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E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 02-12-2011, 03:52 PM
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How do Msport X5s compare to the X6?

I saw a 3.5 Msport X5 blk/blk on the lot. It looks amazing. It also looks significantly lower than a regular X5.

Has anyone driven a new Msport (either 3.5 or 5.0) and an X6?

I wanted an X6 but my wife insisted on the X5. It must be the rear diff b/c IMHO the X6 rides much more car like than our E70 4.8 sport w/20s.

Msport used to mean the magicians at M tuned the car's suspension. But not sure if that still applies.

Can anyone comment on whether the Msport is sportier than a regular sport X5? Or is it just a looks only package?

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Old 02-13-2011, 08:07 AM
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I looked at an online parts catalog and the suspension is the same on the M sport as it is on the regular sport (the springs may be different but everything else if the same).

Unless theres something I'm missing, the M sport is essentially an appearance package.

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Old 02-13-2011, 09:10 AM
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+1. She may look prettier than the garden variety X5, but she can't dance any better.

The X6 has paddle shifters, which you can't get on the X5. And a big part of the X6's handling prowess is the torque vectoring, which is not avalable with the M Sport package.

Current BMW's:
2014 535i MSport Space / Black, ZCW, ZDA, ZLP, ZLS, ZPP, H-K and 704
2014 328i Sport Wagon, Glacier / Black, ZSL, ZD2, ZD3, ZDH, ZLP, ZPP, ZTP, and H-K
2015 X1 28i xDrive Alpine / Black, xLine, ZCW and Ultimate
2015 X1 35i xDrive Black / Black, ZCW, Ultimate and Xenons

Prior BMW's
2011 535ix MSport
2011 X5 35D
2008 ///M3 Vert
2008 X5 3.0
2007 X5 3.0
2006 X5 3.0
2006 550iA SP
2003 540iA M-Technic
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Old 02-14-2011, 10:05 AM
two-five boy two-five boy is offline
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The M-Sport comes with Adaptive Drive standard, while its optional on the Sport. That's the only difference in terms of suspension. Everything else is cosmetic.
2013 X1 28i Sport - AW/Coral Red/Ultimate/Cold/Lighting (Delivered on 12/8/12)
2011 X5 35i Sport Activity - AW/Blk/Aluminum (GONE)
2005 X3 3.0 (GONE)
2006 Subaru Legacy GT (GONE)
2001 Honda Prelude modded (GONE)
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:19 PM
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For me main difference is that X6 is 4-passenger SUV, while X5 - 5. X6 is also very low in the backseats, IMHO it is not a family car.
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