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      08-04-2013, 09:47 AM   #1
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Real Life Side By Side Comparo-E70 X5 vs F15 X5

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Here is a side by side shot of the E70 vs F15 X5. The only side by side shot that I've seen of the 2nd and 3rd Gen together in Real Life. I have some additional Real Life photo's of the F15 X5 Up Close and Personal...stay tuned. Thanks. PalBay
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Thanks Palbay.

Also for anyone who missed these X5 comparos:

F15 X5 M Sport vs E70 X5 M Sport - http://www.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848864
A Look at BMW X5 F15 versus Outgoing X5 E70 - http://www.xbimmers.com/forums/showthread.php?t=846606
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those fog lights still look awkward
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Still need to see the back, the front is a step forward but not too convinced about the back
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Looks good. Too bad they've gone porsche on us with the options
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Love it! Damn I may go back to the x5 in a couple years over an m3 againnn.
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Palbay...this shot looks to be out front of the Marriott in Greenville...does this mean they are using the new X5's for airport pickup on PCDs? Any idea if they will start using them for the off-road course?
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Pallbay...this shot looks to be out front of the Marriott in Greenville...does this mean they are using the new X5's for airport pickup on PCDs? Any idea if they will start using them for the off-road course?
Hopefully they retire that 5 series GT.
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Not really sure what to make of it. But the new price is definitedly a bummer!
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Hopefully they retire that 5 series GT.
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those fog lights still look awkward
about identically as akward as the E70

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Still need to see the back, the front is a step forward but not too convinced about the back
agreed with this 100%, the back will take a longer time to grow on me; front is killer tho

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Looks good. Too bad they've gone porsche on us with the options
yeah, it's absolutely ridiculous now with the lines and the upgraded interior options. you can reasonably option a sdrive35i now into 67-70K range.
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In any forum regarding the F15 X5, one of the most common complaints is in regards to the fog lights, but I fail to see a noteworthy departure from the E70.
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I'm sorry, but the new X5 looks like it has Down's syndrome...
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still looks like a bigger X3
imo, only the 20" wheels make F15 better looking
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I don't get reactions to the price/options of the F15. Take a look at the configurator. Build an X-line and look at how much is included. I've never heard of Porsche including Nav standard... You've always been able to option them high, I had a 74k E70 in '07. But I'm comparing a '13 sport to building a '14 x drive x-line and same equipment, based on what I want, same price. I can actually get a '14 cheaper by skipping some things I didn't want on the '13 but had to get just to get a damn back up camera.

It just depends on what you want.
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Palbay...this shot looks to be out front of the Marriott in Greenville...does this mean they are using the new X5's for airport pickup on PCDs? Any idea if they will start using them for the off-road course?
Yes, The White F15 was a late cycle tester. Still had a Serial Number and the Badges and roundels were covered. Usually in years past BMW has hesitated using early series production models for Company Use. Did not want a paying customer mad because the employee/company vehicle took a production slot. That all changed with the F10 M5 and the PC. The F10 M5's were at the PC very,very early compared to the arrival of customer cars. BMW might have decided the early exposure for the car is worth a few mad paying customers. I'm sure the F15 will be put into service at the PC. I'll let you know when I see them on the rocks... Thanks. PalBay
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I don't quite understand how some of you guys say the new car looks worse than the old one. Its not a radical departure from the E70 and everything just looks more modern and up to date on the F15. How can it NOT look better is beyond me.
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I don't quite understand how some of you guys say the new car looks worse than the old one. Its not a radical departure from the E70 and everything just looks more modern and up to date on the F15. How can it NOT look better is beyond me.
Visual tastes are subjective but my reasons are identified by pink circles on the attached picture.

The side profile to me looks to resemble a minivan with the slant downwards of the back end.

The rear looks exactly like a X3 which I find it to be ugly with the tail lights slanting upwards.

The front is just disaster for me. Following the current F series the headlights extend to the grill in a awkward way... I think the front air dam or inlet looks weird and kind of resembles the pre-LCI of the E70 which I didn't like either. The current E70 Air inlet looks much better and resembles the M Sport or ///M.

I suspect the LCI F15 will have better visual enhancements. Hopefully the front will be improved!


As I have mentioned before, the interior to me is much nicer though!

But then again I did skip the F10 ( exterior looks and steering feel ) after having 2 E60's in the past 6+ years..
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In any forum regarding the F15 X5, one of the most common complaints is in regards to the fog lights, but I fail to see a noteworthy departure from the E70.
Exactly! So what's all the fuss about?
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Visual tastes are subjective but my reasons are identified by pink circles on the attached picture.

The side profile to me looks to resemble a minivan with the slant downwards of the back end.

The rear looks exactly like a X3 which I find it to be ugly with the tail lights slanting upwards.

The front is just disaster for me. Following the current F series the headlights extend to the grill in a awkward way... I think the front air dam or inlet looks weird and kind of resembles the pre-LCI of the E70 which I didn't like either. The current E70 Air inlet looks much better and resembles the M Sport or ///M.

I suspect the LCI F15 will have better visual enhancements. Hopefully the front will be improved!


As I have mentioned before, the interior to me is much nicer though!

But then again I did skip the F10 ( exterior looks and steering feel ) after having 2 E60's in the past 6+ years..
None of the areas you pointed out look awkward at all. Its different compared to your E70 which I suspect is your main issue with the F15. We don't expect Bmw to come out with a all new model looking just like the old one right... As for the side profile looking like a minivan its not like Bmw changed the entire shape of the X5. Overall shape is still there so if you think the F15 looks like a minivan then so does the E70. Again i think most of the resentment towards the new car is due to buyers remorse from people with the 13's E70's. Nothing personal but I see this happen all the time and hell i would feel the same way myself.

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I will always prefer the E70 LCI front end over the new one.
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None of the areas you pointed out look awkward at all. Its different compared to your E70 which I suspect is your main issue with the F15. We don't expect Bmw to come out with a all new model looking just like the old one right... As for the side profile looking like a minivan its not like Bmw changed the entire shape of the X5. Overall shape is still there so if you think the F15 looks like a minivan then so does the E70. Again i think most of the resentment towards the new car is due to buyers remorse from people with the 13's E70's. Nothing personal but I see this happen all the time and hell i would feel the same way myself.

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Buyers remorse? Nope not at all. I knew well that there will be a new design 2014. I also never purchase a first model year from BMW... I could have stuck with my previous E60 another year and wait out for the F15 if I wanted it. However as I mentioned the steering feel which is numb to me discouraged me to get the F10 and I suspect the same thing with the F15.

If you examine the side profile you will see that the geometry is different.
Which gives it the minivan look at least to my eyes.

And as I said looks are subjective.. what you find interesting I and others may find dull... The continuation from the headlight to the grill to me in awkward looking...
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