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Soldato
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Oof.

I'm very familiar with the type of chaps that do this sort of thing. I was stung once buying a Fiesta ST front runner gear that turned out to be from a regular Fiesta :rolleyes: Which is obviously small fry but had friends buying entire front ends of A4's to convert them to face lift - all clearly from stolen cars, behind closed doors etc.

It is sad but given how distinctive that car is, definitely a crush job.

Once went to pick-up some bits from a chap in Liverpool and he asked what else I wanted as they had driven past one parked up and they'd go and pinch the bits there and then :cry:
 
Caporegime
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I saw on social media (so it must be true) that they weren’t stolen parts and the police have since been sued or paid out to the owner. Could be complete nonsense though.

No way the video stays up if that was the case, surely :p
 
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Adaptive SHOULD include light splitting etc, i'd be surprised if it didn't else what's "adaptive" about it!

Reading the brochure seems to suggest it just auto dips the beams. Disappointing since your have LED headlights and they just dip like normal cars unless you fork out the £1250 for the laser lights.


Looking at the configurator unless you spec Tech Pack Plus you don't get the ACC. If you check the steering wheel image on the internal render, the buttons on the steering wheel change to add the ACC buttons when you add this pack. Without it you have the standard cruise buttons.

You also don't get HUD without either of the tech packs which would for me be an essential option now I have it.

Not sure on the laser lights, on other models without them HBA just toggles the high beams off rather than shaping the beam to avoid dazzling but I'm not familiar enough with the X5 to know if that's also the case here.

doesn’t really make it that clear to be honest. The standard equipment list for the car says it has ACC but then ACC is listed as part of what you get in the driving pack. Or is that some kind of improved ACC in that pack?
 
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Reading the brochure seems to suggest it just auto dips the beams. Disappointing since your have LED headlights and they just dip like normal cars unless you fork out the £1250 for the laser lights.
my adaptive LEDs split the beams
 
Soldato
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I saw on social media (so it must be true) that they weren’t stolen parts and the police have since been sued or paid out to the owner. Could be complete nonsense though.
I don't doubt there are legal loopholes that can be exploited that could result in some partial payment or something - but the car was clearly made up of stolen bits. The Carscoops article says "Numbers had been ground off and stickers removed but we have expert vehicle examiners who use techniques to overcome these obstacles."
 
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I don't doubt there are legal loopholes that can be exploited that could result in some partial payment or something - but the car was clearly made up of stolen bits. The Carscoops article says "Numbers had been ground off and stickers removed but we have expert vehicle examiners who use techniques to overcome these obstacles."

It's quite easy to overcome. The numbers are stamped which stresses the metals. These stresses remain despite removing the surface and chemical treatment can show them up.
 
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It's quite easy to overcome. The numbers are stamped which stresses the metals. These stresses remain despite removing the surface and chemical treatment can show them up.
Surely restarting them would have made thatch more difficult? Does sound a bit csi.
 
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I have just got a brand new X3 xDrive30e - M Sport (company car)
I am wanting to change the front grilles to 'black'
I have found some on a site listed as follows, are they correct / will they fit?
BMW X3 X3M G01 X4 G02 2018 onwards
 
Soldato
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Is this mumsnet?

Just some fancy grilles ffs leave the man alone. He's not putting NOS in it or anything.
 
Caporegime
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The insurer would still need telling... it's a modification that they typically want making aware of.
 
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What model number will my car be please, I notice on a lot of sites they state G01 etc?
It is a BMW X3 xDrive30e M-Sport - 71 plate (only arrived yesterday, so want to get it done ASAP)

It has me a bit baffled, I do not know where to check.

Thanks
 
Caporegime
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What model number will my car be please, I notice on a lot of sites they state G01 etc?
It is a BMW X3 xDrive30e M-Sport - 71 plate (only arrived yesterday, so want to get it done ASAP)

It has me a bit baffled, I do not know where to check.

Thanks

Phone your local BMW dealer, give them the reg and they'll get them for you. Price isn't normally too bad.
 
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