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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 09-07-2013, 05:23 PM
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Xenon headlights now standard on F15 does come with LED halogen ring. I think for looks you are already taken care of.
The LED headlights with the LED rings still look better. Go look at the 6. The square-ish LED headlights look MUCH better. Not to mention, provide better light output.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:56 PM
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Kind of embarrassing that BMW offers it as an option when the 2014 Corolla has LED headlights (not DRL, the actual low beam) STANDARD... and the car is like what, 1/3 the cost of the X5? Sure it isn't as nice, but when you think about it, having 3-4 Corollas has its advantages
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:00 PM
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....With LED headlight option, do you get LED trun signal or is the same on both options (LED or Incendient)? And is rear brake lights are LED or Incendient like E70?
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Old 09-08-2013, 11:32 PM
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Let's face it. After a few days when the new car excitement wears off you don't check your headlights anymore unless it is not working. You totally forget what it looks like and you can imagine whatever it looks like. The shape of the car can always put a smile on my face. The lights? Now with keyless entry and everything, I really don't see it that much. Plus LED's advantage is size and energy efficiency. It is not brightness.

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Let's face it, every time you see one on the road that has the LED light and yours don't, you will regret you didn't get it.

That's why full LED light is the first tick on my X6.

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Old 09-08-2013, 11:50 PM
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LED lighting Package..

If someone is truly hung up on a $1,900 option on a $60k+ car, they can't afford the car in the first place. Simple as that.[/QUOTE]

Not true at all. I checked just about every option and most importantly DHP on our F30 335xDrive we just picked up and it took me all of 5 sec to realize that $1,900 bucks was a complete rip off for a lighting package. Now the navigation is a rip off as well as we all know but the wife wasn't gonna let that one go!




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Old 09-15-2013, 06:16 AM
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Totally worth it. Really different night time driving experience if u had been driving with xenons and they really looks awesome too day/night. I was also on the fence with to add or not add this option. But made my decision was made easy when the x5 I picked already had it.

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Old 09-15-2013, 07:21 AM
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Totally worth it. Really different night time driving experience if u had been driving with xenons and they really looks awesome too day/night. I was also on the fence with to add or not add this option. But made my decision was made easy when the x5 I picked already had it.

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Old 09-15-2013, 11:32 AM
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Exclamation .

If this youtube bmw presentation true for 2014 X5 1900$ LED package - its worth the investment - there is a lot of technology packed in this system, but question remains... do we really need this technology ? it more of protection of other drivers on a road rather than yours, you can always blast high beams non-stop - definitely not nice

I have to cars now 2011 X5 with auto led high beams and 2011 535i regular led - I do use it on X5 but I can not say that I miss it a lot on my 535i

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Totally worth it. Really different night time driving experience if u had been driving with xenons and they really looks awesome too day/night. I was also on the fence with to add or not add this option. But made my decision was made easy when the x5 I picked already had it.

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Old 09-15-2013, 11:37 AM
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If this youtube bmw presentation true for 2014 X5 1900$ LED package - its worth the investment - there is a lot of technology packed in this system, but question remains... do we really need this technology ? it more of protection of other drivers on a road rather than yours, you can always blast high beams non-stop - definitely not nice

I have to cars now 2011 X5 with auto led high beams and 2011 535i regular led - I do use it on X5 but I can not say that I miss it a lot on my 535i
NOT available in the United States yet. Laws/regulations will have to be changed to allow it.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:40 PM
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If someone is truly hung up on a $1,900 option on a $60k+ car, they can't afford the car in the first place. Simple as that.
Wow. A little douchey perhaps?
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:18 AM
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If this youtube bmw presentation true for 2014 X5 1900$ LED package - its worth the investment - there is a lot of technology packed in this system, but question remains... do we really need this technology ? it more of protection of other drivers on a road rather than yours, you can always blast high beams non-stop - definitely not nice

I have to cars now 2011 X5 with auto led high beams and 2011 535i regular led - I do use it on X5 but I can not say that I miss it a lot on my 535i
True, other drivers enjoy the benefit too. When i am driving at night I am not able to see anything inside the car in front of me. The led lights do a great job just like in the video. It is amazing how it lights up the side of the roads too.


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Old 10-18-2013, 04:52 PM
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Yes- this (very cool) feature is NOT available in the US. In the US, all the high beam thing does is switch between high and low. There is none of this wonderful "tunneling" or "sculpturing" effect.
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Old 10-19-2013, 05:17 AM
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^^ I am sure with a little coding that can be enabled
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:08 AM
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^^ I am sure with a little coding that can be enabled
Excellent idea. Know any hacker that could figure out how to do this?
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:01 AM
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It's not about affordability rather value for money. ... Even a millionaire draw a line somewhere when buying a car for his own.
The attitude and thought process that causes a person to question the value of a $1,900 option on an X5 is the same attitude and thought process that helped many people become millionaires. As the saying goes, "old habits die hard."

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Old 10-20-2013, 03:19 PM
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The attitude and thought process that causes a person to question the value of a $1,900 option on an X5 is the same attitude and thought process that helped many people become millionaires. As the saying goes, "old habits die hard."
I heard Dave Ramsey once say that 80% of millionaires are first generation rich, not only working hard but spending cautiously. Typically they buy new cars infrequently if at all, and often buy used. Still, as a lifelong car-guy, can I can't help myself. I'll probably get the LED lights, too.
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If this youtube bmw presentation true for 2014 X5 1900$ LED package - its worth the investment - there is a lot of technology packed in this system, but question remains... do we really need this technology ? it more of protection of other drivers on a road rather than yours, you can always blast high beams non-stop - definitely not nice

I have to cars now 2011 X5 with auto led high beams and 2011 535i regular led - I do use it on X5 but I can not say that I miss it a lot on my 535i
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NOT available in the United States yet. Laws/regulations will have to be changed to allow it.
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Excellent idea. Know any hacker that could figure out how to do this?
You have to wonder if you had the option in the US, if later coding updates would enable the tunneling that video talks about.
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http://www.autobild.de/artikel/auto-...r-4429428.html

the article is in German - use google translator if needed. In brief words, BMW LED is worst then the LED from direct competitors and worst than BMW bi-xenon headlights.
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Someone please settle this and post photos comparing Full LED vs. Non. Full LED Lights were not an option on my '13 X5-50i and now they are so I want a comparison at night in photos. Until someone can provide that everything else is speculation. My new build for F15 includes them now. Would welcome thoughts or better yet photos. Post and Quit speculating...
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:34 PM
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I got Lighting Package on my new X5 MSport. One word to describe it: AMAZING!!!!! I love it and it not only makes the car look amazing but driving with those LED on is fantastic. BTW, the car has LED in every single light you can imagine inside the car. No more yellowish lights. Here is a pic of my LED on.
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I got Lighting Package on my new X5 MSport. One word to describe it: AMAZING!!!!! I love it and it not only makes the car look amazing but driving with those LED on is fantastic. BTW, the car has LED in every single light you can imagine inside the car. No more yellowish lights. Here is a pic of my LED on.
I didn't check every bulb, but the F15 I drove a few weeks ago seemed to have LEDs in most interior applications, and it didn't have the Lighting Package. So it's still difficult to figure out what the actual delta is between an F15 with this package and one without.

Even for the exterior, I can't see any noticeable difference from your pix and an F15 without the lighting package. In your second shot the lighting is all overexposed and you can't make out anything. Any chance of shooting at a higher speed or stopping that lens down a bit so we can see the actual lights??
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Are the 2013 bi-xenons the same as 2014's?
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The LED lighting package is well worth the cost considering it is an intelligent and upgrade to the Xenons.
Saw it on an F15 when I test drove it at dusk. Very nice, non glare to oncoming traffic.

Next in line is the new Laser lighting soon ....

And here I thought having Xenons since 2001 was a requirement - now comes LED and next Laser.

What next - Luke Skywalker light saber lights ???
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Aside from all the talk about which car has the most added toys, has anyone driven a BMW or X5 with the new LED headlights that can say the light output makes it worth the investment?
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according to the test to which I gave the link, BMW LED output is worse than BMW bi-xenon headlights
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