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5seriesHB 12-29-2012 06:36 PM

5.0 Msport
 
What exactly happens to the suspension when you put the shift lever over to the left and it goes into DS

Does it adjust the suspension as well making it stiffer?

Is the exhaust a bit louder/throatier in the Msport model compared to the sport activity?

Thanks i advance Rob:thumbup:

1naztyx5 12-29-2012 07:38 PM

None of the above, it changes the shift points of the transmission for a more "sportier" feel

5seriesHB 12-29-2012 10:44 PM

ok
What about the exhaust...is it louder on the Msport compared to the reg 5.0

NoI4plz 12-29-2012 11:02 PM

IDK about the exhaust being throatier or such.

Just wanted to say if its still not enough, you could always throw in a meistercraft or eisenmann. they make the x5 a beast!

1naztyx5 12-29-2012 11:14 PM

I may be wrong but I think the Msport is mostly cosmetic differences with 5.0, am sure someone with it will chime in.

5seriesHB 12-29-2012 11:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NoI4plz (Post 7278730)
IDK about the exhaust being throatier or such.

Just wanted to say if its still not enough, you could always throw in a meistercraft or eisenmann. they make the x5 a beast!

Well i did the wife test today on the freeway.,,,,,,,

I said non shelontly....hows the exhast sound.
She says sounds kinda loud.:dunno:
inside i was like:mad:

as the dreems of going aftermarket slowly :violent:being killed as we drove to the mall.
LOL

5seriesHB 12-29-2012 11:22 PM

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Originally Posted by 1naztyx5 (Post 7278739)
I may be wrong but I think the Msport is mostly cosmetic differences with 5.0, am sure someone with it will chime in.

Dont think so!:dunno:

1naztyx5 12-30-2012 03:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5seriesHB (Post 7278746)
Dont think so!:dunno:

Did a little search and all that comes up is cosmetic specially on the X5 trim...you will notice the Msport will have M logos on the steering wheel, shifter and wheels..front and rear facias are also different from the regular X5, but performance wise same thing.

Also if you one a louder exhaust maybe you can look into the QTP electronic cut outs...stock for your wife and a beast for you ;)

5seriesHB 12-30-2012 05:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1naztyx5 (Post 7278814)
Did a little search and all that comes up is cosmetic specially on the X5 trim...you will notice the Msport will have M logos on the steering wheel, shifter and wheels..front and rear facias are also different from the regular X5, but performance wise same thing.

Also if you one a louder exhaust maybe you can look into the QTP electronic cut outs...stock for your wife and a beast for you ;)

I like your thinking, very sneaky . shell never know:bigpimp::bigpimp::bigpimp:

safelder 12-30-2012 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 5seriesHB (Post 7278341)
What exactly happens to the suspension when you put the shift lever over to the left and it goes into DS

Does it adjust the suspension as well making it stiffer?

Is the exhaust a bit louder/throatier in the Msport model compared to the sport activity?

Thanks i advance Rob:thumbup:

Dropping the shifter to the left just changes the shift points. There's a button on the console beneath the shifter labeled "Sport" that tightens the suspension.

On a 2013, M Sport package is all cosmetic. M Performance package tweaks the engine for 40 more hp and (I think) 25 lb-ft more torque. There are no published numbers that I could find for what that does either for 0-60 times or fuel economy. As to the former, I'd guess it shaves a few tenths, putting it right at the 5 second mark. As to the latter, my real-world experience suggests I'm getting around 15 mpg, mostly city. Not great, but I'd power my car with the blood of baby seals if I could. :) We don't buy these cars to be fuel efficient or green.

BTW, when I was shopping, I found that most CAs had no clue there were two different M packages. No less than 4 told me it was all cosmetic, and that I must be confused with the X5M. Needless to say, those 4 didn't sell me a car.

I can try a video a little later if you'd like to hear the sound of M performance.

5seriesHB 12-30-2012 07:44 AM

safelder: How about a cold start until rpms drop and then some revs from the back

That would be a great Sunday gift!
Ps where does ur car idle at
Cheers
Rob

5seriesHB 12-30-2012 09:33 AM

Safelder: There's a button on the console beneath the shifter labeled "Sport" that tightens the suspension.

Not on the 2012 Msport
I heard that on reg sport there is
To enhance suspension
Out x5's it's built in as per Msport badging
Not just cosmetic

Can anyone second this ?

Rob

BR328 12-30-2012 11:11 AM

The Msport package includes some non-cosmetic things:
220 Self-leveling suspension
226 Sport suspension

It does not mention anything on exhaust. I drove the 50 Msport & Performance and that sounded loud but in a awesome way. Plus it only kicked in above a certain RPM. I ended up ordering a 50 std which I also test drove but alas it was on busy roads and could not get the vehicle up to speed to compare exhaust sounds. But I have the same question, guess I'll find out soon.

5seriesHB 12-30-2012 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BR328 (Post 7279403)
The Msport package includes some non-cosmetic things:
220 Self-leveling suspension
226 Sport suspension

It does not mention anything on exhaust. I drove the 50 Msport & Performance and that sounded loud but in a awesome way. Plus it only kicked in above a certain RPM. I ended up ordering a 50 std which I also test drove but alas it was on busy roads and could not get the vehicle up to speed to compare exhaust sounds. But I have the same question, guess I'll find out soon.

All I know is those soft close doors save my sanity ever day with my kids naps


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