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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 10-28-2012, 09:50 PM
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X5 35D used as a workhorse

The other day I stacked up some hardwood firewood for the winter and I used the X5 for the 20 miles transportation. With the back seats down, I was able to fit just little over a quarter cord. It was pretty heavy load. By my calculations the weight was right around the payload limit of 1290lb. The rear suspension went down with about 3 inches and it definitely felt the heavy load. Can't say the same for the engine. The diesel was pulling normally like there was no load at all. I love it!

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Old 10-28-2012, 10:16 PM
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Nice!! I have hauled a similar weight of travertine tile in mine, I was impressed with how the X handled it.
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:02 AM
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Hope you vacuumed it afterwards!!
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:06 AM
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Yup well I've towed a race car with mine weighing a total of 1100kgs with trailer, and it still managed a 10s 0-60mph!
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:45 AM
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Hope you vacuumed it afterwards!!
It was actually all heavy duty cardboard boxes below and on side of the firewood. Once I unloaded and removed the protection there was very little to none for cleanup
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Old 10-29-2012, 03:39 PM
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Damn, that's awesome.
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Old 10-29-2012, 05:23 PM
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Damn, that's awesome.
That's what is built for, not just picking up kids from a soccer game
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:50 PM
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I think we need to see it pull a gigantic machine behind it to gain reputation as a
An awesome truck. Although we know, but BMW
Could invest in pulling a
Space shuttle or a 747 or a380 lol
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Old 10-30-2012, 08:46 AM
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I think we need to see it pull a gigantic machine behind it to gain reputation as a
An awesome truck. Although we know, but BMW
Could invest in pulling a
Space shuttle or a 747 or a380 lol
The point is not to show the X5 as a truck but to show that a luxury German SUV can also do a job different than grocery shopping
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:08 AM
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The point is not to show the X5 as a truck but to show that a luxury German SUV can also do a job different than grocery shopping
Haha true, but that stigma will probs. never be lifted from the X5 portfolio.
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