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Broccers

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2,901 posts

138 months

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In SE guise preferably?

Ive not driven the X5 but have a e61 530d currently.

Was wondering if anyone had made the move and regretted losing the small amount of driving thrill the touring gives you?

Cheers.

Simon.

cerb4.5lee

4,348 posts

65 months

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Broccers said:
In SE guise preferably?

Ive not driven the X5 but have a e61 530d currently.

Was wondering if anyone had made the move and regretted losing the small amount of driving thrill the touring gives you?

Cheers.

Simon.
I went from a X5 4.8iS only a 2004 model into a e61 touring but the one they forgot to put an engine into the 520d & i much prefer how nimble the touring is in comparision to the X5.

The X5 feels its weight & i thought it lacked involvement in the corners & took alot of slowing down with the weight aswell, dont get me wrong the high driving position is great & they are very comfy on the air suspension, but they dont drive like a car imo.

Good luck in your search & the E70 is meant to be alot better motor.


Broccers

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2,901 posts

138 months

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Thanks for the reply. I'd expect the touring to be more fun and cheaper to run. I do prefer the looks of the facelift x5 tho.

srooks

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51 months

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I moved from an M3!

An e70 X5 with sports suspension is an enjoyable drive and always amazes me how you can chuck it around corners. It has a good front end with little under steer and body roll. The high driving position is great.

It's not that much heavier than a 5 series touring. 200kg/10% ?

s

cerb4.5lee

4,348 posts

65 months

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srooks said:
I moved from an M3!

An e70 X5 with sports suspension is an enjoyable drive and always amazes me how you can chuck it around corners. It has a good front end with little under steer and body roll. The high driving position is great.

It's not that much heavier than a 5 series touring. 200kg/10% ?

s
My E53 X5 weighed 2200kg against 1695kg for my touring & you can certainly feel the weight difference between the two, i love the look of the E70 & i will always lust after X5s i love the road presence of them, my x5 didnt handle badly by any means but you cant disregard the mass of it when cornering.
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Cheib

8,928 posts

60 months

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I had an E60 535d and went to an E70 SD. Yes the X5 is slower but I've actually found that on sweeping country lanes it actually handles really nicely....you really feel the weight in slower/tighter corners though.

I don't regret it one bit, it's a great car, very comfortable (the Comfort Seats are brilliant) and I have kept it for the longest I have kept any car. I bought mine new in 2007 and still have it. There isn't another car that would do the job as well for me though I think the facelift with the 8 speed box is probably worth having if you can afford it. I'll have a think about it when the new shape comes out in a year or two.

2.5pi

589 posts

67 months

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For a while I had both a 535d E61 msport and an E70 4.8 sport with adaptive drive and 20" alloys, point to point the x5 was just as much fun and easily as quick - it just was a bit disconcerting to other road users to see a big bus moving that fast..

..oh and 16mpg when nailing it wink

Kudos

2,431 posts

59 months

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I went from a Porsche Boxster S to an E70. Didn't regret it, different car obviously
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