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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 01-08-2011, 04:08 PM
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Mein Auto: Z4 and X5 Diesel
I note you location is Colorado.

The diesel is fantastic in the mountains with its large, flat torque curve, rarely downshifting except on the really steep slopes. During my vacation trip in Colorado, and then Yellowstone/Tetons, it was a joy to drive when the road went up! Reminded me of how my easily my BMW K bike takes the mountains.
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Old 05-25-2011, 07:52 AM
raunen raunen is offline
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Originally Posted by kestrel View Post
Plus, the 425 ft lbs of torque in the 35d make it a joy to drive. The 35d has a turbo lag, which many don't mind and adjust their driving accordingly, and is somewhat more noisy, but I like the more powerful diesel sound.
Test drove the 2011 x35d and 2012 x35i and the diesel was noticeably louder. I'm contemplating waiting for the 2012 x35d later this year but still hesitant because of the difference in decibels.
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Old 05-25-2011, 09:26 AM
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The Prius will definitely be quieter than the x35i.
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Old 05-25-2011, 02:30 PM
Nood1es Nood1es is offline
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Lol, what's so bad with noise of diesel..not that loud. Different strokes I guess. :/
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