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Old 05-30-2013, 07:47 AM
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No car design xpert, but I've been eyeballing cars for 60 years; imo, the new 'version' is unusual to say the least. The front end looks like they were smitten with the Ford Fusion/F150 series trucks...

The front end from A pillar forward, almost looks like it belongs on a bigger/different car...X5 Meister's comment about it looking like an X1 on 'roids is right on, imo.

The techno gang will probably like it; it won't get on my short list even if I hit a mini-lottery.

Not envious just due to the fact that I doubt I will ever get one, but I am going down to the garage and gaze at my old, low tech 2001 E53, and reflect on how they hit a home run once, way back when...
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I've owned the past 2 generations of X5's, and I find the front of the new X5 atrocious. It is a hodge podge of competing elements, and I don't like it at all. The side/fender lines are ugly too. The seats look downscale. I don't like BMW's non-moving, pod style navigation screen either. I'll reserve my final comment on the new X5 until I see the vehicle in person, but my initial impression is not good.
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I really, really, really, really love my E70, but after seeing the final finished product of the F15, I think it's a winner and I might just get convinced to upgrade.

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Is the F15 based on the F10 chassis, as predicted, or is it an updated E70? The dimensions are awfully close, and I was expecting a longer wheelbase, more rear seat legroom, and so on. Maybe they decided that the F10's porky chassis was not a good base?

Also, anyone know how the EU luggage capacity translates to US? Just converting liters to cubic feet doesn't work, as it comes up smaller.
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I prefer the F15 over the E70, but I won't be buying one, as my E70 was just too downright unreliable.
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The sideview is horrendous. The rear is not as bad as I was expecting - it grows on you if you see it in the video from various angles. The front is both aggressive and busy. Overall I would say it's just ok - the X1 shoe-shape which this resembles is not a favorable look. They needed to do better with the rear quarter.

Why am I seeing 2 different types of shifters? That last video shows the E70 shifter but the pics show the new flatter-top one. I'm guessing the pics show the actual one.
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Jury's still out....

I'd like to know if I can retrofit the lower rockers from the M Sport so that I stop getting stone chips in front of the rear wheels.
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Wait is the useless 3rd row gone?
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It's that new X1 or they just made facelifting of X1?
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