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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 11-09-2012, 06:32 PM
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electric steering or hydaulic steering?

Does the new 2013 have electric steering or hydraulic steering? Was wondering if someone can explain the difference between the two?
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Old 11-09-2012, 09:37 PM
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2013 x5 has the hydraulic steering. Hydraulic is less efficient because the constant load in the engine. Electric on uses energy when turning. Currently, the electric are precise but lack road feedback. The electric has been tuned lighter steering effort. You really need to drive to know which one you like.

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2013 x5 has the hydraulic steering. Hydraulic is less efficient because the constant load in the engine. Electric on uses energy when turning. Currently, the electric are precise but lack road feedback. The electric has been tuned lighter steering effort. You really need to drive to know which one you like.

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This.

IMO Hydraulic is better because of the feedback, but EPS isn't bad (Porsche, Audi do it well)

If you get the Adaptive Steering option on the E70, you can get EPS (non-D models though)
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