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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 11-23-2004, 07:19 AM
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Old 11-23-2004, 07:25 AM
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I will hold off comment until I see more--the new X with the old exterior just looks odd to me. And that big rear overhang. I dunno. The jury is still out.
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Old 11-23-2004, 07:52 AM
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i agree to hold judgement--but if this is the case, personally i think its fugly
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Old 11-23-2004, 08:01 AM
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i agree to hold judgement--but if this is the case, personally i think its fugly
Yeesh - I agree.
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Old 11-23-2004, 08:01 AM
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Hmm, very interesting. Twin-kidney grill is massive. Styling is not too radical from current generation. I also see LED taillights. Nice . However they mentioned the interior is styled after the new 5. Please it isn't so, BMW. I just hate the new "double-binnacle" dash that has trickled down to the new 3er also.

Those spy pics look credible.
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Old 11-23-2004, 08:14 AM
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Jes'a guess, but I suspect it's a test mule w/some stuff/pieces added and deleted, eg the dlb kidney is missing side pieces. From those pics, sorta Hyundai-ish; too much cladding and tacked on bits, which reinforces my test mule opin. Dunno...they are trying to be all things to too many people and cover a wide range of "mkts" with one car. The prob is 60+Gs for a middling level car, and closer to 75 loaded, I think.

Hope it gets better looking than the pics, closer to fruition,lol!
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Old 11-23-2004, 09:29 AM
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That whole rear end looks tacked on to conceal the real rear.

Have to say that it looks too much like a Jeep Cherokee Lmtd or some such truck.
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Old 11-23-2004, 10:27 AM
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It looks heavy and slow.
but I agree to hold judgement too..
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Old 11-23-2004, 10:38 AM
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That whole rear end looks tacked on to conceal the real rear.
the rear end looks like my X3.
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Old 11-23-2004, 10:45 AM
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Looking at the spy pics, there doesn't seem to be enough extra length to fit in the third row of seats
But then they can cover up quite a bit with all the cladding and whatnot. Keeping my fingers crossed that the redesign is more evolutionary than revolutionary.
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..Keeping my fingers crossed that the redesign is more evolutionary than revolutionary.
Me too. We don't need a repeat of what they've done to the 7 and 5 series or they'll be losing more than a few loyal X5 owners, me included.

I think BMW is having a few tricks up their sleeve as to the future of the X5, giving the stiff competition they're facing. Can't wait to find out.
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Old 11-23-2004, 04:04 PM
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To quote from the article:
"Inside, the X5 promises a 5 Series-like interior. "

Yikes.

WTF would BMW do such a horrible thing?! The interior is the ugliest part about the E60... probably the only thing that has me doubting whether or not I can live with an M5 no matter how good the drivetrain is.
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Like you all, I'll wait to see the final version before deciding but from these pictures, it looks emasculated, fat, heavy, and sad. Did I say I'd wait before deciding?
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I'm not sure I like it either from the pics, but I'll wait for the final version to make a judgement. However I'm not too concerned for my next X. You could always search long and hard for a perfect used X5 from the "masculine" era. Although if most people feel the same way as us on the nes design, there may not be many used X5's available!

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Like you all, I'll wait to see the final version before deciding but from these pictures, it looks emasculated, fat, heavy, and sad. Did I say I'd wait before deciding?
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It's too early to tell. Md is right, that IS a "mule" clad with all sorts of fat. Surely, the "real" version will look a lot better. I'm just glad Bangle does not have his hands on this one, though I must say I hope the interior is NOT "5-Series like."

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