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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 06-27-2006, 03:12 PM
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Looks good to me!

I do wonder about how a manual shifter will fit in there: perhaps they won't offer one?
Or this could be a manual & automatic gearbox in one box.
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Old 06-28-2006, 06:34 AM
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Is that a button on top of the shifter? Might be for Sport Mode. What do you guys think?
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Old 06-28-2006, 09:05 AM
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I think it looks great. Idrive is a great addition, especially w/voice command capability. I don't have a problem w/using it un my 7, and I think people just need to take a little time to learn how to use all the features. I hope Logic 7 is also available too.
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Old 06-29-2006, 10:33 AM
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what! No room for a 3-pedal!!!

A 3-pedal (sport, not stump puller) with the 3.5 twin-turbo, you will have the entire northern US waiting for one of these. How sweet that would be.... Dash looks interesting, the double dash looks a little quirky, but not in a bad way. Shifter looks like a cell-phone. That is the one bad part, keep a step shifter, the E65esque steering wheel buttons are **** compared to the actual action.
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Old 06-29-2006, 02:59 PM
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My thought, E70 X5 interior were good! I don't like shift knob! It's weird looking. Overall, X5 were very good.
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Old 06-30-2006, 09:32 AM
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Do you guys think the 6 cylinder version of the X5 will get the 260 hp;225 lb - ft torque?
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Old 07-01-2006, 04:00 AM
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I really want to know how the 3rd row of seats is going to look like. Anyone seen it?
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Old 07-01-2006, 07:08 PM
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I really want to know how the 3rd row of seats is going to look like. Anyone seen it?
Third row seating is for kids; 10-year old or younger.
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Old 07-01-2006, 09:03 PM
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To be honest, this is exactly what I want to see from the new X5. However, I don't want to see the X5 to become something like a very large SUV like the Merc GL or Audi Q7. They are just too huge in size, imo. Sizewise, I think the Volvo XC90 is very good and I hope the X5 will not be a lot larger than that.
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Old 07-04-2006, 10:53 PM
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Hmm.. does anyone know if the 3rd row of seats are a viable option or an afterthought like the E series MBZ wagons? I'll totally hold out for this puppy if the 3rd row is actually functional for kids (as opposed to a death trap in the crumple zone).
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:26 AM
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Hmm.. does anyone know if the 3rd row of seats are a viable option or an afterthought like the E series MBZ wagons? I'll totally hold out for this puppy if the 3rd row is actually functional for kids (as opposed to a death trap in the crumple zone).
My understanding is it was designed in from the start. With so many potential X5 owners cross-shopping the XC90 (or in my case, replacing my XC90 with an X5), I would be amazed if BMW's design team didn't "benchmark" the XC90's 3rd row - complete with headroom, curtain airbags, crumple zone, etc.

My "perfect" SAV would have the XC90's room, with the X5's engines, driving dynamics, interior quality and build quality. (The XC90 had some really great innovative ideas, but was let down by inferior execution. There was ALWAYS something going wrong with it). From what I've seen so far, it looks like the new X5 was designed to my specs!
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Old 07-05-2006, 04:58 PM
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Quack - thanks for the info. Looks like I'll be calling the Audi dealer and telling them to wait for me until I've taken out the E70.
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Old 07-05-2006, 08:20 PM
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Thanks for the stroke, but calling my 411 on the E70 "info" may be a bit generous. "Best guess from early information gleaned from the rumormill" is closer to the mark, though "wishful thinking" might also be accurate!
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