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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 10-21-2012, 01:21 PM
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What's Your Favourite Feature of Your X?

I just picked up a 2011 this past weekend, and I have to say, the top view feature is excellent for parking the X into my seemingly small garage. The fact I can use the monitor to ensure that I'm not going to drive into anything is really great!

What feature do you like the best?
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:15 PM
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I just picked up a 2011 this past weekend, and I have to say, the top view feature is excellent for parking the X into my seemingly small garage. The fact I can use the monitor to ensure that I'm not going to drive into anything is really great!

What feature do you like the best?
How it drives. Does that count as a feature?
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:24 PM
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Yeap, I just traded my Nissan Murano 2010 for the 2013 X5, on my Murano I had more fancy features than the X5, but the handling on the X5 is the key and best feature among them.
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:40 PM
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How it drives. Does that count as a feature?
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Yeap, I just traded my Nissan Murano 2010 for the 2013 X5, on my Murano I had more fancy features than the X5, but the handling on the X5 is the key and best feature among them.
For a SUV, I agree the X5 handles really well, especially since mine does even have AD. It's worlds better than the 04 Nissan Maxima I came from.

However, my other car is a E46 M3 with Ohlins coilovers and sticky tires, so I wouldn't say the X5 is the best handling car I've driven
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:41 PM
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Yeap, I just traded my Nissan Murano 2010 for the 2013 X5, on my Murano I had more fancy features than the X5, but the handling on the X5 is the key and best feature among them.
What does the Nissan have that the X doesn't? My Maxima has perforated leather which I don't have in my X
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Old 10-21-2012, 02:42 PM
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What feature do you like the best?
The feature I like most is the V8 engine. Here are some others. In the correct order.

1) The sound and power of 501 horses! (Stage 2)
2) Comfort access. The first for me in a vehicle.
3) The oh so comfortable multi-contour seats.
4) The huge sunroof. (emergency exit)
5) The active steering.
6) The paddle shifters.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:24 PM
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What does the Nissan have that the X doesn't? My Maxima has perforated leather which I don't have in my X
On my Murano the driver powerseat moves all the way back when you turn the car off giving you plenty of space to get out and once you turns the car on the seat, mirrors and steering moves to the preset position, on the X5 only the steering wheel moves, by the way is there someone who knows if I can program this on my X5?, also DVD system on the Murano was installed on the ceiling, best position, on the X5 just on your elbows or behind the headrest, which I think it is not a good place for behind passengers in a crash, also I like on the Murano that you can remotely raise your back seats in case you fold them down for cargo, So why I traded my Murano.... here in Costa Rica the BMW dealer organize a roadshow on a racing track and some professional BMW drivers comes to show you how the BMs behaves on different situations, wet road, braking, fast cornering etc, first you go as a passenger next youll be the driver under their guidance, this was the greatest experience on a car!! so I was convinced and I traded my Murano for the X5.

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Old 10-21-2012, 04:34 PM
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:46 PM
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On my Murano the driver powerseat moves all the way back when you turn the car off giving you plenty of space to get out and once you turns the car on the seat, mirrors and steering moves to the preset position, on the X5 only the steering wheel moves, by the way is there someone who knows if I can program this on my X5?, also DVD system on the Murano was installed on the ceiling, best position, on the X5 just on your elbows or behind the headrest, which I think it is not a good place for behind passengers in a crash, also I like on the Murano that you can remotely raise your back seats in case you fold them down for cargo, So why I traded my Murano.... here in Costa Rica the BMW dealer organize a roadshow on a racing track and some professional BMW drivers comes to show you how the BMs behaves on different situations, wet road, braking, fast cornering etc, first you go as a passenger next youll be the driver under their guidance, this was the greatest experience on a car!! so I was convinced and I traded my Murano for the X5.
If you store your position for seat memory, the X5 should remember some settings

Regarding the entertainment system, you're absolutely right, but there aren't too much we could do!

I do a number of track days in my M3 during the summer, and I agree it's amazing how well BMWs handle most of the situations. At the end of the day, you still made a great choice!
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:02 PM
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:30 PM
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adaptive drive, definitely the best feature of the truck. Flat cornering in sport mode with supple smooth ride quality in normal mode.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:34 PM
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Here in Boston, PDC and Top View cameras. They are Ingenius.

I regret not getting the HUD
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:53 PM
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Here in Boston, PDC and Top View cameras. They are Ingenius.

I regret not getting the HUD
Polarized glasses negate HUD.

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Old 10-22-2012, 05:56 AM
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I think the HUD is the best feature that BMW ever invent . Without that , no point of buying a BMW . It one of the most important feature .
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:49 AM
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Here in Boston, PDC and Top View cameras. They are Ingenius.

I regret not getting the HUD
I dont even use the HUD unless im using the navi for directions. The HUD is kind of boring. Add some navi directions, then its useful. I wish i had M HUD.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:51 AM
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:52 AM
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:02 PM
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I just got my X5 35d this Saturday (from Jon.) So I have not much time to explore all the features yet. By far my favorite feature has to be the key less entry. I no longer bother with keys. I just press on the handle to open and touch the top part to close. What is nice about X5 is that it has all 4 doors with that touch sensitive key less entry. I believe the X3 had only two doors with that features. No matter what, I thought it was the neatest feature.

I do have Adaptive Drive. I have a feeling this feature will slowly creeps up my list as I get familiar with the X5. The lack of body roll does seem unnatural. I feel like I cam push more but I am not sure. I can see I need to take this to the track to fully understand the SAV. That won't happen until after the break in period and until I get more time.
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Old 10-22-2012, 07:32 PM
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TopView is probably my favorite (non driving) feature but it is not X5 specific. My favorite X5 feature is the split tailgate.
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:14 PM
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:19 AM
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Personally I'd have to say that the 2 most favorite features are the handling/driving (such as the steering response, brake response and suspension response) and the awesome 20-way Multi-Contour seats. Unlike all the electronic crap, both of these features are pretty "unique" to X5 and the only car that has equal or better similar features is Porsche Cayenne (with an optional Adaptive Sport Seats).
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:04 AM
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Coming from a Lexus RX I love the road feel and handling, but my biggest surprise was the multi-contour seats. The X5 is the only vehicle I have driven as an adult that does not give me back pain! Not happy with the oil consumption, though.
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Old 10-23-2012, 06:40 PM
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Old 10-23-2012, 07:48 PM
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