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#1292 of 1507 Sound System Problem in 2006 X5 4.4i
Oct 22, 2005 (11:58 am)
I just purchased an 2006 X5 4.4i with the premium sound package and am incredibly underwhelmed with the quality of the sound the sound system produces. You have to set the bass, treble and equalizer settings to their max to get anything close to decent sound out of the system, which is still underwhelming. I traded up from a 2002 X5 3.0 with the premium sound package which clearly sounded better. I'm am getting nowhere working directly the dealer and BMW North America to get this problem addressed. Anyone have any suggestions or similar experience with their X5 ? All of the service techs agree the sound system sounds wimpy but no action yet after nearly a month of owning the vehicle. For nearly 60 grand - I expected a better product and service from the dealer and BMW.
#1293 of 1507 Re: Sound System Problem in 2006 X5 4.4i [madx5owner]
Oct 22, 2005 (12:39 pm)
Have you tried listening to another X5 with premium sound? Is it a "model issue" or specific to your car?
#1294 of 1507 Re: Sound System Problem in 2006 X5 4.4i [bdr127]
Oct 23, 2005 (7:05 am)
Thanks for the reply. Well that's what the BMW tech engineers (New Jersey and Germany) are apparently trying to figure out...the particular dealer had no other 06 X5s on the lot, but we did listen to other year models on the lot (4.4's with premium sound) and they all sounded a lot better. The open question is whether something got changed (downgraded) in the 06 model. And that, quite frankly, makes no sense. Why can't the company answer that question quickly. I certainly would have taken pause about buying the vehicle had I known. Nothing in the literature about car suggested that the sound system wouldn't be the same or better than in my 02 X5 3.0. Bad assumption I guess.
Oct 26, 2005 (6:24 pm)
i have just picked up my new x5.as have posted befor i wanted to know what to expect from this sav.well let me just say that this sav is just out of this world. i mean it has just blow me me away .in every aspect of this sav is by far the most exciting bmw i have owned .and i have is the past owned a 94 and 97 740i.i sold the 97 befor taking ownership of the x5.there is nothing that is a disappointment and i mean nuthing .i am just in haven.the handaling ,breaking ,streeing,and relay fast. just beyond my widest .i am soooooooo happy with this x5 that i think i on a cloud 9 .thanks
#1296 of 1507 Re: 2006 x5 4.4 [jtdetail]
Oct 27, 2005 (10:20 pm)
It doesn't seem like you need an answer, because the X5 is everything YOU expected, and then some. If it weren't for the fact that a new X5 is due in a year's time, the 4.4 would also be the BMW I would lust after.
#1297 of 1507 2003 X5 4.4 Sport Wheel compatibility
Oct 30, 2005 (10:37 pm)
I have a 2003 X5 4.4 Sport with 19 inch wheels.
I want to install snow tires and was interested in getting 17 inch wheels. Does anyone know if the 4.4 Sport can take 17 inch wheels?
I wasn't sure if the brake rotors/calipers, etc were different for the 4.4 Sport from the 3.0 - which comes with 17 inch wheels standard.
#1298 of 1507 Upgrading sound System
Nov 01, 2005 (7:31 am)
I have a 2004 BMW X5 4.4 with normal sound system. Can I upgrade the sound system? Has anyone of you tried?
#1299 of 1507 Finding a Certified BMW Technician
Nov 01, 2005 (3:00 pm)
I just bought a 2002 BMW X5 3.0i with 42K miles. I know I can take it to the local BMW dealership for service and repairs but they are very expensive (I had routine service done and it cost me $450). I was wondering what is the best way to find a certified BMW technician who could give me better labor rates than the BMW dealership technicians. Is this recommended? I live in the state of Maryland. Any advice for or against doing this would be appreciated. Thanks.
#1300 of 1507 Re: BMW X5 iPod integration [pantaleone]
Nov 01, 2005 (6:05 pm)
I had the IPOD adapter installed at BMW dealer. It works pretty good: much better quality sound than any FM transmitter, charges IPOD, can advance songs and change volume from the steering wheel controls or the radio controls. You have to set up 5 playlists called BMW1, BMW2, etc. and that's all it will play. You can change playlists from the radio buttons. The downsides: does not display song title on radio and you cannot control the IPOD when it is attached. I'm fairly happy with it -- but not sure it's worth $400.
#1301 of 1507 Re: Realistic Gas Mileage [someguy1]
Nov 01, 2005 (6:07 pm)
I do 90% city driving and 10% highway driving. I get a consistent 15 mpg.
2005 X5 3.0