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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 06-22-2010, 01:09 PM
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Mein Auto: 2001 X5 4.4i, 2009 335iCV
My New 2011 X5 5.0 (Space Gray / Oyster)

PDC Delivery on Monday. I will post more pictures later.

My impression at first 200 miles:

Pros:

--> Power and lot of low torque
--> Smooth engine & transmission
--> Ride (with 20" sport Package)
--> HWY MPG (21.5) driving back home, cruising @ 75 - 85 MPH
--> Multi-contour Seats comfort
--> HUD
--> Rear seat space with 3rd row folded down
--> Cargo space with 3rd row seat down
--> Sunroof

Cons:

--> No LED Angel Eyes
--> No LED License Plate light
--> No LED interior lights
--> Third row seat too small, even for kids.
--> Access to third row seat
--> Driver seat should be higher
--> Location of key is too close to steering wheel
--> Still no automatic night mode on Navigation
--> Tow hitch not available & location is not very well designed!
--> Premium Sound still needs improvement (compared to Lexus MK)
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:13 PM
BimmerGirl74 BimmerGirl74 is offline
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x5ian,

I noticed you ordered yours from United BMW. That's where I placed my order, and got my current X3 from. How long did yours take from order date to delivery?
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:14 PM
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Order was finilized May 24th, build complete on June 5, PDC June 21st.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:21 PM
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Wow, the front of the PDC looks just like my summer home... nice ride BTW.
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:26 PM
BimmerGirl74 BimmerGirl74 is offline
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Order was finilized May 24th, build complete on June 5, PDC June 21st.
So I'm probably about 2 weeks behind you - I ordered 6/1, and I'm having it delivered. Would've loved to have done PDC, but I'm 5 months preggo. They're giving me BMW 101 to go to after the baby comes....
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:28 PM
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The fountain! Looks like the one I have in my backyard! And oh, who said you can park on the sidewalk?
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:24 PM
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Very impressive! I am considering one. What are the deficiencies of the premium sound system?
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:28 PM
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Very impressive! I am considering one. What are the deficiencies of the premium sound system?
Probably just the cost, and maybe the quality of the speakers.

If you're going to pony up for the Ipod/USB adapter for $400, you might as well pony up $800 to upgrade the sound system imo...otherwise you'll probably spend a grand or so with an aftermarket solution. At least that was my reasoning for getting it.

The upgraded sound system has a 7band equalizer (Logic7 system) which is nice if you want to tweak it. I found the sound a little "tinny" so I upped the low and mid ranges a little.
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Old 06-23-2010, 06:20 AM
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In my opinion, the premium system sound quality is well above average, but not as good as Lexus MK system (industry benchmark for auto sound system?), specially the clean base and accurate mids in HK. One reason is BMW is using smaller speakers and sub woofers.

Since I drive 2 hours each day, I am still glad I upgraded the system to permium. well worth it since the after market will cost alot more. Hopefully BMW will further improve their sound system in G3 X5.
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:30 PM
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The fountain! Looks like the one I have in my backyard! And oh, who said you can park on the sidewalk?
At the end of PCD, you drive to the factory tour in your car, and drive up on the sidewalk

BTW, I did PCD on the 21st as well! (White X5) I think I have a few pics to send your way with our cars lined up on the side of the Museum entrance
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:35 PM
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In my opinion, the premium system sound quality is well above average, but not as good as Lexus MK system (industry benchmark for auto sound system?), specially the clean base and accurate mids in HK. One reason is BMW is using smaller speakers and sub woofers.

Since I drive 2 hours each day, I am still glad I upgraded the system to permium. well worth it since the after market will cost alot more. Hopefully BMW will further improve their sound system in G3 X5.
I think I like the Logic7 system in my 335i a little better than the X5 - it sounds great, but it just doesn't sound quite as "full" as the 3er. The equalizer helped quite a bit - and the ipod integration is great (even improved over the 3er)
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