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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 05-03-2012, 09:02 AM
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Absolutely luv it, i really find it funny the people that dont like it... to each their own ;-)
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Old 07-04-2012, 04:50 PM
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We test drove the 2013 gas and the 2012 diesel X5 back to back. We chose the diesel because it sounded quieter, felt smoother and more powerful and shifted without the frenetic feel the gas engine had. For sound and feel, I think I actually prefer the 6-speed over the 8-speed. This was late June and we were told by the dealer that the 2013 diesel would not be available until December, 2012 (as has been also reported elsewhere in this forum). It was an easy decision for us, the diesel sounded and felt better to us. With the $4,500 eco credit, the purchase cost for diesel vs. gas was virtually the same. Even though diesel fuel often costs more than premium gas, the better mileage offsets the higher per gallon fuel costs.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:02 PM
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To people who complain about the diesel noise - do you know that most cars in Europe and the rest of the world are diesel and no one has a problem with the noise? In fact, I grew up with nothing but diesel cars and never noticed any noise. I do go on vacation to Europe for a month each year and diesel is all I drive and never cared about the noise. I think, there is a big misconception here about diesel engines. Just recently, when I would tell my friends that I just bought an X5 diesel - they're immediate reaction was "man, why would you want to buy a diesel?". Mos people have no clue about modern diesel engines.
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:21 PM
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:01 PM
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:05 PM
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To people who complain about the diesel noise - do you know that most cars in Europe and the rest of the world are diesel and no one has a problem with the noise? In fact, I grew up with nothing but diesel cars and never noticed any noise. I do go on vacation to Europe for a month each year and diesel is all I drive and never cared about the noise. I think, there is a big misconception here about diesel engines. Just recently, when I would tell my friends that I just bought an X5 diesel - they're immediate reaction was "man, why would you want to buy a diesel?". Mos people have no clue about modern diesel engines.
It is a uniquely American attitude.... changing slowly, but it sure takes a long time!
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Old 07-04-2012, 11:06 PM
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I like the characteristic diesel sound even more now, six months later, than I did when it was new.

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Old 07-05-2012, 07:09 AM
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I love it, I love the growl at low speeds in my parking garage. People definitely turn their heads.

I hate the stock RFT tire noise on the hghway though. I wish I could wear them out faster...
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Old 07-07-2012, 08:37 AM
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:28 AM
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Hi
I just registered to see what people saying about x5 35 D diesel sound . To be honest , this sounds like an old school bus . I bought brand new 2012 X5 35 D and hate the diesel sound at low speed . some days it has a good sound feels torque. Initailly thought I have to wait for the break-in peried to get better sound. At idling and low speed , the cabin sound is
unexplainable . I never expect such a bad diesel engine noise from BMW X5. It sounds like a very old school bus, or u-haul truck or like a cheap water pump and it is so loud inside cabin. Also when you accelerate from low speed, you can hear the bearing sound from engine instead of a sporty BMW sound . It feels like is a beautiful truck with very cheap quality engine noise. At least 8 people asked me how a BMW sounds like a cheap tow truck even today a new person .

I did test drove a gasoline engine and enjoyed . I have 11K now but now way to continue and totally disappointed. may be it is an odd issue but planning to get rid of it for the exact smae reason . At hwy over 100 km , sounds ok but not sporty .

If any one has any advise , please feel free to contact me on my email at jmattvk@hotmail.com


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Old 04-27-2013, 04:18 AM
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:44 AM
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:55 AM
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I love mine! The diesel has such a sexy, seductive growl, at least to me, anyway. I was hesitant at first, but after test driving the 35i and 35d multiple times, the diesel came out the winner every time. Sorry to hear you're not enjoying yours.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:24 AM
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It is a diesel, sounds great as a diesel. Bit of rattle, not too loud- fine.

But I have a V8 m5, and a really loud P turbo that you can hear the turbo whine - (at half throttle you go "F that is loud"...and it keeps going! )

and I have a F250 PSD with a tune and exhaust- it is is different than the other 3...

All different motors, all different sounds.

I simply do not understand people that buy a diesel needing to hear or feel something the diesel will not deliver. Stunning.

And to care about what it sounds like outside strikes me as being exceedingly shallow. For an owner to be upset because they THINK someone is hearing their car and thinking negative thoughts about the owner, is beyond belief.

I hate feeling the need to 'defend a sound'... rather I view it as a character, personality or intellectual defect in an owner that they 'need' a car to sound a certain way- and if it doesnt it is somehow 'wrong'.

Don't like it, don't buy it. Bought it and decided you want a different sound? Sell it. But know that you are the problem and not the car.

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Why, Ard, are you so often so impetuous, insulting and mean-spirited on this forum? It is offensive, and far beyond the limit of fair and reasonable comment.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:51 AM
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[QUOTE=mjv;7546957]Hi
I just registered to see what people saying about x5 35 D diesel sound . To be honest , this sounds like an old school bus . I bought brand new 2012 X5 35 D and hate the diesel sound at low speed . some days it has a good sound feels torque. Initailly thought I have to wait for the break-in peried to get better sound. At idling and low speed , the cabin sound is
unexplainable . I never expect such a bad diesel engine noise from BMW X5. It sounds like a very old school bus, or u-haul truck or like a cheap water pump and it is so loud inside cabin. Also when you accelerate from low speed, you can hear the bearing sound from engine instead of a sporty BMW sound . It feels like is a beautiful truck with very cheap quality engine noise. At least 8 people asked me how a BMW sounds like a cheap tow truck even today a new person .

I did test drove a gasoline engine and enjoyed . I have 11K now but now way to continue and totally disappointed. may be it is an odd issue but planning to get rid of it for the exact smae reason . At hwy over 100 km , sounds ok but not sporty .

If any one has any advise , please feel free to contact me on my email at jmattvk@hotmail.com


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Well, I am not saying all diesel BMW' s are havin this issue
At high speeds , it sounds fine . But al low speeds and stop and go from a red light
It feels like a pump noise and it is very much inside the cabin.

On a positive side, diesel
Mileage is great. My 2k drive to Oregon coast including city needed only 8.3 l per 100
Planning to check another Diesel engine at dealership
And also I have been travelling in diesel vehicles for years, but this sound is certainly different

I exactly know what other means about the torque and real diesel sound , which anyone would like., but I am not getting it

Reason for posting is to find if there is a possible tune up issue

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Old 04-27-2013, 08:08 AM
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We are at 23k miles right now and the engine sounds smoother than ever. I noticed the sound depends on the diesel you put in. I always use Shell premium diesel and the engine sounds so smooth. I've used citgo and sunoco couple of times, and lol what a difference, the X5 sounded like Caterpillar tractor
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:31 AM
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Thanks to tol40, this exactly what I was waiting to hear . I noticed many times that it sounds great and real
BMW sound . But couldn't identyfy what causing this water pump like sound.
I always do full fillup and last night I was driving back around 10 pm, no radio and no outside noise and the sound inside the cabin
Was totally different. I had a fillup on last week and still using the same .

You can also notice the difference in mileage when you fill she'll vpower.
Somedays you think break-in period is over and sounds fine, next week same old sound.
I started to give more throttle to enjoy driving and avoid the sound .
If you have radio or music , you won't notice much.

Also I don't worry about how it sounds outside, but BMW should do a better job to avoid / reduce this sound to the cabin

I traded my 2006 ml350 to this one and gained 30% or more in mileage ,but driving the gasoline engine over 100 speed always been a real pleasure
Same with BMW , at high speeds you will enjoy driving

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Old 04-27-2013, 09:18 PM
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Why, Ard, are you so often so impetuous, insulting and mean-spirited on this forum? It is offensive, and far beyond the limit of fair and reasonable comment.
Why bother commenting on a post made over a year ago? I'm sure there are more current posts by Ard that you would find offensive.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:11 PM
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I love the sound of my diesel x5. For a diesel, it's really really quite and barely has a cackle, but I'm glad it still has some.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:31 PM
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Yeah, I totally love the X5 diesel sound. I'm so happy with it. I looked at pretty much every mid-size SUV on the market for one that still looked and felt like a luxury truck SUV instead of an AWD station wagonish cross-over and struggled to find models I liked. So many of the options have been softened to the point of silliness. The roof heights have been decreased as has the ground clearance to the point where many are no higher than a sedan. I measured the front clearance of the 2013 Explorer and it was literally less than a Toyota Corolla sitting nearby. Huh??

I'm not looking for an SUV that would get its front fascia ripped off by a typical 4" curb! I shudder to imagine what will happen when one drivers such a vehicle in 6" of snow.

Anyway, the X5 is still a reasonable mid-size SUV style truck. And the diesel engine sound and torque transforms its persona from a slightly pretentious yuppy car to a luxury TRUCK.

Love it.

p.s. - People, please be more respectful and kind in your posts. This forum often seems like a pretty unfriendly place and that's unfortunate. I didn't log back in for a few months after receiving rude responses to my first post. Is the issue some kind of personality trait of BMW enthusiasts?? I hope not.
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Why, Ard, are you so often so impetuous, insulting and mean-spirited on this forum? It is offensive, and far beyond the limit of fair and reasonable comment.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:50 PM
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Why bother commenting on a post made over a year ago? I'm sure there are more current posts by Ard that you would find offensive.


A stalker it seems....
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:04 AM
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Be Honest... Do You Like The Sound Of Your Diesel Or Not?

I LOVE it. When I floor it from dead stop with the windows down, and you get that deep roar. It sound almost like the 50i to me. With the windows up I ear it, but not so much to wear the sound is annoying. Plus I have music on so I'm focused on that and driving. So the engine noise is drowned out by my focus on the road.


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Old 04-28-2013, 06:22 AM
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With windows down, you can actually hear the whistle sound of the turbos, I love it, it sounds so powerful and it is
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I love the fact that at low speed it will sit at just over 1000rpm but still go up an incline without changing down. When I have my boat hitched it will just pull and pull and surprise most people with its linear acceleration up to legal speeds. Diesels are very Euro, no one drives gas over there now. I am very happy with mine, much as I love the growl of an 8.
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