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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 05-15-2007, 05:14 AM
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X5 and iDrive

I was told by the dealer that the new X5 can't be ordered without iDrive. Is this true?
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:59 AM
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I was told by the dealer that the new X5 can't be ordered without iDrive. Is this true?
Yes, the X5,5/6/7 series have it standard. Nav is an option on the X5 and 5 series. Standard on the 6 and 7.

iDrive would be on all cars but BMW wants the price point for entry models kept low.

iDrive is not available on the Z's and X3. They are still using 1990's computers/dash technology. Why I have no idea.

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Old 05-15-2007, 04:18 PM
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That sucks. I wanted to order an X5 without iDrive.
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Old 05-15-2007, 05:58 PM
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That sucks. I wanted to order an X5 without iDrive.
why?

have you ever used IDrive? dont believe all the bs, it is very easy to use and is a big improvement over all the buttons.
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Old 05-16-2007, 05:38 AM
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I do not know what others are saying, but I love to use iDrive. The best of BMW, of course including gear shifter, too.
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Old 05-16-2007, 06:21 AM
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Its just personal preference. I don't see the point of iDrive without Nav. (Doesn't work in Mexico)

I was also told by the dealer that traction/stability control cannot be completely disabled on the X5 like it can be on the E90 and all the previous models. Do they know what they are talking about?
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