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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 09-22-2010, 02:13 PM
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Sounds like they pulled your order in early - you probably won't be getting the updates. If this is a priority for you, make sure your CA knows that you'll refuse delivery if they're missing. This is the one spot of leverage you've got on the whole process, don't be afraid to use it. You're spending $60k, deserve to get exactly what you want.
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Old 09-22-2010, 02:19 PM
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Sounds like they pulled your order in early - you probably won't be getting the updates. If this is a priority for you, make sure your CA knows that you'll refuse delivery if they're missing. This is the one spot of leverage you've got on the whole process, don't be afraid to use it. You're spending $60k, deserve to get exactly what you want.
Oh, he knows I will. I changed from September production to October specifically for the updates. I'm working directly with the sales manager and the GM of the dealership.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:15 PM
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First of all, don't be D_CK to your CA. You know he will bend over backwards for you. Besides he is just trying to earn a living. And by putting him in that situation will only put his career & credibility in jeopardy. Don't argue, trust me.
That said, the COMBOX will replace the TCU which operates the communications/multimedia aspect of your BMW. The COMBOX is about to change everything. You will be able to dictate email and text messages as well as have email and text read aloud. Ipod will have album artwork. Photos will be displayed when you receive phone calls from people with pic attached to their contact info in your phone.
BMW is about to set the bar one step higher.
Not sure about the DRL option. BMW is hush hush with all news. Your CA won't know as much as you if he isn't on the forums. This is where the news breaks.
Congrats on your new Bimmers.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:25 PM
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First of all, don't be D_CK to your CA. You know he will bend over backwards for you. Besides he is just trying to earn a living. And by putting him in that situation will only put his career & credibility in jeopardy. Don't argue, trust me.
Who are you? "Don't argue, trust me?" This is the internet, nobody trusts anybody.

All we were saying is that he/she will refuse delivery if the car isn't built as ordered - that's not being a d*ck to anybody, and no CA ever loses their career over somebody walking away from an order. Just means the dealership has to sell the car to somebody else - if they were worried about this, they could require a non-refundable deposit, or simply not take orders.

I don't think any reputable CA would try to force somebody to buy an ordered car that wasn't built correctly - they'll offer an incentive, but if the car doesn't have all the options on the build sheet, any dealership will totally understand if the customer wants to order up a new one.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:58 PM
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First of all, don't be D_CK to your CA. You know he will bend over backwards for you. Besides he is just trying to earn a living. And by putting him in that situation will only put his career & credibility in jeopardy. Don't argue, trust me.
That said, the COMBOX will replace the TCU which operates the communications/multimedia aspect of your BMW. The COMBOX is about to change everything. You will be able to dictate email and text messages as well as have email and text read aloud. Ipod will have album artwork. Photos will be displayed when you receive phone calls from people with pic attached to their contact info in your phone.
BMW is about to set the bar one step higher.
Not sure about the DRL option. BMW is hush hush with all news. Your CA won't know as much as you if he isn't on the forums. This is where the news breaks.
Congrats on your new Bimmers.
Note, the new telephone, text, office and text to voice features are limited to only a few blackberry handsets currently. BMW hasn't even announced exactly which handsets will work with it in the USA.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:30 PM
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Who are you? "Don't argue, trust me?" This is the internet, nobody trusts anybody.

All we were saying is that he/she will refuse delivery if the car isn't built as ordered - that's not being a d*ck to anybody, and no CA ever loses their career over somebody walking away from an order. Just means the dealership has to sell the car to somebody else - if they were worried about this, they could require a non-refundable deposit, or simply not take orders.

I don't think any reputable CA would try to force somebody to buy an ordered car that wasn't built correctly - they'll offer an incentive, but if the car doesn't have all the options on the build sheet, any dealership will totally understand if the customer wants to order up a new one.
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:40 AM
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Can anyone confirm the new lights?
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Old 09-25-2010, 01:07 PM
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Question delaying build for new technology

I delayed my build to week 42 to ensure I get the new technology...however my dealer called me to tell me that BMW is increasing the price of the x5 by $500 for builds that are not code 1 as of September 30th. Essentially, if I delay the car from active production status, I will have to pay $500 more. My concern is if I move the car to code 1, they may pull this order for production early and I may miss out on the updates. I was hoping to be solidly positioned into the October production schedule..but now I am unsure what to do. Anybody else hear about this??
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:44 PM
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Yeah, BMW announced price increases across the board. While the updates are cool, I don't think it's worth delaying your car


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Old 09-25-2010, 04:40 PM
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see what's weird is that I have the combox on mine but not the 8TL so I am confused! hope i didn't miss but if i did i won't lose sleep over it
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:13 AM
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Soooo my CA FINALLY emailed me telling me my build is being submitted today. She has been waiting until she felt it was safe to guarantee the new updates for my vehicle, because she knew how important they were to me.

She said, if builds are submitted too early, then they might start production early which could lead to missing out on these updates I've been tirelessly waiting for.

Should have a production number by the end of the day, YAY!
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:39 PM
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Swamyg1,

Let us know if your order details include the 8TL and the 6VC codes. As far as I can tell, no one who has that code on their order has received the vehicle yet. There is speculation, both ways, as to whether this code is associated with new headlight assemblies with white LED corona rings.
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Old 09-27-2010, 03:46 PM
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see what's weird is that I have the combox on mine but not the 8TL so I am confused! hope i didn't miss but if i did i won't lose sleep over it
My CA confirmed today that my order (week 40 build) has 6VC, but not 8TL, just like you. Just to be sure he also checked orders through week 42 and none of them had 8TL. He indicated that they don't usually list all of the standard features...

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Old 09-27-2010, 03:54 PM
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Question Week 41 build

My X5 is scheduled for week 41 production. Looking at my dealerspeed printout the last 2 items listed, (exact wording):

6VC combox controller
8TL daytime driving lights front and rear active

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Old 09-27-2010, 04:41 PM
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UGH... Just got my build sheet, I have 6VC for the combox but no 8TL.

Very confused as well. What to do!?
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:04 PM
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53k, whered you buy your car, i got mine from jef at oc bmw in ny and he told me the exact same thing

silverspoon, when did you place your order and where are you located....just trying to collect info that may help us all figure this thing out!
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:19 PM
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53k, whered you buy your car, i got mine from jef at oc bmw in ny and he told me the exact same thing

silverspoon, when did you place your order and where are you located....just trying to collect info that may help us all figure this thing out!
My dealer is Darien BMW in CT.
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:53 PM
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So I asked my CA about 8TL and she said this:

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Those are not going to be available for the 2011 X5's. Maybe the 2012 model year will have them but haven't heard anything definite about that either.
My CA is BMW of San Fran btw.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:03 PM
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8TL can it be true for: 8 speed steering mounted paddle shifters?
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:13 PM
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8TL can it be true for: 8 speed steering mounted paddle shifters?
Nope, it specifically says Daytime Running Lights.

And swamyg1 - take anything your CA says with a huge grain of salt, they often know much less than we do on here. Some are very good and keep up to date, but many others do not.

Seeing as how there seems to be a discrepancy with some orders including the 8TL, and others *not* including, I wonder if it depends on when the Dealerspeed printout was pulled? We already have at least one person who had 8TL and 6VC on a September build, and didn't get either - so perhaps BMW is still changing what an October build will actually include.

My own theory is that they've got a big bucket of old crappy yellow headlights at the back of the factory, and doggone it, they're going to use every one of them up before switching over to the new ones. And they keep eyeballing the pile, to see how many are left, and once they're finally gone... they'll officially go LED. Stingy Germans!
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Old 09-30-2010, 04:48 PM
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Interesting. I've got both the 6VC and 8TL N/C options on my build sheet for a 335i sedan. The build sheet is from early Sept, so now I guess I should be a little worried about how this will all go down....unless this is an X5 specific thing. I haven't heard anything from my dealer and the web/phone still show "On order" and "Scheduled for Production with no specific Prod date". I'm kinda holding out to see if/when my CA provides an update...after all that was part of his "pitch" about servicing his clients so he just had to make a few more dollars when countering my initial purchase price offer. We'll see....
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:01 PM
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Interesting. I've got both the 6VC and 8TL N/C options on my build sheet for a 335i sedan. The build sheet is from early Sept, so now I guess I should be a little worried about how this will all go down....unless this is an X5 specific thing. I haven't heard anything from my dealer and the web/phone still show "On order" and "Scheduled for Production with no specific Prod date". I'm kinda holding out to see if/when my CA provides an update...after all that was part of his "pitch" about servicing his clients so he just had to make a few more dollars when countering my initial purchase price offer. We'll see....
Only the SC plant was delayed till October (X5/X6) - the Germany plants implemented everything on schedule in September, so you should be fine.
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Old 09-30-2010, 07:15 PM
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Only the SC plant was delayed till October (X5/X6) - the Germany plants implemented everything on schedule in September, so you should be fine.
Ok, thanks for the clarification.

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Old 09-30-2010, 10:50 PM
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If you look at the description for the new X3 it says the following:

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BMW's signature ''Corona Rings'' are again illuminated to function as the daytime running lights. When equipped with the optional Xenon headlights, the Corona Rings and daytime running lights are illuminated by bright white LEDs.
Why would this be an option? If it's an option that means they would charge for it, right? They don't seem to be charging for the option on the X5 builds according to some of these build sheets. Would it makes sense for them to install the housing, then give the user the option to upgrade to Xenon bulbs? That sounds completely dumb.

Can you help me make sense of that description?
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Old 10-01-2010, 12:37 AM
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Pls keep me in the loop as I'm looking to change the rings as well, but would hate to spend $150 for these lights. Thanks
there is a guy on this forum 0428 from N.Y. that has posted several comments on the after market LEDs and can advise you which ones to buy.

Personally, I like the "Old ones" but LEDs use a lot less power. for what that's worth !
Also LEDs probably, will never need replacing, they don't normally blow like normal bulbs.

checkout this thread

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