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

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Old 03-10-2011, 07:24 AM
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Would you tow a 23' 5,000lb boat with an X5?

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I am looking at purchasing either a 2012 X5 50i, 35i or 2011 X5 35d. I like the MPG of the 35i, and 35d. However, I like the power of the 50i and 35d. The downside to the 35d is I live in MN where is extremely cold 6 months out of the year which isnít always too kind to diesels and makes them run louder or rougher. Plus the 35d has a bit more of a metallic sound to it. The 35i is nice that itís gas and has pretty good MPG, just worried about if itís enough power to tow my 23í 5,000lb boat during the summer months.

I would be towing about once a week from May until October for about 25 minutes each way on the highway. Going to the lake itís a very slight uphill grade, with some steeper grades on the highway. Wanted to know if anyone here had any experience towing with the 35i. I feel like my safest bet of MPG and ability to tow is the 35d. But then I run the risk of being outdated quickly this fall with the 2012 potential for a new engine and transmission. Then I also run the risk of hating the sound and rough running of a diesel when itís below 10 degrees here for at least 3 months in MN.
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:40 AM
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Old 03-10-2011, 07:44 AM
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Yeah of course, it's capacity is 6,600 lbs. Not sure about the cold weather issues, but I would opt for the 35d since you'll be towing so often.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:14 AM
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I would...but methinks the diesel will give better mileage not only in general, but while towing. Oh and make sure you get the factory hitch.

The X5 is not rated by BMW to tow 6k lbs without the factory hitch. The aftermarket ones look pretty weak...not as beefy as the OEM.
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Old 03-10-2011, 08:39 AM
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I tow a 24' Pursuit CC with my '11 X5d and it does fantastic - better than my V8 4Runner did. I was amazed at how well it did both on and off the freeways. I have had zero problems with cold wx this winter.

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Old 03-10-2011, 09:03 AM
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Thanks for responding guys! Fun to see a fellow Minnesotan on the boards. Iím leaning towards the 35d because while Iím sure Iíd love the 50i, Iím getting tired of bad fuel mileage as I avg 14 MPG in my 5.4 V8 F150. The 35i leaves me leery about its ability to realistically tow the boat back and forth from Lake Minnetonka on a weekly basis in the summer. While the 35d had a metallic sound, it really wasnít any louder than my V8 truck is now.
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Old 03-10-2011, 11:56 AM
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Thanks for responding guys! Fun to see a fellow Minnesotan on the boards. Iím leaning towards the 35d because while Iím sure Iíd love the 50i, Iím getting tired of bad fuel mileage as I avg 14 MPG in my 5.4 V8 F150. The 35i leaves me leery about its ability to realistically tow the boat back and forth from Lake Minnetonka on a weekly basis in the summer. While the 35d had a metallic sound, it really wasnít any louder than my V8 truck is now.
I actually like the sound of the diesel - but it's personal preference. IMO, if you've got a good brake controller, and you're towing once a week for a short distance, you should be fine.

BUT, is that 5,000 lbs the LOADED boat? Or is that empty? Makes a difference. Also, take into consideration that it will be slightly heavier pulling it out of the water if you have added anything to the boat, have people/pets in the boat, or have any carpet or pads on the trailer, etc. Also, even after you run your bilge pump, there is almost always some amount of water left until you pull the plug out. All things that can be overlooked or forgotten..

BTW, I haven't had any trouble in cold weather, and haven't noticed it running "hard", etc. From my experience, the diesel is solid. Overall mileage for me (combined city/hwy) is just over 26 mpg.
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I tow at least 2000 miles per year (900 each way from Ct to SC). Boat+trailer+fuel+stuff= approx 4000lbs. OEM Factory hitch. (see my other posts for pics) 15 hwy MPG when towing. Bought the diesel specifically for this. Towing is very comfortable. Love the low RPM diesel rumble. No cold weather issues...or any issues actually.
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Old 03-10-2011, 12:28 PM
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I actually like the sound of the diesel - but it's personal preference. IMO, if you've got a good brake controller, and you're towing once a week for a short distance, you should be fine.

BUT, is that 5,000 lbs the LOADED boat? Or is that empty? Makes a difference. Also, take into consideration that it will be slightly heavier pulling it out of the water if you have added anything to the boat, have people/pets in the boat, or have any carpet or pads on the trailer, etc. Also, even after you run your bilge pump, there is almost always some amount of water left until you pull the plug out. All things that can be overlooked or forgotten..

BTW, I haven't had any trouble in cold weather, and haven't noticed it running "hard", etc. From my experience, the diesel is solid. Overall mileage for me (combined city/hwy) is just over 26 mpg.
It's a 23' Sea Doo Challenger 230SE on a tandem axle trailer with surge brakes, so no controller needed. Itís 4,420 lbs dry on the trailer per the Sea Doo site. Then Iím guessing about 580lbs worth of fuel (30 gallon tank) and then an oar, 12 life vests, 4 noodles, 1 cooler, 1 tube with tow rope and then a boat cover thatís probably 50 lbs at worst. Then in the X5 itíll be me, my wife, and one or two bags that weight less than 25 lbs total. I think that would worse case put me at 5,500 lbs.

Iím positive that Iíll know itís back there, but cannot imagine that it would be unsafe or exceed the specs set forth by BMW. Iím just starting to think itíd be a lot better to have the extra 125 lbs of torque in the diesel when getting on the highway and holding speed. Per mapquest itís 30 minutes spanning 19 miles.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:30 PM
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I'm guessing, but I am thinking you don't want to use the Ford truck because it isn't a crew cab and you want to haul the family along with the boat. The truck would in my mind the best tow vehicle. Otherwise the diesel would be the best choice, remember you probably aren't towing the boat in the winter (unlike out here). I used to tow a 17' Boston Whaler Montauk behind my '68 2002 from the Bay Area to Tahoe worked a treat but the wear and tear on the 2002 was significant.
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Old 03-10-2011, 04:56 PM
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Itís 4,420 lbs dry on the trailer per the Sea Doo site.
By "on the trailer" do you mean including the weight of the trailer?

The important aspects of towing are brakes, hitch/frame capacity and cooling capacity.

You also need to make sure you are within the total weight capacity of the vehicle.
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Old 03-11-2011, 07:11 AM
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I doubt you'll have any problems - FYI gasoline weighs 6lbs per gallon- so 30gal is 180lbs not 580lbs-

As for Factory Hitch- I dont buy that its the better choice, there are other options that are excellent quality as well- Curt hitch products are very good- and priced much better than BMW dealer prices- check on amazon for direct pricing, and compare with Etrailer which is another good place to get low prices. And if you want a top of the line hitch product, look at the Execuhitch- which is the cleanest install and most tech savvy set up Ive seen yet (basically not visible when the hitch is disconnected) Total installed price is just under $1,000- but you will want a proportional brake controller to manage the electric brakes on your trailer.

As for brake controllers- I just purchased ( but yet to install) a Teknosha prodigy RF proportional controller- which eliminates the hassle of hard wiring a brake controller in the vehicle- you have a hand held remote controller that plugs into a cigarette lighter( in the console). Yes, the Prodigy RF system is $350( discounted) which is twice as expensive the less featued Curt or Prodigy controllers, but getting those wired up will cost you more time and money- so for me it was a wash.

heres a thread you can read if you like all about hitches: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...light=pictures

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It's a 23' Sea Doo Challenger 230SE on a tandem axle trailer with surge brakes, so no controller needed. It's 4,420 lbs dry on the trailer per the Sea Doo site. Then I'm guessing about 580lbs worth of fuel (30 gallon tank) and then an oar, 12 life vests, 4 noodles, 1 cooler, 1 tube with tow rope and then a boat cover that's probably 50 lbs at worst. Then in the X5 it'll be me, my wife, and one or two bags that weight less than 25 lbs total. I think that would worse case put me at 5,500 lbs.

I'm positive that I'll know it's back there, but cannot imagine that it would be unsafe or exceed the specs set forth by BMW. I'm just starting to think it'd be a lot better to have the extra 125 lbs of torque in the diesel when getting on the highway and holding speed. Per mapquest it's 30 minutes spanning 19 miles.
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Old 03-17-2011, 04:55 AM
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Hello All!

I am looking at purchasing either a 2012 X5 50i, 35i or 2011 X5 35d. I like the MPG of the 35i, and 35d. However, I like the power of the 50i and 35d. The downside to the 35d is I live in MN where is extremely cold 6 months out of the year which isnít always too kind to diesels and makes them run louder or rougher. Plus the 35d has a bit more of a metallic sound to it. The 35i is nice that itís gas and has pretty good MPG, just worried about if itís enough power to tow my 23í 5,000lb boat during the summer months.

I would be towing about once a week from May until October for about 25 minutes each way on the highway. Going to the lake itís a very slight uphill grade, with some steeper grades on the highway. Wanted to know if anyone here had any experience towing with the 35i. I feel like my safest bet of MPG and ability to tow is the 35d. But then I run the risk of being outdated quickly this fall with the 2012 potential for a new engine and transmission. Then I also run the risk of hating the sound and rough running of a diesel when itís below 10 degrees here for at least 3 months in MN.

I don't tow with my X5 so I shouldn't be posting here in this thread but I have many friends who are rver's who do tow. Almost every one of them started out towing with vehicles that were towing at the max allowed and they all stated yes I can do that easily! Well now they have all upgraded their towing vehicles so they will not be towing at or near the max. I know towing a rv is different than towing a boat maybe but just wanted to input my info in this thread. Take it for what it's worth, probably not to much.
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I tow a 23-1/2 boat with a 1999 ML430 and plan to order TOMORROW a 2012 X5, gas. Based on all my research, I expect to have zero problems towing that load with the X5. The only debate in my mind is factory hitch or Drawtite. It's reported the Drawtite requires NO cutout and unlike the factory hitch, you get to keep and re-install the OEM bumper OVER the Drawtite (rather than "remove and discard the steel bumper" which is what the factory hitch install instructions say). I can't help but wonder if theoretically you have a more protective rear bumper with the factory bumper crossbar AND the Drawtite crossbar. I believe with the factory hitch you lose access to something (tow hook?) but I can't confirm that yet. Makes sense if there is a feature in the factory bumper, you discard it and lose it with the OEM hitch.

Other thoughts (including those who've done it) would be most welcome. I've done lots of research on it.

The Drawtite on my ML430 has performed flawlessly and it's 12+ years old.
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I tow a 23-1/2 boat with a 1999 ML430 and plan to order TOMORROW a 2012 X5, gas. Based on all my research, I expect to have zero problems towing that load with the X5.
You really don't tell us very much, other than the fact that you have "some" 23 1/2 foot boat.
  • What type of boat? Rib? Bass boat? Center console? Cuddy cabin? Walkaround? Maybe even a monohull or trimaran?
  • What motor(s)? Single? Dual? I/O? Jet drive?
  • What manufacturer? (Makes a huge difference - A Scout 222 Sportfish weighs 2,200 pounds without engines; a comparable Grady White Fisherman 222 weighs 3,160 pounds). As a Grady owner, I can attest that if you are venturing more than a couple miles offshore, every ounce of that extra weight is worth it. But you can't necessarily tow a Grady with the same vehicle as a Scout.
In short, your "23 1/2 foot boat" could be anything from a 1,500 pound rib, to a 4,500 cabin cruiser - plus motor(s). While I am sure YOU know what you have, it really doesn't do anyone else here much good to say "I tow a 23 footer with ease".
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Draw tite looks like less ground clearance.
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See this thread.

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I had the Execuhitch installed today on my 2007 X5 4.8. I will be towing a 26' bowrider on a heavy duty dual axel trailer. Execuhitch's HQ is 5 miles from my office, so I had the opportunity to drill down on a Q & A session with the key players before I handed over the keys.

Not only do they have a compelling tow solution, these people have the same mission critical tenet as NASA or even NASCAR. They claim to make most of the parts in South Africa, but the US facility seems to have a few million in laser cutting equipment too. They operate out of a facility that previously was Saturn dealership, aprox 35,000 sq ft. The salient message is this not an operation run on a shoe string, they very could well be an aerospace contractor for the military. Their skill set is that impressive.

I asked my BMW dealer to provide granular details of what the OEM installation would look like. No way in hell do I want my bumper cut then finished with flimsy trim which is glued on and an exposed muffler to boot. That was their $1,200 deliverable. Even the Drawtite solution without the cut made me cringe with that butt ugly receiver sticking out.

You can't tell their is a tow hitch on mine. The safety chain hooks are not as exposed more than an inch or half inch. Does not negatively impact the flow of the bumper. Sweet!

Once I get the trailer hitched up I will post some pictures or upload a video to YouTube.

I have no reservations regarding if the X5 got enough muscle to tow my boat. I do a lot of long haul towing between Atlanta & Miami, Atlanta & Venice, La (both aprox 600 miles each way) with dually's and an assortment of other trucks pulling my much heavier saltwater boats. I can't wait to see how much the X5 squats with 500lb tongue weight. Some report it won't squat an inch. This I want to see.
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YuCrew

I had the Execuhitch installed today on my 2007 X5 4.8. I will be towing a 26' bowrider on a heavy duty dual axel trailer. Execuhitch's HQ is 5 miles from my office, so I had the opportunity to drill down on a Q & A session with the key players before I handed over the keys.

Not only do they have a compelling tow solution, these people have the same mission critical tenet as NASA or even NASCAR. They claim to make most of the parts in South Africa, but the US facility seems to have a few million in laser cutting equipment too. They operate out of a facility that previously was Saturn dealership, aprox 35,000 sq ft. The salient message is this not an operation run on a shoe string, they very could well be an aerospace contractor for the military. Their skill set is that impressive.

I asked my BMW dealer to provide granular details of what the OEM installation would look like. No way in hell do I want my bumper cut then finished with flimsy trim which is glued on and an exposed muffler to boot. That was their $1,200 deliverable. Even the Drawtite solution without the cut made me cringe with that butt ugly receiver sticking out.

You can't tell their is a tow hitch on mine. The safety chain hooks are not as exposed more than an inch or half inch. Does not negatively impact the flow of the bumper. Sweet!

Once I get the trailer hitched up I will post some pictures or upload a video to YouTube.

I have no reservations regarding if the X5 got enough muscle to tow my boat. I do a lot of long haul towing between Atlanta & Miami, Atlanta & Venice, La (both aprox 600 miles each way) with dually's and an assortment of other trucks pulling my much heavier saltwater boats. I can't wait to see how much the X5 squats with 500lb tongue weight. Some report it won't squat an inch. This I want to see.
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BTW for those contemplating towing, it may be prudent to delve into the Self Levelling Rear Suspension question. For years I thought it ONLY came with the 3rd row seat package, but there seem to be some 2-row X5's being built with it. I don't think anyone has really figured out how you can be sure you get it. Do a search on this forum for the thread if you are interested.
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Sorry but wanted to stick as close to what I thought the discussion was about but realize you make a good point.

23-1/2' Seadoo jet boat, 430 HP, twin engine. Fully loaded with 50+ gallons of fuel, dealer says I'm just under 5,000 lbs.
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Sorry but wanted to stick as close to what I thought the discussion was about but realize you make a good point.

23-1/2' Seadoo jet boat, 430 HP, twin engine. Fully loaded with 50+ gallons of fuel, dealer says I'm just under 5,000 lbs.
Is that with or without trailer?

430 HP on a 23 foot hull - she must fly. Wish I could get by with "only" 50 gallons of fuel. Mine takes 96, which makes for a very painful fill-up.
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I believe the official numbers are 4,420 gross on the trailer w/o fuel, water toys, food and drink.

The 23.5' is not quite as fast as my 15' that had only one of the same 215 HP engines (supercharged and intercooled). The small boat would do a little over 60 mph but a rough ride. The bigger boat mid 50's mph, much smoother ride. What I really love about the jet boats is the maneuverability. They turn on a dime, just like a PWC. Sorry to be off topic so I'll stop talking about boats.
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Hey, boats are cool! I suggest, however, that anyone actually wanting to trail a boat take the fully loaded boat, trailer, fuel, equipment loaded to a public scale and get an accurate weight certificate. Don't depend on what the dealer tells you it will weigh. Good for peace of mind and if there is ever a problem it is nice to have to show that you were within the limits of the car's towing capability.
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