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Old 03-23-2008, 08:05 PM
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Finally here....My new X5 4.8i. Do you love or hate the color combo?

Hey guys,
Finally got my new X5. Had previously driven an 02 X5 4.6is (the first one that had been delivered to the Philly area back in Mar 02), and absoultely had loved that car. Most people dont understand why us guys (and gals) who are loyal to BMW choose to go back again and again but its something that would only be realized by owning a high performance vehicle like ours! So after 6 years in the 4.6is (which was black on black w/alcantra white) I decided to go for a 4.8.

I choose to go with a color combo which was something I hadnt seen very commonly. My salesperson (at the busiest dealership in Long Island) had confirmed that his dealership had not yet configured, ordered, or sold a car with this color combo. He had also warned me that either we (me and him) would love it or hate it and that I would be stuck with it if I didnt like it. Well guess what.... ITS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS. Tell me what you think... Im so proud of this puppy...

2008 BMW X5 4.8i


20" Rims/Tires
Active Steering
Cold Weather Package
Comfort Access
Head-Up Display
Heated Rear Seats
Ipod / USB Adapter
Multi-Contour Sears
Premium Package
Premium Sound Package
Rear Climate Package
Brushed Aluminum Running Boards
Sports Package
Technology Package

Basically the only thing I didnt get was Active/Ventilated Seats (not available in Saddle Brown), 3rd Row Seating, and the Satellite Radio Option.

And sorry... Im not the best photographer... 2nd post has rest of the pictures

My first impressions are that the car handles and performs much better than the old 4.6is (even though this is a 4.8i and not 4.8i's'. BMW has truly taken the X5 to the next level since it first came out. I had done the Ultimate Drive Experience at Belmont Park last year in the X where they had let you compare to the Volvo, Mercedes, and Lexus. The X5 clearly blew away those cars in all aspects of the motorcross.

Well anyway... Im so proud of this car and I congratulate all of you guys who are also in one. If anyone is on the fence... rest assured that you will never regret getting one. Let me know what you guys think? Thanks
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:07 PM
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:19 PM
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I like the space grey even better on the X5 than I do on my 335i but I like the saddle played against a darker exterior.
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:28 PM
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Very nice....ya done good ....Phil
2011.5 Dinan ///M3:
Competition Pkg
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Heated Seats
Enhanced Premium Sound
Black Kidney Grills
BMW M Performance Steering Wheel
BMW Carbon Fiber Performance Spoiler
BMW Aluminum Pedals
Dinan Exhaust
Dinan Mid-Exhaust (x-pipe)
Dinan Carbon Fiber Intake
Dinan Performance Tune
Dinan Pulley Kit
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:32 PM
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hot, didn't know they offered brushed aluminum in the US. Looks like your neighbor has one too? Btw, I know exactly where that is. I'm in the next town over.

What dealer did you use and what kind of deal did they offer? I assume by busiest you mean Rallye. I test drove twice with them but they didn't go as low as Hassel was willing to (understandable I guess) so I went with Hassel.
'08 X5 3.0si - Alpine White / Saddle Brown interior
Specs: Sport Pkg, Premium Pkg, Tech Pkg, Comfort Access, Aero Kit, Style 433 staggered 20s on Conti DWS
Mods: Carbon 35 tint, LED angel eyes, GP Thunder 7500k fogs, H&R 20mm/25mm spacers, clear reflectors, gunsmoke-tinted taillights
Coded: Digital speedo, windows/sunroof/tailgate close via keyfob

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Old 03-23-2008, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 4.6is Ryder
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Old 03-23-2008, 08:41 PM
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Thanks for all the great compliments... rh71... used Rallye... I think they gave me a better deal than they may have given most since I had done buisness with them before. Basically about $1050/month lease... nothing down (except first month payment!). What town are you in?
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:19 PM
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Great colors, combinations, options and pictures!
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:36 PM
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Fabulous color combination, was my wife's very close 2nd choice: went with Platinum Bronze/Tobacco Nevada on her 4.8i.


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Old 03-23-2008, 09:41 PM
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love the interior. that's what i wanted originally, but at the time it wasn't available, so i just black.
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