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#12 of 51 Recent Feedback...
Oct 04, 2007 (1:51 pm)
My sales guy says that there are minimal changes!! Panoramic moonroof and some wood trim are now standard...premium package wil be $1,300 less as a result. No engine changes etc. Is this correct?
#13 of 51 2007 BMW X5 Back up Camera
Oct 13, 2007 (2:28 pm)
I have the new BMW X5 and I want to know if the darkness of the images from the camera at night is normal
#14 of 51 Re: More power in the 3.0? [achonko]
Oct 13, 2007 (3:30 pm)
I read somewhere that there will be an M series X5, but not sure for 2008. There has to be large enough gap in performance between the 6 cylinder and 8 cylinder. The Twin Turbo would be great for the X5, but then what would that do to 4.8i sales?
The 335i is very capable of competing with the previous M3, which is why they had to go to a 400hp v8 in the new M3. Will the same issue arise if they go to a twin turbo in the X5?
Remember, the key to the twin turbo is not the 300HP, but it's the 300lb-ft of torque.
#15 of 51 Re: More power in the 3.0? [papsephus]
Oct 19, 2007 (7:46 am)
Regarding the M version of the X5, it will be an aero trim package with unique wheels and a sport tuned suspension . It will use the same V8 engine as the 4.8i. The M package X5 is not a true Motorsport vehicle.
I spent quite a lot of time at the BMW factory and performance center in SC this summer. Everyone that I asked said that they did not expect the 2008 X5 to get the twin turbo six. Anything is possible, but it had not been announced internally at that time. They were re-tooling the factory in August/September to produce the new X6, which will be the most likely recipient of an upgraded 6 cylinder engine. The X6 was in camouflage trim running the test course at the performance center in August.
#16 of 51 Re: Could be features.... could be quality... [gojenola22]
Oct 19, 2007 (7:50 am)
Regarding kinks and reliability issues with the 2007 X5, I've been driving a fully loaded 4.8i for 11 months with no reliability issues. The only time it went back to the shop was for a couple software updates. So I've either been lucky, or complaints about reliability were over blown. Ask people in your service department about issues with the X5. Mine have told me that it has been a very clean launch for a brand new vehicle.
Oct 24, 2007 (3:49 am)
Can anyone tell me how long it should take from the point you see your X5 go "into production" according to the BMW Owners Web Site to the point that you actually get to pick up the car? My 2008 X5 went into production last Thursday... when do you figure I'll get to pick it up from the Dealer?
#18 of 51 Re: Time Frame... [bigjoepalooka]
Oct 26, 2007 (12:32 pm)
Generally, 2-3 wks..Mine also went into production last week.
#19 of 51 2008 X5 4.8 Gas Guzzling
Oct 29, 2007 (5:47 am)
Took delivery 3 days ago on my first BMW, a 2008 X5 4.8 (competely loaded except running boards, 3rd seat, & dvd). Love the beautiful finish out and comfort. Idrive and sport seating are great. Large, fatty steering wheel will take some time to get used to. Back up camera and navigation are subpar, esp. compared to Infiniti.
Concern: I'm averaging around 9 mis. to gallon.. max! Sometimes much less I've been told that the vehicle needs to be "broken in" and that the gas milage will improve. Does anyone know if that is true???
#20 of 51 Re: 2008 X5 4.8 Gas Guzzling [shellshock]
Oct 29, 2007 (7:37 am)
Took delivery 3 days ago ... I'm averaging around 9 mis. to gallon.. max!
How, exactly, did you calculate the mileage? It would seem you haven't even had time to go through a full tank of gas.
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#21 of 51 Re: 2008 X5 4.8 Gas Guzzling [shellshock]
Oct 29, 2007 (8:53 am)
Holy Toledo...at that rate you'd be lucky to get to work with enough money just for lunch. Do you live in NYC or LA?I'd at least think they'd average at 18 mpg!