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X5 F15 (2014 - Current)
The all new F15 BMW X5 started production August 2013 as a 2014 model year. The new X5 arrives in sDrive35i (RWD), xDrive35i, xDrive50i and a diesel xDrive 35d.

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Old 04-14-2013, 01:27 PM
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F15 to be or not to be

E70 models must extremely reliable by now (April 2013). BMW already had time to season the vehicle and deal with all the bugs. F15 is fast approaching with some dealerships talking about a May price list coming out and production coming out in July/August 2013. I'd like to hear comments on whether BMW does a good job with first year production of a new model line. Otherwise, I'd like to get my E70 X5 model now. I just don't want to deal with a nice looking F15 model that I need to take to the dealership for problems. Thoughts?
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:47 PM
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I wouldn't call the E70 "extremely reliable" nor would I say BMW does a good job with first year production of a new model.
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I had an 2009 and now a 2012 and never had an issue with either of them. Nothing but scheduled maintenance. But I have read never to buy a year one model.
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I have owned three new BMWs that I typically keep for 5-6 years. My only first year model was definitely the most problem prone FWIW.
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I'm in the auto industry, and have supplied BMW. No manufacturer does first year as well as last year in a model run...
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:20 PM
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Will the F15 be 100% new? It seems to me that many of the parts and component on the new model will already be used across other models. So perhaps, it will not be full of bugs as many have speculated. For example, will the engines be 100% new and untested on the road? Same with tranny, or interior components? Want many parts be upgrades of current ones? So maybe even end up more reliable?
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Will the F15 be 100% new? It seems to me that many of the parts and component on the new model will already be used across other models. So perhaps, it will not be full of bugs as many have speculated. For example, will the engines be 100% new and untested on the road? Same with tranny, or interior components? Want many parts be upgrades of current ones? So maybe even end up more reliable?
It doesn't matter if the parts or components are already available on other models, you will likely have some issues on the first model year.
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I had an 2009 and now a 2012 and never had an issue with either of them. Nothing but scheduled maintenance. But I have read never to buy a year one model.
Its a known fact that the first model year is more prone to having issues.. You were just lucky enough to have a good one
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