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A 30d is my preference to be honest, it will be quick enough for what I need.

Have you a thread up on yours Chrispy? Pleased with it?

I’m delighted that you don’t care what your 40d does, well done.

For most normal folk, consumption is something they are mindful of when buying a new car. Just because you buy an X5, doesn’t mean you have to disregard how efficient it’s going to be. I do about 15k a year so was interested to know what sort of mpg to expect as a swing from low 20’s to high 30’s would have a big impact on cost.

Thanks for your helpful contribution though.

Crikey, I sort of hoped for 30 on average!

Out of interest, what mpg are 40d owners averaging?

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: 20” diamond cut wheels refurb
« on: May 15, 2018, 11:31:11 PM »
I saw an E70 advertised yesterday with the wheels done shadow chrome instead, it looked good and will be the closest you’d get in appearance to diamond cut without the hassle.

Edit: https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201805076279591?atmobcid=soc4

Am I right in thinking the engine unit itself in the Lci 30d and 40d is the same, it’s just the 40d has twin turbos? Therefore the 40d shouldn’t be any more (or less) prone to TC failures than the 30d?

Buy and sell / Re: 2008 335i Convertible Inc BMW Warranty
« on: April 26, 2018, 11:34:32 AM »
Reduced to £10995 ono

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Reversing Camera Retrofit
« on: April 24, 2018, 12:43:54 PM »
Apparently that kit is an aftermarket camera, and they don’t do supply only.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Reversing Camera Retrofit
« on: April 24, 2018, 06:20:57 AM »
Good suggestion, thanks. I checked last night but sadly there doesn’t seem to be an official kit.

There is the likes of this on eBay though;


General X5 Forum (E70) / Reversing Camera Retrofit
« on: April 22, 2018, 11:33:54 PM »
Has anyone ever retrofitted an oem reversing camera to an LCi E70? There’s not a massive amount of info on it on Google, but a couple of places suggest it is possible if the car has CIC and rear PDC.

Kufatec do a wiring loom for it, but strangely no full kit.

Is it just a case of getting said loom, plus a module and camera off eBay? Or is there more to it?

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Service History Advice
« on: April 15, 2018, 07:54:56 PM »
Cheers folks. Sadly I deliberated over it too long and in the interim it sold. Someone got a bargain! I should’ve put this post up yesterday morning when it appeared!

General X5 Forum (E70) / Service History Advice
« on: April 15, 2018, 02:18:11 PM »
Folks, I’m in talk with a non franchise dealer about a 2012 30d I have seen for sale. There are a few things niggling at me, but it’s such good value I’m tempted to go for it anyway. I just thought I would get the opinions of owners here.

It’s had 4 owners, which usually puts me off but I usually only keep my cars for a year or so, so it could just have had people own it of a similar mindeset to myself.

It’s had 4 stamps at bmw, including 2 oil services at 16k and 29k, the 29k was in April 16, so pretty much right for the 2 year/20k intervals. However the next oil service was done at 52k in Sept 17 at a non franchise chain of dealers. That’s 23k between 2 services, in 17 months. What are people’s opinions on that? My thought processes is that the engine got off to a good start on life at BMW, so really 23k should be ok. I’d get my bmw specialist to change it as soon as I get it anyway. Would it really affect the longevity of the engine, or even resale?

That car is such a good spec and price, hence my quandary!

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Newbie to E70
« on: April 02, 2018, 09:12:49 PM »
When you say wrong tyre choice, in what way?

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Anyone With Media Package?
« on: March 29, 2018, 07:11:13 AM »
I’ve had DAB in a few cars and have never had any bother. We live out in the sticks too. I couldn’t do without it now.

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Anyone With Media Package?
« on: March 28, 2018, 03:50:51 PM »
Thanks folks. DAB is listed as an option on its own in the 2012 brochure, so I dont believe it was standard on all LCi models.

Touring does yours have the Media Package? It definitely doesn't have the aforementioned DAB option fitted? Do you know the option codes on your car?

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