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#2 of 51 Re: BMW X5 - 2008 [bigjoepalooka]
Aug 27, 2007 (3:57 pm)
I am in the same boat as you are, waiting for the 2008 X5.
I will wait till the make MY announcement before deciding between the X5 or the Porsche.
The snag with the current X5 3.0 is the very low end torque.
#3 of 51 Re: BMW X5 - 2008 [achonko]
Sep 11, 2007 (11:17 am)
I am in same position. I would love to know whether it is better to buy 2007 now or wait for 2008. anyone know what an appropriate discount off msrp or up from list should be for a cash buyer? seems like consensus i have seen here is $1200 over dealer invoice. Thanks
#4 of 51 Re: BMW X5 - 2008 [johnz5]
Sep 11, 2007 (4:24 pm)
You should be able to get a better deal right now. Getting it at invoice is not unreasonable because of the following reasons:
1. End of 2007 MY
2. Sales of the X5 are not that great to be honest with you.
#5 of 51 Re: BMW X5 - 2008 [achonko]
Sep 16, 2007 (7:18 am)
I'm in the same situation...want to trade in my 02 X5 for a new one but won't make a move until I get some information on the 2008. I'm guessing (and hoping) that they are replacing the sluggish 3.0 with the 3.5 and don't want to announce it until the huge dealer inventories dwindle down. A few weeks ago I stopped by the plant in Spartanburg and was told that tours had been suspended as they were working on something they did not want the public to know about. I suppose it could be the X6 but, again, I'm hoping it is an engine upgrade for the X5.
#6 of 51 Re: BMW X5 - 2008 [bigjoepalooka]
Sep 18, 2007 (9:22 am)
Maybe BMW will upgrade the base engine to the turbo 6 as they did with the 5 series wagon.
#7 of 51 Re: BMW X5 - 2008 [msc20005]
Sep 18, 2007 (4:18 pm)
I am afraid they will be stupid enough not to.
#8 of 51 Here is the latest Info on the 08 X5
Sep 20, 2007 (12:20 pm)
Alot of refinements for a car that is only one year old.
#9 of 51 More power in the 3.0?
Sep 23, 2007 (6:02 pm)
In that last post the article mentioned:
The 2008 BMW X5 3.0si, in turn, featuring a 200 kW/272 hp straight-six gasoline engine, consumes just 10.2 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 27.7 mpg imp), offering an improvement in fuel economy by 6 per cent
Does anyone know if the 272 hp is for the states as well? I'm on the fence since the 3.0 has less power and more weight than a Mazda cx9. This would give me some hope and make me wait until 08.
Also, has anyone heard if a power liftgate is going to offered on the 08? A salesperson said no because they aren't able to get the bugs out of it....but another salesman said they were?
#10 of 51 Re: More power in the 3.0? [cspillman]
Sep 25, 2007 (11:50 am)
The 200 KW/272 HP I6 is for non US cars, we still don't know what the North American spec will be for 2008.
#11 of 51 Could be features.... could be quality...
Sep 30, 2007 (5:34 pm)
I too am waiting for the 2008 X5 to be available to order mine. I always wait for the second model year to let them work out the kinks in the new design. Reading the reader's reviews on Edmunds.com I see a lot of little quality issues like the software problem that doesn't let the transmission shift, odd bugs in the iDrive software and the active suspension problems that have parts back-ordered for months.
So it could be the 35 twin turbo engine, or a bigger V8 with the M-aero package or many other features, or it could be that they want all issues discovered on the 2007's fully addressed on the 2008's and it's taking a bit longer. I see in Europe they're getting the diesel engine as an option for 2008 and also the Premium Sound system gets a DVD player rather than CD and iPod integration as part of that package. I'd like to see that option made std on the V8 like it the premium sound is on the 335i.
Bottom line is I'll wait for a 2008 for the very reason I've been waiting a year already. Let them get the kinks worked out. Any better features or options are a bonus...