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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-02-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,667
Posted By luper
Definitely support the Adaptive Drive - it makes...

Definitely support the Adaptive Drive - it makes a big difference in body roll when cornering. Also, make sure you really want running boards before ordering them. To me the X5 is low enough (and...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-02-2011, 09:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,157
Posted By luper
Jim, which hard drive are you using for your...

Jim, which hard drive are you using for your audio files? There have been many posts on various boards about larger hard drives that don't work because they need more power than the USB jack...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-17-2011, 10:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,598
Posted By luper
APW2607, thanks very much for that very sensible...

APW2607, thanks very much for that very sensible and elucidating post. It is exactly what I was expecting and hoping to hear, and after all it makes sense: why should your choice of sound system...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-16-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,598
Posted By luper
Individual Audio with Sirius Satellite

Has anyone tried having a dealer install Sirius Satellite with the special-order Individual Audio system? Assume this must be possible because people on this board have said that Individual Audio...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-16-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,598
Posted By luper
Let's be clear, since some people get pretty...

Let's be clear, since some people get pretty emotional about this stuff. I never said the 50i is as good a driving car as the M, and everything you said in your post about the differences is...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-16-2011, 05:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,598
Posted By luper
Should also have mentioned that if you are...

Should also have mentioned that if you are considering these alternatives and go for the 50i, you most likely want the M Sport package and Adaptive Drive, which together will give you the same...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-15-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,598
Posted By luper
Am facing a similar situation as the original...

Am facing a similar situation as the original post and decided to go for a new 50i vs a used M: the 50i allows me to configure with several options that I will really appreciate on the inside of the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-09-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,505
Posted By luper
Thanks for the reply. So you you have never...

Thanks for the reply. So you you have never tried to control music through the USB jack via your iDrive while your other phone was plugged into the cradle? Hate to be a pest, but would you mind...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-07-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,341
Posted By luper
So if I can get the dealer to confirm the SA 226...

So if I can get the dealer to confirm the SA 226 Sport Suspension, then it's the same suspension regardless of whether part of Sport Activity Package or M Sport Package on a 50i?
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-07-2011, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,505
Posted By luper
Were you ever able to fix this problem? I'm...

Were you ever able to fix this problem? I'm about to order a 2012 X5 50i and plan to get the phone integration with the specific intent of doing something very similar to what you were trying to do...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,157
Posted By luper
Which lossless formats can the system play?

Which lossless formats can the system play?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-05-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By luper
One other thought on this and potential reason to...

One other thought on this and potential reason to get the cradle. With an iPhone in the cradle, can you also have a second device running through the USB Jack? This would enable pandora on the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,341
Posted By luper
Gregory34 it sounds like you are correct, have...

Gregory34 it sounds like you are correct, have pressed the dealer and they verified this - in the past you got Sport Suspension with Adaptive Drive, but not with the Sports Package. Which makes me...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,341
Posted By luper
Thanks for the replies. Yes, I meant "M Sport...

Thanks for the replies. Yes, I meant "M Sport Package" rather than X5M - the twin turbo on the 50i will get me into more than enough trouble, don't see the reason to go for the X5M. So far I have...
Forum: California 06-04-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 526
Posted By luper
Service Experiences at Beverly Hills BMW vs Santa Monica BMW

Am planning to buy a car from one of these two dealers and trying to decide where to go for service. Santa Monica gives you loaners if you bought from them, and BH gives you free loaners (vs $25...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,341
Posted By luper
Suspension in 50i Sport Activity Package vs M Sport Package

Planning to get an X5 50i with either the Sport Activity Package or the M Sport Package. Would not spend the extra money for Adaptive Drive since I can't imagine needing this. Does anyone know if...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,014
Posted By luper
UV Protection In Panoramic Sunroof Glass

Does anyone know if the sunroof in the 2012 X5 is treated to block UV A and B rays? If not, would it be possible to put a UV film on the glass without interfering with the opening/closing mechanism?
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,181
Posted By luper
M Sport Package Without Anthracite Headliner??

An existential problem has emerged with my planned configuration:

1. Really hate the Anthracite Headliner. Am getting beige nappa leather and the all beige inside looks great in other luxury...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 06-04-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,049
Posted By luper
Will Smart Phone Integration Turn My iPhone On?

Hi, am debating whether to get Smart Phone Integration in a new X5. I have read all the messages saying that it does nothing more than the USB interface already does other than connect to the...
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