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Hello all, for those who did not know, I just traded in my faithful 2003 BMW X5 for the redesigned 2007 BMW X5. I am very happy with my decesion.
Key changes over old model:
It's bigger (+7 in lenght, +2 in width)
It's quieter
It's faster (with the 3.0si engine, which replaces the 3.0i. The 4.8i replaces the 4.4i, NOT the 4.8is)
It has a more refined ride.
It has a more technologically advanced interior (nav, bluetooth, backup cam...)
It has a more spacious interior
It handles to some degree better.
And overall, it has matched, and exceeded, the level at which the old model was at.

About mine:
Titanium Silver/Black Leather/Dark Burl Wood

Premium Package
Technology Package
Cold Weather Package
Rear Climate Package (4-zone climate)
Heated Rear Seats

Things I love:
bigger trunk
more electronic goodies
Real Time Traffic Reporting
Panoramic Sunroof
more composed ride
excellent handling
smooth and refined engine
new gearshift is easy and quick to use
cornering lights are very cool when you see them in action

Things I'm not crazy about:

SOME aspects of I-Drive (radio is easy to use, bluetooth is ok. Navi&Climate could be better)
Electronic Parking Brake. I never know if it's up or down by looking at the handle.
Push Button Start is a bit fussy. It involves putting the key in, hit the brake, then hit the button.
Not crazy about the added lenght, but getting used to it.
Backup Camera isn't working great, but parking sensors are good.

Overall, it is a great vehicle.
I am open to any questions you have, but please, make them "smart" questions. :)
I have included one picture, but to see the other 29, please click "read" or go here:


One more word: For X5 (and X3) owners, x5world.com is the best resource on the net. Check it out, I guarantee it will be helpful!

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