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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 07-31-2014, 03:09 PM
janb87 janb87 is offline
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Hey everybody, I'm moving to Los Angeles in about a month and am stuck between getting an 2011 X5 35D or 535i. I'm leaning towards the X5 just because I'm worried about the rough roads in the la area and also because diesel is cheaper then premium from what I've seen. Regardless I'm stuck between the two. If you had to choose between an F10 or E70 which one would you rather go with. Appreciate any input, thanks again!
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:53 PM
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E70 would be my choice over F10. The steering feel in the X5 is significantly better than F10 electric steering mechanism.

Expect around 16 mpg for local drives. You won't get 19 mpg until you drive on freeway every once in a while with average speed of 50 mph or more.

LA is better with hybrid for mpg. With lots of stop and go, you are idling your engine most of the time. Although on rare occasions you can still have a blast.

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Old 08-01-2014, 09:06 AM
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I live close to LA, (Irvine, CA) and best I can get off my E70 diesel here is 17-18mpg (I reset it each time I put fuel in). I have like 90% local roads and highways once in a while for weekends trip.

Have 19.2 overall on dashboard, this is low I think but I did cross-country (NC-NE-CA) relocation drive with 6300lbs trailer behind so I consider it OK.

Hard to say what to choose between those two, I like my E70, it's big and give me some piece of mind with local crazy drivers. And, as an hint - add a hitch with universal 3 size hitch balls, number of tailgetres will be significantly lower, close to zero
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:33 PM
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Rough roads and cheap diesel...funny.

Diesel is more that premium at most CA locations.

Roads are fine with decent profile tires- if you dont need an SUV to carry stuff, get the sedan.
Keep it as simple as possible...but no simpler.

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