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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 02-16-2013, 05:52 PM
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Is the Idrive software in the X5 the same

as it is in the new 5 series?. I traded in my Audi and while I wait for my X5, the dealer gave me a 2013 528Xdrive for a few weeks. Just wondering if everything is the same? The steering wheel on the 5 has scroll wheels which the X5 does not, but other than that it would seem the functions are the same?

I read somewhere that BMW updates their software somewhat regularly. Is this true?
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:46 PM
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as it is in the new 5 series?. I traded in my Audi and while I wait for my X5, the dealer gave me a 2013 528Xdrive for a few weeks. Just wondering if everything is the same? The steering wheel on the 5 has scroll wheels which the X5 does not, but other than that it would seem the functions are the same?

I read somewhere that BMW updates their software somewhat regularly. Is this true?

If I am not mistake the F10 5-Series has a newer version of iDrive.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:37 AM
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Nope not the same. The 5 series is using more up to date computer and hardwares. The next generation will definitely have the similar technology as the current 5 series (F10)

E70 is way behind with other models when it comes to updates.
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as it is in the new 5 series?. I traded in my Audi and while I wait for my X5, the dealer gave me a 2013 528Xdrive for a few weeks. Just wondering if everything is the same? The steering wheel on the 5 has scroll wheels which the X5 does not, but other than that it would seem the functions are the same?

I read somewhere that BMW updates their software somewhat regularly. Is this true?
Absolutely different. We have new versions of both cars (see my sig), and the 5-series has the latest iDrive, and the X5 has the same iDrive it's had for years.
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Nope not the same. The 5 series is using more up to date computer and hardwares. The next generation will definitely have the similar technology as the current 5 series (F10)

E70 is way behind with other models when it comes to updates.
Or what Kzang said.
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