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Well I have owned an E70 6 speed then a F15 (8 speed), so not quite the comparison you are looking for.

 I really liked my first E70 which was 6 speed 35d. It always seemed fast enough to me. When I changed it for the F15 I went to the 30d, which had a turbo less. However, the combination of the 8 speed box and possibly other features of the new model meant that it felt faster than the 30d. The fuel economy was also better. I suspect those 2 differences will apply to the 6 speed E70 vs the 8 speed E70. Fuel doesn't really matter if you are only doing low mileage.

My gut reaction would be to buy newer when I could, just to have have hopefully better reliability.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Diesel knock - daft question.
« on: March 15, 2018, 05:08:07 PM »
I'm not sure quite what you mean by diesel knock, but Ive never noticed any untoward sounds from mine.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Ferric grey mirrors
« on: March 09, 2018, 10:32:14 AM »
Are your mirrors 2 tone - ie is the bottom half black?

My M50d is Carbon black and I don't like the mis-matched mirrors at all... but I don't dislike it enough to pay money to get them changed!

General X5 Forum (E70) / Re: New car to pick up on wednesday
« on: February 27, 2018, 04:08:15 PM »
Panicking its going to start costing me money owning a prestige car too. I owned a 318I and an x3 in the past 5 years with only the need for fuel

You'll need to change your name too!

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Cornering lights upgrade?
« on: February 05, 2018, 12:18:21 PM »
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!)

Me. The cost wasn’t insignificant!
Me 2

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Music Streaming- Who Likes What Best?
« on: February 05, 2018, 12:13:25 PM »
I use the Napster app on the car as I have Napster on my phone and at home on the Sonos. I thought about changing over to Spotify but decided I couldnt be bothered to redo all my playlists.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: New dashcam being installed tomorrow
« on: February 02, 2018, 10:15:00 AM »
Who are you getting to install it? I am tempted, but do not want to tackle the install myself as I struggle to tie my shoelaces.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: F15 M Sport Mud Flaps
« on: February 02, 2018, 10:13:46 AM »
You can't really tell how it looks from the picture, but in any event, its how it looks to the owner that matters.
...or possibly their spouse

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: F15 M Sport Mud Flaps
« on: February 02, 2018, 10:13:08 AM »
You can't really tell how it looks from the picture, but in any event, its how it looks to the owner that matters.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: F15 M Sport Mud Flaps
« on: January 31, 2018, 12:31:19 PM »
They probably don’t want to sell them to you as they look shite!  :))

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder......... :crazy1:

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: M50d Now Picked Up :-)
« on: January 31, 2018, 12:25:13 PM »
How's the beast been Dogzyboy these last few days?
Be good to get your views on the ride especially on the RFT?

I can quite honestly say that I’ve been blown away by this thing over the past few days, I love it. The beautiful looks with the carbon and then black grills adding to the look.  The comfortable, quiet, environment to sit in and the HK Audio are all superb.  Then the effortless pulling power that could indeed have you in trouble with the police without really trying too hard!

In terms of the ride.  The RFTs are a bit crashy over those severe solid rubber speed bumps, otherwise, I’m ok with them so far, as I think the suspension covers up a lot of their failings really well. This car rolls a bit more than the SQ5, but it was lower, smaller and lighter and I wasn’t really expecting them to behave in the same way. I’ve given the car some beans on the straights, but yet to see how it performs quickly on the winding roads.

All in all! I’m very chuffed with my it.

I was sat next to Velar whilst crawling to work in traffic yesterday and had considered one before opting for the X5. Other than it having a slightly flashier arrangement for heating controls etc, there’s nothing it has that makes me think I should have bought one. The X5 F15 really is quite a machine, especially given its due to be replaced at the end of the year.
Glad you are happy with it. I've had mine a few months now. My previous was a 30d f15 and I honestly did not think it lacked power. The only issue with the M50d is I am continually having to slow down when on the open road / motorway.
This is my third x5 with runflats and these wheels are the biggest I've had, yet I have no complaints about the ride. Its all relative I suppose.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Retro fit an Electrronic Towbar
« on: January 23, 2018, 01:20:47 PM »
BMW used to charge a mortgage to add a towbar after market.  Even on the E53 it was about £800 at build, or well over £2k afterwards - and that was 14 years ago.
Wish my mortgage was £2k :)

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Retro fit an Electrronic Towbar
« on: January 22, 2018, 03:20:21 PM »
Well that doesnt sound a lot different to me : "£1013 plus £500" versus "£1500 or close"...... ???
The "£600" is a lot different but doesnt say its from a dealer?

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: Bored of the Wait
« on: January 19, 2018, 05:27:43 PM »
My ceramic coating after 10 months has done a fantastic job of keeping the swirl marks off bearing in mind how often I wash it.
Carbon Black is a bugger to keep clean this time of year especially the rear >:(

That’s good to hear. I think it’s moved to a must do!

I’m just back from the dealers and have seen the beast.   I popped into the workshop and they’re fitting the m performance parts already. Even fairly dirty in the workshop it looks awesome.  Looking good for a Wednesday onwards pick up! Whoop. :P

I got mine detailed (ceramic coating like others) before it left the dealers, and I can recommend doing so. Detailer was allowed in to work on it at the Dealer's premises.

General X5 Forum (F15) / Re: New owner, as of today
« on: January 11, 2018, 02:51:22 PM »
My personal preference was to take the whole lot off the back, but if i was going to leave anything I'd leave "X5"...... Just a thought :)

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