Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E60 (2004 - 2010)

E60 (2004 - 2010)
BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-04-2005, 12:07 PM
wagonman wagonman is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: portland, oregon
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 614
Mein Auto: 06 530 xi t
x-drive inspiring confidence

been driving thorugh some very slick piles of wet leaves here in portland, oregon and the x-drive engages seemlessly. very nice option to have when the road is slick. i imagine this baby is awesome in the snow. i did speak to a dealer in vermont who told me that by far the best snow tires are a brand i had never heard of called nokean. i wont need those but that x-drive is very handy in any kind of slick road conditions.
Reply With Quote
Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 11-04-2005, 03:48 PM
tcoz tcoz is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Hilton Head, SC
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 289
Mein Auto: '03 M3 Vert (Jan '10)
When I had the X3, I was really impressed with the x-drive in the snow and on ice. More than once, I intentionally tried to slide it by overcooking a turn in an ice/snow covered parking lot and it really wouldn't let me, although by being stupid, you can surely overdo it. The E61 with a wider track and longer wheelbase should be even better. X-drive was a prerequisite for any new BMW I bought so I was overjoyed when I found out it would be offered on the 5-series wagon. I think we made a good choice.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-04-2005, 03:58 PM
wagonman wagonman is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: portland, oregon
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 614
Mein Auto: 06 530 xi t
agreed

Quote:
Originally Posted by tcoz
When I had the X3, I was really impressed with the x-drive in the snow and on ice. More than once, I intentionally tried to slide it by overcooking a turn in an ice/snow covered parking lot and it really wouldn't let me, although by being stupid, you can surely overdo it. The E61 with a wider track and longer wheelbase should be even better. X-drive was a prerequisite for any new BMW I bought so I was overjoyed when I found out it would be offered on the 5-series wagon. I think we made a good choice.
i am very happy with mine. i am going to a new dealer and having the new newest software installed. they are going to look it over for the lousy gas mileahe i have been getting. otherwise i love it. frankly, in 2010-11 i will take a look at the mercedes e-class wagon. people have overdone the whole mercedes quality problem issue. mercedes is a significant brand and management isnt going to let it simply dwindle away. they will make a comeback and those cars are worth considering..my two cents..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-04-2005, 04:11 PM
tcoz tcoz is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Hilton Head, SC
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 289
Mein Auto: '03 M3 Vert (Jan '10)
I forgot to let you know that I asked my Service Manager about your mileage problem and he told me he hasn't had an E60 (or E61) customer really complain much about it. He did say that the newest software (19.02) which is NOT required, will retard the ignition timing a bit, thus increasing mileage somewhat. I elected to take a pass on the software upgrade at this time since there are no current problems/issues that it fixes. I like the performance the way it is and really don't want it to flatten out at all.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-05-2005, 06:31 AM
CTYankee CTYankee is offline
Registered User
Location: Connecticut USA
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 8
Mein Auto: 06 530i
Quote:
Originally Posted by wagonman
been driving thorugh some very slick piles of wet leaves here in portland, oregon and the x-drive engages seemlessly. very nice option to have when the road is slick. i imagine this baby is awesome in the snow. i did speak to a dealer in vermont who told me that by far the best snow tires are a brand i had never heard of called nokean. i wont need those but that x-drive is very handy in any kind of slick road conditions.
Nokian is a Finnish tire. In US it's called Nokian or Hakkapaliitta. Had a set on my E39 for 4 years--they were fantastic. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find anyone who imports 225/50R17 for an E60. If anyone reading this knows where I can find a set let me know.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-05-2005, 04:10 PM
SantaBimmer's Avatar
SantaBimmer SantaBimmer is offline
German freak
Location: Santa Barbara
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 316
Mein Auto: 530xiT
Quote:
Originally Posted by wagonman
i am very happy with mine. i am going to a new dealer and having the new newest software installed. they are going to look it over for the lousy gas mileahe i have been getting. otherwise i love it. frankly, in 2010-11 i will take a look at the mercedes e-class wagon. people have overdone the whole mercedes quality problem issue. mercedes is a significant brand and management isnt going to let it simply dwindle away. they will make a comeback and those cars are worth considering..my two cents..
By 2010-11, maybe. I came within a whisker of purchasing a new ML500. After being loyal to Mercedes for 24 years, and reading about similiar quality control problems with the new ML as I had on my 2001 S500... I changed my mind. Electrical glitches plaqued my S-Class for 5 years. Same with my wife's current E320 wagon. Benzworld forums confirm a continuation. I'm with you, they SHOULD have it together by then -- and it's an awesome vehicle to drive. But, my first BMW (2006 530xi Sport Wagon) may be the beginning of a new loyalty for me.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-05-2005, 04:17 PM
Nick325xiT 5spd's Avatar
Nick325xiT 5spd Nick325xiT 5spd is offline
Registered User
Location: Bethesda, MD
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 10,861
Send a message via ICQ to Nick325xiT 5spd Send a message via AIM to Nick325xiT 5spd Send a message via Yahoo to Nick325xiT 5spd
Mein Auto: M3 & 323i/999 KP
Quote:
Originally Posted by CTYankee
Nokian is a Finnish tire. In US it's called Nokian or Hakkapaliitta. Had a set on my E39 for 4 years--they were fantastic. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find anyone who imports 225/50R17 for an E60. If anyone reading this knows where I can find a set let me know.
Hakkapelitta is NOT a brand, it's a model name.
__________________
2006 GMC Sierra 2500HD 4WD Duramax LBZ/Allison 6-speed
2002 BMW M3 Alpinweiß/Black
1999 323i KP/GTS2 Alpinweiß
1990 325is Brilliantrot/Tan
1989 325is S50B30US Alpinweiß/Black
1989 M3 Alpinweiß/Black S50B32 (321hp, ITBs)


Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E60 (2004 - 2010)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This Is The Official Hijack Thread... Sabrina Off-Topic 146 05-21-2009 06:38 PM
* M6 * - Press Release from BMW Emission E63 / E64 M6 (2006 - 2010) 6 03-06-2007 07:20 AM
Right hand drive or Left hand drive vimal European Delivery 2 11-13-2004 06:46 AM
Computer Windows XP Pro-adding 2nd HD RO-330i-G35 Off-Topic 13 06-19-2003 10:23 AM
San Diego Z3 Drive Sat. 10/19 purplez E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002) 0 10-16-2002 10:34 PM


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms