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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 08-11-2010, 04:24 AM
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Just checked with my Dealer in Germany. Updates for the 2011 X5 iDrive, Bluetooth etc are not until week 40! May delay mine until then.

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Old 08-11-2010, 08:00 AM
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Just checked with my Dealer in Germany. Updates for the 2011 X5 iDrive, Bluetooth etc are not until week 40! May delay mine until then.

CW
UGH, I really wish this information was more public. They shouldn't keep all us buyers, and potential buyers in the dark about this. I mean c'mon! it's gonna be halfway through the production year before we get the correct version of the vehicle... that's ridiculous.

I'm probably going to be one of those "poor saps" that wait for these features since I plan to keep my vehicle for 4 to 5 years. I'm reconfirming with my CA again today... UGH.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:15 AM
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I agree, they really make this difficult for the CA's, who will take the brunt of the annoyance over any misinformation. Last week I also tried calling customer service at BMW NA and they said they didn't release information about production changes directly to customers and that my CA would have the latest information. When I asked what if two CAs have different answers, she didn't seem to know what to say. That being said, I was happy with the car when I ordered it so I plan to be happy with it when I get it, even though the electronics will be sooo 2010.

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Old 08-11-2010, 08:35 AM
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I am quite aggravated by this as well. I gave up an August production slot, just to get the September production change and now it looks like I will lose the ultimate drive event credit AND not get the update.
I am not sure how truthful it is, but my CA had a week 35 slot for me but told me yesterday that it got moved forward to week 34 by BMW. He said it is normal for BMW to pull forward or push backward a bit depending upon their manufacturing pace. Anyone knows if it is true? So I gave up that slot just to get the September build and now this!! Someone took that week 34 slot already
I told him unless he can get me a week 36 (to have a little bit of chance to get it delivered before 9/30), put me on a week 41 slot. I waited this long and am losing the UDE credit, I just can't NOT wait for the damn change….UGH

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Old 08-11-2010, 09:02 AM
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I am quite aggravated by this as well. I gave up an August production slot, just to get the September production change and now it looks like I will lose the ultimate drive event credit AND not get the update.
I am not sure how truthful it is, but my CA had a week 35 slot for me but told me yesterday that it got moved forward to week 34 by BMW. He said it is normal for BMW to pull forward or push backward a bit depending upon their manufacturing pace. Anyone knows if it is true? So I gave up that slot just to get the September build and now this!! Someone took that week 34 slot already
I told him unless he can get me a week 36 (to have a little bit of chance to get it delivered before 9/30), put me on a week 41 slot. I waited this long and am losing the UDE credit, I just can't NOT wait for the damn change….UGH
I believe your CA is correct - my dealer said the ordering system has changed from how it used to be, there isn't a true level of predictability now. BMW has gone to more of a "just in time" approach, which means things aren't as rigidly scheduled.

I'm just glad that I didn't bother waiting, sounds like there's going to be a bunch of angry customers plugging in their iPods to find no artwork, lol.

Wonder if BMW will learn their lesson, and only do these major changes with a new MY - it pisses off customers who bought a 2011 to find it's not a 2011v2, not to mention all the orders trying to get 2011v2 based off various rumors and misinformation. Poorly handled all around.
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Old 08-11-2010, 09:57 AM
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I went in today to change my production date to October week 40. No go, already fixed for production when they come back from holiday in September!

If the main change is album art, usb connectivity to the iPod and better Bluetooth I am not too bothered. If it was new iDrive navigation functions I would be more upset.

All in all, I don't think it will stop us enjoying the car. Roll on November for delivery, or even better if delivery is earlier.

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Old 08-11-2010, 12:52 PM
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Update - From a "Reliable Source at BMW Spartanburg SC"

The Changeover is in October, all of us who pushed back to September are F*kd

I am going to keep my production slot as I am leasing and $1,000 Ultimate Drive credit is worth more to me then the updates..
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:15 PM
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While the updates are really cool, it's nothing that is earth shattering. It's too bad its not a software update though.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:27 PM
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While the updates are really cool, it's nothing that is earth shattering. It's too bad its not a software update though.
The only earth shattering thing people are hoping for is LED corona rings - but those are still unconfirmed.
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Old 08-11-2010, 05:37 PM
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Also got confirm today from my cousin who works at Spartanburg plant (I am from there).

October is when we will see those changes. Since bluetooth isn't a biggie for us, we are going to just go with getting an LED kit to squash our lighting problems:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ht_10352wt_822

That should take care of our lighting troubles. So, we'll see how it goes.

We still don't have a production date, and we placed our order on 7/2/10.

But we are not willing to wait longer for a lighting change we can make for $130.
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Old 08-11-2010, 06:58 PM
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Also got confirm today from my cousin who works at Spartanburg plant (I am from there).

October is when we will see those changes. Since bluetooth isn't a biggie for us, we are going to just go with getting an LED kit to squash our lighting problems:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...ht_10352wt_822

That should take care of our lighting troubles. So, we'll see how it goes.

We still don't have a production date, and we placed our order on 7/2/10.

But we are not willing to wait longer for a lighting change we can make for $130.
how do you know the lighting is changed?? From what I heard they are not changing the leds.
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:21 PM
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Over at Xoutpost it's been confirmed that updates for X5/X6 are delayed till October (build week 40), BMW supposedly sent out an official notice yesterday.
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Old 09-18-2010, 04:58 PM
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Ok, I think I have some more info but I'm not sure if it applies to us x5 people. Some guys in a 5 series forum mentioned the inclusion of a "6vc combobox controller" on the order list. Apparently this is the new piece of hardware which makes the iPod and BT features possible... At least in the 5 series. Not sure about the x5. My order doesn't have this so now I'm concerned...

Does anybody with a recent order sheet have an item with code 6vc on it?
I ordered my F10 550 on Aug 7th, according to the order sheet the 6VC Combobox Controller is on my car.

It was a week 34 production with completion on Sept 2nd. I'm crossing my fingers that my car includes this!! I'll know in a couple weeks when the car finally arrives in Texas.

According to my dealer they've already received an August production M3 with the Combobox on it.
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:43 PM
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Can anyone confirm the led corona lights?
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