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Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 03-28-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By vatausae
I was in your same conundrum last year and bit...

I was in your same conundrum last year and bit the bullet on a complete second set of wheels which I switch out each early spring and late fall. The upside is that I am getting the best performance...
Forum: Tire Rack's Tires, Wheels, Brakes & Suspension 11-26-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,517
Posted By vatausae
Does tire size change require wheel change?

This may be somewhat of an elementary question for some but after reading pages and pages on this topic I am still confused.

I have a 2013 50i with M Sport/M Performance with a staggered 19"...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-26-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By vatausae
Another winter tire question . . .

This may be somewhat of an elementary question for some but after reading pages and pages on this topic I am still confused.

I have a 2013 50i with M Sport/M Performance with a staggered 19"...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 11-20-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,555
Posted By vatausae
90% of my driving is "in-town" in my 2013 X5 50i...

90% of my driving is "in-town" in my 2013 X5 50i with M Sport and M Performance. To date I am getting on average 12.9 mpg. As you pointed out, anytime I am on the highway at a consistent 70 - 80...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 851
Posted By vatausae
I have both the M Sport and M Technology on my...

I have both the M Sport and M Technology on my 2013 50i -- the only "comparison" I can give is that it is rated 14 mpg city and 20 mpg hwy. The vast majority of my driving is city driving and I...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-27-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,383
Posted By vatausae
I hear the same thing on a daily basis, not from...

I hear the same thing on a daily basis, not from just that location, but from other pillars also - anywhere there is a plastic moldings "joint." My conclusion is that it is from the cooling of the...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 07-12-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,011
Posted By vatausae
I have the space grey/cinnamon combo and had the...

I have the space grey/cinnamon combo and had the same reservation when I ordered. Looking back I am so glad that I took the leap. It looks great and always gets positive comments the first time...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-05-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,089
Posted By vatausae
Finally got around to taking some pics one week...

Finally got around to taking some pics one week after pickup -- spending too much time enjoying the ride.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-04-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,340
Posted By vatausae
So far I don't find the engine noise offensive --...

So far I don't find the engine noise offensive -- in fact, it brings a smile to my face every time she "growls." At cruising speeds everything is very quiet just begging to be unleashed.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 05-04-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,340
Posted By vatausae
Just picked up my X5 50i with the M packages last...

Just picked up my X5 50i with the M packages last Friday via PCD. I have nothing to compare to except my Acura MDX that this replaced, but the horsepower and torque combo will pin your backside to...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-25-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 12,089
Posted By vatausae
Picking mine up on Friday -- PCD -- counting down...

Picking mine up on Friday -- PCD -- counting down the hours, minutes and seconds!
Forum: Performance Center Delivery 04-17-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 938
Posted By vatausae
I will be joining you on the 27th -- Picking up...

I will be joining you on the 27th -- Picking up my 2013 X5 50i -- counting down the days!
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