BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > M3 vs....
 
European Auto Source
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      04-15-2013, 02:59 PM   #23
RingMeister01
Croatian
RingMeister01's Avatar
United_States
48
Rep
2,567
Posts

 
Drives: The Ultimate Driving Machine
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Long Island, NY

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
x5M? Shame on you. Go M5!
__________________
F82 M4 Individual / F87 M2 (on the list) / E36 M3 (track) / E21 320i (S52 + Getrag 420G Swap) / Fiat 500 (daily)
Appreciate 0
      04-15-2013, 09:31 PM   #24
michaelpnett
Private First Class
6
Rep
169
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 AW E92 M3; 2012 X5M
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: long Island

iTrader: (0)

I made the switch when my wife gave birth to twin boys.
Only regret is the transmission, miss the DCT.
Appreciate 0
      04-17-2013, 09:30 PM   #25
dom55
First Lieutenant
dom55's Avatar
United_States
5
Rep
344
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 X5M
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Westchester, NY

iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chris s View Post
Alex, send a PM to Dom55....he just sold his SSII e90 and picked up an SSII X5M. He seems happy with the move.
I did, I traded in my SSII E90 M3 for a SSII X5M and am very happy with switch. It is no doubt a different driving experience but I am still glad I made the change.

The X5M is my daily driver, as was my M3, and for my commute and driving style I am not missing much from the M3. I especially like the higher driving position and additional low end torque. I do miss the exhaust note and steering tightness of the M3 but the X5 with EDC handles very well and is plenty quick.

The first BMW I ever drove was an E53 X5 so I always wanted to be back in a X5. The X5M is a hell of a SUV (or SAV as BMW calls it) so I have no regrets about the change. Living in the Northeast I am also relieved to have a AWD vehicle that I feel is more stable in the snow.

I will always love the M3 and hope to have another one again. Hopefully I can find a low mile E90 in the future but for now I am enjoying my X5.

Let me know if you have any particular questions though.
__________________
2013 X5M
Silverstone on Silverstone
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2013, 09:52 AM   #26
bates1325
Dallas M
bates1325's Avatar
United_States
13
Rep
461
Posts

 
Drives: 2013 991 C2 7mt
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: DAllAS

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 m3  [0.00]
Send a message via AIM to bates1325 Send a message via Skype™ to bates1325


my best friend's x5m. 720 horsepower. very fun car to drive.
__________________
2013 Porsche 991C2 7MT Black/Black
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2013, 11:58 AM   #27
Alex@Autocouture
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Alex@Autocouture's Avatar
74
Rep
3,664
Posts


 
Drives: E30 M3, E92 Frozen GTS
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ny

iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2011.75 E90 BMW M3  [3.83]
2011 bmw/ m3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by dom55 View Post
I did, I traded in my SSII E90 M3 for a SSII X5M and am very happy with switch. It is no doubt a different driving experience but I am still glad I made the change.

The X5M is my daily driver, as was my M3, and for my commute and driving style I am not missing much from the M3. I especially like the higher driving position and additional low end torque. I do miss the exhaust note and steering tightness of the M3 but the X5 with EDC handles very well and is plenty quick.

The first BMW I ever drove was an E53 X5 so I always wanted to be back in a X5. The X5M is a hell of a SUV (or SAV as BMW calls it) so I have no regrets about the change. Living in the Northeast I am also relieved to have a AWD vehicle that I feel is more stable in the snow.

I will always love the M3 and hope to have another one again. Hopefully I can find a low mile E90 in the future but for now I am enjoying my X5.

Let me know if you have any particular questions though.
thanks for your input.... while i was at the dealer while my buddy ordered a m3 i just grabbed a jeep they had on the lot, happy with it and it will keep me over until x5m prices go down more!
__________________
AUTOcouture Motoring | 15-01 Pollitt Drive St. 6, Fair Lawn NJ 07410
201.666.3500 | Alex@autocouturemotoring.com
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2013, 12:41 PM   #28
W///
Major General
W///'s Avatar
84
Rep
5,396
Posts

 
Drives: 2008 E92 M3/1999 E36 M3 Coupe
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: SC

iTrader: (12)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex@dirtywerkz View Post
thanks for your input.... while i was at the dealer while my buddy ordered a m3 i just grabbed a jeep they had on the lot, happy with it and it will keep me over until x5m prices go down more!
Grand Cherokee? Which one? FYI, saw an X5M in MCB with around 40k miles (2010 or 2011) going for 60k. Can't wait till these are more "affordable", they are well on their way.
__________________
2008 E92 M3: Sparkling Graphite | Bamboo Beige | 6MT | CF Roof | HRE | Catless Eisenmann Race | BPM Sport | Swift | Arkym | Mode Carbon | M.Perf
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2013, 01:13 PM   #29
Alex07M3
Colonel
26
Rep
2,118
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3, Evo X MR, A4 Allroad
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Gatineau

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by bates1325


my best friend's x5m. 720 horsepower. very fun car to drive.
Do you know which tuner tuned his truck, I thought they had problems extracting the power out of these engines, I have'nt eard of a +700hp M5 or M6 yet!?
__________________
ESS VT1, M Performance exhaust, Turner test pipes, KW V3s, Michelin PSS 255/295
Appreciate 0
      04-18-2013, 08:56 PM   #30
Alex@Autocouture
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Alex@Autocouture's Avatar
74
Rep
3,664
Posts


 
Drives: E30 M3, E92 Frozen GTS
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ny

iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2011.75 E90 BMW M3  [3.83]
2011 bmw/ m3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by W/// View Post
Grand Cherokee? Which one? FYI, saw an X5M in MCB with around 40k miles (2010 or 2011) going for 60k. Can't wait till these are more "affordable", they are well on their way.
yeah grand cherokee limited or something, yeah they are dropping pretty quick, ill wait till next yr for one, have enough toys as it is
__________________
AUTOcouture Motoring | 15-01 Pollitt Drive St. 6, Fair Lawn NJ 07410
201.666.3500 | Alex@autocouturemotoring.com
Appreciate 0
      04-20-2013, 10:40 PM   #31
positiveions
Lieutenant General
positiveions's Avatar
Lebanon
114
Rep
10,529
Posts

 
Drives: 09 MKV JETTA 2.5 & E90 M3 :)
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: La Verne, CA

iTrader: (1)

Send a message via MSN to positiveions Send a message via Yahoo to positiveions
Car is insanely fast. I wouldn't mind one.
Appreciate 0
      04-21-2013, 10:16 PM   #32
ToothDoc
Second Lieutenant
3
Rep
236
Posts

 
Drives: 997.2 TTS, IS-F, X5M
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Chicagoland

iTrader: (0)

M5 and M6 have higher compression and higher boost already. Because they already come maxed out, you won't get much from a tune. The X5M has lower compression to start with so possible can get more boost no?

I have one and thinking of doing a software upgrade, but what's another 75 hp when you already have 555 and the thing weighs 5500 pounds? .1 second to 60? .3 at the 1/4? Not worth destroying the warrantee over.
Appreciate 0
      04-21-2013, 10:32 PM   #33
ring007
Major
ring007's Avatar
21
Rep
1,031
Posts

 
Drives: '10 GT3RS & '13 Cayenne GTS
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: ///Iowa

iTrader: (13)

Had an X5M for about year. Didn't like the sound of the turbo nor the lag (yes there is lag). The novelty of 550hp wears off after a while. the sound is always there. Get a Cayenne GTS. Same money and the V8 performance and sound are more appealing than X5m. Plus new X5's are going to be here in fall.
Appreciate 0
      04-21-2013, 11:03 PM   #34
Alex07M3
Colonel
26
Rep
2,118
Posts

 
Drives: E92 M3, Evo X MR, A4 Allroad
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Gatineau

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ToothDoc
M5 and M6 have higher compression and higher boost already. Because they already come maxed out, you won't get much from a tune. The X5M has lower compression to start with so possible can get more boost no?

I have one and thinking of doing a software upgrade, but what's another 75 hp when you already have 555 and the thing weighs 5500 pounds? .1 second to 60? .3 at the 1/4? Not worth destroying the warrantee over.
A tune on a turbo engine usually makes a lot more for the enjoyement of driving then what it looks on the 0-60 numbers! I had plenty of turbo cars and a tune always made miracles!
__________________
ESS VT1, M Performance exhaust, Turner test pipes, KW V3s, Michelin PSS 255/295
Appreciate 0
      04-27-2013, 06:25 AM   #35
FVM3
Major General
FVM3's Avatar
113
Rep
5,739
Posts

 
Drives: e92 m3, f30 328i
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (2)

As a bug SUV, it handles good comparing to others. Pretty good drag speed with simply a tune and exhaust.
Appreciate 0
      04-27-2013, 12:18 PM   #36
F1Venom
Captain
23
Rep
894
Posts

 
Drives: ZCP E90 M3
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

The X5M is probably the best handling and accelerating SUV on the market and I wouldn't choose any other SUV. But it still weighs 5000 pounds and is quite large.
Appreciate 0
      04-29-2013, 06:32 AM   #37
MTrezzz
Captain
United_States
16
Rep
754
Posts

 
Drives: Lime Rock Edition
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Long Island

iTrader: (0)

I owned Cayenne turbos and currently have the 13 GTS, let me tell you something
The E92 feels like a pure track car when you hop from a truck, but the truck with a nice engine like the 4.5 V8 i have in my GTS, gives you that tank feel. it's a good feeling, plus it's quick enough. X5M will be fun, trust me. Get the Pannno roof it's deff worth it.
Appreciate 0
      05-01-2013, 10:34 PM   #38
Orange fever
Lieutenant Colonel
Orange fever's Avatar
Thailand
33
Rep
1,657
Posts

 
Drives: E46M,E90M,X5M,135I
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: in the hood!!!

iTrader: (5)

i did and LOVE IT
__________________

X5M E70 Black Sapphire Metallic,VF Engineering Hex Flash Software,Vorsteiner-FrontSpoiler/RearDiffuser
2012 135i/E82 N55 LeMans Blue ///M-SPORT
Appreciate 0
      05-01-2013, 11:06 PM   #39
Majin Buu
Banned
3
Rep
324
Posts

 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Canada

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by F1Venom View Post
The X5M is probably the best handling and accelerating SUV on the market and I wouldn't choose any other SUV. But it still weighs 5000 pounds and is quite large.
And that's an oxymoron and precisely why the X5M is useless and should not have existed at all. SUVs are not for "good handling". They are for towing and for off road use, none of which the x5M is capable of. If someone wants a vehicle for the road that handles well while having lots of storage space and practicality, why not get a station wagon? What's wrong with a 3 series or 5 series wagon? Heck, bmw should have made an M3 and M5 wagon. Makes more sense than X5M or X6M. SUVs will always be heavy and have a high centre of gravity, so whether they carry an M badge or not the will never be as stable and well planted on the road as a car.
Appreciate 0
      05-01-2013, 11:10 PM   #40
Alex@Autocouture
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor
Alex@Autocouture's Avatar
74
Rep
3,664
Posts


 
Drives: E30 M3, E92 Frozen GTS
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Ny

iTrader: (9)

Garage List
2011.75 E90 BMW M3  [3.83]
2011 bmw/ m3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Orange fever View Post
i did and LOVE IT
when>? did you keep the m3?
__________________
AUTOcouture Motoring | 15-01 Pollitt Drive St. 6, Fair Lawn NJ 07410
201.666.3500 | Alex@autocouturemotoring.com
Appreciate 0
      05-02-2013, 07:50 PM   #41
F1Venom
Captain
23
Rep
894
Posts

 
Drives: ZCP E90 M3
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Majin Buu View Post
And that's an oxymoron and precisely why the X5M is useless and should not have existed at all. SUVs are not for "good handling". They are for towing and for off road use, none of which the x5M is capable of. If someone wants a vehicle for the road that handles well while having lots of storage space and practicality, why not get a station wagon? What's wrong with a 3 series or 5 series wagon? Heck, bmw should have made an M3 and M5 wagon. Makes more sense than X5M or X6M. SUVs will always be heavy and have a high centre of gravity, so whether they carry an M badge or not the will never be as stable and well planted on the road as a car.
Yeah, but for an SUV, I do not believe there is one that feels as planted at speed and turns. There's very little body roll and the X5M sits pretty low, the fat tires are nice too.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:55 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST