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January 03, 2018, 02:08:38 AM

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Hi there guys and gals!
« on: January 03, 2018, 02:08:38 AM »
Hello there members!

I am new to X Drive ownership but well versed with the Bavarians!

I’ve just purchased a 61 plate e70 X5 40d M sport from Sytner Nottigham.
All I can say is wow what a well rounded family car the 40d is!

2 owners

31,000 miles

2 year warranty

I’ve had e46 M3’s, e39 M5, e90 335i Lci manual amongst others.

I also have a e30 M3 with a S54 supercharged that has been on the front cover of PBMW.

Here are some photos of the new family wagon!











Shedloads of options apart from a descent audio system!!!!

That will soon be sorted out though!!!

Thanks, Sam
2012 E70 X5 40d M-Sport

January 03, 2018, 08:34:59 AM
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Re: Hi there guys and gals!
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2018, 08:34:59 AM »
Very nice!, Very similar to mine,
The E30 sounds interesting too!

I was fortunate to stumble across the High End Individual Audio system by Dirac, whilst not quite an Audiophile the system is sublime and compares very well, if not better than my plethora of Bose kit in the house!
Various Audio upgrades available, I think Bavsound do a cracking stage 1 & 2.

January 03, 2018, 08:37:37 AM
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2018, 08:37:37 AM »
Very nice, I've also got the 40d and an e30!

Any pics of the E30?

January 03, 2018, 06:20:53 PM
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Re: Hi there guys and gals!
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2018, 06:20:53 PM »
Hi and welcome to the forum.

Congrats on you new 40d they are nice cars to use.

Your M3 also sounds very interesting as well and look forward to hearing more about it

Graeme
Current: E70 X5 in Blue, Fiat Abarths 595 Convertible & 500 Convertible :drive:

Previous: E53 X5 4.4i, E88 135i M Sport Convertible, Audi TT Mk1 V6 Roadster, 3 Smarts, 8 Vauxhalls, 4 Fords, 2 Triumphs, 1 Mini & Bikes

January 03, 2018, 08:44:52 PM
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January 03, 2018, 08:48:10 PM
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« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2018, 08:48:10 PM »
2012 E70 X5 40d M-Sport

January 03, 2018, 09:17:24 PM
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2018, 09:17:24 PM »
That’s a very nice E30, can only imagine the man hours that’s gone into its upkeep!

January 03, 2018, 11:21:50 PM
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2018, 11:21:50 PM »
Ah lovely!

I've seen this at a few shows and it is lovely!

I've got an E30 M3 Rep Vert in Zinnobar Red with a plate 'E3O NV' which you may have seen once or twice possibly..had a photoshoot not long ago so will be in PBMW too soon!

Any plans for the E70?

January 04, 2018, 12:22:39 AM
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 12:22:39 AM »
Thanks for the compliments guys!

I don’t really have anything planned for the E70 I test drove a few M50d’s a couple were mapped.  However I’ve got a 6 year old son and 1 year old 60 kg Cane Corso puppy to chauffeur around.  Common sense took over so I got the 40d instead of the M50d.

To be honest I think the 40d is plenty quick enough for the chassis and our terrible roads.

I might change the aluminium trim for piano black if I come across a descent set.  I’m also considering a valve for the exhaust......... The run flats are going to have to go.
I’m going to change the front fog lights to LED the same goes for the interior lighting.  Already fitted a tracker and a Can Bus blocking immobiliser. 
Does anyone on here do any coding or recommend someone in North London?

If I need to go full lunatic mode I will just get the 450bhp per ton E30 out.........

The dog

My mini me

Any recommendations give me DM thanks!
2012 E70 X5 40d M-Sport