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Old 2nd June 2005, 20:39   #1
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Default X5 3.0 d 400 mile test







So far 200 miles over. Words fail me - am in love - have given up an offer of the CLK 230 kompressor to keep on driving this.

More later when I have finished and regained my speech. The old man wanted pics - just snatched a few during a break in a particularly rainy day yesterday

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waiting for your report man.
also please provide more photos
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waiting for your report man.
also please provide more photos
Am in a rush - need time to think and compose - weather has been appalling to take good photos
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Where in the world are you? Don't tell me you've been driving an X5 in bangalore!!!

Yup, the X5 is pretty driveable and chuckable too. Have a vid of Tiff racing the X5 vs the Porsche Cayenne.

The X5 beat it hands down. Biggest problem with the Porsche was it's inability to enter corners, which slowed it down. The Cayene has some serious understeer when pushed to the limit.

Tiff actually drifted the X5, as if it was a Subaru Imprezza.

BTW how many of you have seen this clip? For those who haven't, you will not believe what happens next!!!


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Shan please give the link to the vid...
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Link of the video pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaase
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ajmat sir...you own an X5!!! congrats...when are we meeting need to go for a ride in it!!!
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Ajmat ,now that was class act.Left everyone waiting for more .atleast am not waiting.;-)..goddammit.......when are you gonna post the pics anyway?..and do it faast .plssss.
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Ok so you are somewhere abroad and the inside company has given you this for driving around town.I remember my dad telling me when i was ogling at cars,u study well and then see what all you get to drive.;-) now i know

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X5? ajmat, you're confusing a lot. Are u in india or abroad?
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BTW how many of you have seen this clip? For those who haven't, you will not believe what happens next!!!


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i think i have seen this long time back ..the X5 will not topple ..

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Ohh yeah! The X5.. seen one of those "move" in person.... and boy does it shoot forward! For it size... it most definitely is agile!
@Shan2nu: i think the link for that video of the X5 almost toppling was posted on Team-BHP.. like turbo_lover said.... it doesn't topple.... it regains its balance and continues!! Amazing video guys.. a must see.
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guys aj is in manchestor! now where the hell is this ...UK

Ok driven x5 long back..like 3 years back good one from bmw. it costed 50k on road then in NJ USA. I like the alloys they give and the xenons it had ..an auto shift and 4 wd

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hehehe...looks like you need to practice your parking
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oh...you outta town....thought the black X5 seen around bangalroe was yours...yuo got me going for a while !!
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