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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 06-30-2013, 05:47 PM
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:50 PM
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:55 PM
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Car problems suck, and it can happen on any make, any model.
Went over to Jeep Garage and it seems like dash lighting up and car being dead as door nail has happened to at least a half dozen of '14 WK2 owners. Hope Jeep figures it out because it's not a bad SUV and pricing is attractive.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record I mentioned in another thread I had an older Jeep GC that was really a good snow / dog / airport parking / bumper tapping in SF car but it became too unreliable. I was anxiously waiting for the diesel version on the 2014 to come out but I ran out of patience after Jeep launched it to great fanfare in January then pushed production out month after month. I hope Jeep does well with the diesel if they ever bring it to market.
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Old 06-30-2013, 09:36 PM
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For a great many of us, the idea of a diesel motor in a German luxury car was a bit counter-intuitive, and we did tons of research before pulling the trigger.
Wish more approached car buying that way.
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:09 AM
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OP, the diesel sucks. Literally the worst engine ever. BMW sucks too. Jeep is the best. No one beats them. 'MERICA
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:20 PM
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I leased my Black '12 X5 Diesal last Sept '12..Love the Price Torque MPG and Diesal availability during gas shortages oh and the Nav works just fine...if I had to pick some low's just to be picky cuz I love my Bimmer it would be the sometimes messy fuel fill ups either at the gas cap especially when the only available pump has a large nozel on it and sometimes the gas station floor at the diesal pumps which can be messy (tracking diesal fuel back in your car).. 2nd sometimes though this truck has plenty of torque it does have that turbo lag when you initially take off which doesn't help when your in and out of some busy traffic, maybe a bigger intercooler helps? idk and lastly that DEF fluid which I needed at 7000 miles I figured the dealer would cover this cost since they do the oil changes for you as part of the maintenance BUT they dont! It cost $110 for the service and about $55 if you do it yourself which I found out was actually easy to do. Again I'm just splitting hairs here guys cuz I would def do it again hell I just might buy this at the end of the lease unless an X6 3d comes out then I might change up.. Hope this info helps its exactly what I told my pops before he ordered the same exact X5 3d for himself but in white...oh and you should def try the Spartinburg SC delivery experience we had a blast!!!!
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:39 PM
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Hi JAYRU234! Thank you for your experience with diesel X5! I agreed it's lovely machine! I have a point regarding a DEF change. If you have the BMW under 4 years or 50K the dealer BMW must change it FREE for you! I had same situation in Las Vegas on the way to LA. I have got message in 1000 ml the engine does not start! I called from the car to local dealer and at 5PM they took care on refilling DEF fluid FREE. But service advisor initially asked me to pay for the fluid, when I argue with him the other service advisor said it should be free. second time it's happened in Colorado at my local service - one said I have to pay and the other said it's free if the car under 4 year or 50K.
The button line is - you do not pay for this next time, try to reimburse money from the dealer calling to BMW customer service and tell them the story! You have to keep the can with DEF for some cases inside the car!
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:42 PM
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Hi JAYRU234! Thank you for your experience with diesel X5! I agreed it's lovely machine! I have a point regarding a DEF change. If you have the BMW under 4 years or 50K the dealer BMW must change it FREE for you! I had same situation in Las Vegas on the way to LA. I have got message in 1000 ml the engine does not start! I called from the car to local dealer and at 5PM they took care on refilling DEF fluid FREE. But service advisor initially asked me to pay for the fluid, when I argue with him the other service advisor said it should be free. second time it's happened in Colorado at my local service - one said I have to pay and the other said it's free if the car under 4 year or 50K.
The button line is - you do not pay for this next time, try to reimburse money from the dealer calling to BMW customer service and tell them the story! You have to keep the can with DEF for some cases inside the car!
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awesome brother thanks for the info I'm getn my $110 back, thats a full tank of gas with a full sevice car wash lol
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:44 PM
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Old 07-02-2013, 05:21 PM
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OP, the diesel sucks. Literally the worst engine ever. BMW sucks too
I agree, I must be a moron for buying two of them.
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Old 07-06-2013, 03:07 PM
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Greetings - I bought a 2011 X5 diesel 3 months ago and I love it. I didn't find that many for sale that matched what I was looking for -- plenty of black and silver but I wanted white for the Texas heat. My search took about 6 weeks and I used an inspection service that was worth it's weight in gold to go over it in person. I bought out of state and had it transported. I had no idea I'd get the mileage I'm getting -- consistently 24 to 25 mpg, over 500+ on a tank of fuel, awesome! This is my first BMW so I'm still a bit blown away, feel like I've discovered a secret everyone else knew but me. Last summer we drove a Volvo diesel while on vacation in Germany and that sealed the deal as far as diesel. We were driving at high speeds on the autobahn and still managed to get almost 24 mpg. I also targeted in the diesel to get more of the hubby's buy in on my purchase :-) . He loves 'em, they last longer than the chassis around them usually.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:30 PM
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I agree, I must be a moron for buying two of them.
I'm looking for #2 also. That's how bad they are...
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:01 PM
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I shopped the other diesel options including the Benz MLs, the Porsche Cayenne's, the Audi Q7s and the VW tourag because I wanted a high performance 4x4 I could take up and down the West (by god) Virginia mountains in the wintertime and still get good gas mileage. I've gotten 28.5MPG one way 300 miles one time but typically average right around the advertised 26MPG on the interstate even going up and down the mountain. I have heard of others getting as much as 30MPG on flats (like Louisiana &/or Texas roads) and I can easily see that. My mixed typical weekly driving of 40% highway & 60% city still yields 24.5MPG so IMHO, it's doing what it is suppose to do.
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:49 AM
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Is the X5 diesel really that bad??

Reviving an old thread. Anyone have thoughts on an 2010 x5d w/ 28000 miles (loaded and nice) vs 2011 x5 35i w/ 37000 miles (base and nice)?


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Old 10-11-2013, 10:06 AM
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Hi Snooka,

Hmm, there are many variables in your comparison. I would decide on diesel vs gas and then decide on year then go to options/mileage. I was shopping diesel all the way and started my search with 2010 models to keep costs down. I learned two things: first there was a design change starting with the 2011 model (E70 model refresh) so I recommend looking at the differences from 2010 to 2011 on Edmunds.com and see which one you are comfortable with. Second I learned the difference in price was under 3k to 5k most of the time. I bought a 2011 x5d with 49k mileage and have been very pleased. On these vehicles, that mileage is nothing especially diesel. The vehicle I bought was loaded and that was my deciding factor. I had a list of features that were must-haves. I bought out of state and paid an independent inspection service to look it over for me. Very good investment, wasn't expensive. That's my 411 :-)
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Old 10-14-2013, 01:18 PM
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^^+1 Well stated

I find it odd the driveline choice is still an 'open' question. Most folks are pretty set on what they';ll be driving, then it is price/features/miles

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Old 10-14-2013, 01:25 PM
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Basically, i'm trying to figure out if 2010 35d is problematic. I know its pre LCI but i dont mind the black bumper. I like the idea of diesel but have never owned one. I know some trolls will say they hate their diesel but the reasons they state are of little concern to me. I like the torque and actually enjoy the heavier feel. I assume your experience has been positive (i know its a '12, but diesel in general)?

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Old 10-14-2013, 03:03 PM
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Living in the DC area I was on cars.com and noticed tons of X5d's for sale. Is something wrong where eveybody is selling them? I know nothing about them but just something I noticed is all.
if you're entertaining a diesel suv i would look into a touareg. great value especially "used".
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Old 10-14-2013, 03:53 PM
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Driving a 2012 X5d, and like others, enjoy it. Couple of nits (Nav and sluggish at first start up). But would buy again.
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Amigos reading your thread i came across makes me wonder why I did not buy the x5d, I opted for the 335d which i dont regret but I really liked the x5, enjoy your vehicle as I am mines, as for mods look for a bigger IC, WAGNER or CX Racing, bench flash it RENNtech , Evolve or piggyback ala JBD and you will get better mileage, to bad i cannot enjoy mileage like you guys since i live in Puerto Rico but at least Im getting around 20-23 mpg city and when ever I go around the island I get 32-40 mpg because i tend to exceed speeds sometimes from 80-140 mph on short burst. If I lived in the states i would be in jail by now LOL!!
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Old 10-16-2013, 10:14 AM
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Amigos reading your thread i came across makes me wonder why I did not buy the x5d, I opted for the 335d which i dont regret but I really liked the x5, enjoy your vehicle as I am mines, as for mods look for a bigger IC, WAGNER or CX Racing, bench flash it RENNtech , Evolve or piggyback ala JBD and you will get better mileage, to bad i cannot enjoy mileage like you guys since i live in Puerto Rico but at least Im getting around 20-23 mpg city and when ever I go around the island I get 32-40 mpg because i tend to exceed speeds sometimes from 80-140 mph on short burst. If I lived in the states i would be in jail by now LOL!!
your car must be a freak 32-40mpg is awesome! especially at 140mph! I would hang on to that car those numbers are impressive. The best my X5d can muster is 29-30mpg @65mph on long hiway cruises. if i was doing short bursts from 80-140mph it would get closer to 18-20mpg.
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:41 PM
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Amigos reading your thread i came across makes me wonder why I did not buy the x5d, I opted for the 335d which i dont regret but I really liked the x5, enjoy your vehicle as I am mines, as for mods look for a bigger IC, WAGNER or CX Racing, bench flash it RENNtech , Evolve or piggyback ala JBD and you will get better mileage, to bad i cannot enjoy mileage like you guys since i live in Puerto Rico but at least Im getting around 20-23 mpg city and when ever I go around the island I get 32-40 mpg because i tend to exceed speeds sometimes from 80-140 mph on short burst. If I lived in the states i would be in jail by now LOL!!
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