank of gas - not because it cost more, but because it just felt like a chore that I was always stopping to fill it up.

At the end of the day I'd be more than happy with either model, but for the purpose this car will serve for me, on balance the 40i is probably a better fit.

Great summation and basically my train of thought. I wasnít it the way I want it and the inline 6 is more than enough for my small town.
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