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X6 E71 / E72 (2008 - 2014)
The BMW X6 luxury crossover went on sale in April 2008 as a 2009 model year. BMW referes to the X6 as a Sports Activity Coupe (SAC) as it combines the attributes of an SUV (high ground clearance, xDrive and all-weather ability) with the stance, styling and roof line shape of a coupe. The E71 X6 was built off the E70 X5 (2007 - 2013) platform at BMW's Spartanburg, SC plant. Total worldwide sales were just over 235,000, sold mostly to the BRIC countries. US total sales was 34,082 vehicles.

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Old 11-21-2011, 11:33 AM
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Why such noisy bike and surfboard racks???

I just got my roof rails and racks (bike and surfboard) professionally installed by a BMW dealer on my new X6, but the wind noise (irritating whistle) is too much to bear. Literally can hear it above 50mph and can't believe BMW didn't think about this. I'm guessing there might be a solution (i.e. a wind deflector) or something. Any advise before I just remove them completely? Thanks.
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Old 12-01-2011, 07:55 PM
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I just got my roof rails and racks (bike and surfboard) professionally installed by a BMW dealer on my new X6, but the wind noise (irritating whistle) is too much to bear. Literally can hear it above 50mph and can't believe BMW didn't think about this. I'm guessing there might be a solution (i.e. a wind deflector) or something. Any advise before I just remove them completely? Thanks.
Wind deflectors make a huge difference, but I didn't use one on my 5 or 3 series and the wind noise isn't that bad, especially if you close the moonroof liner. Not sure what's causing the whistle in your case...that would be annoying. I prefer hitch racks for less noise, more accessible, easier to remove/install, and better gas mileage.
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Old 12-01-2011, 08:56 PM
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anyone know where to get good wind deflectors?
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