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Old 16th May 2019, 18:02   #16
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I sincerely hope the ride is better on the new X5. I own an older generation X5 and no one in my family likes to use it because of the harsh ride, especially over our splendid Mumbai roads.

On the comparison with Velar however, this BMW engine will eat up the Velar for breakfast - its really outstanding.
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Well, I can understand your concerns about the Diesel but I will pick a 6 cylinder Diesel over that 4 cylinder Petrol and more importantly due to the reliability of LR products in general.
If you're referring to the X5 40i, it will be a 6 cyl petrol.
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I sincerely hope the ride is better on the new X5. I own an older generation X5 and no one in my family likes to use it because of the harsh ride.
It’s totally different for good. I have driven it in Canada last year and it rides far supple. But, rear seat is still very low although legroom has improved. An easy fix for you will be to downsize to 18 inches and you will feel an appreciable difference. This is from my personal experience.

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If you're referring to the X5 40i, it will be a 6 cyl petrol.
No, I was referring to Velar, maybe I pasted wrongly. I hope, we don’t see a 4 cylinder X5 in M trim
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I was asking for the X5 40i price and its coming to 1cr with only a lakh or two discount. I’m guessing that’s because 40i engine is per order basis?

I was hoping for some good discounts.
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First Drive review of 2020 BMW X5 M Competition.
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Default 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e PHEV Debuts

2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e PHEV Debuts with More Power and More Electric Range

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The new PHEV is turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine. Paired with an electric motor utilizing a more powerful battery, the updated powertrain generates a combined 389 hp (290 kW) and 443 pound-feet (600 NM) of torque. Power goes to all four wheels through an eight-speed Sport Steptronic transmission, though the X5 is given a rear-wheel-drive bias for performance-minded drivers.

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A 24-kWh battery gives the hybrid X5 an electric-only range of 30 miles, with an electric top speed of 84 mph.BMW says the X5 xDrive45e can reach 60 mph in 5.3 seconds and top out at 130 mph.

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The 2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e will launch for the U.S. market in July 2020. The base price is $65,400, not including $995 in destination charges.

https://www.motor1.com/news/428074/2...5-phev-debuts/

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After launching and then discontinuing the entry level Sports trim, BMW has just relaunched the X5 Sport X at ₹74.9 Lakhs.

Misses out on the upgraded HK sound system, crystal gear shifter, smaller tyres and alloys, etc.

Could be perfect for the chauffeur driven from the sounds of it!

Link: https://auto.hindustantimes.com/auto/cars/bmw-x5-sportx-introduced-at-rs-74-90-lakh/amp-41592115089643.html
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The biggest thing hurting this gen X5 was the minor price between it and the X7, when the X7 40i was 97 ex showroom and this 85, no wonder, most X7's in Delhi are with that beautiful 40i motor, including my cousins which I drove to Chandigarh before the lock-down and fell in love with it. Though I was thinking of picking it up since a while, now I am on a serious decision point, what are the reasonable discounts one could get in these times on the 40i m sport?
I am not inclined towards the diesels, I have a late 2018, X5 30d Sport X in my office fleet which solves the commute of our associates/lawyers and file bags to/fro the office to the Courts with utmost ease, and is deputed for highway duties occasionally when we need the boot space.
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I am on a serious decision point, what are the reasonable discounts one could get in these times on the 40i m sport?
I am not inclined towards the diesels, I have a late 2018, X5 30d Sport X .
Haven't driven the X7 - Petrol, but for some reasons, I didn't like the X5-40i. You don't get the kick that 30-D gives. Since I own both generations of X5, can safely say, newer Diesel performs better. You should test drive both Petrol & Diesel before deciding. There can be reasons you liked the X7, other than engine Petrol never got discounts unlike Euro-4 Diesels, maximum 4-5 lac depending on how keen is the dealer or the stocks he is carrying.

If you like the X6, Chandigarh dealership has one in stocks.

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Haven't driven the X7 - Petrol, but for some reasons, I didn't like the X5-40i. You don't get the kick that 30-D gives. Since I own both generations of X5, can safely say, newer Diesel performs better. You should test drive both Petrol & Diesel before deciding. There can be reasons you liked the X7, other than engine Petrol never got discounts unlike Euro-4 Diesels, maximum 4-5 lac depending on how keen is the dealer or the stocks he is carrying.

If you like the X6, Chandigarh dealership has one in stocks.
Thank you, well I guess you are right there are other factors about the X7 which might have made me like driving it, though my assumption is that the same drivetrain in the smaller X5 would make it even sharper. Deutsche has a petrol X5 for Test Drives (It's late Rudy's car which has come back to the dealership now for TDs .etc.) but I am avoiding test driving cars or going to the showroom these days for obvious reasons. I will test drive the diesel as you suggest but after moved back from the 530d to the 530i I think, I am done with diesels. The X6 looks tempting but the fact that with no discounts, at the moment, and the X5 having it's usual discounts which are likely to increase in Aug (spoke with a friend in the dealership today who advised me to wait till Aug), for a price difference of almost 20L OTR, I would be more inclined for the X7 maybe, by the way did you get a chance to see the X6 in person?
Like you I have the previous gen X5 as well, what differences do you note while driving ? Is the newer actually much better or is it more cosmetics only?
Also in my opinion, in a test drive the diesel usually stands out because we tend to floor it and also the push in your seat feel, but when you drive on a daily basis, the faster in gear acceleration, wider torque band and the calmness stand out and you start appreciating it more.
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I would be more inclined for the X7 maybe, by the way did you get a chance to see the X6 in person?
Don’t buy an X7 if you Drive often.

Yes, I got a chance to check X6 - M sports in person. It looks large but I didn’t liked the rear. It has lot of elements which are probably too flashy for me but others may like it. If you have to drive yourself, configure one.

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Too many, good and bad both. Suspension is very soft and there’s hardly any noise from engine or vibrations unlike before. It’s totally different vehicle. But you lose the sharp handling of the previous generation.

I have a 740Li from 2018, but to me, Diesel is the one to pick, the torque of X5- Diesel or similar noise/ vibrations like petrol. Most importantly, there’s very little turbo lag unlike last and petrol.

But, this can be due to a new vehicle vs an old as you said.

Regarding discounts, I won’t agree for 20% lower OTR as Euro has appreciated a lot and the state governments are all looking to add up revenues so we may see higher road taxes. If we exclude GST, Ex showroom for petrol is 56 lac including 8% dealership margin. This translates to around 60,000 Euro to BMW. This also includes about 15-25% custom duties. So you can well calculate the margins BMW will have.

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Donít buy an X7 if you Drive often.

Yes, I got a chance to check X6 - M sports in person. It looks large but I didnít liked the rear. It has lot of elements which are probably too flashy for me but others may like it. If you have to drive yourself, configure one.



Too many, good and bad both. Suspension is very soft and thereís hardly any noise from engine or vibrations unlike before. Itís totally different vehicle. But you lose the sharp handling of the previous generation.

I have a 740Li from 2018, but to me, Diesel is the one to pick, the torque of X5- Diesel or similar noise/ vibrations like petrol. Most importantly, thereís very little turbo lag unlike last and petrol.

But, this can be due to a new vehicle vs an old as you said.

Regarding discounts, I wonít agree for 20% lower OTR as Euro has appreciated a lot and the state governments are all looking to add up revenues so we may see higher road taxes. If we exclude GST, Ex showroom for petrol is 56 lac including 8% dealership margin. This translates to around 60,000 Euro to BMW. This also includes about 15-25% custom duties. So you can well calculate the margins BMW will have.
Thank you, very well explained, and the calculations, also I agree with the X7, with your opinion.
I agree with your calculation, what I meant with the 20L difference was that between the X6 and X5 (with 5-7 L discount), there will a 20L discount so Iím not sure If for a more flashy car with everything else the same Iíd want to pay 20 extra for that.

Thanks for the observations on the suspension, in particular , the M-Sport has the sportier suspension so maybe itíll
Be tuned better?
Any other suggestion youíd have? maybe the Madan 2.0?
RR sport p300 or maybe the GLE 450?
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BMW India teases upcoming X5M SUV, set to debut in India soon.

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A very close friend of mine owns this 4th gen X5, and while I was out on the roads with him yesterday, we were discussing about the car. Now, he has 19,000+ km on the odo and is heading towards the second scheduled service. The BMW have given him a quote of ~ 1 lacs for this service citing change of brake pads that cost an atrocious 80k+ on the parts itself.
I know these cars are a bomb to maintain, but changing the brake pads this early as a part of routine service and that too on just 20k service seems a bit too much.

My friend mentioned that this is the new norm BMW follows on all of their vehicles. I want to check with the fellow BHPians if they are aware of this and can confirm if this is the actual norm for BMWs or it is the quirks of this BMW dealer in Lucknow?
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Now, he has 19,000+ km on the odo and is heading towards the second scheduled service. The BMW have given him a quote of ~ 1 lacs for this service citing change of brake pads that cost an atrocious 80k+
My friend mentioned that this is the new norm BMW follows on all of their vehicles?
BMW dealerships will replace both pads and discs so that may add to the costs. I think they have added these costs to give an estimate and will replace only if these needs a change.

You can ask your friend to check for the actual measurements on the pads when the car goes for service. If he can afford another visit, no harm in postponing in case service centre finds that these can last for few thousand km more (usually the case). For other extras parts on the estimate, do ask mandatory and optionals clearly.
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