Last post on Apr 18, 2012 at 6:51 PM
You are in the BMW X3 & X5
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BMW X5, Tires, SUV
#32 of 36 Re: cormar [bmlexus]
Feb 02, 2008 (6:39 pm)
They won't replace the 4.8i normally aspirated V8 with the twin turbo. The turbo will be a third engine option eventually. The turbo is a better engine for a heavy SUV because it produces peak torque and hp at lower rpm. So it's better for accelerating heavy vehicles. The non-turbo V-8 has to spool up to 3,500 rpm to produce peak power, resulting in a surge of power when you hit 3,500 rpm. You have to use the transmission to keep rpm above 3,500 to maintain peak power. The turbo requires less shifting and produces smoother acceleration because peak power is available immediately and remains available almost to red line.
My salesman showed me BMW's new-model production schedule today. The first production runs of the X6 are scheduled for May. The first models will go out as dealer demos. The schedule says the first production X6 models will be available for purchase in late July or early August. It also said that the first X6 would be a 4.4i, which must have been a typo.
The new 7 series is scheduled to be available in the December time frame.
#33 of 36 Re: [anon3]
Feb 02, 2008 (8:14 pm)
Ok. nice explaining I think this is the first time I understood this. At 1800rpm so it will be much much more smoother than the naturally asp because naturally takes 3500rpm. lower rpm is like getting quickly to a top speed without even knowing I think I am beginning to understand more abt cars technically which i didn't before.
may for the x6 december for the 7 series is strange i thought 2009. then when is the 5 series coming not end of the year?
Feb 07, 2008 (10:44 am)
Does anyone know where to find the weight of the stock rims?
I need to know the weight of the stock rims of a BMW X5 3.0 2004 model year.
Any direction would be appreciated.
#35 of 36 Changing wheels
Sep 04, 2008 (3:48 pm)
?? I have an X5 3.0i and the stock wheels that it came with 235/65R 17 I want to change to an 18 " and the wider rim that came on the 4.4 has any one done this and if so did it change the ride and or Gas mileage.
#36 of 36 BMW spare tire
Apr 18, 2012 (6:51 pm)
Hello, just noted BMW does not have a spare tire. Should I be concerned? What experience does any one have with the BMW tire.