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2007 BMW X5

SylviaSylvia Posts: 1,636
BMW's next SUV is currently under development and we have the video from the Arctic Circle to prove it.

2007 BMW X5
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  • m4d_cowm4d_cow Posts: 1,491
    i wonder if itll look like the x3, ugh... hopefully not. i also dont really like their decision to add 3rd row seats.
  • mylotcatmylotcat Posts: 1
    If the base X5 gets a 360hp 4.8L, I wonder if there will be a different engine option for whatever replaces the 4.8is? I hate to see the '07 base X5 cranking more horsepower than my '05 4.8is (355hp), although if it's bigger and heavier maybe the '07 won't be as quick.
  • waldenwalden Posts: 1
    From the spyshots I saw, it will be as ugly as all recent BMW's. That's why I am considering buying the last of the X5 4.8is model.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Those test mules are usually heavily disguised though. Angelina Jolie would look ugly with the makeup they slap on those pre-production samples! :sick:
  • m4d_cowm4d_cow Posts: 1,491
    wise decision i say :)
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    This discussion's been inactive for a month now.

    Anyway's here's an undisguised X5 picture that I found on the net. Doesn't look that bad.

    http://automobilemag.com/2007_sneak_preview/0505_bmw_x5/
  • m4d_cowm4d_cow Posts: 1,491
    not too bad, if its not a photoshopped pic from the current model
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    not too shabby.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    I just hope they don't make it too big.
  • navigator89navigator89 Posts: 1,080
    It will be bigger than the current model because I hear it's getting a 3rd row of seats.

    Although I think an X7 with third row seats would be nice. The X5 has the perfect size right now with 2 rows, and I doubt a 3rd row would be very comfortable.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Well, I hope then that the 3rd row seat is at least only optional, and not standard across the board. The X5 turning into a mom-mobile would be sacrilegous!

    The current X5 is pretty close to ideal size. Perhaps a couple of inches more in length to gain some added luggage space. Hope they don't make it any wider.
  • gilbert2gilbert2 Posts: 1
    BMW X-5
    I wish they do something to avoid the glare on the navigation sytem while driving against the sun - Adding a third row in X-5 is not a good idea
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,671
    While you or I may not want it... they are extremely popular in SUVs... It is what allows Mom to ditch the mini-van...

    Those SUVs that offer it as an option... are worth much more on re-sale than the ones that don't have it..

    regards,
    kyfdx

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  • emcmemcm Posts: 1
    Does any one know what new features are planned like the i-drive system or a keyless entry? Thanks!
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    But couldn't Mom stick to her MDX, Pilot, Highlander, Explorer, and other such appliances? :P Upscale Moms can pick from GX470, LR3, XC90 and such. ;)
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,671
    Well... she could... but, BMW wants her money, too!!

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  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    I see. But it's going to cost 'em.....in the image department! :P
  • m4d_cowm4d_cow Posts: 1,491
    lol... so true...i agree bmw should make 3rd row optional, not standard.
  • deweydewey Posts: 5,243
    lol... so true...i agree bmw should make 3rd row optional, not standard.

    Why? Will the 3rd row adversely affect X5 performance/handling? I dont think so unless you 6th and 7th passenger are a bit on the portly side.

    Image? What image? I believe BMW would solely manufacture sport sedans and wagons if marketing/sales were not important! The fact is the market is MOST IMPORTANT and most successful SUVs do have a third row.

    Give me your reasons why a 3rd row should be optional? If the new X5 had only two rows it makes much more sense to buy a Touring 5 series xi or if you're more frugal a Touring 3 series xi, assuming performance/handling is your priority.
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    "Give me your reasons why a 3rd row should be optional"

    Why? Because not everyone wants one! I don't want one, so why should I be forced to pay for one? The X5 is primarily a Sport Activity Vehicle. Not Sport Utility. Most people that are interested in maximum passenger hauling don't look to the X5 as their primary choice. There are plenty of other fine vehicles designed for that purpose. People buy X5 for the styling, the image, the performance, the handling. Basically all the attributes of a BMW sedan, but with an elevated driving position, and all-weather capability. They want to look good, and feel good, driving one. They don't care that they can't haul 6 friends along, or carpool with the neighbors' snotty kids!

    Besides, most 3rd row seats in an SUV are only suitable for amputees. :mad:

    Get a minivan if you have so many people you need to lug along!
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