Originally Posted by henrycyao
2013 x5 has the hydraulic steering. Hydraulic is less efficient because the constant load in the engine. Electric on uses energy when turning. Currently, the electric are precise but lack road feedback. The electric has been tuned lighter steering effort. You really need to drive to know which one you like.
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IMO Hydraulic is better because of the feedback, but EPS isn't bad (Porsche, Audi do it well)
If you get the Adaptive Steering option on the E70, you can get EPS (non-D models though)
2011 X5 xDrive 35d Red/Black: ZCW, ZPP, ZRC, ZTP, 300, 386, 496, 4AB, 6FL, Combox, LED Coronas. 04/11 Production