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    2019 BMW X5 30d M Sport (G05)

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  1. sjak92

    G31 520d

    Tell the wife the 530d means its got a bigger boot than a 520d or more comfortable hence higher number, bound to fall for it!
  2. sjak92

    G31 520d

    Nothing wrong with the B47. Pound for Pound probably the best engine in the world
  3. sjak92

    G31 520d

    47mpg on a motorway run to Belgium? I’m sorry but that’s tragic. I averaged 46mpg in a 3.0d X5 last week over a 450 mile stint in pretty poor conditions for efficient driving
  4. sjak92

    G31 520d

    gap is worth, but not from BMW. Ceramic coating also, but from a reputable detailer. Alloys can be refurbished so cheap these days insurance not really worth it
  5. sjak92

    G31 520d

    fair do’s. just making a point
  6. sjak92

    19 plate headlights

    I’ve had a chance to use both, albeit on an X5. i have adaptive LEDS on my X5. They are every bit as good as the icons on the G30. The only difference is that you sit more above the headlights rather than behind them due to the type of vehicle, this was odd as a Sensation at first but gotten used to it now. the lasers are awesome and look better as a lamp itself compared to the non laser on my G05. however, the laser element of the lights only works: a ) above 37mph b ) On high only beam rather than low and high beam that means that you will only utilise them on a very long straight stretch and almost never in country road driving. They were very impressive at night on the M1 when I tested them, but because their throw is so long, they would only utilise one high beam adaptively rather use the tunnel effect like the LED’s do. i wanted lasers, even had them ordered on a stock car but someone nicked that off of me placing an order minutes before. Ended up with adaptive leds and in all fairness, the £900 less (or circa £20 per month) is money well saved
  7. sjak92

    19 plate headlights

    Moot point about the less Co2. Any 5 series with an ounce of spec will be over £40k new so will attract massive tax anyway?
  8. sjak92

    G31 520d

    All well and true if you buy with cash or outside funding. Approved Used APR from BMW Finance is atrocious and not very negotiable
  9. sjak92

    G31 520d

    the 520d is good, all the engine you will ever need but if the 530d is affordable and still has the options you want, I’d go for that every time, it’s just better
  10. sjak92

    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    absolutely none, but the i3 is too expensive for what it is, and a PHEV could be bought now. The Mini Electric is 4 months away and wife would prefer car asap. Although I do think it would be wisest to wait for that she won’t consider anything outside of BMW/Mini ownership. correct about the X5. Superb long distance machine. 46mpg London to Manchester and back was impressive too.
  11. sjak92

    G30 - turning it off?

    isn’t option 1 a reboot? Or is that an even longer press and hold?
  12. sjak92

    530e - fully charged range monitor thread

    Strongly considered a second car in the household and likely to be something propelled by electricity at least Partially. My Mrs just got a parking spot in Canary Wharf from work which comes with charging facility. We therefore considered the new 330e which allegedly can do up to 37ish miles on a charge. But looking at the figures here, the actual capability of driving to and from work (26 miles return) for her on single charge, yet alone say two days, goes complete out of the window unless she goes for an i3 or waits for the Mini electric. Realistically, (with 2019 530e's being advertised with a 41 mile range) how much would winter comforts such as a heated seat and lights on all the time take away from that? 25%? I'm budgeting a 20% reduction alone for traffic etc. Question is will she be able to charge at work, drive home and then charge again for effectively free motoring or will we need top ups at home?
  13. sjak92

    19 plate headlights

    you shouldn’t be raising them just like that, ideally you want a measure guide like MOT places have. What will be a slight amount higher can easily dazzle oncoming drivers
  14. sjak92

    G30 - turning it off?

    no, a long hold restarts the iDrive. That’s a soft reset, takes about 15/20 seconds to boot back up. shouldn't do to shut down every time
  15. sjak92

    19 plate headlights

    Post a picture, you will have either standard led (circular angel eyes) or adaptive leds (more angular hexagonal angel eyes with which are not all round)
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