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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 01-10-2013, 11:00 AM
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Had a 3 month pull ahead on a 2010 X5 4.8i with sport package and 20" wheels. Must say the LCI is quite a different truck. 480 lb ft is different.
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:31 AM
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:34 PM
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:07 PM
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Thanks. They were really dealing in December. They pulled ahead my 4.8i three months early which was great because I was within 400 miles of my lease limit. Got 12.5% off sticker with all the incentives. Only 700 miles so far but the truck is quite a bit different from my 2010 4.8i. The difference is more than just power. The LCI models are better in a lot of ways. My 2010 had the new Idrive so the differences I notice are all performance related. Can't wait til I can really step on it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:09 PM
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Ps..what incentive/credits did u have coming ur way!
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:24 PM
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:27 PM
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USAA 1,000
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Total 4,750
Good for u! i was to lazy the whole year a didnt aquire some of those credits!
i leanrned my leasson could have had 15% off
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:30 PM
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Nice truck man! I agree with the power, coming from a 2010 48i myself. However I did not have the Sport package on my 2010 but do on my 2013 50i. I "only" have the 400/450 power but it is a world of difference in combination with the 8 speed tranny. I had a brief comparison write up in my thread below. Would be interested in your comparison given the similar 2010 vehicles.

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Old 01-10-2013, 08:21 PM
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USAA 1,000
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BMW CCA 1,000

Total 4,750
Congrats. We got our X35d in September. Our first BMW after many Benzes. I saw that usaa can't be combined with Bmw CCa so I didn't join but you were able to combine? The CCa site says not to be combined? Any trick? Seems like I should sign up. Love our usaa discount.
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Old 01-10-2013, 09:01 PM
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Here's my review compared to the 2010:

I don't have a cold start video to post yet and it's warmed up too much for a good one. Glad to hear that you like the "beast"!



Since I had a 2010 48i prior to this, I will provide some comparisons.



Likes:

- The sound of the exhaust on startup is amazing and much better than the 48i.



- The handling, especially turn in is noticeably quicker and turning is more responsive.



- The sport seats are a significant upgrade over the base seats and really provide a supportive and athletic feeling posture.



- The paddle shifting is cool but have not used it enough. I also noticed that the sport steering wheel is about 10% smaller than the standard wheel and much more hefty and less plastic feeling.



- The speed is unbelievably fast for an SUV. I am sure this will be troublesome as I tend to have a heavy foot. The only saving grace

is that with the 8 speed you have to downshift 3 times at highway speed before you really get into the quick rev range for swift passing. With the 2010 6 speed it was 1-2 down but the lack of power between the two is substantial. Way to go twin turbos. On a side note, I am taking it to my wife's company to see if they have any supercharger systems for it. Based on their other systems I'm guessing I could easily get 30-50% power increases, forget Dinan!



- The 2010 could not stream music from my iPhone. Still have not figured out the Bluetooth streaming but typically have to charge it anyway so I use the center console USB port.



- Love the look of the 20" wheels over the spoke wheels I seem to always have.



Dislikes:

- The ride is a bit rougher which is very noticeable when you least expect it. Knew that going in with the change from the 18s.



- Missing the moveable luggage tie down tracks in the back storage compartment. I actually used the vehicle to carry stuff from the hardware store.



- I absolutely hate the smartphone docking thing in the center console. I would love to remove it as I see NO value in it. Is this possible without any wires to disconnect that would affect BMW Apps?



The dislikes are minimal and FAR outweighed by the power and speed of this animal! It is by far the most enjoyable ride I have had in an SUV. I looked at the GL450 before "settling" on virtually the same looking X5 as my 2010. This time around I decided to spice things up from the 2010 and the change is dramatic every time I get in the vehicle.



As for AD, I'm not sad I passed on it this time but have never driven one with AD. From reading all the AD posts, the proof is in the pudding and I've never had a taste.



Rob - thanks for the follow up, man! Keep the posts coming.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:02 PM
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:29 PM
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Congrats. Looks great.
Raj: u ever get ur truck?
What no pics
i see now"on order"
its taking a while? u must be jonzing?
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:10 PM
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i found this 2013 w PP for sale on ebay and look only one of the 2 pedals has the performance pedals!
Weird
Glad they got u both...lol
i know that was an issue early 2013 models, this must be one of them!

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-X...9ac#vi-content
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:17 AM
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Congrats. We got our X35d in September. Our first BMW after many Benzes. I saw that usaa can't be combined with Bmw CCa so I didn't join but you were able to combine? The CCa site says not to be combined? Any trick? Seems like I should sign up. Love our usaa discount.
I also love USAA. I've been a CCA member for years. I got my X5 x50i on Monday and submitted paperwork on Tuesday. My documents mention nothing about USAA. They only say rebates. Not sure how else they would know it was a specific kind of rebate/incentive. Also, you have to be a member for a year to be eligible for a rebate.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:18 AM
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my documents mention nothing about usaa. They only say rebates. Not sure how else they would know it was a specific kind of rebate/incentive. Also, you have to be a member for a year to be eligible for a rebate.

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Old 01-11-2013, 10:45 AM
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Ktono,
I agree with most of your points. I did have the sport package and 20" wheels on my 2010 and I actually find the 2013 M Sport to be a better ride than the 2010. I suspect that is because of the rear air suspension. The 2013 does have a much more responsive turn in than the 2010. I had both Dunlap RFT and Conti DWS tires on the 2010. The Dunlap's were terrible and the noise was unbearable. The DWS's were quiet but a little soft. The 2013 has Bridgestone RFT and so far I like them. They are not directional like the Dunlap RFT so I can rotate (side to side) every 4 or 5K. This should help the noise and the cupping I had with 2010 Dunlap tires. My steering wheel was a little off center so I have an appointment to get the truck aligned next week. I will go for minimum toe in as ARD has suggested on many occasions. Can't wait until I get it broke-in so I can see how it accelerates. Right now I sense that it is a torque monster off the line. It feels like it might be quicker to 20 mph than my 991 (not using launch control)?? That thing has to get to 5,000 rpm before it really takes off, unless you use the launch control.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:50 AM
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Thanks all for the replies. I was going by the BMW CCA website that has the following:


Please note: this offer cannot be combined with the BMW Domestic Military Program (USAA) being offered by BMW now through 1/2/2013.

So, maybe there is no way for BMW CCA to know if you have the USAA unless it is noted specifically? I've been a MB Club member for years for the same rebate, but it was combinable with the USAA so I should probably join up. Looks like we're going to have a BMW for years to come after this experience.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:32 PM
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NCAMG:can u post a few up close pics of ur exhaust tips
Are they powder coated from factory painted? gloss or matte
Thinking about having this done , although it might require they taking exhaust down etc!
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:52 AM
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I put up just 1 pic. They look like they are gloss black and that they are press fitter over the stainless steel exhaust tip. It is hard to see from the pic, and because of the bumper cover I can't get a pic from above or below, but I think that if you just bought the tips you might be able to press them on. Not sure though. If you look inside the exhaust tip you cannot see any connection line between the tips and the exhaust. That is why I think it just slips over the existing pipes. Good luck.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:38 AM
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You can't combine both the CCA and USAA rebate. Looks like the dealer had to suck up the loss. Congrats on both the deal and the new 5
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