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ktono 12-01-2012 02:06 PM

Ordered 2013 X5 50i
 
Can't wait to receive my new 2013 X5. I had previously posted on other topics that I may wait for the 2014 F15. With my lease ending and February and only being able to extend 6 months, the timing would be too close for comfort. What I ended up with:

Platinum Gray
Nevada Black Sport Seats
Brushed Aluminum Trim
Sport Activity Package
20" Y Spoke 336 wheels w/RFTs
Premium Package 2
Cold Weather Package
Third Row Seats
BMW Apps, Satellite Radio
BMW Tablet DVD System

Was able to place the order on the last day of availability for an order in the 112 status. Should receive late December. Couple of thoughts up for comment from the community:

I wonder what the ride stiffness, comfort will be with the 20" wheels and the Sport Activity.

How functional is the DVD Tablet System? I have the factory center mounted system on my 2010 48i and hated it. Was always in the way of the center console and could not be seen from the third row. The behind the headrest $1,450 option looks too clunky. Thoughts on either of these would be appreciated. Why BMW cannot have an solution the is integrated in the headrest is unbelievable. I understand the "active headrests" but the GL450 had them.

Color combination. Is the interior too dark with the black seats and anthracite headliner? I almost went with the contrast of an Oyster interior but with two you kids I decided to lighten it up with the aluminum trim. I currently have Sapphire Black with the Cinnamon interior and loved it but not for another 3 years.

Thanks for any feedback and will try to post picks when received. I can't wait for the increased twin turbo power and sharper handling with the Sport Activity and 20" wheels.

ND40oz 12-01-2012 02:17 PM

I haven't looked at the dvd tablet system, I figured when my kid is old enough to need it, I'll just use the iPad holder and they can use that to watch videos. It looks like it mounts almost the same way as the dvd tablet, you just provide the iPad.

Your 50i will have the standard suspension with the air suspension in the rear, so it should ride like any current X5 with 20" wheels with the third row, if you can find one to test drive. If your 2010 had the Sport package, you had adaptive drive, which will have ridden quite a bit differently then the standard suspension. The current Sport Activity package doesn't change the suspension at all on the 50i, the M Sport and/or 3rd row both add the rear air suspension, if you want adaptive drive, you have to order it as it's no longer included in any package.

ktono 12-01-2012 02:51 PM

Thanks for the quick reply. I did not have the sport suspension with my 2010 just the third row and standard 18" RFTs. This may be quite a change but I have really liked the air suspension, enough to not get the adaptive drive. I read too many posts that had widely varying opinions on adaptive drive and was not able to find one locally to test drive. Several have said that the 20" were floaty with adaptive drive compared to the air suspension or sport suspension. We shall see but I'm sure it will handle better and am anxious to see.

safelder 12-01-2012 05:07 PM

Congratulations. Looks like you'll be a little ahead of me in line--my order, also entered today, isn't in 112 status. I went also went with a 50i, carbon black over black with aluminum trim. Didn't get the comfort seats, the tech package, or lane keeping assist, but did go with pretty much everything else (including both M packages and 20" wheels).

ard 12-01-2012 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by ktono (Post 7225419)
...and sharper handling with the Sport Activity and 20" wheels.

not sure either of those will improve handling....

ktono 12-05-2012 01:54 PM

Ordered - 11/29
Production Started - 12/4 with VIN#

Should be a couple weeks away from receipt at dealer. Then a few days for prep, front window tinting and DVD install. Does anyone know the matching tint % to match the back windows? Dealer says 35% combined with a glass shatter protection film like the rear windows have from the factory will be very close to matching. Is this correct or is it difficult and not just a straight % ?

Rickm5X3 12-05-2012 08:02 PM

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Originally Posted by ktono (Post 7225419)
I wonder what the ride stiffness, comfort will be with the 20" wheels and the Sport Activity.

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Great engine that you picked; congrats! As for the question above -- I'm not a fan of Bridgestone RFT with 20 inch wheel option and non-sport suspension. Tires seem to deflect on certain impacts instead of being compliant, and high unsprung weight of the 20 inch wheel coupled with non-sport shock tuning is an odd combo. Seems like damping was optimized for something less than a 20 inch wheel. Running 18" wheels with narrow non-rft winter tires now and much happier wiuth the E70 suspension. By comparsion my 4.8is suspension feels dialed, even with the weighty 20's.

MRV99 12-06-2012 07:53 AM

Floaty with AD???? I have 336's and 211's(07 sport 19's) for my winters and the only thing I really notice is when cornering. In regular driving, there is no float in the 20's or 19's. When cornering in a spirited fashion, the 19 winters are softer and do exhibit a minor float or lack of confidence. It actually makes the car feel more like a std suspension with less body roll but the softness is communicated. If you drive you BMW with some spirit, the AD is very noticeable option. Not to mention the AD makes for a better std ride. I had a non-AD x5 sport w/ 214's for close to 60 days while BMW was fixing my lemoned 2011 and it was very apparent that the car did not have AD

ktono 12-10-2012 05:40 PM

Update:
12/7 - painted
12/9 - entered assembly

Anybody have an idea how much longer until it is shipped? I'm guessing I am still at least 3 weeks away from receiving at the dealer.

safelder 12-10-2012 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by ktono (Post 7241711)
Update:
12/7 - painted
12/9 - entered assembly.

Is it showing this status on line? Mine shows entered production (it changed yesterday), but still no VIN (CA provided it) and no detailed production status.

ktono 12-10-2012 06:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by safelder (Post 7241733)
Is it showing this status on line? Mine shows entered production (it changed yesterday), but still no VIN (CA provided it) and no detailed production status.

My CA gave me these details, it still says Production Begins online.

BeamerandBimmer 12-11-2012 04:28 AM

I took delivery of my X5 10 Days after it entered production.:)

safelder 12-11-2012 05:48 AM

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Originally Posted by BeamerandBimmer (Post 7242354)
I took delivery of my X5 10 Days after it entered production.:)

At the same dealer as I worked with...guess I'd better get out to Carmax soon for an appraisal on my S4. :)

BeamerandBimmer 12-11-2012 05:50 AM

Have they given you a quote for your S4 at Passport? Talk to Dave Comfort tell him Erik Z sent you.

safelder 12-11-2012 05:54 AM

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Originally Posted by BeamerandBimmer (Post 7242414)
Have they given you a quote for your S4 at Passport? Talk to Dave Comfort tell him Erik Z sent you.

Appreciate the referral. One of my clients just did some work for Passport on the used side, and so also referred me to Dave. So I've already got a quote from Passport, and I suspect it's as high as their going to go. According to Edmunds, It's reasonable, but would like to beat it if possible. I just don't have the energy or time for a private sale (car's up on USAA.com, which was low effort on my part).

ktono 12-11-2012 07:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeamerandBimmer (Post 7242354)
I took delivery of my X5 10 Days after it entered production.:)

Now 10 days, wow that is quick! I just received an email from my CA and my X5 has been released to be loaded on the transport. Now it's just a matter of time and then dealer prep for the DVD and window tinting.

ktono 12-11-2012 02:32 PM

Just checked online and the status has been updated to completed the "Finishing Touches" stage. I am guessing that this means it has been loaded onto the car hauler and is in route to the dealer. Wonder how many dealers are between SC and KS that have orders being filled.

ktono 12-11-2012 02:40 PM

I also noticed that the specs online list Sports Seats and Multi-Contour Seats. I did not add the Multi-Contour Sears option when I built it online and priced with my CA. Is this a mistake or do they come as part of another option on the 50i? The spec sheet from my CA does not list them either. Is there a difference between the seats? Interesting.

RockChips 12-11-2012 02:41 PM

Don't let the dealer wash your car.

BeamerandBimmer 12-11-2012 03:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ktono (Post 7243562)
I also noticed that the specs online list Sports Seats and Multi-Contour Seats. I did not add the Multi-Contour Sears option when I built it online and priced with my CA. Is this a mistake or do they come as part of another option on the 50i? The spec sheet from my CA does not list them either. Is there a difference between the seats? Interesting.

$900 option in the M-sport package might also be the same in Sports Activity package.

Well worth the $.

ktono 12-11-2012 03:08 PM

Interesting. I just used the BMW configuration for invoice pricing and see that with my options the difference to MSRP is 5,700. I received 3,000 discount plus the holiday and loyalty credits totaling 2,250 for a grand total of 5,250 off. Is this good or should I push for 5,700 from the dealer and then the BMW discounts on top of that?

ktono 12-11-2012 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RockChips (Post 7243564)
Don't let the dealer wash your car.

Is that just to save delivery time or have you had a bad experience?

BeamerandBimmer 12-11-2012 04:06 PM

Get the best price you can as close to invoice as possible. Then deduct Holiday, Loyalty, Ultimate drive app, USAA(if you qualify).

ktono 12-11-2012 04:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeamerandBimmer (Post 7243605)
$900 option in the M-sport package might also be the same in Sports Activity package.

Well worth the $.

It is also a $900 option with the Sport Activity package. I'm not too concerned with the seats and I thought the standard seats were just fine so I am sure the Sport seats will be fine. Maybe these seats will open my eyes to how great seats can really be and I will never settle for standard seats again. Oh the fun of new options.

Rickm5X3 12-11-2012 05:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RockChips (Post 7243564)
Don't let the dealer wash your car.

REALLY good advice right here. Don't start the ownership experience with swirl marks.


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