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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 03-08-2010, 09:51 AM
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2011 X5 35i: Premium or Sport Activity?

I'm about to order a '11 35i Black/Black. I was pretty set on Premium level, but now am considering the Sport Activity. What do you all think? What do the 20" wheels do to ride/performance? Sport seats better? Worth the +$2,500? Any comments appreciated!
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Old 03-08-2010, 10:10 AM
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abso frickin lutely!

I am getting blk with oyster, sports, its gonna be hot!
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Old 03-08-2010, 11:08 AM
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I was pretty set on Premium level, but now am considering the Sport Activity. What do you all think? What do the 20" wheels do to ride/performance?
What are your performance expectations? If you want an SUV that mimics a sports car, it's worth it. If you want an SUV that mimics a minivan, not. For sure, the 20" wheels will make the ride coarser on maintenance deferred urban pavement.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:18 PM
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If you get the Sport Activity Package with the optional 20" RFTs, spend extra and get the multi-contour seats. They take the edge out of the ride quality.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:02 PM
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I went with the Sport Activity. It has several other features besides the 20"wheels. On a side note, was told today by BMW the side view camera is delayed now until Oct. Looks like mine will be without it as I take delivery in August.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:06 PM
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yep, that's what my rep told me too just now, so no side view......... damn, that would of been nice.
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:07 PM
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If you get the Sport Activity Package with the optional 20" RFTs, spend extra and get the multi-contour seats. They take the edge out of the ride quality.
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Old 03-08-2010, 02:32 PM
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Since you're ordering for 2011, I say go for the SAP. The 2010 models didn't include the 330 sport suspension in the SAP, but the 2011s do. I did lengthly test drives of three 2010s last week one after another: 3.0, 3.0+M Sport package (includes 330 sport and adaptive drive -- the SAP only has the 330 sport), 35d. You could really tell the difference between the two 3.0s. The plain one drove like a van by comparison, however the 35d took off like a rocket compared to the two and I believe was more fun to drive by far. I'm planning on getting the 35d+SAP+adaptive drive (you can't get an M Sport package on the 35d; I'd get it if you could).

I currently have a 2003 X5+sport (SAP included sport suspension then) and I'd never buy one without it.

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Old 03-11-2010, 09:43 AM
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Im thinking to order 2011 X5 35i Platinum or Space Gray with Cinnamon Leather with loads of options.
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:32 AM
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The "sport suspension delete" is the standard option with the sport package...does that mean you can undelete it and get a different suspension? I ordered a 5.0 with the SAP and was not aware the suspension was any different....
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:01 PM
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My SA showed me the 2010 package details sheet and the SAP showed "sport suspension delete" (like it does on the 2010 web configurator) and then the 2011 package details sheet, which specifically listed "330 sport suspension" under the sport activity package. On the ultimate order screen, the sport suspension wasn't mentioned at all, however, the package name wasn't "SAP Sport Activity Package" anymore, it was "330 Sport Package" (with all the included stuff under it).
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Old 03-12-2010, 04:28 PM
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My SA showed me the 2010 package details sheet and the SAP showed "sport suspension delete" (like it does on the 2010 web configurator) and then the 2011 package details sheet, which specifically listed "330 sport suspension" under the sport activity package. On the ultimate order screen, the sport suspension wasn't mentioned at all, however, the package name wasn't "SAP Sport Activity Package" anymore, it was "330 Sport Package" (with all the included stuff under it).
Hey Barb, was it clear which 20" wheel option was available as an upgrade from the 19" Staggered 335's? She just saw renderings for the first time and my wife hates the 334's that come on the Premium model. We're talking about bumping up to the Sport Activity and opting for the 20's...I can't remember if they're 214's or 336's.
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Old 03-12-2010, 06:01 PM
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Peter, go to www.bmw.com, under international tab, click the x5 (2010). Once you get to that page, at the bottom there is a configure tab. Use that to check the look of the rims, the type 334 used to be standard for the 35i and 35d (I remember seeing them there but they took the 334 out, they might be called type 210 now because thats what is the base standard on the 2011 ordering sheet from my dealer), unless you get the sport package (SAP). That bumps the rims to the 335 as standard, and then you pay an additional 950 for the type 336 20" rims (my favorite) in the SAP. Hope that helps.

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Old 03-12-2010, 08:13 PM
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Peter, go to www.bmw.com, under international tab, click the x5 (2010). Once you get to that page, at the bottom there is a configure tab. Use that to check the look of the rims, the type 334 used to be standard for the 35i and 35d (I remember seeing them there but they took the 334 out, they might be called type 210 now because thats what is the base standard on the 2011 ordering sheet from my dealer), unless you get the sport package (SAP). That bumps the rims to the 335 as standard, and then you pay an additional 950 for the type 336 20" rims (my favorite) in the SAP. Hope that helps.
That's great, thank you! I think the classic 214's look great as do the 336's. 20's just fit the E70 perfectly...hope I can find a way to make one of these work.
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:46 AM
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Peter, go to www.bmw.com, under international tab, click the x5 (2010). Once you get to that page, at the bottom there is a configure tab. Use that to check the look of the rims, the type 334 used to be standard for the 35i and 35d (I remember seeing them there but they took the 334 out, they might be called type 210 now because thats what is the base standard on the 2011 ordering sheet from my dealer), unless you get the sport package (SAP). That bumps the rims to the 335 as standard, and then you pay an additional 950 for the type 336 20" rims (my favorite) in the SAP. Hope that helps.
According to the 2011 packaging page that my SA gave me, the 50i wheels for sport are 19"/20" 335/336 respectively. The 35d gets 335/214 respectively. There's a separate sheet for the 35i trim levels and I don't have that one. Personally, I don't like Y style wheels at all and would prefer the simple 210 wheels.

Here is a direct link to the visualizer:
http://www.bmw.com/com/en/newvehicle...isualizer.html
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Old 03-13-2010, 04:42 PM
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Here's what my CA emailed to me today re. the 35i:

The standard wheels on the Sport Activity Package are the 214 style 20".

The optional wheels are the 19" style 335 or with the M Sport Package you get the 20" style 333M.
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Old 07-02-2010, 10:31 PM
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Premium or SAV

I am guessing the 19 inch wheels will do better in the snow than the 20's. Does it make sense to get the Premium then?
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:50 PM
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did you ever get this setup? i am trying to do the same for 2012, but had no luck finding one at my local dealer to see the color combo...do you have pics you could post? Thx
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:50 PM
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Im thinking to order 2011 X5 35i Platinum or Space Gray with Cinnamon Leather with loads of options.
did you ever get this setup? i am trying to do the same for 2012, but had no luck finding one at my local dealer to see the color combo...do you have pics you could post? Thx
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