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X5 F15 (2014 - Current)
The all new F15 BMW X5 started production August 2013 as a 2014 model year. The new X5 arrives in sDrive35i (RWD), xDrive35i, xDrive50i and a diesel xDrive 35d.

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Old 08-09-2013, 07:00 PM
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Rear wheel drive F15

So anyone driven an F15 yet? I'm wondering if the rear wheel drive version will be lighter than the 4 wheel drive and therefore have better handling and fuel economy? I would think it will be lighter than the 4 wheel drive model. My current X5's tires rarely touch dirt or snow in southern Ca. Any thoughts?


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Old 08-11-2013, 09:09 AM
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F15 Weight Comparison

The 35i RWD F15 weighs in 110 lbs. less than the X version AWD. What is more interesting though is the F15 RWD weight is 291 less than the RWD F10. For the X version of the two vehicles the F15 is 380 lbs. less the the X F10.

As far as MPG's no data available except for the F30 and between the two drives available no significance difference.

I'm very curious as how the two F15 drive versions will sell. More X's or more S's? After owning two X5's, I think I will lean towards the RWD version this time as ice and snow are of no importance in my part of Dixie.
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:13 PM
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What is more interesting though is the F15 RWD weight is 291 less than the RWD F10.
That doesn't sound right to me. I checked the German data and since they don't offer an RWD 35i F15, I compared the weight of an F15 sDrive 25d to the weight of the F10 525d RWD Automatic:

F10 sDrive 25d: 2070 kg (EG norm)
F15 525d RWD Automatic: 1730 kg (EG norm)

I don't see a reason why this ratio would be any different on a F10/F15 comparison with the 35i-engine..

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For the X version of the two vehicles the F15 is 380 lbs. less the the X F10.
Same as before. The F15 is heavier than the F10.

Example: F15 xDrive 35i: 2105 kg (EG norm)
F10 535i xDrive: 1840 kg (EG norm)

Source: bmw.de, official brochures.
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:36 PM
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My numbers came from BMWUSA site. They are for a F10 2.8.
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My numbers came from BMWUSA site. They are for a F10 2.8.
Yeah, I checked BMWUSA as well and according to that, the F15 is supposed to be lighter. I just don't buy it based on all other data from Germany and I'm quite sure they made an error.
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Old 08-11-2013, 08:08 PM
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Comparing apples to apples, we can assume that the F15 rwd will be lighter than the E70. Which is what I am comparing. Lighter for better handling and better (hopefully) gas mileage. F11 wagon would be my first choice, but we all know, not in the NA market.


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