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JPinTO
01-24-2003, 09:40 AM
Another post to this dead board:

I knew that 4.5 Valvetronic engine would come to the X5 soon. Even VW SUV's will have over 300hp soon, so BMW had to pony up a stronger motor.


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http://www.imakenews.com/autospies/e_article000122080.cfm?x=339066,10923135



The rumors are a flying, regarding the refreshed X5, coming in model year 2004.

Here's what we know so far:

1. 4.4 will bump up to 325HP, like the current 7-series

2. New front grill and bumper fascia,

3. Headlights front and rear change (Bi-zenon/more LED usage like 7)

4. Sirius satellite option

5. More optional features included in the standard car price

6. Adaptive headlight option

7. 6-disc cd changer in dash

8. New larger standard and optional wheels

7. Ventilated seat option possible

8. New steering wheel

JPinTO
01-24-2003, 09:43 AM
On a seemingly related note: 4.6 production will stop in September.

tgravo2
01-24-2003, 10:21 AM
Originally posted by JPinTO
On a seemingly related note: 4.6 production will stop in September.

That sucks. The 4.6 is one cool vehicle. It's kind of like an M version of the X5. I wonder if they will make one :dunno:

JPinTO
01-24-2003, 10:24 AM
Originally posted by tgravo2
That sucks. The 4.6 is one cool vehicle. It's kind of like an M version of the X5. I wonder if they will make one :dunno:

No real point to continue the 4.6 as the 4.5 will have similar power.

pakoenig
01-26-2003, 12:45 PM
Based on the 4.8 Dual Vanos motor that is in the Alpina Z8. Also rumored is a 6 speed auto from the new 7er.




A couple of more weeks and my M3 should be fixed.

DINANISR3
01-26-2003, 04:39 PM
ouch pakoenig what happened to your car?

pakoenig
01-26-2003, 09:40 PM
Slow and go, stop and go on the freeway on Christmas Day and a guy in a new F150 isn't paying attention and plows into me w/o slowing down. I figure he was doing about 25 when he hit me. I was dead stopped.

Luckily, no physical damage to me that I can tell. No structural damage to the car. The right rail will be replaced, along with the rear floor pan and the right rear panel and obviously the bumper. Also the front hood and front bumper -- he pushed me into the car in front of me. Estimate is $16K.

Thank goodness I was in a BMW !

bmw325
01-26-2003, 09:55 PM
I wonder if the in-dash CD changer will make it to the 3 series as well.