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Old 11-05-2012, 06:03 AM
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Unhappy importing my x5

I purchased an 04 x5 from the uk its a usa lhd which is what i want as i live in france.
the problem is the powers that be over here are being difficult as the vin plate is an usa one and dose not have the three weight figures i need to fill out the forms and they insist that the weights are important its been going on now for 8 months and am getting nowhere as the vin on the car only has the first 2 weights and not the 3rd it is an 2004 3.0i sports can anybody help me please as The local bmw dealer has inspected it and said its ok and that they should accept it as it is but the place in paris says no they must have the 3rd weight.
does any one on here please have either a pic or just even the weight so I can finish importing the car
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Old 11-05-2012, 04:37 PM
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I don't have a 3.0i but which weight are you referring to specifically?

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Below are all the weights I can think of for the 3.0i E53

These are for US spec X5s
official base curb weight: 2010 kg / 4431 lbs
gross weight GVWR: 2610 kg / 5754 lb
towing capacity for trailer with brakes: 2267 kg / 5000 lb
towing capacity for trailer without brakes: 750kg / 1600lb

European models had either a 7700 lb or 7900 lb (don't recall which) towing capacity with a special factory towing code option, as I recall.

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Old 11-12-2012, 06:57 PM
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Here is what I grabbed out of my Owners Manual.

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