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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 11-10-2012, 06:56 AM
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My 2012 X5d being build next week - HUD or other options

The local dealer had a slot available for next week and I decided to trade up from 2010 X5 3.0 to a diesel. The things I wish I had in my current SAV are the ones I am ordering in the new one:

- White with Cinnamon
- Multi-Contour Seats
- Adaptive Drive - even after changing to non-RFT, the back seat passenger were still getting bounced around.
- Apps
- Prem Pkg

I am leaning towards leasing this time around as I end up upgrading every 2 -3 yrs anyways.

I have $1500 more to spend to keep the monthly payment in line with my budget. Which of the 3 options will I miss the most or will have the most utility:

HUD or 3rd row seat (we have 6 and 7 yrs olds) or Cold Weather Pkg?

Thank you for any input you may have.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:08 AM
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spare tire, defiitely heated seats.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:13 AM
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spare tire, defiitely heated seats.
The spare I already have... Bought it when I switched to the non-RFTs. I am assuming by heated seat, you mean the rear ones, right? I am assuming the front are part of the base config? For the rear, I realized that my kids will be in booster seats for a while, so why have the rear heated seats?

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Old 11-10-2012, 08:42 AM
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I love HUD, but if you never had it you wont miss it. Had it on my 545, M5, even on my GMC Acadia.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:54 AM
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HUD is the option that I keep going back to. It seems like worth having and I see myself using it, specially for navigation and speed display.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:38 AM
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Heated seats and HUD. I regret not getting the HUD everyday
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:59 AM
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Heated seats and HUD. I regret not getting the HUD everyday
Just added the HUD. Need to confirm the heated seats. I am assuming the heated fronts are standard, but need to confirm.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:02 AM
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Just added the HUD. Need to confirm the heated seats. I am assuming the heated fronts are standard, but need to confirm.
Looks like they are standard. I checked on the Build-Your-Own at bmwusa.com and there is no note of it anywhere. Heated rear seats are available in CWP though (with heated steering wheel, ski bag, etc)
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:02 AM
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Heated seats and HUD. I regret not getting the HUD everyday
BTW - I love the V. red color. Since I have the Monaco blue now and I know how difficult it is to keep it clean, I went with the safe option of AW.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:06 AM
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Looks like they are standard. I checked on the Build-Your-Own at bmwusa.com and there is no note of it anywhere. Heated rear seats are available in CWP though (with heated steering wheel, ski bag, etc)
Confirm with the SA that front are standard.

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Old 11-10-2012, 11:11 AM
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Confirm with the SA that front are standard.

Thanks!
Did you add ZTP $1,700 (HUD, side view cameras, and auto high beam) or just HUD ($1,300)?

ZTP seems like a better value
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:18 AM
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Did you add ZTP $1,700 (HUD, side view cameras, and auto high beam) or just HUD ($1,300)?

ZTP seems like a better value
Just the HUD. Not sure there is enough added value to the side view cameras, etc. Don't know enough about anything besides the HUD in this package.
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:19 AM
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Just the HUD. Not sure there is enough added value to the side view cameras, etc. Don't know enough about anything besides the HUD in this package.
Yeah, if you don't parallel park or drive in the city, then the side view cameras aren't very helpful. Auto high beam is useful out in the country, but I'm not sure Dallas is a good place for either
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:26 AM
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Yeah, if you don't parallel park or drive in the city, then the side view cameras aren't very helpful. Auto high beam is useful out in the country, but I'm not sure Dallas is a good place for either
Well, I add the package as it makes sense for additional $400. Today is the last day to make any changes as it goes into production next week.

I better stop asking folks for what else I can add . I have maxed out on my monthly budget.

Thank you all for you help.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:47 PM
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What, no Premium STEREO? It looks like you might have over looked a critical feature you WILL want... Premium Stereo (right @ $1,500)

Also, if you get the 3rd row seat, you will NOT have space for a spare so if you were counting on re-using your spare, you won't have a place for it if you did get the 3rd row seat
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Old 11-10-2012, 02:48 PM
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Yes, if you don't NEED 3rd row - better not order it, spare tire is a more useful option...
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:33 PM
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Yes, if you don't NEED 3rd row - better not order it, spare tire is a more useful option...
The only reason I changed from RFT to non was due to the ride quality. With that I ended up spending extra $350 or so get the spare tire/rim.

In the new car with adaptive drive, I think I will be OK with the RFTs. But, I decided to not get the 3rd row. My wife will never let me have the kids sit in the 3rd row for safety reasons. Even in our minivan, she will not do it. So, I used that money to get the Technology Package!
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:37 PM
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The only reason I changed from RFT to non was due to the ride quality. With that I ended up spending extra $350 or so get the spare tire/rim.

In the new car with adaptive drive, I think I will be OK with the RFTs. But, I decided to not get the 3rd row. My wife will never let me have the kids sit in the 3rd row for safety reasons. Even in our minivan, she will not do it. So, I used that money to get the Technology Package!
Yep, I have adaptive drive and 18" run flat. It feels very nice over bumps and pot holes.

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Old 11-11-2012, 07:20 PM
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Prem radio is nice, If you like your radio loud.
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