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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 06-21-2013, 07:29 AM
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New rear seat entertainment system

From the pictures it looks amazing - very slick screens and system control menu.

I am wondering what functionality will be available. DVD? Blu Ray? Games? Video input? Anyone seen specs or a write-up???

I am looking at moving from my 5 series sedan to a new X5 this fall. I stopped buying vehicles with RES a few years ago, kids mostly use iPads now when we travel. But this system might be intriguing.
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:42 PM
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In my opinion, the RES are not going to be worth it. Laptops, tablets, etc are just so cheap nowadays and will only get cheaper. Considering who much you may pay for a RES, you may be able to upgrade 2 kids iPads a couple of times within 5 years of ownership with the price you pay for the RES.
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Old 07-15-2013, 02:20 PM
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In my opinion, the RES are not going to be worth it. Laptops, tablets, etc are just so cheap nowadays and will only get cheaper. Considering who much you may pay for a RES, you may be able to upgrade 2 kids iPads a couple of times within 5 years of ownership with the price you pay for the RES.
I second these words.

RES is a static content. RES is particularly useful for children and they are more into IPADs or dynamic content.

BMW also offers ipad holder and removable DVD system (cheaper). so, i guess you should go with either one.
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However, RES offers access to other telematics, too (i.e. Navigation).
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However, RES offers access to other telematics, too (i.e. Navigation).
Not sure how much I want my child in the back having access what I do in the front. Besides, if they are so interested in that, there is always Google Maps, Bing Maps or even the dreaded iOS maps. Let's face it, people who get the RES don't think of other telematics.
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Not sure how much I want my child in the back having access what I do in the front. Besides, if they are so interested in that, there is always Google Maps, Bing Maps or even the dreaded iOS maps. Let's face it, people who get the RES don't think of other telematics.
I probably wouldn't get it for a toddler either - but in our household, I'm the youngest at 33.

So chances are that I let my mum behind the wheel once in a while and grant my 91 year old granny the other first row seat and enjoy the rear reclining seats while still being able to get my hands on the "telematics"..
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My kids (5 and 3) kick the back seats of my E70 X5. I'm leary of getting the RES as I can see them kicking and possibly breaking the screens unless the rear seats are situated farther back in this new model.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:39 AM
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My kids (5 and 3) kick the back seats of my E70 X5. I'm leary of getting the RES as I can see them kicking and possibly breaking the screens unless the rear seats are situated farther back in this new model.
AFAIK, you can move the optional rear comfort seats on the F15 further back - about an additional 3" - that might help..
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AFAIK, you can move the optional rear comfort seats on the F15 further back - about an additional 3" - that might help..
I hope / wish they would be like the rear comfort seats that they put in the 5 GT / 7. Would make it more of a competitor with range rover's fully powered rear seats.


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Old 08-16-2013, 08:18 AM
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I hope / wish they would be like the rear comfort seats that they put in the 5 GT / 7. Would make it more of a competitor with range rover's fully powered rear seats.
That would have been nice - but they are manual. AFAIK, the power-feature for the rear-seats on the LCI 5 GT is gone now - at least in the US.

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