09-28-2012, 09:33 PM
2 Bimmers R better than 1
Join Date: Apr 2011
Mein Auto: 12 MSPT 535 & MSPT X5 5.0
My Test Drives So far...X5's "Pics and Videos"
Im just about there gang!
Before we start i would like to make a public announcement to all the sensitive and sarcastic folks out there.. This has just been my experience so far and im am not looking to bash anyones vehicle if they happen to own any of the same kinds...Im an enthusiast just like you and a human being as well. Ok so having said that here we go.
Theres been a bunch of X5's driven by me all the way from Long Beach Ca to San Diego
From 2010 Msports to 2013 Msport 5.0 w the Performance Package and 19" Wheels
These were all 5.0's except the 2010 4.8.
PS have not been able to find a car with AD other than once again the 2010 Msport
unfortunately these are all basically minus AD, Wich i so want to test with the right variables.
Ill say a quick word about each......
2010 MSPORT 4.8 w "AD" "Titanium Silver".....Underpowered compared to the 5.0
So needs more torque to pull this 5k pound vehicle. I was not impressed with the performance even to red line.
especially coming from an Infinity fx45 that absolutely fly's and handles like its on rails w the small addition of a strut tower brace. "as i digress...LOL
The overall feeling of this vehicle was very heavy and really tight to steer. I know it has AD, but it felt overly difficult to maneuver This must be the AD. Although i have to say ive driven some high end AMGs before and unfortunately this X5 felt like a large piece of steel w loud sounding heavy closing doors. Not my cup of Tea
Could not wait to jump out of this vehicle. My least favorite in power and comfort in all the test drives
2012 X5 "sports Activity" 5.0 "Metalic Black" Video attached below!
Great everyday X5 although the drivers seat position is still a bit high for my liking.
A bit to loosy goosy in the steering dept and wheel movement. obviously a fast truck see video attached. this was not a highly optioned car...no soft close or heads up etc
although msrp was $73 when new, It was selling for $54K W 15K MILES down from $61k. They probably took $50k cause it was a red tag and there a month.
2010 x5M 555hp "Black"
A monster all around. Gears shifted a bit rough for me if i was going to use this vehicle for family and everyday driving around town. Not so impressed with the exhaust sound,the 5.0 is more throatier. Coming from the AMG i am not looking to do the all out racer truck with super high coasts after warranty is up.
2013 MSPORT AND M PERFORMANCE PACKAGE "Black"
Could get the entire feel for the extra HP because the wheels were the 19 and it felt very high up, at least more than i expected, even though its only Millimeters difference it felt so different than the 20" 333's
I could not tell there was 30 xtra torques even though people swear they can tell. To be fair im coming from a ML63 AMG and thats a tough truck to come out of regarding comparative HP/TQ . Most trucks/Suv's are going to feel slower and feel less powerful.
I might add the x5 5.0 blows the AMG away for the most part in Quality and overall feel.
I had the AMG 2 yrs and never could get used to sitting up so high in a truck. Tons of mechanical problems anyway. Mercedes repurchased the car from me "thank God".
2012 MSPORT "Space Grey" and also a "White" one
My favorite so far. Sits low and super fast. Sounds incredible in any range...purrrrsss Handled great, both had soft close with heads up display. Love both those options! This is the car im gunning for, definately want to test drive one last one with AD if i can find it. i found an 11 in SanDiego and if its still around after this weekend i go and see it.
Here is the videos of the MPerformance Package exhaust and then the 5.0 "Sports Activity"
0 to 95 mph
All the best
It will all work out in the end....and if it hasn't worked out yet, its not the end
2012 Msport X5 +Prem Sound+Cold Weather+Top/Side Cameras+Soft Close Doors+BMW Apps
Last edited by 5seriesHB; 09-28-2012 at 11:30 PM.