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All-New BMW X5 Photos Released  
User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2541 posts, RR: 28
Posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2478 times:
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http://www.bmwusa.com/vehicles/futurevehicles/newx5/default.htm

BMW has made a press release for its all-new BMW X5. I think they really did a good job on making the car look good. It looks clean and I dont think the design is too controversial...(although the only design that I thought WAS controversial was the Z4, IMHO...). I'm sure it will be a hoot to drive, we used to have an X5 4.4i, and the engine, transmission and suspension were just fantastic. For being as heavy as it was, the car really performed amazingly. I loved that car. Anyway, here are some pics.



http://www.germancarfans.com/news/2060808.004/2060808.004.mini5L.jpg



http://www.germancarfans.com/news/2060808.004/2060808.004.mini12L.jpg

http://www.germancarfans.com/news/2060808.004/2060808.004.mini20L.jpg

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User currently offlineGDC2006 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2006, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

Absolutely stunning, real improvement from BMW

Except they got the steering wheel on the wrong side.......

GC  Silly



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User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4675 posts, RR: 48
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

Quoting AA777 (Thread starter):

So, will you be purchasing one soon?



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2449 times:

Unimpressed. Looks kind of like a Cayenne or Toureg. I'm sure I'll be even more unimpressed when it breaks down 100 feet off the road though it will do just fine on city streets.


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User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2541 posts, RR: 28
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2446 times:
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Quoting Aerobalance (Reply 2):
So, will you be purchasing one soon?

If I personally had enough cash, I would buy one.... lol. "We" refers to my parents.... technically I'm still dependent....  Wink

-AA777


User currently offlineThePRGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2436 times:

That is a fantastic looking vehicle - suprising considering its a bimmer.
The old X5 is superb, so I expect highly of this  Smile
Thanks
PR


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

That looks absolutely stunning! I can't wait for the X5 M. It will have the same 500hp V10 as the M5 and M6. I wonder why the 4.8 V8 puts out 10 less hp and 10 less lb-ft of torque than in the 550i, 650i, and 750i?


Chris



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User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8434 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

looks just like the X3

User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3219 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

Just another SUV with BMW kidneys. BTW, this is not a total knock...I'm entirely sure that it will be a capable vehicle as per design intent, but I've been asleep on the "SUV scene" for about a decade now. Ho-hum. Regards...jack


all best; jack
User currently offlineBA747YYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2006, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 7):
looks just like the X3

Yes except for iDrive which I hate!


User currently offlineThereAndBack From Turkey, joined Aug 2005, 699 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

This is the first one of the new BMW designs that look good IMO.
I really like the X5 so I am happy they didn't mess it up.


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7129 posts, RR: 87
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

Quoting Bill142 (Reply 7):
looks just like the X3

 checkmark  I'll second that.

Another BMW model (3 & 5 series) bastardized by crappy redesigns and market research...

 no 


User currently offlineAA777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 2541 posts, RR: 28
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2192 times:
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Quoting BA747YYZ (Reply 9):

Yes except for iDrive which I hate!

iDrive is really not that bad. It takes some practice, but eventually it can be used very efficiently.... its really nice to use for the radio, it makes changing stations a snap....you just twist a knob that is really comfortably located. Once bluetooth is set up, making phone calls is easy as the phones automatically synch with the cars' audio system- and your phone book is loaded into the cars' computer. Navigation is a little tricky, but I never use nav anyways so it doesnt matter, and I havent obviously gotten a change to play around with it much.

-AA777


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

It looks the same. Isn't it just a facelift? Daz, where are you!


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User currently offlineAC773 From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2168 times:

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 13):
It looks the same. Isn't it just a facelift? Daz, where are you!

BMW only does a facelift once per model generation, so this is all new. When I saw the title of this thread, I was bracing for the worst, fearing another BMW design nightmare at the hands of "Bangle the Terrible". I was really taken aback when I saw the picture, as I think this new model looks really good!

....though I still think Audi wins the beauty contest.  stirthepot 



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User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2166 times:

Quoting AC773 (Reply 14):
so this is all new.

Well you could have fooled me! In any case, it looks good.



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User currently offlineTNNH From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2145 times:

looks too much like the x3. i think the current x5 is better.

TNNH


User currently offlineVinniewinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 770 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2141 times:

Nice was really starting to wonder when they would replace the original X5. Today it really looks boxy therefore congrat to the BMW team for having drawn up such a stunning beauty!  Smile

User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

My thoughts on this is at first glance, wow absolutley gorgeous.  Smile

Then I start looking at how dumbly placed the i-Drive knob is! It almost looks as if it's parallel with the freaking stick! I'm a total BMW nut, I love them terribly much and this one melts my heart overall.

Quoting AC773 (Reply 14):
....though I still think Audi wins the beauty contest.

They are both very pretty looking cars, but I'd be a bit troubled to call my favourite out of the two!!

Well done BMW!

Cheers,
Justin Big grin


User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3369 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2095 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 6):
I can't wait for the X5 M. It will have the same 500hp V10 as the M5 and M6.

Source? I highly doubt BMW will be producing an M model of any SUV (sorry.. SAV) they make.

Quoting BA747YYZ (Reply 9):
Yes except for iDrive which I hate!

It's a very simple system after a few minutes of using it. If anyone is using a computer like you it really shouldn't be a problem.


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2078 times:

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 19):

Source? I highly doubt BMW will be producing an M model of any SUV (sorry.. SAV) they make.

And you doubt that why? Mercedes has the ML63 AMG so it would make perfect sense in the never ending Mercedes-BMW power race. The below piece is directly from vehix.com

A redesigned X5 is due in late 2006 or early '07. Gossips have been all over the map on specifics, but most expect a somewhat larger SUV with smoother, cautiously evolutionary styling--and no 3-row seating, at least for now. One report has the smaller X3 donating some suspension components, but powertrains should come from 5-Series cars. That likely means a base 3.0-liter inline-6 with around 260 hp and a 360-hp 4.8-liter V8. However, a 4.0 V8 with around 300 horses is also possible, and BMW hints at a first-time U.S. diesel X5 with either a largish six or a smallish V8. There's also talk of a hot X5 M with a 500-hp V10 to take on Mercedes' new high-performance ML63. All engines should mate to a 6-speed automatic transmission and the next evolution of BMW's xDrive AWD. A new 7-speed dual-clutch version of BMW's computer-controlled SMG sequential manual transmission is an outside prospect. Other rumors say an electronic parking brake and column-mount shifter will be among new standard features. Height-adjustable suspension and BMW's Active Roll Stabilization should be available, perhaps standard on V8s. Another rumored option is BMW's controversial electronically-controlled Active Steering.


Chris



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User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3369 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Quoting JetsGo (Reply 20):
And you doubt that why? Mercedes has the ML63 AMG

Mercedes has had the ML AMG for years, but BMW has stuck with it's 4.6is and 4.8is models only. Mercedes has AMG models for nearly every model in it's range, while BMW is more selective with how it uses it's performance division. BMW's M-division is more of a serious driving machine then AMG, but like I said I just have my serious doubts.


User currently offlineCanuckpaxguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Sure it might look somewhat like an X3 on sterroids ... Is that such a bad thing?
I think it looks great!

This new look is the first good idea to come from the "company of ideas" since they came up with the new (and by "new" I mean "rediculous") slogan.

G


User currently offlineJetsGo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 3068 posts, RR: 5
Reply 23, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2060 times:

Quoting Flight152 (Reply 21):
Mercedes has had the ML AMG for years, but BMW has stuck with it's 4.6is and 4.8is models only.

Although correct, if you look, the two models have always been comprable. The 2003 ML55 AMG had a 342hp V8 while the 2003 X5 4.6is came with a 340hp V8. Now that Mercedes has dropped a massive 510hp V8 into the new ML63 AMG, history would tell us to expect something similar from BMW. Being so, it would only make sense that BMW would use their 500hp V-10 and label it the X5 M.

Just my 2 cents.


Chris



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User currently offlineFumanchewd From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2048 times:

That's an expensive minivan.

25 Post contains images JetsGo : Not exactly, I believe that title belongs to the Mercedes R Class. Chris
26 FlyMIA : R class is based on a truck at least that's what I heard as the X5 is based on a car. The X5 is just a car that sits high off the ground. Even though
27 JetsGo : Preach on brother. Thats the damn truth! Chris
28 FlyMIA : Yea same thing for my car the V8 Touareg. It uses the same 4.2l V8 the A8 uses but the A8 is rated at 330hp while the Touareg is rated at 310hp. I no
29 UAL747 : n meLooks better than any of the new line BMW's. The X3 is horrible in my opinion. Looks like BMW got their design from the RAV4. The new 3 and 5 are
30 Flight152 : The fact that they don't offer manual transmissions in most, if not all AMG models makes me think twice of considering them 'serious driving machines
31 FlyMIA : 469 hp 516 lb-ft 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds. for the G55, sure not a Cayenne Turbo S or Jeep SRT8 but still very nice and it is heavier than the Cayenne
32 Post contains images Notar520AC : Nooooooooo! They mated it with the X3!
33 Flight152 : That doesn't mean a company serious about driving shouldn't at least OFFER it. It's all about driver involvement, something a automatic transmission
34 JetsGo : Although I agree BMW has the edge in that it at least offers manual, (and soon will on the M5) I believe it is rather interesting that Mercedes is ab
35 SW733 : Not a big fan...I love the "old" X5, my parents have one in Windhoek and it's a fantastic drive and fantastic looking. This, however, is not...looks w
36 Post contains images Notar520AC : As the parts fall off down the street.
37 Aerorobnz : Well I'm sure all the Footballers' Wives are going to be happy it's come out.... Just another car that blurs into the background. Yawn...
38 Cptkrell : FlyMIA wrote in Rep. 31: "...Nascars don't have a true manual transmissions...", and Flight152 in Rep 33: "...(Nascar) transmissions can shift much fa
39 Post contains images Notar520AC : I must say, however, that their S65AMG going from 0-60mph in only 4.2 seconds is quite the achievement for such a titanic sedan. I'm just a loyal BMW
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