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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Cornering lights upgrade?
« on: February 04, 2018, 10:59:36 AM »
That's a shame as I think the fully adaptive LEDs are s must-have.

Who specifies an M50d without LEDs anyway? (I appreciate that yours is an ex-demo - so perhaps that answers my question!)

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Cornering lights upgrade?
« on: February 03, 2018, 10:45:55 PM »
Has anyone upgraded these to LED?
Isn't that what happened when I upgraded to the full LED lighting package?

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Adblue
« on: January 31, 2018, 09:23:51 AM »
Nope, all automatic. But you only save the price of a coffee and a biscuit - which you get anyway at my dealer.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Real world mpg
« on: March 13, 2017, 10:22:48 PM »
55,000 miles in and averaging 33.2mpg. Mainly my 130 mile round-trip commute and motorway runs / around town at weekends. If I try I can get north of 35 from a tank full.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: About to (hopefully) order......
« on: April 20, 2016, 10:36:14 PM »
I have them on my F15 and compared to the previous xenons on my E53 they are day and night (pun intended).

The 'light tunnelling' effect to 'shadow box' cars you are following is something to behold.

And the 'blinking eyebrow' indicators are so bright you can see their illumination reflect off signs, even at motorway speeds.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Retrofit reverse camera on x5 F15
« on: February 15, 2016, 10:44:24 PM »
That being said, my current experiences with Skoda are no better!

I don't know whether to laugh  :)) or cry :'(  Thanks X5Sport!!
I almost spat my whisky across the room. Lol

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: iDrive legal disclaimer
« on: December 09, 2015, 10:37:17 PM »
 Not on mine!

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Time to change.
« on: October 14, 2015, 09:20:54 AM »
I heartily concur with most of your list!

Hard to tell if they are embedded in some of the packs but I would really miss:
Heated and ventilated multi-comfort seats
Active cruise control (radar)
Enhanced Bluetooth (although you can get the software parts 'for free' through coding)

I don't miss:
Pano roof - my E53 sunroof was noisier than it needed to be and only got opened in anger about a dozen times in 10 years
TV - a bit of a gimmick IMHO as it could only get terrestrial stations whilst stationary. IPad with SkyGO is a better tool.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: New to BMW - need some help with my order!
« on: September 06, 2015, 10:45:38 PM »
I don't know for sure, but I'm guessing that the boot lock button comes with comfort access

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Breakdown Recovery
« on: November 18, 2014, 10:36:52 PM »
It's also embedded in 'contact us' within the BMW Remote app (for iOS at least)

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: expected mpg
« on: March 05, 2014, 09:55:17 AM »
Cheers!

Yes, I have had the car 13 years and it has done excellent service!  I have a sunroof in my current car and, frankly, wish I hadn't as it is the only thing that has ever squeaked and I hardly ever open it - so left it off the new spec.

Gilly - not Jilly!

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: expected mpg
« on: March 05, 2014, 07:31:52 AM »
Shhhh! Don't tell the wife ;)

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: expected mpg
« on: March 05, 2014, 07:11:03 AM »
50%  :))
Now thats a typo!
Nope - the 4.4V8 does just over 20mpg and I'm hoping for north of 30 from the 30d!

I've gone for Space Grey with chrome trim and black leather.

Ordered 19th December - into production and VIN notified 28/2/14 - estimated for delivery mid April (but secretly hoping for end of March)

30d MSport
Space Grey with Matt Aluminium exterior trim and Hex internal trim
Sun Protection Glass and Black Dakota leather
451 20" Y-spoke Alloys
Active Security, Connected Drive Packages
Comfort Access, Heated / Ventilated Comfort Seats, Heated Steering Wheel
Adaptive LED lighting with high beam assist
Driver Assist, Driver Assist Plus, Traffic Jam Assist
Reversing and Surround View Cameras, HUD with Speed Limit Display
Enhanced phone kit, luggage net

Got a £3k discount and a £1500 trade in against my 2000 E53 4.4i sport with 280,000 miles on the clock.

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: expected mpg
« on: March 04, 2014, 10:56:54 PM »
Phew - I was beginning to think there were a few more changes between my E53 4.4i Sport and my (soon to be delivered) F15 30d than I had envisaged.

How many miles to a tank full are you seeing, as the range is almost as important as the economy to me (although 50% better is not to be sniffed at)?

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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: expected mpg
« on: March 03, 2014, 10:46:24 PM »
The motorway driving was not at an economical speed and the running around was with a heavy left foot :o
What were you doing with your left foot @kennif - and did your wife mind, as I assume she was sat to your left?

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