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Or is that a curse word here.

I have a 2006 4.4 and a 2007 4.8 and would happily sell my 4.4 for the soon to be released 3.0D. Just wondering if any of our European friends can comment on the power / weight versus say the 3.0 gasoline engine nad then obviously torque which is going to be HUGE versus the 4.4.

Any thoughts from the US also happily entertained.

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WOW, someone actually wrote something in the X5 forum.....Great thanks.....YES diesel 3.0 liter , I'm buying one can't wait, sounds great 400 lbs torque, wow such pulling power....can't wait, you?
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I have an Imola Red 4.8is, i love it but it is a 2006, and want to upgrade it...to the 3.0 liter diesel and will be picking it up at Spartonburg, to do the free driving school , they put you up , nice been there twice for driving schools.........great time.
 

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Yes.. the torque is what is appealing to me too. So I am thinking that as soon as my dealer gets their butt in gear I will do the swap.. 4.4 for the 3.0D ..
 

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I would seriously consider this for my next vehicle if the MPG is really good.
 

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Hi Jerry! agreed.. Take care !
 

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Any info on price point yet? With diesel so much higher than gas (at least in silly Cali), it may actually be justifiable to go with the 4.4 Turbo V8.
 

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I dont know on the price point but I believe the combined MPG of the diesel is going to be around 18-19. Our 2008 4.8 is getting about 12.5 MPG so if the price of entry were equal between the cars the only other variable is the cost of fuel. Where I am diesel is more expensive than premium gas- I just dont remember by how much.
 

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ordering a X5 3.0 TT...next thurs. 465lbs. torque.........265hp.....who cares....chip time to 397- 423hp. and better mileage.....a killer with 21" 385 rears 285 fronts.......ya baby...hud and loaded............................white with black wheels.
 

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ordering a X5 3.0 TT...next thurs. 465lbs. torque.........265hp.....who cares....chip time to 397- 423hp. and better mileage.....a killer with 21" 385 rears 285 fronts.......ya baby...hud and loaded............................white with black wheels.

This X5 will do well in the market. I am sure DINAN and other tuner will have ECU upgrade available soon.
 

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X5 TT ordered factory pick up...loaded, can't wait Black Saphire beige trim , walnut wood.... most all bells and whistles.....August pick up.....still a 2009 model, which i wanted...80 grand.........close to it.
 

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Pick up at factory....Aug 4th....doing the X5 school.........I want my wife to understand it's capabilities...it will be hers. Then a nice ride home....900 miles
 

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Anyone have the April 2009 wholesale prices??? I found an earlier one (Jan I think)

Crazy pricing... Seems everyone is at Invoice or within $1000, BEFORE you look at incentives. and BMW just announced a trunk cash of $4500!

But I think I need to order it, she wants Platinum Bronze, and basically everything except Ventilated seats and Comfort access. (Premium, Tech, Sports, Sound, Rear, Heated, ipod)

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For those who want a more powerful diesel, BMW is suposedly working on a Tri Turbo 354bhp diesel straight six.

The 2010 35d in europe will also be upgraded to 306bhp, from 286.
 

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For those who want a more powerful diesel, BMW is suposedly working on a Tri Turbo 354bhp diesel straight six.

The 2010 35d in europe will also be upgraded to 306bhp, from 286.
'tri turbo diesel' in the US is slated for 2011.
 

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I just jumped on the X5 35D bandwagon myself.
Made the deal 2 days ago, picked it up yesterday.
2009 Alpine White / Beige, Premium & Technology Pkgs, Running Boards, Sirius radio, Ipod adapter, and Comfort Access. No Sports package though :(
Timing couldn't have been better: it was the last Alpine White X5 35D in Houston, I had to find my wife a new car before Friday, and I happened upon a Bimmerfest forum thread about the $4500 rebate (Ard contributed to that thread also).
The breakdown:
$1000 over invoice + MACO and training, - $4500 rebate, then TTL, and then I will receive the $1000 BMWCCA rebate.
A calculation of an MSRP final sales price - my final total sales price saved approximately $10000. I'm one happy dude. When my wife came home and first saw it (she had previously test driven an X5 only once) she was a little intimidated by the size, but after driving it to the store and back, she seemed pretty comfortable.
I'm driving the car for 2 days while my M5 is in the shop w/ an SES light (Code read Bank 1 running rich) and am lovin' it! Still in break-in period though. Will turn it over to her on Friday when I get my beast back.
 

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Glad it worked out- saw your post there too. I just heard mine will be done mid August....

:)

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Anyone have a recommendation for a decent X5 forum (where the vast majority of posters aren't mouth breathers....)

Thx

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It's sweet it's called the X5 35d..............
 

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Finally drove the X5 diesel this afternoon. Seamless torque once moving but incredibly FLAT right on the bottom like the Grand Cherokee diesel (and probably like any other diesel) I drove a couple months ago. Takes a second after stomping on the pedal to get moving then you feel it twisting the tread off the Michelins . . . . Power roll-ons at 80mph felt strong and this car loves altitude. Towing over 10,000 foot passes would be incredible I'm guessing. Will need a bit more seat time to figure out if this would be a good daily driver; that dead spot on accelation is substantial (transmission driver adaption over time would help?). 21.1mpg during a spirited test on a 10K mile X5 . . . . I've never seen that mileage on our 4.4 X5.
 

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1500 miles.....mileage keeps getting better !!! tons of torque, my wife loves it and she likes the HUD....
 
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