New BMW X5

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  1. DNW

    DNW Senior member

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    http://autospies.com/news/BMW-offici...e-new-X5-7482/

    I've yet to see it in person but I like it. Looks like the old X5 has gone through a diet and emerges a bit more muscular. It'll also have third-row seatings available. From some angles though, it looks very much like a X3.
     


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    Now thats is a BMW! NO funky butts or werido headlights. I like the agressive designed BMW twin kidney grills, why can't all the other models have that?
     


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    My mom has an X5... I much prefer the old design.. this one looks like the X3...
     


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    What's with the joystick? Whatever happened to good old gear levers?

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    Jon.
     


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    What’s with the joystick? Whatever happened to good old gear levers? Jon.
    I actually like the simplified design. Hope it works as well as it looks. Nevertheless, I still prefer the good old stick shift.
     


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    Looks like it's good for hauling mulch.
     


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    I actually like the simplified design. Hope it works as well as it looks.

    Nevertheless, I still prefer the good old stick shift.


    Yeah, I'm starting to miss manual shifting...oh, well next car.

    Jon.
     


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    What's with the joystick? Whatever happened to good old gear levers?

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    Jon.

    That looks shoddily made.
     


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    Looks like it's good for hauling mulch.

    And how!

    Anyway I think it looks like an X3
     


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    That looks shoddily made.
    Nah…I think the design is horrible, but I think the interior is probably better made than most cars out there (save for Audi, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, RR, and Bugatti interiors). Jon.
     


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    What's with the joystick? Whatever happened to good old gear levers?

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    Jon.


    Looks similar to the new M5 7spd DSG "shifter" or joystick.
     


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    Looks similar to the new M5 7spd DSG "shifter" or joystick.

    I don't like the look of it. It looks like something you'd accidentally hit with your elbow and snap off.

    Cody
     


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    That looks shoddily made.

    LOL and what exactly are you basing that on? I don't think you will find too many people who say BMW uses shoddy materials.
     


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    I actually kind of like the shifter thing. It looks delicate yet sturdy. It frees up alot of room in that area of a car/suv/sav for bigger and better cupholders, muffin trays and such
     


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    I actually kind of like the shifter thing. It looks delicate yet sturdy. It frees up alot of room in that area of a car/suv/sav for bigger and better cupholders, muffin trays and such

    You shouldn't eat or drink while driving...it's just a road hazard to have a distracted driver. Why else do you think the cars in Germany don't usually come with cup holders, or if they do, it's a thing that they only do as of late? I remember my dad's S600 (coupe), which had no cup holders. Correction, the space in-between your legs was the cup holder.

    Jon.
     


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