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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 06-17-2010, 11:04 AM
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"can someone clue this clueless soul in?"

OK but before I do I need to know if he purchased a diesel, that could change things.
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Old 06-17-2010, 12:11 PM
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Hitch

If I wanted a "sporty" vehicle I would have purchased a 5 series or the convertible. Personally I'd rather see an X5 covered in mud with a pair of mtn bikes in the back. The car was made to get dirty and handle abuse. When the wife and I go out at night, nothing a car wash cant tackle. Yeah, enough of the negative posts here. WTF?!
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:10 PM
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See my previous post - just get the rear mounted bike rack from BMW. It screws in very nicely to the bumper through the 2 round punch-out eye holes. I use mine all the time on my 2010 X5 M.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:21 PM
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Rack

I actually saw the bike mount in the dealership the other day. Its a decent setup if you only want to carry 2 bikes. For me personally, I like to have the option of carrying more than 2. I also like the fact that companies like Yakima and Thule, now offer hitch mounted racks that can swing away from the back, clearing the rear hatch. When ski season comes I also now have the option of putting a ski rack into the hitch as well. Its really personal choice but that rack you mentioned is a nice setup for 2 bikes. thanks.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:31 PM
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Ahhh . . . Now I see your dilemna.
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:33 AM
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I just mean it's the one that BMW makes. It screws into the holes in the bumper behind those circular punch outs. Very slick and high quality. Costs between $400 and $500.
That sounds very interesting ! would it fit with a M Sport kit on a 2010 ?
can anyone post some really detailed pictures of it close up the bumper where it actually screws into the "towing eye" mounts?

I hate to agree with "0428" but I wouldn't want a permenet hitch (or removable) and certainly don't want to cut the bumper. But the kids occasionally ask me to take their bikes places.
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"I hate to agree with 0428".

Oh come on guys! LOL
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Old 06-18-2010, 10:13 AM
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Here is the info from the BMW website ---

Rear-Mounted Bicycle Carrier

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This rear carrier does not require a trailer hitch, can transport two bicycles and is designed for attachment to the two towing eye sockets in the rear bumper so no installation kit is required. The carrier can be tilted back, with or without bicycles attached so the tailgate can be opened. Special mounting screws and locks deter theft and the bicycle holder is lockable for additional security. A foldaway design allows storage of the empty carrier in the luggage compartment. Bicycles are easy to load because they only have to be lifted about 12 inches. (PN: 82 71 0 443 424)

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Old 06-18-2010, 03:16 PM
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"I hate to agree with 0428".

Oh come on guys! LOL
Where's the LOVE?
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