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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 06-21-2010, 02:17 PM
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2011's are starting to show on the streets

I have seen: White, Sapphire, Bronze, Blue, Silver..............
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Old 06-21-2010, 02:27 PM
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I have seen: White, Sapphire, Bronze, Blue, Silver..............
I have yet to see any (but mine) but I know the dealers around here are selling them as fast as they arrive. Don't forget to punch!
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:15 AM
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I thought today was my lucky day. I finally saw a 2011 Alpine White behind me at a stop light in Richmond Hill, Ontario. This was my first sighting of a 2011 on the road. Then the driver turned off into BMW Canada's head office I'm not sure that one really counted since it could be an executive demo but at least I saw one on the road finally.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:26 AM
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Live close to Asheville, NC. Been driving my 2011 x5 diesel for several weeks now and have only seen one other. I do some fly fish guiding on local rivers and last week my client shows up driving a 2011 x5 diesel, black.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:31 PM
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I saw one this morning on my way to work. I don't like the new rear bumper in person. It's not as "clean" as the previous rear bumper.
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:40 PM
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:39 PM
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I saw one this morning on my way to work. I don't like the new rear bumper in person. It's not as "clean" as the previous rear bumper.
How so? The old bumper was a big hunk of black plastic. The new bumper was actually thought out.
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:17 PM
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I saw one this morning on my way to work. I don't like the new rear bumper in person. It's not as "clean" as the previous rear bumper.
The new bumper design is one of my main reasons why I didn't settle with 2010 and waited for 2011 which I'm driving now...
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Old 06-22-2010, 04:50 PM
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I didn't like the bottom portion of the rear bumper. As far as the "large hunk of plastic", I actually like the older bumper (front and rear) because it makes the X5 look more rugged. If you're into the Cayenne or a "sportier" look, then I can see why you would prefer the 2011 bumpers.

For me, I want a rugged but sporty SUV. For non-SUV's, I prefer the "cleaner" look. But, to each their own.
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Old 06-23-2010, 10:29 PM
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Thats pretty funny, the older bumper is a chunk of faded, used to be black, now faded gray rubber to me. I love the new look, no comparison. I have been driving mine for 5 weeks now, and absolutely love it.
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:00 PM
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I know that there are some around Austin because they have been disappearing off the dealer lot, but I haven't seen them driving around.

However, when we were driving back from lunch the yesterday, my friend said that we turned the head of a Cayenne S driver (she says a full 180). I didn't notice -- I was looking at his car. His was Platinum Grey too -- perhaps he was wishing he had a pretty BMW like mine .
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:26 PM
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had mine for a month during which time I saw 4 others...considering the every one and their mother has an x5 around here - thats pretty amazing.
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Old 06-25-2010, 12:28 PM
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My mother got the first X5 50i in her city about 7-8 weeks ago, and even though there are a few since then, the car still turns heads. She had a lady follow her in the parking lot of her local grocery chain recently so that she could ask her about it and take a look inside.

I have the only X5 50i in my town currently, and I get the same head turning response.
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Old 06-27-2010, 06:55 AM
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How can you tell the difference without a close inspection. To me, unless they have a paper dealer's plate, they all look the same at a casual glance. I saw an X5M (I know only because it was parked next to me and I looked at it carefully) that looked no different than a plain jane 3.0 at a glance. The 4 pipes on the rear end of course set it somewhat apart. I guess I am just not attuned to the minutia of the subtle changes in X5 design. At a stop light yesterday there were 4 X5's stopped together. It looked like a photo from a car magazine. They are all over the place around here, almost as many as RX's.

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Old 06-27-2010, 10:37 AM
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How can you tell the difference without a close inspection. To me, unless they have a paper dealer's plate, they all look the same at a casual glance. I saw an X5M (I know only because it was parked next to me and I looked at it carefully) that looked no different than a plain jane 3.0 at a glance. The 4 pipes on the rear end of course set it somewhat apart. I guess I am just not attuned to the minutia of the subtle changes in X5 design. At a stop light yesterday there were 4 X5's stopped together. It looked like a photo from a car magazine. They are all over the place around here, almost as many as RX's.
I can tell the difference without even trying.
The bumpers and rear lights make a big difference in my eyes.

Then again I can even tell the difference between car models at night just by the front and tail lights.

Some people are more in tune with cars than others. Some people can't tell the difference between a silver BMW and a silver Lexus, unless they look at the badge.
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Old 06-28-2010, 07:38 AM
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You are right! I have noticed a marked similarity between all the SUV/SAV products (except the R-Series which is ugly). I thought a Highlander was an X5 from the back and looked at a Mitsui Montero and thought it was an X3 from the side. Same thing with a Hyundai and a Kia. The wind tunnel testing/styling has seemingly morphed things together IMHO. In any event they all look to me like a '52 Chev Panel Truck from the back anyway. Glad you can tell the difference at a glance, I sure can't.

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Old 06-28-2010, 04:13 PM
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You are right! I have noticed a marked similarity between all the SUV/SAV products (except the R-Series which is ugly). I thought a Highlander was an X5 from the back and looked at a Mitsui Montero and thought it was an X3 from the side. Same thing with a Hyundai and a Kia. The wind tunnel testing/styling has seemingly morphed things together IMHO. In any event they all look to me like a '52 Chev Panel Truck from the back anyway. Glad you can tell the difference at a glance, I sure can't.
Wow that is pretty bad. Well at least you know their names.

Some people say "I don't know, it was a blue one."
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