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General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Good wash and mini-detail
« on: May 21, 2018, 11:00:42 AM »
Brilliant. When are you free to do mine?

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Bought one 😃
« on: May 09, 2018, 10:13:06 AM »
Looking good!

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: Best insurance company
« on: May 08, 2018, 03:17:30 PM »
Presume you've tried the usual comparison sites? Go Compare and Compare the Market?

In addition try Direct Line and Aviva who don't appear on the comparison sites.

I have had cheap quotes from Admiral / Elephant / Diamond in the past (they are owned by the same company).

Best of luck.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Different nav systems?
« on: May 02, 2018, 03:19:59 PM »
Think you are talking about the E70 rather than the F15, so maybe better answers in the E70 forum?

Anyway - approximately 4 buttons....

The idrive was updated with the "fast access" buttons when the E70 got its mid life facelift. Models are often differentiated by referring to them as "pre -LCI" and "post LCI" models. Apparently it stands for Life Cycle Impulse.

Anyway, the update happened on 2010 models I think. Its not just the buttons but a whole new Idrive system, known as CIC instead of the old CCC. There were a number of other changes in the LCI car - Fog lights are in a different place on the front. I don't know the rest but others will I'm sure.

I have DA+ and lane keeping assistance.

Like another poster on here I struggle to see the advantage of lane keeping assistance that requires you to have your hand on the wheel. Also it only operates on motorways (where it can "see" the lanes) and only at speeds up to 35 mph (on my car anyway). Latest info  on BMW website says up to 130 mph and on all road surfaces!

Anyway, I do find the active cruise control really useful and would spec it again on future purchases.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: 2017 X5 - M50d
« on: April 19, 2018, 09:04:54 AM »
Totally agree - I'm saying the big hit was taken by BMW right at the outset.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: 2017 X5 - M50d
« on: April 18, 2018, 09:49:25 AM »
Hi all, possibly purchasing an X5 this week. Spec wise what I can see it has,

Harmon / Kardon
Black / Ivory interior extended to lower dash
Digital cockpit
Polished 21” wheels
Pan roof

Car only has 1,000 miles on the clock and the owners asking £50,000. In the opinion of current owners - in the next 6 months or so is the car set to depreciate a lot?

As posted elsewhere, the discounts on new M50ds are at the 22% mark. I achieved something like that when I bought mine a year ago.
Therefore, if the list was £75k then they could have paid 58.5k for it. Therefore the depreciation at 50k  over 1 year is looking like 15%. That seems rather a good result for them to me.

Apart from that, there will be a new X5 out this year, so "old" model will presumably take a bump downwards?

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Fuel consumption M50D
« on: April 18, 2018, 09:45:22 AM »
In an other M 50d post where someone was asking if he should buy a 12 month old X5 50d with 1K miles on it for £25 K less than it was new, £25 per mile depreciation😬😬😬😬
Fuel consumption would be the least of my concerns 😀

On the depreciation point, its probably worth bearing in mind that the original purchaser may well have achieved the typical 22% discount on the purchase price. That means they may have paid 58.5k for a £75K motor. On those numbers, his depreciation is not so huge.....

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Fuel consumption M50D
« on: April 18, 2018, 09:41:43 AM »
I found this on the net:

and whilst none of the cars are quite as brick shaped as the X5, the message is pretty clear - your fuel economy will improve by at least 33% if you slow down from 100 mph to 80 mph. That would put your 23.5 mpg up to 31.3.

If you really want to watch the needle head south in real time try putting a couple of bikes on the roof. I did that for a 450 mile journey once and it nearly made me cry!

I'm not suggesting you change your driving habits at all, just suggesting that there's probably nothing wrong with your car mechanically. Enjoy!

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Fuel consumption M50D
« on: April 17, 2018, 03:50:24 PM »
I suppose it depends on what kind of driving you are doing ... and how you drive it. :)

Most of my driving is quite sedate, but I do lots of short journeys crawling or sitting still in traffic. When on the motorway and the roads do open up I dont like to hang about and the aerodynamics of a brick on wheels have a huge effect once you get past a certain speed. You mention cruising at 90-100 mph and at that speed the mpg nosedives.

So in short, 23.5 sounds normal to me.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Window trim wrapped
« on: April 13, 2018, 02:37:36 PM »

Another off the wall thought is having the mirror caps and bars in the lower vents in the pearlescent white. For that I suggest getting would get a new set of  mirror caps and just paint the bars that way if you don't like it the caps can be swopped back.

Looks like your off the wall thought and mine are the same - have them in the car paint colour.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Window trim wrapped
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:46:25 AM »
I think the Mirror caps and little "matching"? bars over the vents, together with a black grille, chrome roof rails and white paint is at least one colour too many.

Not intending to cause offence, just my view.... I think the mirror caps and matching bars are where it all goes wrong. I would much prefer the mirror caps and bars to be in the paint colour. Then I think the grille could be silver or chrome to taste.

My car is carbon black with all the parts being standard colour for the M50d, and if I could change anything it would be those mirror caps and bars. The mirrors in particular just look wrong unless you have space grey when its close enough that it doesnt jump out at you.

For your grille question - which I appreciate I haven't really answered, I'd say there isn't much in it and as you have both you can chop and change :)

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: M50d dealer contributions
« on: April 10, 2018, 03:34:11 PM »
Great job, when do you get it?

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: M50d dealer contributions
« on: April 03, 2018, 12:31:44 PM »
A quick google of "broadspeed" will get you to https://broadspeed.com

According to their website they reckon they can get you 19.6% off an M50d.

This is pretty much the level that was available when I bought last year and like you I would expect that if anything discounts might get better as the new model approaches.

I didnt buy from Broadspeed in the end - I just used them as a crowbar with the Dealer. :bangin:

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: No more scratches.....
« on: April 03, 2018, 12:21:57 PM »
Looks great. My previous F15 was the same colour and I also had it detailed and protected. When I sold it after 3 years it looked as good as new. I treated in properly when I washed it and would drive it dirty rather than get it cleaned by the wrong people.

That said, the Space grey is a great colour for not seeing swirl marks in the first place.

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