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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 01-16-2013, 08:49 PM
jonnyz1245 jonnyz1245 is offline
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Finally drove an X5 with Adaptive drive

and man oh man, I am glad I ordered it.

I drove out to my dealer to meet my CA(we had done everything via/email and phone) and they happened to have a CPO'd 2011 X5D with AD on the lot. They said go a ahead and take it for an hour, so I did. I took it on back-roads, through residential areas and on the freeway. I also took it through a local PDX neighborhood that has a 35 mph zone with a series of about 20 almost 90- degree turns.

To my sensibilities, there is a night and day difference between AD and non-AD equipped X5's. I used both sport mode and regular. There was absolutely no body roll taking those corners. The truck felt like a car riding on rails IMO.

Now, is it necessary? Probably not. The X5 drives fine w/out it .Does it transform how this 5000+ pound SAV drives? Yes, it does. It turns the truck into a sports car!
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