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Advice needed on X5 purchasing - options
14-02-2017, 10:45 AM
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Hi,

So I'm considering trading my '11 E92 335i Msport on a X5. I'm a little overwhelmed with the number of options and variations available, so I'd appreciate some advice please.


Looking at an E70 up to high R300k's, but I'm happy to spend less.

I can get a 4.0D with around 100k kms for in the upper range.
I can get a pre-facelift 3.5d / sd for around R100k less.
a middle of the road facelift 3.0d for midway.
a 08/09ish 3.0d with average mileage for mid to low 200's.

Obviously the later models are nicer, but do the differences justify spending the money, or will I be just as happy with the pre-face lift models?

Things I think about:

Is the twin turbo models worth the extra money or will a chipped 3.0d do the same job?
Will going from my fully spec'd LCI E92 to the pre facelift older idrive etc be a big drawback?
Is the 8 speed box worth ignoring the pre-facelift models and spending 50k more?

Looks wise I really like the colour coded Msport pre-lci looks, provided it doesnt have the boring 5 spoke wheels.

Some cars haev everything I need, but then the dreaded wood trim. Would silver carbon wrap make it look/feel cheap?
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14-02-2017, 12:03 PM
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RE: Advice needed on X5 purchasing - options
Firstly I would start by NOT comparing the 2 vehicles (e92 to e70). They are 2 totally different applications. Just to answer a few questions. Yes, you will miss the newer tech from the e92 hence I don't advise going with the pre face-lift e70. Adding a chip to a 30d is not going to give you the performance you expect. It's a 2 Ton vehicle. I drive the facelift 40d and a M135i, not much difference in the tech. My advice would be to go with a face-lift e70. Good luck.

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14-02-2017, 12:09 PM (This post was last modified: 14-02-2017 12:10 PM by TriggeR_RSA.)
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(14-02-2017 12:03 PM)32fiver Wrote:  Firstly I would start by NOT comparing the 2 vehicles (e92 to e70). They are 2 totally different applications. Just to answer a few questions. Yes, you will miss the newer tech from the e92 hence I don't advise going with the pre face-lift e70. Adding a chip to a 30d is not going to give you the performance you expect. It's a 2 Ton vehicle. I drive the facelift 40d and a M135i, not much difference in the tech. My advice would be to go with a face-lift e70. Good luck.

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I believe he was just comparing the iDrive and the optional extras in his E92 to the E70s options, not the drive and dynamics.

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14-02-2017, 12:14 PM
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(14-02-2017 12:09 PM)TriggeR_RSA Wrote:  
(14-02-2017 12:03 PM)32fiver Wrote:  Firstly I would start by NOT comparing the 2 vehicles (e92 to e70). They are 2 totally different applications. Just to answer a few questions. Yes, you will miss the newer tech from the e92 hence I don't advise going with the pre face-lift e70. Adding a chip to a 30d is not going to give you the performance you expect. It's a 2 Ton vehicle. I drive the facelift 40d and a M135i, not much difference in the tech. My advice would be to go with a face-lift e70. Good luck.

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I believe he was just comparing the iDrive and the optional extras in his E92 to the E70s options, not the drive and dynamics.
What is your contribution to the OP post?

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14-02-2017, 12:17 PM
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RE: Advice needed on X5 purchasing - options
Just helping you understand the OPs intention. You do seem to have more insight on the differences to help him.

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14-02-2017, 12:26 PM
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RE: Advice needed on X5 purchasing - options
I would always suggest a LCI model over pre-LCI, for a number of reasons such as having a higher valued vehicle for later trade in/resale, and for newer tech, and LCI models generally have less common issues compared to the pre-LCI's due to the LCI's being refined.

3.0d is more than enough power for every day use, and fuel economy will be brilliant. 4.0d for more power because more power.

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14-02-2017, 12:55 PM
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Starting a family Ronnie? Tease

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14-02-2017, 01:00 PM
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Mine is still for sale.
https://www.bmwfanatics.co.za/showthread.php?tid=75799

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14-02-2017, 01:16 PM
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(14-02-2017 12:55 PM)Sabretooth tiger Wrote:  Starting a family Ronnie? Tease


Well it is valentine's day after all =)


Kinda need the space for the dogs, ability to pull a trailer etc. But not ready to give up the comforts of the 335i. Do a lot of short trips lately so gotta make them as enjoyable as possible.

Would love to hear more opinions.

32fiver you're spot on - I was referring to the "comforts" and tech in the cabin.

Based on my research so far it seems a 8spd is a must have, which basically dictates that it will have to be an LCI model. A 3.0D will be perfectly capable for my needs.

Thanks Ecco, I can get an 09 with 143k kms for R155k if I am willing to compromise by living with std seats, 18" wheels, no navigation.
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14-02-2017, 02:05 PM
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RE: Advice needed on X5 purchasing - options
The Lci is a better choice. I had a 09, and nothing wrong but the 8 speed Clapper


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14-02-2017, 03:13 PM (This post was last modified: 14-02-2017 03:20 PM by splintheter.)
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I may consider letting the wifes car go again, as I have finally put an end to the "2nd child discussion" Bluebiggrin

http://www.bmwfanatics.co.za/showthread.php?tid=77518

2011 Lci X5 3.0d Msport
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Has had brand new Bridgestone runflat tyres fitted all-round today (valentines day gift for my wife, romance is alive and well Bluebiggrin )
Motorplan still active and renewable for another year
82k KM
R365k
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14-02-2017, 03:49 PM (This post was last modified: 14-02-2017 03:52 PM by SR20_Guy.)
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(14-02-2017 03:13 PM)splintheter Wrote:  I may consider letting the wifes car go again, as I have finally put an end to the "2nd child discussion" Bluebiggrin

http://www.bmwfanatics.co.za/showthread.php?tid=77518

2011 Lci X5 3.0d Msport
8 speed auto
Has had brand new Bridgestone runflat tyres fitted all-round today (valentines day gift for my wife, romance is alive and well Bluebiggrin )
Motorplan still active and renewable for another year
82k KM
R365k

I may be interested in this. Would obviously have to sell my car privately then. PM me the vin number pls. Would like to check all the extras and spec levels...

ps: Why runflats? I thought all of these besides the 7 seater has a spare?

(14-02-2017 02:05 PM)frs1 Wrote:  The Lci is a better choice. I had a 09, and nothing wrong but the 8 speed Clapper

I need to drive a 6spd and 8spd back to back to ease my mind...
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14-02-2017, 03:59 PM
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(14-02-2017 03:49 PM)SR20_Guy Wrote:  
(14-02-2017 03:13 PM)splintheter Wrote:  I may consider letting the wifes car go again, as I have finally put an end to the "2nd child discussion" Bluebiggrin

http://www.bmwfanatics.co.za/showthread.php?tid=77518

2011 Lci X5 3.0d Msport
8 speed auto
Has had brand new Bridgestone runflat tyres fitted all-round today (valentines day gift for my wife, romance is alive and well Bluebiggrin )
Motorplan still active and renewable for another year
82k KM
R365k

I may be interested in this. Would obviously have to sell my car privately then. PM me the vin number pls. Would like to check all the extras and spec levels...

ps: Why runflats? I thought all of these besides the 7 seater has a spare?

(14-02-2017 02:05 PM)frs1 Wrote:  The Lci is a better choice. I had a 09, and nothing wrong but the 8 speed Clapper

I need to drive a 6spd and 8spd back to back to ease my mind...

I will do, as soon as I'm home.

Regarding the run flats, car was specced with run flats from new and as it's my wife's car I feel safer knowing she wI'll never have to change a tyre. Also as it has 19" wheels the ride is more than acceptable.
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