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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 02-09-2011, 07:37 AM
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The heated wheel looks just like the regular wheel on www.bmw.com
thank you winterk.
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Old 02-09-2011, 08:58 AM
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well worth it, for the rims alone!
I also live in NJ...

How does the sport handle NJ style pot holes? the lease on my 335xi w/ sport package is almost up and I am looking at the X5... the pot hole "explosions" I get with the 335xi are unbearable. Any opinions/advice would be appreciated.

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Old 02-09-2011, 01:20 PM
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I also live in NJ...

How does the sport handle NJ style pot holes? the lease on my 335xi w/ sport package is almost up and I am looking at the X5... the pot hole "explosions" I get with the 335xi are unbearable. Any opinions/advice would be appreciated.

Joe
The only handling "difference" between sport and non-sport is the bigger wheels. All X5 (exc. X5M) suspensions are the same unless you have adaptive drive as well.

I have the sport and find the car's ride stiff over potholes and rough roads, but I attribute it more to the RFT's than anything else.
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Old 02-09-2011, 01:56 PM
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The only handling "difference" between sport and non-sport is the bigger wheels. All X5 (exc. X5M) suspensions are the same unless you have adaptive drive as well.

I have the sport and find the car's ride stiff over potholes and rough roads, but I attribute it more to the RFT's than anything else.
Thanks! This is good info!

I don't mind a stiff ride, it's just the random *BANG* when I hit an unavoidable pothole that is unacceptable... the first time it happened i thought I totalled the car.

I guess it is time for some test drives!
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Old 02-09-2011, 03:12 PM
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Thanks! This is good info!

I don't mind a stiff ride, it's just the random *BANG* when I hit an unavoidable pothole that is unacceptable... the first time it happened i thought I totalled the car.

I guess it is time for some test drives!
The pothole explosion is due to the E9X suspension. It amazes me that this is such a long standing issue with what is really BMW's bread-and-butter model. Significantly, the M3's do not have the same problem. Nor does the X5 - with or without the sport package.
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Old 02-12-2011, 08:22 PM
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I didn't get the sport package on the 35d. the only thing that interested me was the sports steering wheel and I don't think its worth 2,000 to get it.

I am wondering for those that don't have the sport package but have the winter package. How is the steering wheel? its suppose to be heated.
Drove a 35i M Sport today with CWP that did NOT have a heated steering wheel. Here in IL, I would not accept a car without this option. Once you have it, you can't go back!

Edit: Any major ride diff between the 19s and 20s?
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:57 PM
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I read the standard specs and didn't see any great difference that causes such a difference in price.

20inch wheels
anthracite headliner
increased speed limiter (I won't get close to either one)
shadowline trim
body color door and tailgate handles
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wider fender flares on sport
Can I ask where you guys got this info from? The website won't even let you download a brochure (maybe cause the 2012s are coming?). The anthracite headliner was news to me (from the bmwusa configurator, it appears you are correct), but I don't see anywhere (even in the pictures on bmwusa that are normally spot on) where
Shadowline Trim, Body color door and tailgate handles and wider fender flares are different between the two models.

Also, what causes the heated steering wheel to go away? Is it the M sport package or is it the Sport Activity version? I test drove one with M Sport Package and it did NOT have a heated steering wheel (whereas the X5M I drove DID). This is a must have option for me.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:04 AM
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Can I ask where you guys got this info from? The website won't even let you download a brochure (maybe cause the 2012s are coming?). The anthracite headliner was news to me (from the bmwusa configurator, it appears you are correct), but I don't see anywhere (even in the pictures on bmwusa that are normally spot on) where
Shadowline Trim, Body color door and tailgate handles and wider fender flares are different between the two models.

Also, what causes the heated steering wheel to go away? Is it the M sport package or is it the Sport Activity version? I test drove one with M Sport Package and it did NOT have a heated steering wheel (whereas the X5M I drove DID). This is a must have option for me.
If a heated wheel is a MUST, then the Sport pkg is not for you. I have the Sport model and it doesn't have the heated wheel option. 100% certain on the shadowline trim (its just glossy black exterior trim vs. flat black) and the wider fender flares, to accomodate the wider wheels/tires. Not sure on the body-color handles as I never paid it attention.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:17 AM
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If a heated wheel is a MUST, then the Sport pkg is not for you.
You sure about that? My 2011 X5D (October build) has the Sport Activity Package (ZAP) and the Cold Weather Package (ZCW), and it absolutely DOES have a heated wheel. One on the nicest features of a really nice vehicle.

I can't imagine that BMW would include the heated wheel with the ZCW on the 35D and not the 35I - did you maybe check the heated seats option (494) instead of the ZCW?

EDIT: I guess nothing should surprise me any more. When you build a 35I Sport on the configurator, the $900 CWP does NOT mention the heated steering wheel. When you build the 35D, the $900 CWP DOES include the heated steering wheel. I can't imagine why they would make it different between models (if anything, you'd think it would make life more complicated on the assembly line), but maybe they did.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:19 AM
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my 35i sport have no heated wheels too, can't option that either
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:36 AM
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Can I ask where you guys got this info from? The website won't even let you download a brochure (maybe cause the 2012s are coming?). The anthracite headliner was news to me (from the bmwusa configurator, it appears you are correct), but I don't see anywhere (even in the pictures on bmwusa that are normally spot on) where Shadowline Trim, Body color door and tailgate handles and wider fender flares are different between the two models.

Also, what causes the heated steering wheel to go away? Is it the M sport package or is it the Sport Activity version? I test drove one with M Sport Package and it did NOT have a heated steering wheel (whereas the X5M I drove DID). This is a must have option for me.
Hey Doug! Good to see you over here. How's the M5 been treating you?

The door handles are body color regardless of motor (35I, 35D or 50I) and regardless of trim level (base, sport or premium). Not sure why the other guy posted that - maybe he's from another country?

The window trim is ridiculously confusing. The 35i and 35D have black trim, which becomes glossy "Shadow Line" if you order the 3.5i Sport Activity, or the Sport Activity Package on the Diesel. The 50i gets chrome trim, unless you order the Sport Activity Package, in which case you get Shadow Line. Unless your X5 is built on a Thursday and your name is Earl. But that's another story.

The 35D and 50I get titanium kidney grills, while the 35I's get black. (Prior to the LCI the titanium grills denoted the Sport package, but the design boffins changed that up).

You only get the wider fender "flares" if you get the Sport and upgrade to the staggered 20" wheels. (The "flares" are actually only different rubber trim bits at the top of the wheel arch openings).

About the only way to see all this is to build the different configuraitons on the BMWUSA configurator. Luckily, it is correct for now - at least until they decide to change options again.

Got all that? There will be a test at the end of the unit. Good luck!

PS If you wind up ordering an X5, make sure you check the box for the spare tire option. Coming from the M, you will hate the way the RFT's ride, and adding the spare after the car is built will cost you about 3 times as much.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:28 AM
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The M5 is great, but the lease is coming to an end and well, let's just say I might be ready for something with AWD that sits a little higher.

TOTALLY agree about the spare tire. Have had two flats with the M5 and my GOD it sucks not having a spare or run flats. When I was at the dealer and they were configuring one for me, they questioned my INSISTANCE on having the spare.

My dealer sent me the PDF of the brochure (note, the BMW site does not have it any more). It clearly states that with CWP and the Sports Activity model, you DO get the heated steering wheel. Only the M Sport Option negates the heated steering wheel. A quick check of their dealer stock confirms this and I will also confirm this when I am out there again (they had one 35i sports activity model in stock).

Alas, I'm hoping things clear up after April 1. I still don't know if there is a ride difference between the 19s and 20s (I sure do like the look of the 20s) but as you know, I hate the anthracite headliner (yea, I know, I'm the only one). Might make me go with a lighter color interior.

Last but not least, does anyone on this board have Active Steering? I can't believe how firm the steering is on these things and I have to HOPE that AS makes it better. Yea, I'm a wimp
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:50 AM
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I find the ride on the 20's to be fine. And that was WITH run flats and WITHOUT Adaptive Drive. When I ditch the RFT's for Conti DWS's this summer, I expect it to be even "more fine".

Before you dismiss the anthracite headliner, with the Pano roof, you will quickly forget it's there. And IMHO the anthracite does look better than the gray mouse fur with many interior colors. FWIW I would get the Sport Activity Package for the sport steering wheel alone; it is SOOO much nicer than the STD wheel I had on my 2007 and my wife has on her 2008. And the steering wheel is the single part of the car you are in constant contact with. C0ming fromthe M5, you are going to want the Comfort Seats, so the Sport package pretty much pays for itself.

Have you considered the X5 35D? Totally different experience from the M, but it's a torque monster, and a blast to drive. I never pictured myself with a diesel, till I had one as a loaner for a week. Set the hook really well.
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:26 PM
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Have you considered the X5 35D? Totally different experience from the M, but it's a torque monster, and a blast to drive. I never pictured myself with a diesel, till I had one as a loaner for a week. Set the hook really well.
Totally - but that was before the 35i. I was really impressed with this motor an the 8 speed auto - so much so that the X5M felt about the same in normal driving. If the MPG difference was more than 2 with the diesel, I would probably be all over it.
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