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Old 25th February 2010, 16:35   #31
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Excellent write up and really loved the way you have described every detail of the car. Congrats on your purchase and enjoy the beast.

Since everyone is posting their dream vehicle to be bought at 1crore, let me say, I would have bought the Panamera
The Panamera starts somewhere around 1.45Cr Ex-showroom, my friend.
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Old 25th February 2010, 17:07   #32
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The Panamera starts somewhere around 1.45Cr Ex-showroom, my friend.
Hehe with the 1 crore budget being as out of reach for most as it is, an additional 45 lakhs is no biggie
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Absolutely LOVED reading this review, and it was the real intricacies - the tiny bits and details and the photographs, which made reading it so enjoyable. (Not to forget the awesome choice of words!)

The X5 is one car to reckon with. I would prefer it to a Q7 any day.
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Old 27th February 2010, 14:56   #34
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Oh what a review. Beautifully written, or should I say, Brutifully written. I can feel the monster roaring as it just breathes, thumping away any frivolous living/non living creature that come across it.

BEAUTIFUL!
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Old 27th February 2010, 18:25   #35
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excellent review man. nice car overall. absolutely HORRID rear !
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Old 28th February 2010, 11:22   #36
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Default SUV? really?

yes its got deep gazing eyes, poetic sides and a tight behind, but even without a skirt, shes as sporty as miss negar khan on a beach volleyball romp. shes got an automatic -petrol engine , even my woman does not want a free test drive!
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IMO even though Toureg and Q7 may drive and handle better, look better and are very capable and prestigious vehicles in their own rights a beamer is a beamer and apart from Porsche and Merc none can match its brand value. Also AFAIK only Mercedes has a service network as widespread as BMW.

Conrtats on your purchase sir, enjoy the drive(s).

P.S - it reminds me of the Batmobile from Batman Returns.
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Old 1st March 2010, 19:36   #38
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Thumbs up Just thinking ... What would I do with a 1Cr car?

Why have a spare tyre in a 1Cr SUV? Just fold the rear bench so that it can swallow a Ritz as a spare ride

Awesome writeup! Enjoyed every bit. Especially the bottle vs tyre comparo pix!
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Thank you VibrantSoul, nutcracker, Platzdaturbo, redohabitat, inreverse, and Zerocool !!

@inreverse: They assume that the owners will go offroading (haha). Pointless considering the OE tyres are Run-flats (as corrected by someone earlier)

@Zerocool: Not my car mate

Words don't do justice to the car one bit, especially that crazy engine.

Here are a few more pictures to drool over.

BMW X5 V8: Resident Evil-img_0441.jpg

With the parking lights on


BMW X5 V8: Resident Evil-img_0439.jpg

Massive Panoramic sunroof

BMW X5 V8: Resident Evil-img_0403.jpg

Power socket in the boot

BMW X5 V8: Resident Evil-img_0433.jpg

Throttle and Brake pedal (or)
Hyperspace jump and Face deformer respectively.

BMW X5 V8: Resident Evil-img_0404.jpg

Optional nylon boot cover
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Smile Amazing review!

Maybe the best review I have read on team-bhp so far...
Reviews should be written like this for every car - unless people are passionate and indulgent about their cars, the joy, grief, and other emotions in the reviews do not come out.

I am sure this review will make many to aim to buy the X5 in the near or far future (your truly included)!

Great review once again!
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I happened to test a X5 today, the 3.0ltr diesel. Had read your review earlier, but having experienced it today, I could relate very well to what you've written. Very very well written review.

One doubt. You said the X5 has 225 width wheels and a spare? The car I TDd today came with 265 run-flat tyres and no spare. Any idea if the spec has been changed?
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