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yahtzee 12-29-2012 07:39 PM

X35i or x50i?
 
Coming from the 4.8L V-8 in my 550i M-Sport I have to think that a six cylinder turbo isn't going to have the rumble I'm used to. I know the x50i is faster and sounds better but is it really worth the extra coin? I'm pretty sure Ill be going M-Sport as that really sets BMW's off even more than they already are. Go!

5seriesHB 12-29-2012 07:45 PM

Sir 1000%
i honestly think u will be returning that vehicle if u go 35

here take a look at this comparison 35 engine and 5.0

Both my vehicles:thumbup::bigpimp::angel:!

http://youtu.be/J6iJiofDb-U

http://youtu.be/bWMrglwK8wA

http://youtu.be/3HRCtcm5At0

jgentle 12-29-2012 11:08 PM

I wholeheartedly agree with the above sentiment! While the 35i is no slouch, the 50i removes any potential for suffering from Horsepower Defeciency Syndome, a quite painful condition. :rofl:

If you only test drive the 35i, you should be OK with that, but expect to want the 50i if you end up driving both. I test drove a 35i and a 50i back to back and knew immediately that I had to have the V8. One year and about 11K miles later on my 2012 50i and I've been thrilled with the engine. It drank a couple of quarts of oil this past year, but SO WHAT? It's much less oil thirsty now and has tons of power. I'm sure the M Sport is that much better.

I can honestly say that I can't think of a SUV I would want more than what I have. I know I'd have been wanting more if I'd gone for the 35i.

I have been very happy with my decision to go for the 50i. Now, if BMW could make the body/interior just a tad more vault-like and do a proper premium sound system, I'd then truly be in seventh heaven. :angel:

AutoUnion 12-30-2012 05:21 AM

If you can find a 50i in your price range, do it!

5seriesHB 12-30-2012 05:32 AM

i think also the 550 your coming from has a pretty stiff suspension set up naturally.
The msport one i just got is very BMW'esque as apposed to some of the standard 5.0 non sports x5 i test drove.
The suspension was a bit sloppy and loose.
There are some CPO 2011 out there and the msport editions in 2011 come standard with Adaptive Drive
u will like that:thumbup:
Definitely try to test drive one first.
Rob

safelder 12-30-2012 07:19 AM

50 all the way, considering what you're coming from. I just left an S4, and couldn't have done the 35 without remorse; I suspect you'd feel the same. Yes, there's a theory that says the 35 is "fast enough for an SUV," but the X5 is so composed for the segment that the bigger engine makes sense (the bigger V8 in the Merc GL, for example, is pointless, unless you're towing). Every time I get to push my new toy, I'm amazed how quick and agile it is for its size (I've got M performance, adaptive drive, and active steer as well).

yahtzee 12-30-2012 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AutoUnion (Post 7278864)
If you can find a 50i in your price range, do it!

I think the 50i with M-Sport is going to be 50ish.....found an M-sport white 35i in my price range but dont think I will be happy with a 6.

BR328 12-30-2012 11:15 AM

I just went through this... I currently have a 35d and test drove all of them again. I ended up with the 50. I could not resist the engine and response.

The trade off is the fuel consumption.

Whippa 12-30-2012 11:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by safelder (Post 7279002)
50 all the way, considering what you're coming from. I just left an S4, and couldn't have done the 35 without remorse; I suspect you'd feel the same. Yes, there's a theory that says the 35 is "fast enough for an SUV," but the X5 is so composed for the segment that the bigger engine makes sense (the bigger V8 in the Merc GL, for example, is pointless, unless you're towing). Every time I get to push my new toy, I'm amazed how quick and agile it is for its size (I've got M performance, adaptive drive, and active steer as well).

I want your truck !

Kar Don 12-30-2012 11:39 AM

I really wanted the 50i but couldn't stomach 12mpg. I get 21-22 mpg in the diesel with a lot of city driving.

yahtzee 12-30-2012 12:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kar Don (Post 7279443)
I really wanted the 50i but couldn't stomach 12mpg. I get 21-22 mpg in the diesel with a lot of city driving.

Is it really 12mpg in the city?

5seriesHB 12-30-2012 12:11 PM

2011's maports w 35 to 45k miles have on sale at low 50's
And 2012's with anywhere from 7 to 15k r going from $57 to $66k
That's from my six months of doing research
Some are Cpo and some r not
Rob

TurboBusa 12-30-2012 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yahtzee5 (Post 7279478)
Is it really 12mpg in the city?

Im getting 16 in the city and i have stage 2.

safelder 12-30-2012 12:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TurboBusa (Post 7279505)
Im getting 16 in the city and i have stage 2.

That's slightly better than what I'm getting in the city. BTW, for me, "in the city" means DC and surrounds. Lots of stop and go. I didn't buy this for fuel economy , and would gladly still fuel it if it ran on the blood of baby seals, but I'm pleased with the mpg so far. Can't wait to get it out on the open road (my litmus test is DC to Charlottesville, VA).

ard 12-30-2012 01:09 PM

I feel sorry for people that need to get all their automotive desires out of one car....

ND40oz 12-30-2012 01:23 PM

I really couldn't tell that much of a difference between my 35i M Performance and a 50i M Sport I had as a loaner in the speed department, it didn't feel that much faster. It didn't have adaptive drive which probably contributed to the front end feeling heavy and it certainly didn't sound better. I'd like to try a 50i M Performance with AD because I bet it sounds and feels much different.

AutoUnion 12-30-2012 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yahtzee5 (Post 7279400)
I think the 50i with M-Sport is going to be 50ish.....found an M-sport white 35i in my price range but dont think I will be happy with a 6.

If you can stretch it a little bit, do it :)

yahtzee 12-30-2012 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by AutoUnion (Post 7279585)
If you can stretch it a little bit, do it :)

Found the EXACT car I want on one of the lease trading sites...just assuming the lease...I asked seller a question and put "call me asap" as my first and last name....if I dont hear from them by tomorrow I may pay the $59 so I can reach out....AND it's a 2012....crazy...white with saddle brown interior, x50i....:thumbup:

AutoUnion 12-30-2012 02:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yahtzee5 (Post 7279726)
Found the EXACT car I want on one of the lease trading sites...just assuming the lease...I asked seller a question and put "call me asap" as my first and last name....if I dont hear from them by tomorrow I may pay the $59 so I can reach out....AND it's a 2012....crazy...white with saddle brown interior, x50i....:thumbup:

That's an awesome combo. Good luck

TexasBMW 12-30-2012 05:11 PM

I'm ordering an X5 5.0 MSport tomorrow. Can't wait to have that power!

5seriesHB 12-30-2012 05:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasBMW (Post 7280002)
I'm ordering an X5 5.0 MSport tomorrow. Can't wait to have that power!

Ok
Congrats
Please tell us ur options
So we can give u our pleasings and sign off on this
We still have final say sir
Read the small print
Lol
Seriously though options ?

TexasBMW 12-30-2012 05:35 PM

:thumbup::angel::bigpimp:Ok, if you ask... it just kinda happend quickly. The below is what I'm thinking -- please let me know how you approve?
Thanks!!

475 Black Sapphire Metallic
4AZ Dark Bamboo wood trim
LVSW Black Perforated Nevada Leather
2NY 20" Light-Alloy Double-Spoke (Style 333M) with performance tires

ZLS Luxury Seating Package
451 Active seat for driver
453 Front ventilated seats
456 Multi-contour seats
LV Perforated Nevada Leather
ZMP M Sport Package
220 Self-leveling suspension
226 Sport suspension
2M5 19" Light-Alloy wheels (Style 223M) withperformance tires
3MA BMW Individual roof rails Aluminium
481 Sport seats
760 Shadowline exterior trim
775 Anthracite headliner
7M5 M exterior parts in body color
7XA M Sports leather steering wheel with paddle shifters
840 Increased top speed limiter
ZMX M Performance Package
767 M Performance Package
7XA M Sports leather steering wheel with paddle shifters
ZPP Premium Package
319 Universal Garage Door Opener
322 Comfort Access system
3AH Rear View Camera with Top View
417 Manual side/rear power shades
4NA Digital Compass Mirror
4NB 4-zone automatic climate control
ZPS Premium Sound Package
655 Sirius Satelite radio with 1 year subscription
677 Premium hi-fi system
ZTP Technology Package
5AC High Beam Assistant
5DK Side-view camera
610 Head-up Display
300O Space-saver spare
323 Soft-close automatic doors
6NR BMW Apps
6NF Smartphone Integration


Quote:

Originally Posted by 5seriesHB (Post 7280043)
Ok
Congrats
Please tell us ur options
So we can give u our pleasings and sign off on this
We still have final say sir
Read the small print
Lol
Seriously though options ?


5seriesHB 12-30-2012 06:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasBMW (Post 7280057)
:thumbup::angel::bigpimp:Ok, if you ask... it just kinda happend quickly. The below is what I'm thinking -- please let me know how you approve?
Thanks!!

475 Black Sapphire Metallic
4AZ Dark Bamboo wood trim
LVSW Black Perforated Nevada Leather
2NY 20" Light-Alloy Double-Spoke (Style 333M) with performance tires

ZLS Luxury Seating Package
451 Active seat for driver
453 Front ventilated seats
456 Multi-contour seats
LV Perforated Nevada Leather
ZMP M Sport Package
220 Self-leveling suspension
226 Sport suspension
2M5 19" Light-Alloy wheels (Style 223M) withperformance tires
3MA BMW Individual roof rails Aluminium
481 Sport seats
760 Shadowline exterior trim
775 Anthracite headliner
7M5 M exterior parts in body color
7XA M Sports leather steering wheel with paddle shifters
840 Increased top speed limiter
ZMX M Performance Package
767 M Performance Package
7XA M Sports leather steering wheel with paddle shifters
ZPP Premium Package
319 Universal Garage Door Opener
322 Comfort Access system
3AH Rear View Camera with Top View
417 Manual side/rear power shades
4NA Digital Compass Mirror
4NB 4-zone automatic climate control
ZPS Premium Sound Package
655 Sirius Satelite radio with 1 year subscription
677 Premium hi-fi system
ZTP Technology Package
5AC High Beam Assistant
5DK Side-view camera
610 Head-up Display
300O Space-saver spare
323 Soft-close automatic doors
6NR BMW Apps
6NF Smartphone Integration


Looks cool
Lets see I only have mine for a week 600 miles
Space grey or titanium r the easiest color to keep clean and the sexiest
But if u like black ok well give U the nod...lol
Have fun cleaning night and day
I'm sure ur aware of this already.
Just so U know the 333 20" I have killer looking but a week into it ill be honest I find them rough around town. Like a bit annoying and I may trade someone on the for there 19" wheels
But if someone would have told this I still would have ordered them
Ur options look perfect
Personally I have another BMW with wood interior so I would order brushed aluminum
Gives a sporty look
I'm going to have this guy Don do a Carbon fiber wrap for $295 ... He got amazing reviews

So most importantly can u tell us the specifics of ur deal
I got 12% below invoice on my $77k brand new 2012 last week .
Rob

jgentle 12-30-2012 08:54 PM

TexasBMW, since you seem to be ordering a very well equipped machine, you should at least consider ordering the somewhat secret "individual" stereo upgrade. This is a step above the pretty mediocre "premium sound" option.

I have the premium sound option and its not stellar.

I wish I had had the foresight to special order rather than search area dealers for a close fit. Wish I'd known about the uber-sound system availability too.

(option code 752)

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=588868

If you plan to keep your truck for a while, the incremental cost of the upgrade is worth it, in my opinion. :thumbup:

ND40oz 12-30-2012 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TexasBMW (Post 7280057)
:thumbup::angel::bigpimp:Ok, if you ask... it just kinda happend quickly. The below is what I'm thinking -- please let me know how you approve?
Thanks!!

475 Black Sapphire Metallic
4AZ Dark Bamboo wood trim
LVSW Black Perforated Nevada Leather
2NY 20" Light-Alloy Double-Spoke (Style 333M) with performance tires

ZLS Luxury Seating Package
451 Active seat for driver
453 Front ventilated seats
456 Multi-contour seats
LV Perforated Nevada Leather
ZMP M Sport Package
220 Self-leveling suspension
226 Sport suspension
2M5 19" Light-Alloy wheels (Style 223M) withperformance tires
3MA BMW Individual roof rails Aluminium
481 Sport seats
760 Shadowline exterior trim
775 Anthracite headliner
7M5 M exterior parts in body color
7XA M Sports leather steering wheel with paddle shifters
840 Increased top speed limiter
ZMX M Performance Package
767 M Performance Package
7XA M Sports leather steering wheel with paddle shifters
ZPP Premium Package
319 Universal Garage Door Opener
322 Comfort Access system
3AH Rear View Camera with Top View
417 Manual side/rear power shades
4NA Digital Compass Mirror
4NB 4-zone automatic climate control
ZPS Premium Sound Package
655 Sirius Satelite radio with 1 year subscription
677 Premium hi-fi system
ZTP Technology Package
5AC High Beam Assistant
5DK Side-view camera
610 Head-up Display
300O Space-saver spare
323 Soft-close automatic doors
6NR BMW Apps
6NF Smartphone Integration

Looks like you're missing 2VA, definitely worth the $2650 MSRP.


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