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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 08-16-2011, 10:23 AM
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For comparison, my wife's '08 X5 3.0si has averaged 14.84 MPG since new (I calculate each tank). Her best was 20.37 MPG on an all-highway trip, and her worst was 12.89 MPG all-city. Nearly all of her tanks are 14-15 MPG (filled it yesterday... 14.14 MPG).

I can't wait for her diesel to arrive.

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Wow, that's downright awful

I always thought the base NA I6 was not matched very well with the X5. Thank god they brought the N55.

Obviously, the diesel is the best though
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:43 AM
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I'm consistently getting 20.6 to 20.8 mpg in the 5 months (I mostly drive locally) I have owned the 35d. I went to San Antonio from Houston.....around 200 miles.......and the mpg was 21.0 with 75 miles/hr speed. Total miles on the 35d: 3500.

I was hoping for 24-24 when I went to San Antonio...is there a break in period..it already has 3500 miles.
You need to reset online info every once i a while. It averages and if you did all city driving before you road tripped it will average toward that MPG. Try it.

I consistently average 24 in all around driving. Have done 27 on the highway if I'm not doing 85-90 but if I am it's still around 23. The darn thing is amazing. Decent MPG for a vehicle of this size and plenty of power. Need to clear up some of the Navi issues but other than that I love mine.
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:45 AM
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The FWD platform (transverse engine) of the RX400h cramps my legroom. I don't fit comfortably, and it handles like... crap.

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Agreed! Worst handling vehicle I have ever owned. My 66 Impala handled better.
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:48 AM
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Well like i have read. The 2011 x5d has less of a carbon foot print than a prius.
Where did you read this?

Thanks
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Old 08-17-2011, 05:57 AM
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I'm consistently getting 20.6 to 20.8 mpg in the 5 months (I mostly drive locally) I have owned the 35d. I went to San Antonio from Houston.....around 200 miles.......and the mpg was 21.0 with 75 miles/hr speed. Total miles on the 35d: 3500.

I was hoping for 24-24 when I went to San Antonio...is there a break in period..it already has 3500 miles.
Reset your mpg reading after every fill up
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:13 PM
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rx400h vs. x5d

I continue to read disparaging comments about the rx400h vs. the x5d. You really cannot compare the two. If all I did was city/surburban driving, the rx400h whould be a very compelling vehicle. The mileage is incredible. Interior fit is subjective, but the fit and finish is beyond reproach. Is it a little "soft" regarding ride and handling? Of course. This is what many want in a mainly urban only vehicle. But...If you want more than pedestrian handling, good steering feel, great highway mileage, and good towing capacity, there is no vehicle...not one, that compares to the x5d. I will try the new ML diesel, just for fun, and see how it compares. Doc
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:10 AM
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At 5000 miles, I got 25.8 on a 150 mile stretch yesterday. Averaging around 73 mph, light traffic, very little braking. In town I now get around 20.6, but when new it was around 17. This was winter with, I presume, the cold and the diesel additives taking away from mileage.

I have seen, soon after a fillup, my wife average close to 30. She drives much less aggressively as you might guess, and rarely goes over 70.
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Old 08-18-2011, 08:46 AM
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Doc, don't forget to try the T-egg TDI as well as the Audi Q7 TDI to round out your experience with the diesel SUVs.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:18 AM
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lexus 400h looks like a **** roach. the interior is filled with hard plastic. I really can't understand why the whole rx line is so popular.
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Old 08-18-2011, 09:32 AM
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Forget mileage, the first thing I noticed in the photo was the outside temp! 69 Degrees!!! We are closing in on our 70th day this summer of temps at or over 100 degrees. Send some of that down south!
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:02 AM
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lexus 400h looks like a **** roach. the interior is filled with hard plastic. I really can't understand why the whole rx line is so popular.
Sheep mentality combined with brilliant marketing. Relentless pursuit of perfection and all that. Same line, different words, sell Bose speakers etc.

When I test-drove the (gas) RX, I couldn't wait for the drive to be over. It wallowed, had no presence or solidity and as you said, is effing ugly.

But this is capitalism at its best, and I'm glad to have it, considering the alternatives.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:45 PM
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Where did you read this?

Thanks
Probably some fanboy Bimmer forum
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Old 08-18-2011, 07:26 PM
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lexus 400h looks like a **** roach. the interior is filled with hard plastic. I really can't understand why the whole rx line is so popular.
Because it's a Toyota. Boring sells these days
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:43 PM
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Who needs a hybrid with all this torque and great MPG

How do you get 30.1? I get 26. I would love to get 30.1!!!
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:09 AM
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How do you get 30.1? I get 26. I would love to get 30.1!!!
Steady 70mph cruise. Don't use the cruise control. Feather the throttle and use the MPG gauge to assist you. You can drive pretty efficiently if you really need to
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:03 PM
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I could probably do that on the highway, but around town I think I would get a ticket.
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