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Tignino
04-14-2012, 11:13 AM
My friends say I am nuts and it appears that the auto reviewers think the same.

Who would buy a 555 Horsepower SUV ?

But I have a logical reponse; I have normally have a SUV for daily use but I also have had a fast car too.

My last cars were a custom Shelby GT500 (676 hp) and a X5 with a six. My X5 was totaled and I was tired of taking care of two cars for myself. Besides I have to take care of my wife's car and the same for my 5 kids.

Therefore the X5M was perfect for me, fast and practical.

I have owned a lot of cars going back to my '57 Chevy but the X5M has been the very best !

Practical ?

Munich77
04-17-2012, 04:29 AM
I think the X5M is an awesome ride. Have a look on xoutpost.com to find some more people that share your view.

Die Wolfe
04-20-2012, 07:51 AM
My friends say I am nuts and it appears that the auto reviewers think the same.

Who would buy a 555 Horsepower SUV ?

But I have a logical reponse; I have normally have a SUV for daily use but I also have had a fast car too.

My last cars were a custom Shelby GT500 (676 hp) and a X5 with a six. My X5 was totaled and I was tired of taking care of two cars for myself. Besides I have to take care of my wife's car and the same for my 5 kids.

Therefore the X5M was perfect for me, fast and practical.

I have owned a lot of cars going back to my '57 Chevy but the X5M has been the very best !

Practical ?

It's very practical as it's multipurpose as an SUV grocery getter AND a classy fast ride. Awesome choice and I am so envious!

wanderlust
04-25-2012, 02:14 PM
I would have that if I could afford it. seriously it has a lot of utility for a super equiped vehicle. no one thinks twice about paying more for a gtr or a 911 that have 1/2 the day to day usability, plus its m5 priced yet can do day to day chores and incliment weather better...

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Falconx5m
05-05-2012, 08:04 PM
I'm with you. Got a 2010 xm5. It's the most practical impracticable vehicle I know.

Die Wolfe
05-06-2012, 10:31 AM
I'm with you. Got a 2010 xm5. It's the most practical impracticable vehicle I know.

So jealous!

ydoc
05-06-2012, 12:46 PM
I had a 2011 X5M for 19 months -- it was my daily driver for 26.7K miles. I loved it. Had it on the track on 8 separate days in 2011 and 2012. Two days at Thunderhill in Willows, Calif. and six days at Laguna Seca in Monterey. Once I had it on the track one weekend and at Lake Tahoe in 3 feet of snow for a ski trip the next weekend. What a versatile vehicle!

A move to more practicality came about when I was accepted in January to be one of the 700 "Electronauts" for the 2-year test of the new BMW ActiveE all-electric vehicle, which I have had for 2 months and is now my daily driver.

So I traded-in the X5M and ordered an M3 (a more proper track car) which is crossing the Atlantic on the ship from Germany now.

The X5M was the most practical, impractical car I've ever owned. I miss it.

cybervinn
05-26-2012, 08:54 AM
Can't be more impractical than me with a X5M in NYC! (As a daily driver too!)

patrick65
06-03-2012, 09:12 AM
Working and living in Germany and just ordered a 2013 X5M. Had a 2009 X6 3.5 and loved it. For me this'll be an impractical Autobahn storming, something for the soul, daily driver. Can't wait till it arrives.

Patrick62

ydoc
06-03-2012, 09:49 AM
Working and living in Germany and just ordered a 2013 X5M. Had a 2009 X6 3.5 and loved it. For me this'll be an impractical Autobahn storming, something for the soul, daily driver. Can't wait till it arrives.

Patrick62

Patrick62,

Will your X5M be electronically limited to 155 mph (250 kph) or can you have it delimited for German delivery? Out of curiosity, what is the MSRP of the X5M in Germany?

Best of luck with the X5M -- it's a fantastic vehicle. Very capable on the track, too. You should take it to the Nürburgring!

Best, ydoc

patrick65
06-03-2012, 10:02 AM
Thanks. I'm able to purchase via the US Military sales program which equates to really BIG savings. MSRP is $78,200.00. Fully loaded it tops out at $88,940.00. Normal price would run about $99K - $100K.

laurenxesq
06-13-2012, 11:04 AM
I'm with you. Got a 2010 xm5. It's the most practical impracticable vehicle I know.

Ditto.

Awesome power, awesomely poor mileage.

I lost my 2 months new M3 in April; got hit by a truck on the freeway. Replacing my X6 3.5 with X6M, now have both M power and the utility to tow kiddies around.:)

ndabunka
07-25-2012, 03:12 PM
I am also looking into a x6M for similar reasons. Currently have my second (over the years) 7-series and wanted the Alpina but didn't have the cash for one at the time. Now, I have a bit more cash and miss the power I had in my old CLK55 ///AMG so am thinking...I need something for skiing trips to the mountains and a M could satisfy my power-lust. Now, just to find the right (used) one as I still can't afford a new one. Found a few '10s in the low 60's so...

ProRail
07-25-2012, 04:41 PM
My friends say I am nuts and it appears that the auto reviewers think the same.

Who would buy a 555 Horsepower SUV ?

But I have a logical reponse; I have normally have a SUV for daily use but I also have had a fast car too.

My last cars were a custom Shelby GT500 (676 hp) and a X5 with a six. My X5 was totaled and I was tired of taking care of two cars for myself. Besides I have to take care of my wife's car and the same for my 5 kids.

Therefore the X5M was perfect for me, fast and practical.

I have owned a lot of cars going back to my '57 Chevy but the X5M has been the very best !

Practical ?

Too much concern on this forum about what other people think. I have gotten a lot of bad mouthing for owning and enjoying a 1999 528. It's your decision. Buy whatever floats your boat. It's nobody else's business. Enjoy your ride.

pa50i
09-03-2012, 06:49 PM
Anyone else with a loaded X5 50i thinking about going M next time? With sport pack and AD, maybe ot isn't worth the extra money and ding on mileage for family trips to go M. I would go M5, but then I couldn't take the dog, too. X5 50i or X5M seems to be the choice.

pa50i
10-15-2012, 08:22 AM
Wondering about the new lines vs the current gen. The squared front end doesn't look as good IMO, if it stays that shape. We'll see next year I guess.

Sylvan Lake V35
11-24-2012, 11:42 AM
I feel the same way as the OP, I have always had a truck as a daily driver and a fast car as toy...why not have one bad azz car for all occasions. My only problem is my wife drives an X5d and have two of the same vehicle is not at all practical :cry:

dunderhi
12-20-2012, 05:50 PM
I'm with you. Got a 2010 xm5. It's the most practical impracticable vehicle I know.

I love it - practical impractibility!

With any luck, I will pick-up my X5M tomorrow. :roundel:

Die Wolfe
12-21-2012, 12:56 AM
I love the X5///M and always wanted one; now I'm just trying to convince myself it's practical to finally buy. Regardless, I know myself and whether or not it's practical I will buy one.

My question is whether I should wait for the new 2014 model update from the current platform or go with a 2013 sitting on the lot as we speak? I'd hate to buy one only to see a bigger, better, faster model immediately after. Thoughts? Opinions?

Care to chime in Mr. Dunderhi???

Die Wolfe
12-22-2012, 05:36 PM
It is done. I am now the proud owner of a 2013 X5///M...

dunderhi
12-22-2012, 06:44 PM
I love the X5///M and always wanted one; now I'm just trying to convince myself it's practical to finally buy. Regardless, I know myself and whether or not it's practical I will buy one.

My question is whether I should wait for the new 2014 model update from the current platform or go with a 2013 sitting on the lot as we speak? I'd hate to buy one only to see a bigger, better, faster model immediately after. Thoughts? Opinions?

Care to chime in Mr. Dunderhi???

Sorry, I missed this one this morning, but here is what my reply would have been: DON'T WAIT!!! Look at it this way, the X5 35i will come out in the Spring as a 14 Model. The 50i will arrive in the late-Summer or Fall. Then we wait for the diesel and the M, which most likely will be 15 models. The 2015 X5M will have improved mpgs, speed, and gadgets, but it will also sell at MSRP. 2016 will be the year, where they fix some of the problems of the 14 and 15 models and the market will finally start to soften on the X5M - at that point it's time to buy the F15 X5M.

It is done. I am now the proud owner of a 2013 X5///M...

Congratulations! :banana:

It looks great! Alpine White was my first choice, but it didn't work out, so Carbon Black it is.

Now we need to get some more involvement in this forum - there are like only 40 posts total. :yikes:

Die Wolfe
12-22-2012, 07:10 PM
Sorry, I missed this one this morning, but here is what my reply would have been: DON'T WAIT!!! Look at it this way, the X5 35i will come out in the Spring as a 14 Model. The 50i will arrive in the late-Summer or Fall. Then we wait for the diesel and the M, which most likely will be 15 models. The 2015 X5M will have improved mpgs, speed, and gadgets, but it will also sell at MSRP. 2016 will be the year, where they fix some of the problems of the 14 and 15 models and the market will finally start to soften on the X5M - at that point it's time to buy the F15 X5M.



Congratulations! :banana:

It looks great! Alpine White was my first choice, but it didn't work out, so Carbon Black it is.

Now we need to get some more involvement in this forum - there are like only 40 posts total. :yikes:

Thanks man, I'm so excited to have it! Yeah, I noticed the X5M threads are scarce! LOL

dkreidel
01-09-2013, 03:30 PM
My question is whether I should wait for the new 2014 model update from the current platform or go with a 2013 sitting on the lot as we speak? I'd hate to buy one only to see a bigger, better, faster model immediately after. Thoughts? Opinions?

Obviously you voted with your checkbook:thumbup:

BMW typically waits about 2 years before introducing M versions of a new platform, so I'm guessing Gen III X5M's won't be available until mid-year 2015. If it's a great ride then it will be time to trade up; if not, time to look at an extended warranty for the Carbon Black '13

Die Wolfe
01-10-2013, 05:35 PM
Obviously you voted with your checkbook:thumbup:

BMW typically waits about 2 years before introducing M versions of a new platform, so I'm guessing Gen III X5M's won't be available until mid-year 2015. If it's a great ride then it will be time to trade up; if not, time to look at an extended warranty for the Carbon Black '13

Lol at the checkbook comment!

Good points; I'm very happy with the purchase regardless!

Jamze132
01-14-2013, 02:08 AM
I'm about to move from my M3 to an X6M for the "practicality argument". I love my speed and I need my space. X6M has less room than an X5M but it's just enough for me.

dunderhi
01-14-2013, 06:20 AM
Congrats! :thumbup:

ANGELIKUS
01-14-2013, 11:35 AM
I need locate this connection for modify and connecting button " on/ off "....

Sylvan Lake V35
07-30-2013, 07:33 PM
I just picked up an AW

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http://i124.photobucket.com/albums/p29/GordKerik/d97a92cbd7_zpsc88f2f94.jpg (http://s124.photobucket.com/user/GordKerik/media/d97a92cbd7_zpsc88f2f94.jpg.html)

dunderhi
07-31-2013, 08:16 PM
Congrats! Alpine White is still my favorite color for the X5M.

318tiMD
08-15-2013, 07:26 AM
I've moved to the 2013 X5M from a 2011 STi Hatch and the M is practical to me... but the MPG's are very impractical.

I laugh every time I tell somebody how many MPG's I get, I thought the STi was bad for a little hatch at Avg. 18mpg.

Had the M for about a month now and love it, a lot more fun and excitement than the STi.

I've driven '08&'13 Porsche Cayenne Turbo's and plenty of other sport cars, but for an everyday car the X5M I think is the best choice of performance and usability.

pa50i
08-15-2013, 12:16 PM
I've moved to the 2013 X5M from a 2011 STi Hatch and the M is practical to me... but the MPG's are very impractical.

I laugh every time I tell somebody how many MPG's I get, I thought the STi was bad for a little hatch at Avg. 18mpg.

Had the M for about a month now and love it, a lot more fun and excitement than the STi.

I've driven '08&'13 Porsche Cayenne Turbo's and plenty of other sport cars, but for an everyday car the X5M I think is the best choice of performance and usability.

What mileage are you getting? I have no trouble getting 17 in mixed driving with periodic use of the fun button.
Love it for all of its amazing versatility.

318tiMD
08-19-2013, 06:55 AM
What mileage are you getting? I have no trouble getting 17 in mixed driving with periodic use of the fun button.
Love it for all of its amazing versatility.

I'm only getting about 12-14mpg on Premium gas all the time.

Maybe my driving involves too much throttle, but there is too much fun in that to save the mpgs :)

The driving experience and sitting up high in this beast is truly a unique experience.

pa50i
08-22-2013, 05:03 AM
I'm only getting about 12-14mpg on Premium gas all the time.

Maybe my driving involves too much throttle, but there is too much fun in that to save the mpgs :)

The driving experience and sitting up high in this beast is truly a unique experience.

What's funny is that coming from an X5 50i into the X5M you feel as though you are much lower. You are, a bit, but it feels almost as though you are in an M5 driving position in terms of height. I love it even though a subtle change from my prior.

318tiMD
08-30-2013, 02:01 PM
What's funny is that coming from an X5 50i into the X5M you feel as though you are much lower. You are, a bit, but it feels almost as though you are in an M5 driving position in terms of height. I love it even though a subtle change from my prior.

It's all relative depending on where you come from.

My previous car was a '11 STi hatch, so the M sits a lot higher than that.

pa50i
08-30-2013, 10:03 PM
It is hilarious how fun it is to swap it into sport and push the M button. As if a totally different car appears instantly. The sound and the fury is just fantastic.
Practically impractical and could not have been a better choice.