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Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By plegard
Is this post for real? The 2014 X5 sold like hot...

Is this post for real? The 2014 X5 sold like hot cakes, dealers were only offering $2,000 off MSRP and some were selling ABOVE MSRP, and the reviews were terrific. Oh and the Spartanburg, SOUTH...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 02:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 850
Posted By plegard
Can't tell if you were being sarcastic or not,...

Can't tell if you were being sarcastic or not, but if you really are interested in how the manufacturing process works, the videos on this page are very helpful.

It's a BMW website. Click on any...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By plegard
Nice find. Please let us know when/if the 35i...

Nice find. Please let us know when/if the 35i and 35d pass too.

Thanks again. Great info.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 850
Posted By plegard
Great news

Just to mention that the car may have moved to status 150 which means the order is locked, a VIN is assigned and all parts are purchased, but actual production usually doesn't start until about a...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By plegard
Great news. That's ahead of schedule

Please keep us informed as to production status so we can all figure how many days it takes to manufacture a new X5.

Congrats again. Very exciting news.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) Yesterday, 09:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By plegard
[I've had some flavor of I had adaptive drive...

[I've had some flavor of I had adaptive drive (which is relatively equivalent to M suspension -- please say yes) on my E70 and E71 and I loved it.


Adaptive drive (E70 X5) had the dynamic shocks...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-22-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By plegard
It costs $900

It costs $900. The configurator shows it as $0 until you tick the box and then it adds the $900 charge to your total.

Again, well worth the upgrade. Good luck.
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-22-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 472
Posted By plegard
Congrats

Congrats on the order.

The Adaptive M-Suspension is a worthwhile upgrade for $900. It will actually make the car MORE comfortable because the back will be on adaptive shocks instead of steel...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-10-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By plegard
No, am saying that BMW won't release any of the...

No, am saying that BMW won't release any of the 2015s until the CARB certification is complete and am planning on labor day as a conservative estimate to receive the new X5. Could be earlier but with...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-10-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By plegard
Completely normal

Happens every year. This year the CARB hold may be a bit longer as the transmission is changing and the BMW press release mentions "efficiency gains as well as 0-60 time improvements." The...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-10-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,623
Posted By plegard
Totally agree

Have a 50i e70 and avg 15.6mpg in roughly 70 city / 30 highway. Even when I try to get better mileage I can only get to like 16.

The 50i is phenomenal but my next X5 is going to be a diesel. The...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-05-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,426
Posted By plegard
If you get a 2015 you should be good on the transmission

There are production numbers being assigned for 2015s now as there is a guy in a separate thread that has one and I know of two others who also have been assigned 2015 production numbers. I believe...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 07-05-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By plegard
A few tracking helpers

Your salesman will have the most up to date info but you can call the automated BMW #: (800) 831-1117 and go through the prompts to input your production number and that will give you good updates as...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-07-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By plegard
Comfort Rear Seats question

For anyone who knows or who has the Comfort Rear Seat option.

Do the Comfort Rear Seats give MORE legroom than the regular rear seats?

I understand that the Comfort Seats can recline but can...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-07-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,426
Posted By plegard
Don't place that order until it's a 2015 slot

Don't order until you know you can get a 2015 and they have a slot showing a 2015. Otherwise you are likely to get a 2014 filled without the transmission changes noted above.

Historically the next...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-05-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,426
Posted By plegard
I do not believe that salespeople can place an...

I do not believe that salespeople can place an order for a 2015 X5 in their system yet. Your salesperson may be putting in an order for a 2014 and, based upon the current demand, assuming that the X5...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-02-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,130
Posted By plegard
Looks fantastic

Looks fantastic. Congrats.

Would love to see some interior shots, maybe one with the driver door open looking into the cabin to see how great the black interior looks against Carbon Black...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 06-01-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,688
Posted By plegard
Is the rear comfort seat option the same thing one gets with 3rd Row

Have a 2012 E70 w/3rd row and the middle seats recline and move backwards and forwards.

Is this the equivalent of having the comfort rear seat option when not ordering the 3rd row?

The other...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-27-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,242
Posted By plegard
Resurrecting this thread

Just got the 2015 Ordering guide and it specifically states: "4UB (3rd Row) cannot be ordered in combination with ZMM (M-Sport) and ZDH (Dynamic Handling)"

Totally blows. The Adaptive Drive...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-24-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,400
Posted By plegard
Any thoughts on Night Vision Dencoop?

Wondering about Night Vision? Does it show up in the HUD? Is it active all the time in the HUD/iDrive or do you have to push a button to add it to the HUD/iDrive?

Is it good? Would you order it...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-23-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By plegard
Interesting. My dealer couldn't order it that way

Your comment makes sense because the 3rd row is supposed to include the air suspension so it shouldn't need the air suspension again as part of the DHP.

Would you mind letting me know how to enter...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-23-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By plegard
Don't think you can get 3rd row with DHP and M-Sport

But don't believe you can order/configure an M-Sport with the the 3rd Row AND the DHP.

My 2012 M-Sport has Adaptive Drive and a 3rd row seat.

My sense is that the ability to combine all 3...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-20-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By plegard
Hit the start/stop button twice

BMWs require that you push the start/stop button once to turn off the engine and a second time to turn off the electronics. Locking the car also works, but if you don't want to lock the car then...
Forum: X5 F15 (2014 - Current) 05-14-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By plegard
Does the 35d have an 8-Speed auto or 6-Speed auto?

Apologize in advance if this has been covered but am wondering if the 35d does have the 8-Speed automatic transmission.

Here is a link to the bmwusa website specifications and it says "automatic...
Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 04-22-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 874
Posted By plegard
"Stop & Go" may be the same as Active Cruise control

Have active cruise control on my X5 and it is fantastic. And, FYI, the option cost $2,400 on a 2013 X5 and I believe it is $1,200 on the 2014 X5 and 2015 X3. If "Stop & Go" is active cruise control,...
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