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2007 BMW X5



  • rcf8000rcf8000 Posts: 619
    I see that has specs and pricing for the 2007 X5. They list the weight of the 4.8i as 5535 lb. I sure hope that's wrong. I expected it to weigh more than the '06 model, but not that much more.
  • vito2vito2 Posts: 1
    The 07 X5 has 2 engine options, the new 3.0 at 260 hp or the 4.8. The 3.0 base price is 45,900.00 and the base for 4.8 is 54,500.00. There are some great photos on this website:
  • iceman2iceman2 Posts: 23
    i can totally relate - my wife has a 2005 LR3 and it's been in the shop constantly. it's a beautiful truck and rides great - when it rides! lot's of little things that add up, plus land rover service (orlando/central florida)is completely understaffed and junior league. as much as we like the truck itself, we're going elsewhere when the lease expires next december. lexus, bmw or audi seem the right way to go.
  • Hello, i currently have a 750 Li and it rides great so im really into BMWs but the mercedes GL450 is making me have second thoughts so can anyone advise me for which car to choose, the BMW X5 or the Mercedes Benz GL450
  • gollamgollam Posts: 29
    so legroom can be adjusted?...thanks
  • rcf8000rcf8000 Posts: 619
    The X5 brochure says the top speed is 150 mph. Is that scary or what!
  • dianegdianeg Posts: 6
    I have read many negative reviews about run flat tires...will the new X5 have run flat tires? I want to order the new X5 with the third row seat & its says in the brochure I have you cannot have a "space saver" spare tire...does that mean I cannot have any spare tire? Ihave a 2002 X5 & was so looking forward to purchasing the 2007 X5 but if I cannot get it with a spare, I will not order it.
  • The new X5 comes with run-flat tires. It is possible to get conventional all-season tires ( limited size options) but if you choose to go with conventional tires you cannot order the 3rd row seating option. That space is used for a spare tire - a small space saver type.
  • rcf8000rcf8000 Posts: 619
    Are you saying that BMW is going to offer conventional tires as an option? I haven't seen any mention of that in any of their press releases. That would be an attractive option. It is most unfortunate that because of their perceived need to offer a third row seat they make everyone get run-flat tires. I don't like run-flat tires; I don't even like the concept. (Say I have a flat tire in a remote area of the American west. So I can drive 90 miles at 50 mph. Then what do I do?) They say the rims are specially designed for run-flat tires. Can you mount conventional tires on them?
  • The GL450 is a much bigger than the new X5. Ten inches longer. Id get the Audi Q7, unless your not into Audis, then i would go with the X5. The Gl seems very boring and I think it will be outdated very soon.
  • Thanks for the advice, id go with the BMW X5 because im not really into audis but just out of curiosity would you get the audi or the X5
  • dianegdianeg Posts: 6
    I am leaning toward the runflat tires & extra space.
    We had Audis in the early 80s & really liked them...they got such a bad reputation then that we bought other vehicles. We have had two BMWs recently & really like them but the runflat tires & no spare with third row seat bothers me...I, as a female at 65 yrs need to have a car that I can get a new tire easily...I drive a lot out of town...summer & winter often by myself. The extra space in the Q7 esp. when driving my grandkids. I still need to see & drive the new X5.
  • stv187stv187 Posts: 4
    run flat tires will run about $200 each... oh my flat :)
  • Personally i like the Audi a little more. I have actually ordered one allready. i guess if the x5 came out earlier i might have considered it, but i think it will be too small for me anyway (i used to have a Toyota Sequoia). I think the styling is great on both, but i slightly prefer the Audi interoir. However, i know the BMW will drive much more like...a BMW, which is a definate plus. I think it depends on what you are using the car for. It is a trip car for us, but if it was my everyday car, i would easily pick the X5 for its dynamics.
  • Well I actually chose the X5 because of the interior and the technology it has. The main reason I didnt like the audi was because of the interior. I thought it was too plain and i saw that it isnt a very safe car because it didnt pass the safety test at first. If the audi had an entertainment system, then i wouldve considered it. But the main reason is that im in love with BMWs. I used to have a 5 series but sold it after i got my 2006 750Li in Feb. so im looking forward to getting another BMW in Nov.
  • Yea BMW's are great! I probably would have gone for the x5 if it had been released sooner. I just fell in love with the Q7 exterior styling and ordered it...I think it will be a good car.
  • merc1merc1 Posts: 6,081
    Are you going to apply for a change to your handle?

  • merc1,
    If i was to go for a change to my handle, I would be going more to the mercedes benz and Range Rover direction but not for the Audi SUVs. Although i might consider the Audi R8 that is coming out. But the BMW has already attracted me with their new 3 series hardtop. Although it can't be compared with the super R8 but im really looking forward to driving a convertible that can fold the top down on the key fob. I will first look for my SUV/SAV though. And i apologize for going a little off topic.
  • esfesf Posts: 1,020
    A handful of you probably know me from other posts. I confuse myself with new ideas day, after day, after day.

    Today, I thought... "Well, I'm giving the A3 [my winter car] to my son in a few years... why am I just restricting myself to 535xi's and 328xi's [for my next winter car]? I might as well look at an SUV."

    So immediately, it hit me. X5! As if you can't tell, I want a BMW for my next winter car (as odd as it is that an Audi would be me three-season car and a BMW, my winter driver), and because my wife is trading in her RX for an XJ8 or E350 4Matic in January (she's driving them next week), we won't have an SUV any more. I think it makes sense. The X5 is fun-to-drive, the new one is very good-looking, the interior has been vastly improved and it's not too big for me, while the Q7 is. Another bonus is that it would be in the vicinity of the 530xi's price, with options, give or take a few thousand. Sounds like a good deal to me. I may also look at the Cayenne S- but I have a love/hate relationship with it.

    Any comments about the car? Haven't seen one on the road yet, but I'm excited. Hopefully it will impress me as much as the Q7 has. For some reason, I see the GL as lukewarm- even though it's opened to rave reviews. I'll have to drive one to see why it's so great.


    '06 Audi A3 2.0T DSG • '05 Audi S4 Cabriolet • '04 Lexus RX330
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