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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 07-17-2012, 03:02 PM
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2013 BMW X5 Sport Activity - Paddle Shifter standard?

Hey guys,

trying to confirm something here. The picture of the dash on BMWUSA.com for a Sport Activity shows paddles as standard now. Can anyone confirm that is really the case?

The description says "3 spoke sport steering wheel with controls for cruise control, bluetooth and audio systems". Nothing about paddles. But it's right there on the picture.

Any help out there?

Thanks,
Dan.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:28 PM
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Cancel it and order the diesel... NOW!
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:36 PM
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nah man ... drove the Diesel and, no offense, didn't like the engine noise at 60-80mph, which is 80% of the driving I do. The 2 Diesels I drove had a constant drone/rumble that never left the cabin and that just pissed me off.

Plus, I like the paddles (if that's really true) and the exhaust sound of the 35i.
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:40 PM
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well when you post about throttle delay on your 35i....
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:41 PM
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we'll see ... i'll let you guys know.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:16 PM
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well when you post about throttle delay on your 35i....
As I have said before, I never noticed the throttle delay on my 2012 X5 35 sport; when my 2013 arrives I will re-assess. I don't quite understand why everyone with X5 D's are such snobs. Just perpetuating the BMW owner stereotype.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:21 PM
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Oh yeah, on my build order for x5 sport it lists the steering wheel as M Sports wheel with paddles.
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:50 PM
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As I have said before, I never noticed the throttle delay on my 2012 X5 35 sport; when my 2013 arrives I will re-assess. I don't quite understand why everyone with X5 D's are such snobs. Just perpetuating the BMW owner stereotype.
Snob? I had an X5 35i for the weekend and owned a 2011 535i both had the throttle delay. Was really annoying to drive. It's a fact, how is that being a snob? X3 has the same issue.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:11 PM
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well when you post about throttle delay on your 35i....
No throttle delay on 2013 model.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:17 PM
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2013 35i Sport Activity does come with the paddle shifters.
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Old 07-18-2012, 03:55 AM
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No throttle delay on 2013 model.
I haven't driven one but I hope it's true. People also told me it was fixed for 2012 but it was still there.
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Old 07-18-2012, 10:20 AM
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The diesel guys talk and talk, but honestly I noticed throttle LAG and a significant amount of it when accelerating. This is something the 35i doesn't really have (neither does my F10).

Throttle tip-in delay, though, and the jerkiness, that's something I did not notice on the 35i or the 35d ... but definitely on the F10 i'm dumping.
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:24 PM
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The diesel guys talk and talk, but honestly I noticed throttle LAG and a significant amount of it when accelerating. This is something the 35i doesn't really have (neither does my F10).

Throttle tip-in delay, though, and the jerkiness, that's something I did not notice on the 35i or the 35d ... but definitely on the F10 i'm dumping.
It's a turbo it will lag, 35i lags as well. Bottom line you're getting a car you will be happy with so thats a good thing!
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:32 PM
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No throttle delay on 2013 model.
Wish I could say that was true for me. Happens to me whenever you're slowing down and go to press the gas again, wait one second it'll finally downshift and decide to move. Really wish they just had a manual transmission option.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:17 PM
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Wish I could say that was true for me. Happens to me whenever you're slowing down and go to press the gas again, wait one second it'll finally downshift and decide to move. Really wish they just had a manual transmission option.
I figured the 2013 still had it since 2013 production started months ago... Issue is with the BMW 8 spd software
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:34 PM
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maybe I have the lucky X5, but at most I have a millisecond of delay...but its so insignificant compared to my previous X5, which had major lag...so much I hated driving it. My 2013 is a total pleasure to drive.

Do you guys have the latest software?
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:38 AM
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Turbo lag is not responsible for the lag you're experiencing in the E70 X5. It has to do with the computer taking time to decide how far the accellerator is being pushed and then downshift the new 8-speed so the gerbals are working in their performance band. If your using the "D" setting, this takes roughly 1 1/2 seconds -- slightly less when in "DS". I've had the latest control software installed in my 2011 xDrive35i with no improvement. If they've fixed this in the 2013, more power to you!
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