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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-02-2012, 04:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By docpowell
Ard and ND40oz, Thanks guys,for all of the...

Ard and ND40oz,

Thanks guys,for all of the input and help. The vehicle is shipped back on BMW's dime. (It is included in the price I paid I am sure.) Next, the X was delivered to me at the Welt,...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-30-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,116
Posted By docpowell
Military/diplomat us maps upon return

To those that purchased their vehicles while on military or diplomatic service, when you returned back to the US, did you pay for US maps to be placed on your navigation? What did you pay? If you did...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-09-2012, 12:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,759
Posted By docpowell
This is from 2010, but are probably close to the...

This is from 2010, but are probably close to the same, or even increased slightly at least for the X5. The 335d will obviously drop because it has been discontinued for the US market. It does not...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-08-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,759
Posted By docpowell
Just looked up the NHTSA crash ratings and the...

Just looked up the NHTSA crash ratings and the Toureg and X5 both received a 4 star rating in the roll over test for 2010 model. (newest tested models.)
The Porsche will be lighter...is that it?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-08-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,759
Posted By docpowell
Wow-...is all I can say. The Porsche website has...

Wow-...is all I can say. The Porsche website has the build up for the new diesel and the pricing now. There is nothing about the Porsche that is worth that much more than the BMW. I know it isn't...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-08-2012, 08:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,759
Posted By docpowell
According to who or what? From what I understand,...

According to who or what? From what I understand, and from what I can find through research, the Porsche Cayenne has terrible reliability, as does Porsche in general. The joke was, and may have very...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-08-2012, 02:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,759
Posted By docpowell
Well, the X5 roof wasn't tested, not to say that...

Well, the X5 roof wasn't tested, not to say that it would or would not pass. The same can be said for Porsche which has not submitted for any testing by IIHS, (cannot look up any Porsche on the IIHS...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-07-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,759
Posted By docpowell
What makes the porsche safer? I understand it...

What makes the porsche safer? I understand it will be lighter, but it is a smaller vehicle too, so it is to be expected. And around a track, the porsche may beat the BMW, but configured properly, I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-07-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,759
Posted By docpowell
Less horsepower, less torque. Barely better fuel...

Less horsepower, less torque. Barely better fuel milage 20/28 vs 19/26. Slower 0-60, and if the Bimmer has the sport package the Porsche also has a lower top end too. No 3rd row option. VW is a...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-05-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 918
Posted By docpowell
[I]Improved mileage via hybrid technology - read...

[I]Improved mileage via hybrid technology - read the electric motor will be integral to tranny housing
Ok. But hybrids suck at power. They need to improve that first.
Triple turbo - 3rd one being...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-04-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,663
Posted By docpowell
The sport package comes with the anthracite...

The sport package comes with the anthracite headliner and an increased speed limiter. So I don't know why you hit the limiter at 135.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-03-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 730
Posted By docpowell
Why? Put it on the roof.

Why? Put it on the roof.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-28-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,729
Posted By docpowell
Yes, in 2007, the E71 X6xdrive35d in Europe did...

Yes, in 2007, the E71 X6xdrive35d in Europe did use the M57. Once again, that information is incorrect and no longer current. That vehicle is not available in Europe anymore. ALL BMW vehicles here in...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-17-2012, 03:22 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,729
Posted By docpowell
yes, the M57 was used here before

yes, the M57 was used here before
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-17-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,729
Posted By docpowell
that is correct. no dispute about that.

that is correct. no dispute about that.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-17-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,729
Posted By docpowell
Once again Autounion you are misinformed. The EU...

Once again Autounion you are misinformed. The EU market uses the N57 engines, not the older M57s, which is the basis behind my previous comment. That some drivers of the 40d here prefer the older...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-17-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,729
Posted By docpowell
The Porsche diesel is expected to be released...

The Porsche diesel is expected to be released this year. (2012, maybe as a 2013 model however due to CARB delays...like we saw with the 12 x5d.) And the engine is the same as the VW and Audi. It is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-17-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,729
Posted By docpowell
Again, comparing the weight of a diesel vehicle...

Again, comparing the weight of a diesel vehicle to a gas vehicle is not an equal comparison. I will give you that the Porsche is lighter with the use of the aluminum, but the 35i is also lighter of...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-17-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,729
Posted By docpowell
Autounion, Never did I say that the Q7...

Autounion,

Never did I say that the Q7 shared a chassis with the Tourag or Cayenne. Re-read. So a majority of your rant is pointless. And if you can get away from your fanboy comments and do...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,840
Posted By docpowell
post pics of the paint job after. I want to do...

post pics of the paint job after. I want to do the same for mine and add the Aero kit.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,729
Posted By docpowell
I would also like to point out the the driver of...

I would also like to point out the the driver of the Porsche diesel driver, that I have had my X5d at over 150mph on the autobahn...Porsche is far from alone on this. My X5d out runs the Porsche...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-16-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,729
Posted By docpowell
The Tourag is the Cayenne with a lesser interior,...

The Tourag is the Cayenne with a lesser interior, same chassis and engine, different name plate like GMC Denali and Chevy. And the Audi interiors suck, the seats are plain junk, the BMW multi...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-13-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,729
Posted By docpowell
Why do you keep going back to the gas car...

Why do you keep going back to the gas car compared to the diesel SAV? Apples and Oranges. Don't do it. My bicycle doesn't do the same things as my motorcycle, we get it.
The diesel engine has...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 02-07-2012, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,576
Posted By docpowell
It has the sterring and gauge cluster of the...

It has the sterring and gauge cluster of the current 5 series. Nice. And I like the new NAV screen in the F30, and now the F15.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 01-30-2012, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 854
Posted By docpowell
You need to follow the psi recommendations of the...

You need to follow the psi recommendations of the tire according to Continental, not what BMW says on the plate inside your door or owners manual, as this was the spec for the OEM tires, and may vary.
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