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      04-23-2014, 03:44 PM   #1
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F15 50i 0-60mph in 4.3 secs

Check out the Car and Driver review of the 2014 X5 50i. Not too flattering on the steering feel or tires used, but performance figures are fast!

http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...0i-test-review
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      04-23-2014, 05:34 PM   #2
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"Hustling to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds and through the quarter mile in 12.8 seconds at 109 mph is a worthy feat when there’s 5306 pounds of vehicle to lug around."

OMG
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      04-23-2014, 05:42 PM   #3
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Unbelievable....E70 X5M....RIP.
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      04-23-2014, 06:02 PM   #4
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Wow! I wonder how close to that I can get using my phone stopwatch lol! Will give it try soon.
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      04-23-2014, 09:26 PM   #5
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I wonder if the M-Sport version would be any quicker with launch control?
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      04-25-2014, 02:35 AM   #6
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Unbelievable....E70 X5M....RIP.
yes and also Cayenne turbo...
http://f15.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...-100+km%2Fh+in
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      04-25-2014, 06:21 AM   #7
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Hahaha easy easy
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      04-25-2014, 07:29 AM   #8
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Everywhere else says 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. Even other car and driver articles. Am I missing something here? Was it a misprint? Granted it does feel fast as hell when you do launch control in sport mode!
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      04-25-2014, 09:27 AM   #9
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Maybe someone should tell them that the optional Active steering is not electric, its a Hydraulic system unlike the regular X5 steering.
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      04-25-2014, 03:40 PM   #10
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Everywhere else says 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. Even other car and driver articles. Am I missing something here? Was it a misprint? Granted it does feel fast as hell when you do launch control in sport mode!
The 4.9 seconds is what BMW officially represents it will do. They are always conservative in their numbers. Most car mags and critics don't test the performance figures of the car because they do not have the facilities, equipment or skill set to complete the task, hence, them just putting down what BMW states.
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      04-28-2014, 11:51 AM   #11
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The 4.9 seconds is what BMW officially represents it will do. They are always conservative in their numbers. Most car mags and critics don't test the performance figures of the car because they do not have the facilities, equipment or skill set to complete the task, hence, them just putting down what BMW states.
I agree.. also unless every condition for 0-60 testing is identical the car will vary in speeds...
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      04-28-2014, 11:58 AM   #12
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Maybe someone should tell them that the optional Active steering is not electric, its a Hydraulic system unlike the regular X5 steering.
Say what??? You sure about that? Thought the entire steering system was electric with/without the active steering system

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I wonder if the M-Sport version would be any quicker with launch control?
Launch countrol? We have that in our M-Sport X5's? I'll have to look this up.
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      04-29-2014, 01:13 AM   #13
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Maybe someone should tell them that the optional Active steering is not electric, its a Hydraulic system unlike the regular X5 steering.
Say what??? You sure about that? Thought the entire steering system was electric with/without the active steering system

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I wonder if the M-Sport version would be any quicker with launch control?
Launch countrol? We have that in our M-Sport X5's? I'll have to look this up.
How does it work? I didn't know that?! I second that! Where can we find the info?
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      04-29-2014, 01:21 AM   #14
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Launch countrol? We have that in our M-Sport X5's? I'll have to look this up.
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How does it work? I didn't know that?! I second that! Where can we find the info?
There's no button or anything. The computer automatically does it I believe when you put your car into sport/sport + mode. They talked about it the thread below, but it's in the owner's manual in detail supposedly.

http://f15.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=926444
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      04-29-2014, 01:23 AM   #15
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Yeah I saw that other thread. I haven't had a chance to try it on mine.
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      04-29-2014, 01:49 AM   #16
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I need someone to sit in my car to time the 0-60.
Volunteer?
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There's no button or anything. The computer automatically does it I believe when you put your car into sport/sport + mode. They talked about it the thread below, but it's in the owner's manual in detail supposedly.

http://f15.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=926444
Owners manual:

Start with launch control
While the engine is running:
1. Press button or select with the
Driving Dynamics Control Sport+.
TRACTION is displayed in the instrument
cluster and the indicator lamp for DSC OFF
lights up.
2. Engaging the transmission position S
3. With the left foot, forcefully press down on
the brake.
4. Press on the accelerator beyond the resist‐
ance point at the full throttle position.
A flag symbol appears in the instrument
cluster.
5. The starting engine speed adjusts. Within
3 seconds, release the brake.
Before using Launch Control, allow the trans‐
mission to cool down for approx. 5 minutes.
Launch Control adjusts to the surrounding
conditions, e.g., wet pavement, when used
again.

file:///C:/Users/ltj1/Downloads/X5_01402910949_1308_en-us_BA_1307_F15_print_en-us_nbt%20(1).pdf

Page 79.
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      04-29-2014, 05:12 AM   #18
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Owners manual:

Start with launch control
While the engine is running:
1. Press button or select with the
Driving Dynamics Control Sport+.
TRACTION is displayed in the instrument
cluster and the indicator lamp for DSC OFF
lights up.
2. Engaging the transmission position S
3. With the left foot, forcefully press down on
the brake.
4. Press on the accelerator beyond the resist‐
ance point at the full throttle position.
A flag symbol appears in the instrument
cluster.
5. The starting engine speed adjusts. Within
3 seconds, release the brake.
Before using Launch Control, allow the trans‐
mission to cool down for approx. 5 minutes.
Launch Control adjusts to the surrounding
conditions, e.g., wet pavement, when used
again.

file:///C:/Users/ltj1/Downloads/X5_01402910949_1308_en-us_BA_1307_F15_print_en-us_nbt%20(1).pdf

Page 79.
Dang, all of that effort for the launch control setting? Seems rather tedious.
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      04-29-2014, 08:28 AM   #19
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I believe it is a standard option in the Msport line. Night and day difference then just mashing the gas in sport mode. My kids call it "turbo power"
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      06-10-2014, 08:43 PM   #20
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This just written by Car and Driver review of ne X6 but referring to F15 50i

"(We just tested an X5 xDrive50i that posted a 4.3-second 0-to-60 time, so the latter figure is probably conservative.

http://www.caranddriver.com/news/201...-and-info-news

I knew I had landed a monster!
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      06-10-2014, 09:11 PM   #21
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2015 x5 x50i BMW quoted 0-60mph drops from 4.9 to 4.7
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      06-10-2017, 01:41 PM   #22
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Smile Mine did 0 to 60 best 5.1 sec and it is a F15 50i.

I just downloaded this app on my android to measure the sav 0 to 60 and 0 to 100 timings. App is "Drag timer". 0 to 60 was really varying every time. There are many factors to your timings like:
1) The wind direction
2) The road like straight road or does it have a curve or slight uphill or so
3) Octane level of gas
4) Type of tires and wheel size
5) Weight of the car like an included 3rd row to add on
6) Sea level
7) Mode of the car like comfort or sports plus or manual or automatic
8) The app or device that times the speed.

The first time i timed my X5 50i F15 was on a road with slight uphill and I got 7.59 sec for 0 to 60. Puzzled I was. Next time I did it was on a road with slight curve and got 6.65 sec when I realized what was going on.
I went on a flat straight road with not much wind and I got 5.1 with launch control. WHAT!
I immediately stop on the same road and continued to do the same and got 5.73 sec. BMW says it is 4.7 and some other sites have reported 4.5. BMW X5M is 4 sec for 0 to 60. I did not find launch control amusing at all just that it feels as if the front tires / suspension lift up a little and yes maybe a little more drama to it but nothing that pushes the adrenalin.
Not to forget the Turbo lag and BMW limits the top speed and for this F15 50i it is 132 mph.

Maybe I should buy a speed testing device rather than the app. Any suggestions on the device to buy?

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