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Jon Shafer
07-21-2003, 04:24 PM
For MY 2004, BMW raises the bar once again by adding improved
performance and a fresh new look to the X5. The new X5 delivers
the form, function and most importantly, the performance, of an
athletic SAV. With the all-new xDrive system, this new model looks
the part and delivers the performance of a true off-road vehicle.

Visual design enhancements include:
***8226; All-new bumper assembly
***8226; New hood design featuring a more contoured power dome
***8226; Newly designed kidney grille
***8226; New head- and rear-light assemblies
***8226; New door handles

Product Highlights include:
***8226; The 3.0i features a new standard 6-speed manual transmission
***8226; The 4.4i features the 4.4L Valvetronic V-8 engine delivering 315hp
and a 6-speed automatic transmission
***8226; All-new xDrive system
***8226; Xenon low- and high-beam headlights with light-rings are now standard on the 4.4i and optional on the 3.0i
***8226; Soft-close upper rear hatch
***8226; New cargo cover design
***8226; New sport steering wheel
***8226; White turn-signal indicators standard on both models
***8226; Glove box flashlight standard for the 3.0i
***8226; Power passenger seat now standard on 3.0i
***8226; Rain sensor standard on both 3.0i and 4.4i
***8226; Rear seat heating is now available on the 3.0i with Cold Weather Package

New wheels:
X5 3.0i
***8226; Styling 130 (17") with all-season tires standard.
***8226; Styling 131 (18") with all-season tires with the Sport Package.

X5 4.4i
***8226; Styling 153 (18") with all-season tires standard.
***8226; Styling 74 (18") with all-season tires with the Sport Package.
***8226; Styling 132 (19") with performance tires. Optional wheel and
requires Sport Package.

New colors and upholsteries:
(Five new metallic paints with start of production)
***8226; Mystic Blue (A07)
***8226; Kalahari Beige (481)
***8226; Toledo Blue (482)
***8226; Sterling Gray (472)
***8226; Olivine (349)

New interior upholstery and trim:
***8226; Truffle Brown Dakota Leather (LCTE)
***8226; Poplar Anthracite (Gray) Wood Trim (435, no charge option,
requires Premium Package)

SARAFIL
07-21-2003, 04:34 PM
For MY 2004, BMW raises the bar once again by adding improved
performance and a fresh new look to the X5. The new X5 delivers
the form, function and most importantly, the performance, of an
athletic SAV. With the all-new xDrive system, this new model looks
the part and delivers the performance of a true off-road vehicle.

Visual design enhancements include:
All-new bumper assembly
New hood design featuring a more contoured power dome
Newly designed kidney grille
New head- and rear-light assemblies
New door handles

Product Highlights include:
The 3.0i features a new standard 6-speed manual transmission
The 4.4i features the 4.4L Valvetronic V-8 engine delivering 315hp
and a 6-speed automatic transmission
All-new xDrive system
Xenon low- and high-beam headlights with light-rings are now standard on the 4.4i and optional on the 3.0i
Soft-close upper rear hatch
New cargo cover design
New sport steering wheel
White turn-signal indicators standard on both models
Glove box flashlight standard for the 3.0i
Power passenger seat now standard on 3.0i
Rain sensor standard on both 3.0i and 4.4i
Rear seat heating is now available on the 3.0i with Cold Weather Package

New wheels:
X5 3.0i
Styling 130 (17") with all-season tires standard.
Styling 131 (18") with all-season tires with the Sport Package.

X5 4.4i
Styling 153 (18") with all-season tires standard.
Styling 74 (18") with all-season tires with the Sport Package.
Styling 132 (19") with performance tires. Optional wheel and
requires Sport Package.

New colors and upholsteries:
(Five new metallic paints with start of production)
Mystic Blue (A07)
Kalahari Beige (481)
Toledo Blue (482)
Sterling Gray (472)
Olivine (349)

New interior upholstery and trim:
Truffle Brown Dakota Leather (LCTE)
Poplar Anthracite (Gray) Wood Trim (435, no charge option,
requires Premium Package)

Check www.bmwusa.com tomorrow to see the pictures. I've seen them, and it looks very nice!

Emission
07-21-2003, 05:47 PM
Oh NO!

My wife is going to want to dump our brand-new (4-month-old) X5 in Titanium Silver for a new Sterling Grey... This is going to cost me....

Thanks for the post! Thank you!!!!

Masskrug
07-21-2003, 05:51 PM
Dang!

I wish I had that sixth notch on the stick! Will it be an overdrive gear?

bten
07-21-2003, 06:16 PM
any idea on pricing?

Bavarian
07-22-2003, 10:48 AM
Well, Mr Shafer! I must say that I am impressed! I commend you on providing us with such information ahead of time. It seems my respect for you is increasing...

Emission
07-22-2003, 11:07 AM
Come on, everyone admit the best change is the "Soft-Close upper rear hatch."

I hate slamming our tailgate.

Masskrug
07-22-2003, 11:14 AM
Come on, everyone admit the best change is the "Soft-Close upper rear hatch."

I hate slamming our tailgate.

Yeah, even if you close it firmly and it seems to latch properly, your OBC will tell you "TRUNKLID IS OPEN". Annoying.

Jon Shafer
07-22-2003, 12:09 PM
Well, Mr Shafer! I must say that I am impressed! I commend you on providing us with such information ahead of time. It seems my respect for you is increasing...


Why thank you Rooster!

I've been trying my best to keep the BMW community informed
to the best of my ability since 1998... :)

Every once in a while, I stick my ( :nono: ) out and this happens.
:behead:

:eeps:

:p

Btw, I just discovered a significant difference for MY 2004 X5 3.0's that
was not identified earlier:

Sport seats (option code 481) are no longer an option, and therefore
I am concluding that they will be standard with the Sporty Package.

JPinTO
07-22-2003, 01:07 PM
Does the X5 3.0 have a 6-speed or 5-speed auto tranny?

JPinTO
07-22-2003, 01:08 PM
Check www.bmwusa.com tomorrow to see the pictures. I've seen them, and it looks very nice!

Where are the pics located?

Kaz
07-22-2003, 01:13 PM
Where are the pics located?
There is a release about the changes there but I don't see any pics either.

SARAFIL
07-22-2003, 01:16 PM
There is a release about the changes there but I don't see any pics either.

I don't know where they are located, I am just going by what BMW said in the dealer bulletin. :dunno:

Bavarian
07-22-2003, 01:40 PM
Does the X5 3.0 have a 6-speed or 5-speed auto tranny?

Well as Mr Shafer posted...there's a 6-speed manual. So we know that is for sure.

As for an optional transmission, my personal prediction is that we will either get the 5-Speed Steptronic, or perhaps the newer 6-Speed Steptronic. Only time will tell!

JPinTO
07-22-2003, 01:42 PM
The 18" 3.0 wheels look good, but the rest... um, :confused: :confused:


http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=16361

JPinTO
07-22-2003, 01:51 PM
As for an optional transmission, my personal prediction is that we will either get the 5-Speed Steptronic, or perhaps the newer 6-Speed Steptronic. Only time will tell!

6-speed auto on 3.0 according to this: http://www.germancarfans.com/News.cfm?NewsID=2030722.002

GUINNESS
07-22-2003, 03:51 PM
Why oh why did I read this thread... it just figures :banghead: :mad: I'm happy with what we have and the miles on it, but the funny thing is I was just saying to my wife a little earlier, this car needs another gear. Maybe it's me but I think 70mph on the highway has the rpms a little too high for what I'm used to. Then again, it's been a while since I've driven an 8 cyl.

No wait, gears turning... I know.. sell what we just bought and buy an '04 :loco:

Masskrug
07-22-2003, 04:04 PM
Why oh why did I read this thread... it just figures :banghead: :mad: I'm happy with what we have and the miles on it, but the funny thing is I was just saying to my wife a little earlier, this car needs another gear. Maybe it's me but I think 70mph on the highway has the rpms a little too high for what I'm used to. Then again, it's been a while since I've driven an 8 cyl.

No wait, gears turning... I know.. sell what we just bought and buy an '04 :loco:

Hey bud,

Don't sweat it. Yeah, it'd be nice to have a sixth overdriven gear, but then your X would have to look like @ss. I hate the new look.

riyatch
07-22-2003, 06:00 PM
Hey bud,

Don't sweat it. Yeah, it'd be nice to have a sixth overdriven gear, but then your X would have to look like @ss. I hate the new look.


damn, take it easy. how can you say that you hate the facelift when it doesnt even look all that different. Personally i like the pre-facelift X and love the looks of the 04 X5. much more aggressive.
similar reaction occured when the 3 series facelift took place. :)

Bavarian
07-23-2003, 06:11 AM
Hey bud,

Don't sweat it. Yeah, it'd be nice to have a sixth overdriven gear, but then your X would have to look like @ss. I hate the new look.

Are you kidding? The pre-facelift X5s has PROBLEMS. :tsk:

It didn't even have xenon high beams. And because of the stupid design of having the inner lights bigger, aftermarket angel eyes couldn't be properly installed like in the E46.

Speaking of the E46, pre-2002 had AWFUL front headlights and rear lights. It was just old! I can't say I'm fond of the 2004 coupe's weird headlights, but the 2002+ headlights on the sedans are done well.

There is always room for improvement in every product. However, I daresay that in the X5's case..."out with the old!"

Masskrug
07-23-2003, 08:29 AM
damn, take it easy. how can you say that you hate the facelift when it doesnt even look all that different. Personally i like the pre-facelift X and love the looks of the 04 X5. much more aggressive.
similar reaction occured when the 3 series facelift took place. :)


Dude,

This is the internet. Don't take it too seriously.

I hate the facelift. Good.
You like the facelift. Good.

It's ALL good.

hsk73
07-23-2003, 12:56 PM
I should stay away from these forums. I get way too much info. :D
Thank god the new design is ****ty. It's stopping me from going for a new one...