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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 11-03-2012, 11:41 PM
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White halos

I test drove the 2013 X5 35i today. I also tried the diesel but didn't like how it felt, was loud and costed a little more. I did notice that the halo lights were very white. Is that new for 2013 only? If I get a 2012 or a 2011 or a 2010 or 2009, will they have yellow halos?

I'm debating if it is worth the $60k MSRP for a new X5 35i or just get a used 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 or 2012 one. Looking at edmunds, I dont think there was much changed over the years but couldn't find information on the halos.

The 2013 did have the soft close, which the rep told me was only available on the 2013 model. I don't recall if the soft close, door closed if you don't slam it all the way.
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:02 AM
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:28 AM
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Soft Close now also comes for free with the convenience package for 2012 Diesel builds after October 15th. It's a VERY nice feature and it doesn't matter how hard you close them, they will work both ways. At least mine did on my 7-series I just traded out. Kids initially SLAMMED the doors until they got use to them and we never had any problems with them working correctly. They miss them on this new truck...
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Old 11-04-2012, 12:31 AM
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thanks guys, so it sounds like the 2011 doesnt have any of this. 2012 is when they started having white halos and soft close.

I think 2010 (or 2011) is when they started getting the 8 speed autos too (from 6 speed)
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:39 AM
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What is active cruise control? My rep said you can only get cruise control with this option?

Cruise control should be standard on a $60k car.
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Old 11-04-2012, 10:46 AM
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1st the option of used vs new depends on what u find is a good financial investment. No one can really recommend one over the other (many pros and cons for each).

2nd) the diesel does remind u that ur driving a diesel at idle speeds. However the gas does not exhibit any unpleasant aural traits.

3) soft close doors have been added, but they're gonna become a hassle once the car starts getting older and out of warranty.

4) the X5 comes with dynamic cruise control std. (meaning it can slightly brake when traveling down a hill, nothing too serious). The active cruise is a feature that actively follows a car in front, so full performance Control. No vehicle in the
BMW lineup comes with active cruise control standard.

5) I would see each year close up. Some 2011 didn have the new LEDs, but check it out. The led color tends to vary. Some
Cars have a deep light blue whole some are bright white. I don't know why theirs a variation but there is.

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Old 11-04-2012, 10:56 AM
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Is regular cruise control an option or standard?
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:10 AM
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Active CC is an option. $2400

Dynamic CC is standard.

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Old 11-04-2012, 12:08 PM
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No its, you have to add Dynamic package for $1000. THen, add the Cruise option for $2000. Then Add Priority 1 BMW Package Option For $3000, then the $5k you mentioned.

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Old 11-04-2012, 01:51 PM
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What is active cruise control? My rep said you can only get cruise control with this option?

Cruise control should be standard on a $60k car.
The regular cruise control is standard. I believe active CC is when the car adjust CC speed based on the speed the car in front of you is going. It will slow down to a safe cruising distance if the car in front of you is going slower than your CC speed.
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Old 11-05-2012, 11:09 PM
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LED white angel eyes started coming stock in 2012...you can get similar looks with aftermarket LED's on older models.
So LCI models for E70 came out in 2012?
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:01 AM
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Lci =2011. For some odd reason the leds came for middle of 2012 production
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