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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 04-27-2010, 02:29 PM
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Another delay on the 2011 X5. You will not recieving it anytime soon!

Please see attached below that my dealer emailed me. Due to a seat module the 2011 X5's produced in week 15 and 16 are going to be delayed another approximately 2 weeks until they get the seat module. My car was done as of 2 weeks ago, and is awaiting to be released to the shipper. I have been waiting since December 2009 for my car. I originally ordered a 2010 4.8i and the production of that car did not even begin until the end of March, last month. I would not have recieved it until maybe now or in a couple of weeks. Therefore, I cancelled it ordered the 2011 50i X5 thinking I would get it only about a few weeks later. Now this stupid campaign. I turned in my leased Audi Q7 6 weeks ago, and have been borrowing a small car awaiting for my X5. Now a longer wait. I am sooo disappointed in BMW. And all of these other models, ie 1, 3 series, etc cars are being held up for a dumb seat module also. Amazing!
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Old 04-27-2010, 02:41 PM
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That is why most BMW's are sold on the lot.

Life is too short to order a car, wait months, etc.

Consumers create the frustration by having high expectations when ordering a custom car only to be let down by one of thousands of vendors supplying parts.

And if everything goes right, the cars are usually scratched and damaged in shipment.

You got to want something bad to wait 6 months, and then only keep it 3 or 4 years.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:00 PM
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That is why most BMW's are sold on the lot.
I thought I read somewhere that 70% of BMWs in the U.S. were ordered by customers, not bought off the lot.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:02 PM
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Took us just over a month from order to delivery and we got exactly the options we wanted on the X5, after carefully reviewing what we really wanted. Not what some sales manager, sitting in his office, thought would sell well that month/quarter to the majority of the buyers.

Would I special order a car again? Absolutely, without hesitation.
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Old 04-27-2010, 03:10 PM
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Sd brandon, I preferred to buy a car off the lot. I could not locate one with the color and options I wanted. I ordered one with a 3rd row, as I have 2 kids, and we do car pools. Only about 10% of all X5's have 3rd row seats. And, yes we want the car really bad, there is nothing wrong with that. I had an 07 Audi Q7, the lease ended and we turned it in mid march. The residual for the Q7 was changed since I bought my 07, and is soo bad now that it would have been 250.00 more per month for that car vs what I had. I hate mercedes benz, would never buy one, and there are no other SUVs with 3rd rows that we liked. I enjoy my cars, being a car guy, and would be bored out of my mind driving a buick enclave/chevy traverse, and do not like hondas nissan or toyotas. Considering a Land Rover LR4, but with no free scheduled maintenance, the closest dealer being 40 minutes away, and with the reliability history on them, I am not so sure about it. So, I guess I will wait.
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:49 PM
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so if my car is in production right now does that mean it wont be delayed as the memo says weeks 15 and 16????
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Old 04-27-2010, 04:51 PM
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If its in production right now, it WILL be delayed.
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:30 PM
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Actually rans just spoke to my dealer...we are in week 17 now.....issues were with cars that were on the line in weeks 15 and 16....since they dont shut down the line they produced the cars without the part and will now wait for those to come in....the cars being pulled in now apparently will not have the delay...the memo states the same i.e. produced in weeks 15 and 16 i.e. already produced......I guess we will wait and see...apparently mine will be released to the vpc on the 29th.....or so his system shows.....
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Old 04-27-2010, 07:37 PM
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did read something about the volcano delaying flights containing parts for BMW's S.C. factory. could have something to do with it.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:37 PM
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Actually rans just spoke to my dealer...we are in week 17 now.....issues were with cars that were on the line in weeks 15 and 16....since they dont shut down the line they produced the cars without the part and will now wait for those to come in....the cars being pulled in now apparently will not have the delay...the memo states the same i.e. produced in weeks 15 and 16 i.e. already produced......I guess we will wait and see...apparently mine will be released to the vpc on the 29th.....or so his system shows.....
we're on the same week and completion date. i hope it doesn't get stuck at vpc after the 29th.
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:46 PM
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Please see attached below that my dealer emailed me. Due to a seat module the 2011 X5's produced in week 15 and 16 are going to be delayed another approximately 2 weeks until they get the seat module. My car was done as of 2 weeks ago, and is awaiting to be released to the shipper. I have been waiting since December 2009 for my car. I originally ordered a 2010 4.8i and the production of that car did not even begin until the end of March, last month. I would not have recieved it until maybe now or in a couple of weeks. Therefore, I cancelled it ordered the 2011 50i X5 thinking I would get it only about a few weeks later. Now this stupid campaign. I turned in my leased Audi Q7 6 weeks ago, and have been borrowing a small car awaiting for my X5. Now a longer wait. I am sooo disappointed in BMW. And all of these other models, ie 1, 3 series, etc cars are being held up for a dumb seat module also. Amazing!
You should have extended your lease Month to Month. Audi Financial will give you up to 6 months extra. I am doing this now on my V10 Touareg.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:03 PM
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We ordered our car 2.5 weeks ago, on April 9th. When I called my sales guy last week, he said it was, "In production". Does that mean ours was in production week 15 or 16? I spoke to my sales person today, before reading this, and he said it should go on the train next week, but perhaps he hadn't heard about this. UGH!!!!
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:38 AM
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You should have extended your lease Month to Month. Audi Financial will give you up to 6 months extra. I am doing this now on my V10 Touareg.
Only if you have on order a car of the same brand. I am very suprised that VW is letting you do this for a BMW.
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Old 04-28-2010, 08:46 AM
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Sd brandon, I preferred to buy a car off the lot. I could not locate one with the color and options I wanted. I ordered one with a 3rd row, as I have 2 kids, and we do car pools. Only about 10% of all X5's have 3rd row seats. And, yes we want the car really bad, there is nothing wrong with that. I had an 07 Audi Q7, the lease ended and we turned it in mid march. The residual for the Q7 was changed since I bought my 07, and is soo bad now that it would have been 250.00 more per month for that car vs what I had. I hate mercedes benz, would never buy one, and there are no other SUVs with 3rd rows that we liked. I enjoy my cars, being a car guy, and would be bored out of my mind driving a buick enclave/chevy traverse, and do not like hondas nissan or toyotas. Considering a Land Rover LR4, but with no free scheduled maintenance, the closest dealer being 40 minutes away, and with the reliability history on them, I am not so sure about it. So, I guess I will wait.
What about Porsche. Aren't they #1 in reliability? Wait, no third row?

I, too, am thinking about an SUV to add to my driveway. I was thinking about the x5d or x5 35i but I am concerned about the reliability of these new engines. Even my indy says to wait and see. But, I can't wait forever. Can anyone ease my mind? I have read many positive reviews regarding the 2010 models but most of them are for the diesel version.

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Old 04-28-2010, 05:45 PM
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My thoughts on the diesel are that the engine for 2011 will now be in its 3rd year. I figure by now that any and all bugs have been worked out and my car on order will be great.

I had a chance to drive the 2011 50i and a 2009 used 30d and made a clear decision the the 35d will be just fine. My car still came to 63k, but with the incentives for the diesel, not that bad at all...
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:42 PM
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CAX5, 0428 is correct. They would not extend me more than one month due to not buying or leasing another Audi. If I leased another Audi, they would extend my lease up to 6 months. And, I would have had to pay the DMV for one additional year on the license plate tabs, which would have been 650.00 out here in Los Angeles. I would not have done that to extend the lease one month. So, I am borrowing my father in laws car in the meantime.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:48 PM
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We ordered our car 2.5 weeks ago, on April 9th. When I called my sales guy last week, he said it was, "In production". Does that mean ours was in production week 15 or 16? I spoke to my sales person today, before reading this, and he said it should go on the train next week, but perhaps he hadn't heard about this. UGH!!!!

How do you know your salesguy isn't lying?

Take your production number and call BMW- find out the true story.

2.5 weeks from order to production seems too quick to be true.

Just sayin'
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:55 PM
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My X5 35i finished production on April 9 and arrived today at my northern CA dealer - through Oxnard VPC (I guess it was week 14 and missed the seat motor issues). I'm picking it up on Friday. Very excited to try out the new engine and transmission.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:16 PM
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Where can I find the BMW # to call?

Thanks!
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Old 04-29-2010, 06:20 AM
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800-831-1117

I have aweek 14 2011 X5M.

Called BMW twice. One guy said that the car was done on April 15th and had been completely constructed and undergone quality control, was awaiting shipment. Called yesterday, woman said that it was still in quality control...??? Who knows what the truth is.

CA now says that the car is going to be delayed, but I should be able to get it next week. What a mess down there. My current lease ends on Saturday, but they are giving me a free 10 day extension.

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Old 04-29-2010, 07:16 AM
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2.5 weeks from order to production seems too quick to be true.

Just sayin'
I know exactly what you're sayin'. My re-order of a 35d went in on 4/16 and was in production by 4/28. I called the 1-800# to be sure because it sounded kind of fishy to me (since the first order took like at least a month to go into production). The automated system said: "scheduled for production with no confirmed production date yet", but I selected '0' to talk to a person and he said that it was indeed in production. So only 12 days for me.


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1-800-831-1117 Select option #2. You'll need your production number.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:02 AM
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I just spoke to a guy from the BMW phone # listed above. He said my vehicle is in he production cue. I told him that I was told that it was in production, as of last week. He didn't seem to know too much, but said it could be delayed due to a missing part. He had not heard anything about the specific missing part. I was told to call back on Monday and hopefully they will know more.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:04 AM
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Just heard from my dealer, my wife's x5 35i was released to Fleet Car Carriers today (4/29/10).

It will ship on 5/1/10 and has an estimated arrival of 5/3/10 at the dealer.

We have a week 17 build and located in Northern Virginia.

Cant wait for next week (knock on wood)!
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Just heard from my dealer, my wife's x5 35i was released to Fleet Car Carriers today (4/29/10).

It will ship on 5/1/10 and has an estimated arrival of 5/3/10 at the dealer.

We have a week 17 build and located in Northern Virginia.

Cant wait for next week (knock on wood)!
Thats what I was told for my 5.0 today...they are expecting it in pittsburgh on the 3rd.
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Thats what I was told for my 5.0 today...they are expecting it in pittsburgh on the 3rd.
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