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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 07-14-2010, 10:51 AM
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For those of you about to place an order... (September '10 Build Changes)

May want to wait another month or so to get a September production. Starting with September production you will get (or have the option to get):

1) BMW Assist with Extended Bluetooth - not sure exactly the feature-set of this.
2) Mobile Office - This is a really cool one, can view your Blackberry email and text messages on the Nav screen.
3) Bluetooth Music Streaming - Not many will utilize this.
4) iPod 6FL will have 1 wire integration (no more Y cable)
5) iPod 6FL Cover Art will show on the iDrive, can select iPod playback via voice (for example, "Play Coldplay"
6) Seems like Roof Rails will be removed as standard for 35i Premium and Sports Activity, and will be stand-alone options for $100
7) Heated Seats, Multi-Contour Seats, and Navigation are stand-alone options

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Old 07-14-2010, 11:06 AM
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That sucks that our BMW Center cannot do a a "software" upgrade to get some of the features?

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Old 07-14-2010, 12:09 PM
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May want to wait another month or so to get a September production. Starting with September production you will get (or have the option to get):

1) BMW Assist with Extended Bluetooth - not sure exactly the feature-set of this.
2) Mobile Office - This is a really cool one, can view your Blackberry email and text messages on the Nav screen.
3) Bluetooth Music Streaming - Not many will utilize this.
4) iPod 6FL will have 1 wire integration (no more Y cable)
5) iPod 6FL Cover Art will show on the iDrive, can select iPod playback via voice (for example, "Play Coldplay"

6) Seems like Roof Rails will be removed as standard for 35i Premium and Sports Activity, and will be stand-alone options for $100
7) Heated Seats, Multi-Contour Seats, and Navigation are stand-alone options

PDF Bulletin is attached
I like my new X5.. but this stuff would be nice. Really nice.

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That sucks that our BMW Center cannot do a a "software" upgrade to get some of the features?
Agree. Why penalize early adopters of a product.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:25 PM
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That sucks that our BMW Center cannot do a a "software" upgrade to get some of the features?

Well, if you believe the document BMW issued, the new features required a change in the hardware.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:00 PM
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I'm delaying my order to get the updates - sounds like this is the new iPod interface, that will eventually allow for control of Pandora and such. That and the LED Corona rings were the 2 things I wanted most...
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:53 PM
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I'm delaying my order to get the updates - sounds like this is the new iPod interface, that will eventually allow for control of Pandora and such. That and the LED Corona rings were the 2 things I wanted most...
I am with you, Newmanium. I put in my order yesterday, and have just sent a request to my dealer for a September production. I think the new features are worth waiting for a couple months
Do you know if we can still get the current rates and eco credit, which are valid till 8/31, even for a September production?

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Old 07-14-2010, 12:28 PM
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I wonder if with these new features, you could command your car to "NEVER Play Coldplay, EVER!"
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Old 07-15-2010, 04:17 AM
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I wonder if with these new features, you could command your car to "NEVER Play Coldplay, EVER!"

My car does that already !!!! I just don't load that music to the USB in the first place


But seriously,
what modules would need to be replaced on a 2011 to make it do these things ?
I would think it would just be the C.E.M and a software update. a $1000 should take care of that if you really wanted it ???????
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:34 PM
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well. it sounds like some of the features should be only software related and not hardware. Maybe hope for the best!
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:38 PM
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It specifically says that the iPod changes are not retrofittable to pre-Sept builds, they're making hardware updates.
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Old 07-14-2010, 12:48 PM
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forgot to clarify I meant the mobile office features. I'm sure BMW will raise the prices for the Sept production cars.

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Old 07-14-2010, 01:53 PM
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forgot to clarify I meant the mobile office features. I'm sure BMW will raise the prices for the Sept production cars.
Typically they wouldn't raise the prices mid MY, but you never know, it's a decent feature set which could justify the increase. I bet if you order now and ask your CA to schedule a September production number for you, you won't suffer the increase...
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:23 PM
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I'm pretty pissed about this one I use an Ipod and a blackberry for work

This really sucks for those that have a X5 in Prod and have not taken delivery yet.

At least they haven't changed to the LED headlamps yet.
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:39 PM
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At least they haven't changed to the LED headlamps yet.
I wonder if they'll make that change at this time, but just haven't bothered to announce it. I'm thinking of taking delivery now rather than wait, but if the LED Corona rings were available by then, I'd be so miffed at not waiting.

Really wonder why they delayed the introduction of those, probably as simple as they have 5000 boxes left of the old headlights and had to use them up? LOL
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Old 07-14-2010, 04:44 PM
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they probably had a contract with the supplier and wasn't planning on rolling out the 2011 models until early fall. I would figure for the new features after Sept as well.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:47 PM
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Well, I'm now thinking of chickening out and not waiting... The Eco credit will be fine, you have to place an order by aug 31, take delivery within the next 2 months. I am going to use the 1000 credit from the ultimate drive, but that expires by sept 31, so I would prob lose that credit. 1000 for iPod looks is a bit much. But if the led coronas were available, that would be worth it for me. Wish I knew for sure.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:54 PM
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Well, I'm now thinking of chickening out and not waiting... The Eco credit will be fine, you have to place an order by aug 31, take delivery within the next 2 months. I am going to use the 1000 credit from the ultimate drive, but that expires by sept 31, so I would prob lose that credit. 1000 for iPod looks is a bit much. But if the led coronas were available, that would be worth it for me. Wish I knew for sure.
I am planning to attend the ultimate drive in a couple of weeks, just to get the $1000 credit (I recently found out about it). When did you go the event? Sounds like there is an expiration time once you get the credit.
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Old 07-14-2010, 06:05 PM
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The credit expires September 31st for everyone. I went to the event in mid-June and got the credit email 1 week later.
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:20 PM
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Ugh just submitted a new build to my CA today. I can probably tell her to hold off.

I see just a couple of features that sound cool, like voice command, coverflow, Bluetooth streaming...

Is no y cane that big a deal? I don't use a blackberry so I don't care about mobile office. What about iPod out? Why wasn't that on the PDF? I use an iPhone so it sounds like these are features I would love.

Don't know what to do...
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:40 PM
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The credit expires September 31st for everyone. I went to the event in mid-June and got the credit email 1 week later.
What day of the month is September 31st? I can't seem to find it on my calendar.



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Old 07-15-2010, 05:08 AM
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Hopefully BMW will have an upgrade available in the near future.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:33 PM
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I agree about there being an upgrade coming in the future. The only hardware changes I can see that would be needed would be a new BT module and possible a new center console USB plug and cable into the cars existing system, then a software upgrade much like adding the towing module. I wish this had been available when I ordered my 35d which is supposed to arrive next week.
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Old 07-15-2010, 12:37 PM
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Hopefully just a software upgrade
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:07 PM
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Now if it they had LED angel eyes THEN I AM IN!!

otherwise I am not paying extra for random features..
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Old 07-15-2010, 03:13 PM
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Whew contacted my CA and was able to put my build on hold.

Would hate to be stuck with old tech!

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