BMW X5 Diesel

Discussion in 'General' started by notbostrom, May 22, 2020.

  1. notbostrom

    notbostrom DaveK broke the interwebs

    Thoughts on a used CPO? Kind of dig the idea of a diesel and they don't offer them anymore. Given the extra maintenance is it actually any cheaper to drive.

    Is it junk

    Should I run away?
  2. Resident Plarp

    Resident Plarp Just here for the memes, lulz

    I strongly considered one before going with the diesel Audi. An acquaintance has one (a 2014, I believe) with propane injection and has had no issues with it.
  3. mastermind

    mastermind Well-Known Member

    My buddy is a BMW/Mini tech and he says to stay away.

    We have a 2012 X5M with the S63 motor and love it...
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  4. baconologist

    baconologist Well-Known Member

    Never own a BMW/ Mini out of warranty
  5. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Drove one (a six) in Germany and it was neat enough. Coming from VW/ Audi the controls were a bit weird to me but it torqued away from the line like a fat guy in cleats after a doughnut.

    I liked it but wanted a previous body style Q7. Just worked better for me.

    Sorry I was no help.
  6. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict

    If you want to tow with it, you have to cut a hole in the bumper. That ain't right.
  7. GarrettRick

    GarrettRick Well-Known Member

    I had one to about 120k miles
    Was outstanding , never popped a check engine light , never into dealer - it was shocking how good it was . Should have kept it ☹️got great gas mileage and I towed a small boat , jet skis , even a car trailer with it .
  8. SuddenBraking

    SuddenBraking Well-Known Member

    Diesel is dead in America. Not worth the hassle of owning one.
  9. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    Diesel is dead in the US for new but there are used ones out there.
  10. mastermind

    mastermind Well-Known Member

  11. Inst Tech

    Inst Tech Well-Known Member

    I just bought a 535d with a similar motor (N57) and all I can say about the motor is I have never been in love like this before.
    I am confident I am going to lose my license soon.
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  12. bored&stroked

    bored&stroked Disclaimer: Can't spell

    Still amazes me people buy European vehicles that aren't a Porsche. I like to live dangerously but dam.
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  13. Resident Plarp

    Resident Plarp Just here for the memes, lulz

    What’s your damn problem?
  14. Trainwreck

    Trainwreck Well-Known Member

    For the price, I'd look into a Diesel Porsche Cayenne.

    early last year i was in the market for a diesel SUV/Truck. around the $35-40K price

    X5 35D
    Audi Q7 diesel
    Porsche Cayenne diesel
    VW Toureg

    LOVED the P car over all of them. Q7 2nd place then the Bimmer..

    Ended up going with a 2015 RAM 2500 6.7 Cummins because I wasn't sure if i was ever going to give up racing cars and I wanted to be able to easily pull an enclosed. I didn't even start the race car last year and I ended up selling it this January..

    Wish I would have picked up the Porsche..

    Although I do like the truck a lot. I drove it on a long trip with no load and I pulled 26mpg with it.. Only real gripe is that its a crew cab long bed, and parking it is fucking ridiculous.
  15. Dave K

    Dave K DaveK über alles!

    I wanted a diesel Q7 but whenever they came up at te dealerships, they were sold in hours (even the ugly brown ones).
  16. Inst Tech

    Inst Tech Well-Known Member

    Damn. It that truck deleted?
  17. Trainwreck

    Trainwreck Well-Known Member

    No sir. (not yet anyway, its got over 100k on it now so that's in the works as soon as the emissions stuff starts failing)

    Just 65-75mph with 2 kayaks in the bed.

    When my wife drove so I could watch the WSBK race she was getting 22mpg tuckin in and out of semi's... she's not very smooth on throttle though.
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  18. Inst Tech

    Inst Tech Well-Known Member

    That's good mileage in a 3/4 ton longbed. :clap:
  19. 650 RACER

    650 RACER Well-Known Member

    2 wheel drive lowered with full aero package at 5omph over a 10 mile distance all downhill.
  20. 2blueYam

    2blueYam Track Day Addict


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