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Old 06-24-2012, 06:23 AM
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If I remember correctly, I think you can special order your X5 with piano black interior, it's called an individual option. Do a search on X5 forum with piano black as your search term and you should get several threads.

Good luck!
I dont want a different interior trim. I got Brushed Aluminum. What I wanted was the exterior paint color to be Carbon Black which is not available. The X5s are built in the USA so there are some limitations regarding special requests.
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Old 06-24-2012, 07:12 AM
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I dont want a different interior trim. I got Brushed Aluminum. What I wanted was the exterior paint color to be Carbon Black which is not available. The X5s are built in the USA so there are some limitations regarding special requests.
Oops, my bad. Must have had a senior moment...
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:11 AM
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They sure are pushing the X5D on the TV Commercials. I've seen one about 20 times over the weekend.

But with nothing in the pipeline for 2013 I'm losing my enthusiasm.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:47 AM
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They sure are pushing the X5D on the TV Commercials. I've seen one about 20 times over the weekend.
There's a lot of stuff on the Olympics ramping up - and BMW is a sponsor. Probably we'll see teaser ads for the new 3-series models, 6-series, and X1. You're right, though, no diesels other than X5.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:51 AM
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I have been seeing a lot of TV ads and hearing a lot of radio ads all specifically for the X5d and all mentioning the Eco credit.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:28 PM
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Looks like BMW is pushing hard on the diesels. Hopefully this means more diesels in the future for us
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:52 AM
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I got an email yesterday from the BMW dealership I use for service about the eco credit and apparently also is a Texas sales tax credit on them right now. The sales tax credit though after reading the fine print only applies if you lease it.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:25 PM
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Was that a question for me? I was optioning it with the Premium Package and tow hitch, MSRP around $65,000. If I add the PASM it's another $2,000 and finally if I go all in with the air suspension on top of the PASM, the total is $69,000. According to truecars.com the local Porsche dealers do not come much down from list price, so we are looking at way more than a similar X5.
Ditto here - Considering a Diesel Cayenne similarly equipped and it comes to $70,450. I found discounts available to bring it down to around $65K but that is still $10K more than a similarly equipped X5d (with all the discounts) so can't seem to stomach it. I did drive the Diesel Porsche today and found the steering to be a bit "twitchy" (this model did not have any drive enhancements but still came to $69K as well so it seems that is kind of a "sweet spot" as almost every variation I attempted always got to that mark). A bit dissappointing as I kinda thought the Porsche would be a good, comparable option. Not for $10K more though so...

PS - Can anyone point me to an equivalent Porsche forum (to this one)?
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:38 PM
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Rennlist used to be a good Porsche forum and might still be.
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