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Guys is there a way to "see" how the double stiching looks like and also how do I know if I got the upgraded transmission? I ask because there is a 15 model that am interested in but has been sitting in the lot for two months and want to make sure it has those upgrades....

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BUYSELLFIL, your build is very similar to what I am about to order, except currently I have the M-sport with the Sport seats and no rear comfort seats or Luxury/multi-contour seats selected, and am wondering what you think of the MC/Luxury seats vs the Sport seats and the Rear Comfort seats vs the standard seats?

Also, how is it keeping that beautiful Carbon Black clean?

Thanks! KC
 

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Rear comfort seats are a love by my daughter. She is 9 and can slide them for more leg room and angle them for better sleeping on long rides. Good buy for $500.
 

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New X5d build--I value your input

I am about to order a 2015 X5d with this build and would really appreciate your feedback and suggestions of options.

Space Gray with Black Dakota and Fineline Oak wood trim.
M-Sport
Cold Weather
Driver Assistance and Plus Packages with ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Dynamic Handling Package
Lighting Package
Adaptive M Suspension
Premium Package
Ceramic Controls
Enhanced USB and Bluetooth plus Smartphone Integration
Rear manual side window shades
Harman Kardon surround sound system
Luxury Seats
Leather Dash

Add'l info. I drive regularly between Reno and Bay Area, so over and thru snow and then sun and warm temps on the same drive, so hence why I am not ordering the 20" M wheels--Although beautiful--I need one set of tires that can handle all weather and driving conditions. Also, I need a dark interior and durable one as I regularly carry mtn bikes inside the cabin---not on top of roof.

I want a tight fitting seat (I'm 6'2" and 165 pounds) yet also comfortable. Although the ventilated seats sound good, I want durable seats so worry about that. Also from input here am ruling out Active Steering although sounds good hard to tell if it'll be firm and sporty as well during highway driving and worth the $1500!

I appreciate your thoughts on each of these and other options.

Thank you! KC
 

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Hi Wagon Lover - I too am about to purchase a BMW X5 V8 with plenty of options . My question is " what is active steering " , and is it worth the $ 1,550.00 price tag ? Would you or any other person who would know , please answer asap. Thank you in advance. sadone
 

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Hello sadone. I did a lot of research on these forums for the various options and Active Steering was one of the toughest since the dealers don't have cars optioned with it, and a call to a tech at BMW USA couldn't tell me more than the website says, and the discussions on these forums are pretty polar about AS--either hate or love/like it. But there seems to be fewer that like it, and even fewer that love it, and some who have it and wish they didn't with even fewer who don't have the option that wish they did.

Search the forums for active steering or AS and you'll find plenty of discussions about it, although more on on non-X5 forums, I suppose because the option has been offered on other models much longer than the X5.

You'll get a sense if it's right for you after reading the discussions about it. A good way to spend a couple if hours of your time to either save $1600 or get an option you might really like.

After my research I concluded it wasn't best for me. I'll take delivery of mine hopefully this Friday and will know from direct experience if that was a good $1600 savings or not.
 

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Sadone. I picked up my X5 Friday and think the regular steering is very good to excellent. Although I have not driven an Active Steering vehicle I am very happy with the standard steering.
 

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Hi Chano, I would've preferred my X5 in Estorili Blue, but the Space Gray is very nice. Here is a photo of it the weekend I picked it up.
 

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Ordered my first x5 35d last week. Hoping to arrive in 4-5 weeks

What you think about following build.

My X5 xDrive35d Details
TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder in-line, 3.0 liter engine
xDrive, intelligent all-wheel drive
See all standard features
BASE MSRP
$57,700
xLine$2,500
Imperial Blue Metallic$550
Mocha Dakota Leather$1,450
Fineline Oak Wood Trim$0
Driver Assistance Package$1,400
3rd row seat + rear axle air suspension$1,700
Destination & Handling:$950
BMW Ultimate Service®
A suite of premium benefits that are included at no cost with all new BMW Vehicles.
Up to 4 Years/50,000 Miles WarrantyIncluded
Up to 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Maintenance ProgramIncluded
Up to 4 Years/Unlimited Mileage
Roadside AssistanceIncluded
Total MSRP as Built $66,250

Purchase price 62500$
 

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I am about to order a 2015 X5d with this build and would really appreciate your feedback and suggestions of options.

Space Gray with Black Dakota and Fineline Oak wood trim.
M-Sport
Cold Weather
Driver Assistance and Plus Packages with ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Dynamic Handling Package
Lighting Package
Adaptive M Suspension
Premium Package
Ceramic Controls
Enhanced USB and Bluetooth plus Smartphone Integration
Rear manual side window shades
Harman Kardon surround sound system
Luxury Seats
Leather Dash

Add'l info. I drive regularly between Reno and Bay Area, so over and thru snow and then sun and warm temps on the same drive, so hence why I am not ordering the 20" M wheels--Although beautiful--I need one set of tires that can handle all weather and driving conditions. Also, I need a dark interior and durable one as I regularly carry mtn bikes inside the cabin---not on top of roof.

I want a tight fitting seat (I'm 6'2" and 165 pounds) yet also comfortable. Although the ventilated seats sound good, I want durable seats so worry about that. Also from input here am ruling out Active Steering although sounds good hard to tell if it'll be firm and sporty as well during highway driving and worth the $1500!

I appreciate your thoughts on each of these and other options.

Thank you! KC
Don't you think that DHP option is the most 'powerful and sophisticated ' suspension and steering option and you don't need M-adaptive suspension ?
 

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Don't you think that DHP option is the most 'powerful and sophisticated ' suspension and steering option and you don't need M-adaptive suspension ?
The "M Adaptive" is a bad description for what the system truly provides, which is the load-leveling rear air suspension with dynamic dampers. DHP alone doesn't give you that. DHP provides several things, but the main benefit is 100% torque vectoring to the rear outside wheel in a corner.

My personal opinion is that if you feel the need to pay $6000 for handling packages ($1500 for rear air/dampers + $4500 for DHP) on a 5000 lb SUV, you may want to re-think what you actually want out of a vehicle as there are some better choices that might fit your driving desires better.

That being said, I wanted to double-check those prices and found that the BMW USA build site requires you to remove the M-Sport trim line to add Dynamic Damper/Air Suspension, regardless of whether you select the DHP. I do not know why that is, though there were rumors that you can no longer add that on X-drive vehicles. Previously, if you had M-Sport, the DD/AS option (commonly called "M Adaptive" on here) was reduced in price to $900 from $1500 if you'd chosen the M Sport line.

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Here is my understanding after checking the bmwusa.com builder
M Adaptive suspension ($900) = Dynamic Damper/Air Suspension ($1500)
M Adaptive is for M Sport package
Dynamic Damper/Air Suspension is for Non M Sport (Luxury line/xLine/No Line)
DHP is the ultimate suspension option for the X5. If you have M Sport and already selected M Adaptive Suspension, when you add DHP to the build, DHP becomes $3600 instead of $4500 on the build. This is because the build has considered the already included M Adaptive Suspension for $900.

The same is true for Dynamic Damper/Air Suspension. When you add DHP, Dynamic Damper/Air Suspension is set to $0 with DHP at $4500.

Ultimately, M Adaptive and Dynamic Damper/Air Suspension are the same suspension but called different names depending on the package you go for (or not) and they become part of DHP when it is selected.

Max spend on suspension for the X5 is $4500.

Also, due to a bug/glitch with the online builder at bmwusa.com, M Adaptive Suspension is no longer selectable but it is still an available option at the dealership. Just make sure you remind your CA at the dealer to include M Adaptive Suspension if you really want it.

My 2 cents.
 

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Hey Guys... New to posting but I have been reading these forums for a while. I just left my local dealer in Seattle and I am not to thrilled with the deal they presented. I was planning on ordering a 2015 X5D but they told me I would get a better deal by taking an in stock unit (makes sense). They have one pretty close to what I would order with an MSRP of $72,225. They told me the best they could do was 5% off of MSRP and potentially an additional discount for USSA but they couldn't tell me what that was. I registered for the up coming UDE in Seattle but haven't received my discount code yet, so I didn't mention the additional $1000. They also low balled me on my trade ($4000 under blue book). Does anyone have any experience with dealers in my area? From reading these forums it seems like I should be able to get at least 6% off in addition to the UDE cash. We didn't even start talking lease rates because we were so far away on price but I do have those handy. Thanks for your input in advance!
 

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Hey Guys... New to posting but I have been reading these forums for a while. I just left my local dealer in Seattle and I am not to thrilled with the deal they presented. I was planning on ordering a 2015 X5D but they told me I would get a better deal by taking an in stock unit (makes sense). They have one pretty close to what I would order with an MSRP of $72,225. They told me the best they could do was 5% off of MSRP and potentially an additional discount for USSA but they couldn't tell me what that was. I registered for the up coming UDE in Seattle but haven't received my discount code yet, so I didn't mention the additional $1000. They also low balled me on my trade ($4000 under blue book). Does anyone have any experience with dealers in my area? From reading these forums it seems like I should be able to get at least 6% off in addition to the UDE cash. We didn't even start talking lease rates because we were so far away on price but I do have those handy. Thanks for your input in advance!
Expect your USAA discount to be $1500.
 

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Hey Guys... New to posting but I have been reading these forums for a while. I just left my local dealer in Seattle and I am not to thrilled with the deal they presented. I was planning on ordering a 2015 X5D but they told me I would get a better deal by taking an in stock unit (makes sense). They have one pretty close to what I would order with an MSRP of $72,225. They told me the best they could do was 5% off of MSRP and potentially an additional discount for USSA but they couldn't tell me what that was. I registered for the up coming UDE in Seattle but haven't received my discount code yet, so I didn't mention the additional $1000. They also low balled me on my trade ($4000 under blue book). Does anyone have any experience with dealers in my area? From reading these forums it seems like I should be able to get at least 6% off in addition to the UDE cash. We didn't even start talking lease rates because we were so far away on price but I do have those handy. Thanks for your input in advance!
Seattle dealers are tough. Someone I know purchased his M from CA do to a lack of discounts up there.
 

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New X5 35xi owner here, and first-time BMW owner. MSRP came in at $71,4??. Don't have the exact number.

Build included:
Black Sapphire Metallic
Ivory White Nappa Leather
Fineline Pure Wood Trim
DAP
Ivory White Interior Design Package
Luxury Seating package
20" 469M wheels
Premium Package
Soft-close doors
H&K surround sound
Multi-contour seats

Got it for $66,490, which was something like 20 bucks over invoice. I think this equaled 7% of MSRP. That's at least the ballpark.

Thrilled with the car - a lot of fun to drive. This is our date car. I drive an F150 and we have a minivan that our kids have practically destroyed (the interior) after almost 10 years and 155,000, but it still runs like a top so we plan on keeping it forever. But now, my wife and I have our 'fun/date' car, and are pretty stoked about it.
 
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