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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 01-12-2010, 05:21 PM
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I have the same situation. No roof rail after 35d arrives. The roof rail( part costs $900) plus labor will cost above 1600. It is hard to install, they have to take out the headliner. I'm waiting for the final pricing.
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Old 01-13-2010, 02:15 AM
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Roof rails

Not too sure about the US markets but I've just ordered a 35d M Sport and it states ROOF RAILS HIGH GLOSS SHADOWLINE on the order form. i don't see why if we get them in UK they're not doing it in the US?
I wait with anticipation...
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:07 AM
PAx5+335xi+330c PAx5+335xi+330c is offline
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Cool Roof rail nightmare

Agree about the minivan comment. I traded my 2008 x5 on a 2010 diesel. I instructed the dealer to spec it out exactly the same as the 2008 when ordering the 2010, except to make it a diesel (great fyi - much stronger and better fuel economy than gas version).

My new x5 arrived with no roof rails! It looked terrible and I have the ski and bike attachments. After a very prolonged discussion with the dealership that first wanted to charge me $1300 to have the rails installed (yes a horrible process of removing the headliner etc) they agreed to charge only what the rails option would cost if they had properly ordered it, so I paid $300.

The factory sent two left rails twice, so i had a loaner x5 for a week and a half. I'm going to inspect the hell out of the headliner and installation over this weekend.

It should be an option to NOT have the rails put on - really stupid move by BMW and dealers were not properly informed....
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:20 AM
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Agree about the minivan comment. I traded my 2008 x5 on a 2010 diesel. I instructed the dealer to spec it out exactly the same as the 2008 when ordering the 2010, except to make it a diesel (great fyi - much stronger and better fuel economy than gas version).

My new x5 arrived with no roof rails! It looked terrible and I have the ski and bike attachments. After a very prolonged discussion with the dealership that first wanted to charge me $1300 to have the rails installed (yes a horrible process of removing the headliner etc) they agreed to charge only what the rails option would cost if they had properly ordered it, so I paid $300.

The factory sent two left rails twice, so i had a loaner x5 for a week and a half. I'm going to inspect the hell out of the headliner and installation over this weekend.

It should be an option to NOT have the rails put on - really stupid move by BMW and dealers were not properly informed....
I don't believe the dealer, any dealer, can install a headliner the same as the factory. Good luck.
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:12 PM
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) they agreed to charge only what the rails option would cost if they had properly ordered it, so I paid $300.
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Option is $100 MSRP.

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I don't believe the dealer, any dealer, can install a headliner the same as the factory. Good luck.
No sweat. Have you ever done it? It isn't like the old days....
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Old 01-31-2010, 05:29 AM
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Roof rails indeed cheaper if ordered prior to production (factory installed)

Hi gang - my recent experience here FWIW. I am ordering a new x5 (2010, maybe 2011?) and have talked to 2 different BMW dealers here in Rhode Island USA area. Both gave me the same info WRT roof rails:

- Roof rail option for $100 MSRP (if ordered before production with factory install).

- Post-factory dealer roof rail install - much more expensive due to the additional removal of headliner, etc that is required. I didn't get a quote but am ordering mine with roof rails from factory.

Luckily, I like to do lots of research before buying a car, so I thoroughly looked in the brochure and the "build your own" feature on BMW. There are so many options / packages that I am careful to be sure I'm getting exactly the options I want.

Since the X5 has less room than some alternative vehicles (Acura MDX, Audi Q7) I am very happy to have the roof rails - we'll almost certainly need them for a roof cargo device on long road trips (wife, 1 new baby, 3 dogs). A few years ago we had a used Ford Expedition ('99) that was full of volume... but it was ready to be retired after about 80K miles and we have been SUV-less for 3 yrs now.
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Old 01-31-2010, 08:11 AM
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Since the X5 has less room than some alternative vehicles (Acura MDX, Audi Q7) I am very happy to have the roof rails - we'll almost certainly need them for a roof cargo device on long road trips (wife, 1 new baby, 3 dogs). A few years ago we had a used Ford Expedition ('99) that was full of volume... but it was ready to be retired after about 80K miles and we have been SUV-less for 3 yrs now.
We have one child and two dogs, and definitely need the rooftop carrier for long hauls.
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