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Old 07-15-2013, 02:52 PM
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Toyota like steering

Drove a 528 loner yesterday while the X5 gets software update hookup with Munich... needless to say was very surprised by how loose the steering felt, just like a Toyota's. However, once gotten used to it, its negligible and the car handles and rides very very well!

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Old 07-15-2013, 02:57 PM
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Yes going from the E series chassis car to the F will have that effect. While my 535 is at the dealer I got a x5 loaner and surprised how stiff the steering is. Reminds me of my E46.

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Old 07-15-2013, 03:41 PM
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535xdrive is a bit better as it has hydraulic steering.

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Old 07-15-2013, 03:44 PM
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Previous Acura TL had hydraulic steering, and was stiff. Current 5er is silky smooth and I love it.
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Old 07-15-2013, 03:50 PM
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I rule out the X5 last year when I was shopping for a new car because of the tight steering. In my opinion, its unnecessary tight, its not any more precise than the F10 and yet very strenuous at parking lot speed. I have a feeling the new X5's electric steering will be much looser.

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Old 07-15-2013, 03:53 PM
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Someone remind of when, exactly "Toyota like steering" was a good thing?
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:03 PM
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Toyota like steering

SUVs by nature should have tighter steering as the taller body is not as forgiving if a large accidental sudden turn is made.


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Old 07-15-2013, 06:16 PM
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Love electronic steering wheel. Period.
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I love the steering on my car. People who have had pre-2013 F10's or non M Sport 2013 F10's have said that the '13 M Sports have "more BMW like steering" which signifies maybe some tweaking to go along with the steering feel changes also perhaps garnered by the M suspension (and bigger wheels on an M Sport, etc.), so I know my steering is sportier feeling than a Base 528i loaner. However, it wasn't until I drove a 640i GC when I longed for something a bit more "direct" than my cars steering. Regardless, I think the steering on the F10's is superb for a Luxury Sedan and doesn't get the credit it deserves in being extremely smooth yet still more much sportily natured than say its competing Mercedes counterparts. It's a perfect "Luxury Sport Sedan" steering to me, however I'm excited to feel what the LCI may bring to further that.
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