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A great DIY by a BIMMERPOST member showing how he impressively retrofitted 6WB Digital Display Gauge Cluster onto his F15 X5.

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BMW has introduced the F15 X5 Security Plus model, which will be unveiled at the 2014 Moscow show late this month. Here’s info on the X5 Security Plus, via BMW:

The risk of armed violence – and in particular, attack with automatic weapons like the AK-47 – is a fact of everyday life for certain customers. In response to this threat, a new level of vehicle security is required. At the same time, more and more people want Sports Activity Vehicles, with all the versatility … CONTINUED

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I have to say BMW got this one right. Todor Todorov, the guy who started the BMW X5 Facebook Fan Page is a great guy who nursed along his facebook fan page, first crossing the 1 Million fan mark and now passing the 2 Million fan threshold.

Many of you may remember him or his Fan page from 2012, when he won the BMW SuperFan competition

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BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2014 X5 SAV vehicles manufactured December 12, 2013, through March 10, 2014, and equipped with the Soft Close Automatic (SCA) option. The rear side door lock mechanisms may not have been manufactured to correct tolerances and when the inside door handle is pulled, the previously engaged child safety lock can disengage.

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A disengaged child safety lock would allow the rear seat occupant to pull the door handle twice and open the door while … CONTINUED

Hamann BMW X5 F15 Tuning Program

05/16/2014 at 7:32 AM
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Hamann has released its full tuning program for the BMW X5 F15, featuring an aerodynamics package, exhaust system, wheels and engine software.

The aero kit includes a replacement front bumper with 2 DRL and 2 fog lights, sideskirts, front clip (in fiberglass or carbon fiber) and a 2-piece roof spoiler.

The exhaust system fits the OEM rear bumper and comes in chrome or carbon fiber tips.

For the engine, there are six different options for the different engines.

xDrive50i – 490 HP / 521 lb-ft (from factory … CONTINUED

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A fully decked out M Performance F15 X5.

Current mods:

- BMW 599 M 21″ Wheels
- iND Custom Painted Gloss Black Kidney Grilles (for NiVi-equipped cars)
- iND Painted Side Reflectors
- BMW M Performance Brake Kit
- BMW M Performance Front Diffuser
- BMW M Performance Rear Diffuser
- BMW M Performance Rear Flaps (pics coming soon)
- BMW M Performance Spoiler
- BMW M Performance Pedals
- BMW M Performance Carbon Fiber Mirror Caps
- BMW M Shifter (factory override)
- Fender M Emblems (factory override)
- OEM M50d Front Air Intake Trim
- OEM European … CONTINUED

2014 NYIAS: BMW Concept X5 eDrive

04/16/2014 at 12:12 PM
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Last year, BMW first introduced the world to the BMW Concept X5 eDrive and now the “concept” vehicle is visiting the New York Autoshow. This is by far one of the more interesting prospects for BMW in the realm of electrified vehicles, especially from the POV of people who can’t yet make the full leap to the BMWi vehicles.

The X5 is powered by a combination of a BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder combustion engine and a 95-horsepower electric motor. This results in an average MPG … CONTINUED

2014 New York International Autoshow
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BMW is recalling a 156,137 vehicles, both luxury cars and SUVs, to make sure bolts holding a component in their six-cylinder engines can break loose and cause stalling or engine damage.

BMW says it has told the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that in rare cases, bolts holding the variable camshaft timing unit may come loose or break, causing the engine to go into a “safe mode.” If the problem continues, it can lead to stalling, engine damage – and it may not start.

Drivers will … CONTINUED

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BMW NA has released the full M Performance Parts list and retail pricing for the X5 (F15) Series.

Click inside to download full PDF.

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Justin Bell takes the BMW X5, the World’s first SUV equipped with Night Vision Technology, for a drive through downtown Los Angeles. The catch – he’s blindfolded.

Motor Trend drives the X5 eDrive

03/15/2014 at 3:00 PM
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The lucky folks over at Motor Trend get a chance to drive the upcoming X5 eDrive plug in, follow the link to their full article, but here are some select quotes:

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You might be asking what it’s good for, other than silently cruising the Whole Foods parking lot. The idea is to be able to recapture some of the energy normally thrown away while braking and return it in the opposite direction. (Think of it in the same way Formula 1 uses its Kinetic Energy … CONTINUED