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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 11-13-2016, 08:27 PM
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Well, officer, you aren't going to believe this. That's a very nice hat you have there, sir. Anyway, you see, a BMW's speedometer reads 3-5% higher, and, um...
lol.. but since it reads FASTER than you are actually going, you would actually have LESS room to argue.
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lol.. but since it reads FASTER than you are actually going, you would actually have LESS room to argue.
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Old 12-01-2016, 08:26 AM
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By default, your speedometer reads abut 3-5% higher than your actual speed. You can have this corrected to show your actual speed via a coding change.
I logged in this morning to ask if there was a way to re-calibrate the speedometer, as the variance is really irritating when on a long trip. I guess this answers my question!

It would not be as big of a deal if the cruise control didn't bump up to the nearest 5 mph (which is a really nice feature). With the difference in calibration it does not really go to the next 5 mph.
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Old 12-01-2016, 08:55 AM
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When I have mine running side-by-side with my GPS-enabled radar detector, my speedometer consistently shows a 2 mph slower reading than actual speed. That seems to hold true from 30 to 85 mph, at least, so it's pretty consistent throughout the range rather than a set percentage of the speed. So if I set my speed control on 72, it shows on the speedometer as 72 mph, but the radar detector GPS will read it as 70 mph.

Does that square with what you're seeing? Other than the 3-5%?
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:05 AM
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It would not be as big of a deal if the cruise control didn't bump up to the nearest 5 mph

Your wish is granted. Don't push the thumb-rocker quite as hard, and it goes up in ones. Push it harder ('til you feel the bump), and it advances in fives. You're in the habit of pushing the thumb-rocker firmly, apparently.
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:08 AM
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Dr. Dave - I am seeing the opposite. I've not tried it at city speeds, but have timed 10-mile stretches at interstate speeds (75 and 85 mph) and find a 2 to 3 MPH difference. If I set my cruise at 85 I am really going about 82.5 mph. 70 mph setting gives me about 67.5 mph.

I use the mile-post markers on the freeway for distance, and time a 10-mile stretch to minimize error in start/stop times.
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:17 AM
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Your wish is granted. Don't push the thumb-rocker quite as hard, and it goes up in ones. Push it harder ('til you feel the bump), and it advances in fives. You're in the habit of pushing the thumb-rocker firmly, apparently.
Yes - I understand the ones versus fives trick. Speed limits go up and down in increments of five mph, and when I discovered the fives I thought it was really slick! One bump and it goes where you want it. That is, until I found that the readings were not quite right.

It is a very small issue in a nice car, but I have a "thing" for precision and accuracy.

It does not seem that long ago that cruise control was a luxury option. I have put on a lot of miles with no cruise control, and now I quibble about how it works .
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:25 AM
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It does not seem that long ago that cruise control was a luxury option. I have put on a lot of miles with no cruise control, and now I quibble about how it works .
It's hard to remember a life without cruise control, but I put a heckuva lot of miles behind the wheel without it before it became very common, too. I think I like those long trips with it better than without it !
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:30 AM
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Dr. Dave - I am seeing the opposite. I've not tried it at city speeds, but have timed 10-mile stretches at interstate speeds (75 and 85 mph) and find a 2 to 3 MPH difference. If I set my cruise at 85 I am really going about 82.5 mph. 70 mph setting gives me about 67.5 mph.

I use the mile-post markers on the freeway for distance, and time a 10-mile stretch to minimize error in start/stop times.
I said it wrong, but my number showed it the same way as yours. My speedometer shows a HIGHER reading than actual speed by 2 mph, just as yours does. Sorry for the confusion. When my GPS on the radar detector shows 68, the speedo shows 70 (I had those number right, I just said the speedo showed a slower reading, when I should have said 'higher' reading.
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It would not be as big of a deal if the cruise control didn't bump up to the nearest 5 mph (which is a really nice feature). With the difference in calibration it does not really go to the next 5 mph.
That's true, but what difference does it make as long as it is consistent? Or are you trying to set your cruise control speed exactly to the speed limit, where you want to actually be going 65 when the cruise is set to 65?

If it reads a little bit high, set it to 70 in a 65 zone and you'll be fine. No cop is going to pull you over for 2 or 3 mph over the limit.
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I said it wrong, but my number showed it the same way as yours. My speedometer shows a HIGHER reading than actual speed by 2 mph, just as yours does. Sorry for the confusion. When my GPS on the radar detector shows 68, the speedo shows 70 (I had those number right, I just said the speedo showed a slower reading, when I should have said 'higher' reading.
That makes more sense in terms of matching what the rest of us see.

I have clocked my speed by timing mile markers, and also using a GPS in the car and comparing to the speedo. My '07 335 seems to run 3-4% higher than actual, regardless of the speed. (if I have the cruise set to 100, my GPS indicates 96-97). I haven't tested it as much in the X5, but based on those mobile "Your Speed" readouts they stick on some highways, it also seems to read about 3% high.

Having it read a fixed amount high doesn't make sense to me. If you are parked, does it read 2mph?
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You are right, RAWSKYB, and like so many drivers I go as fast as I can get away with. I just have a thing about my tools working precisely. If it says 80 mph, it ought to mean 80 mph.
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Here in Australia, when the car (x5 f15) moves all connected drive apps are disabled to navigate through. Can you code that to disable that lock?
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Just wondering....My speedometer is reading 2 mph faster than I am actually going, does that mean my BMW thinks it is traveling farther than I actually am and therefore my odometer is off by the same amount?
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Just wondering....My speedometer is reading 2 mph faster than I am actually going, does that mean my BMW thinks it is traveling farther than I actually am and therefore my odometer is off by the same amount?
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It means exactly that. Honda and Acura offered like 5% warranty extensions for exactly the same reason, after a class action lawsuit in 2004:

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2008/03/3...30MILEAGE.html
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It means exactly that. Honda and Acura offered like 5% warranty extensions for exactly the same reason, after a class action lawsuit in 2004:

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2008/03/3...30MILEAGE.html
No, actually it doesn't. Your odometer and speedometer are two separate things. That Honda lawsuit was not in any way related to incorrect speedometer readings, but rather odometer readings that were showing falsely high.

BMW speedometers are programmed to read slightly high but you can modify this via coding. This is not going to alter the odometer reading on the vehicle, or at least not in a modern vehicle where these are two electronically controlled instruments (versus older vehicles where they were mechanical).
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