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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 01-29-2013, 08:42 AM
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Which one...?

I am currently an owner of E39 with 65k miles and its my 3rd car and mostly pleasure. I am seriously contemplating on selling the car and getting an X5 E70 and I am confused on which one to buy 3.0 (Turbo), Diesel or 4.8..I am not that much concern about GAS mileage but concern with maintenance cost as this will be my pleasure vehicle as well...What do you guys recommend. I am looking for something in the 30 ~ 40k mile range


Thanks for your inputs folks
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:00 AM
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Based upon your criteria... I'd go for a X5M. If cost is issue, then a used X5M or a 50i.
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I am not that much concern about GAS mileage
Another vote for X5M
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:08 AM
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Cannot do X5 M..Yes $$ is criteria its my pleasure car..Wife going to kill me if I spend more.. and needs to goto kids education
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:15 AM
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My GF has a 3.0 turbo X5 and it's a great car! Every time I stop for gas (and that is often in the X5M) I am reminded of how nice a car hers is
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:51 PM
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You really should test drive them both.

After test driving I really wanted a 35d but the well optioned ones were still a little beyond my budget so I opted for an older, but loaded, 4.8i. As much as I like the 4.8, after having it for a few months I regret not holding out for the right 35d.

I'm not saying the diesel is better for you. Just that you should drive them both and decide for yourself. The difference between them is significant.
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I am currently an owner of E39 with 65k miles and its my 3rd car and mostly pleasure. I am seriously contemplating on selling the car and getting an X5 E70 and I am confused on which one to buy 3.0 (Turbo), Diesel or 4.8..I am not that much concern about GAS mileage but concern with maintenance cost as this will be my pleasure vehicle as well...What do you guys recommend. I am looking for something in the 30 ~ 40k mile range


Thanks for your inputs folks
You would probably be better off with a 2010 4.8, updated I drive, no turbos or diesel emission to deal with, just a normally aspirated motor, I did not take into account the gas mileage which would be the worst of the three.
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I agree with Ductman. I just turned in a 2010 4.8i with the updated I drive. Got a 5.0 M sport with performance pack. The 4.8 with the six speed auto is a simple combo and one I would want if I were going to drive it to 100k or more. In 3 years I had no warranty work just oil changes and tires. Good performance (not special like the 5.0) with no flaws. But do get a late 2010 with the updated I drive -- much improved.
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