It has been properly brought to my attention that I failed to, after a brief announcement, post any pictures or details of my latest family addition, a 2011 X5, replacing the too small E90 which is now gone. So - without further ado - here are the details and some pics...(sorry, attached thumbnails only as I am at werk). Pics are at the bottom of this HUGE post with all 4 package details (also got the Premium package). Yep, life was good that day indeed.
2011 X5 Premium 35i - Vermillion Red metallic with Sand Beige leather interior
Performance and efficiency
3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC), 24-valve inline 300-hp 6-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo technology (N55 dual scroll but single turbo updated version of the old N54 from the older 135, 335 & 535's), Valvetronic, piezo direct fuel injection, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission with Adaptive Transmission Control (ATC), Sport and STEPTRONIC Manual shift modes. Brake Energy Regeneration to convert kinetic energy into usable electrical power
Handling, ride and braking
xDrive all-wheel-drive system Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant, Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features, with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), and Dynamic Brake Control
Hill Descent Control (HDC) Double wishbone front suspension
Lightweight multi-link integral rear suspension Engine-speed-sensitive power steering
4-wheel anti-lock ventilated disc brakes; electronic front/rear proportioning
Star Spoke (Style 334) 19 x 9.0 light alloy wheels (with dealer supplied wheel locks!
), and 255/50 run-flat1 all-season tires Xenon Adaptive Headlights with auto-leveling and Corona headlight-rings
Halogen free-form foglights with Cornering Lights function Intermittent rain-sensing windshield wipers with adjustable and vehicle-speed-sensitive wiping interval, single-wipe control, windshield-washer system with heated washer jets
Rear-window wiper/washer with adjustable wiping interval Matte black roof rails
Chrome exhaust tips Body-color exterior door and tailgate handles
Instrumentation and controls
Power tilt/telescopic leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel Dynamic Cruise Control2
Service Interval Indicator and Check Control vehicle monitor Electronic analog instrumentation with LED illumination
Outside-temperature display iDrive system with on-board computer and Controller, and 6 programmable memory buttons
Rear-window defroster Tire Pressure Monitor
Power-adjustable driver's and passenger's seat and memory system for driver's seat, steering wheel and outside mirrors Front-seat center console with armrest, storage compartment, and Auxiliary input for iPod
Rear-seat center armrest Split-folding rear seats with 5th pasenger room in center rear (and a 3rd row that pops up for small (5'6" and smaller) folks should we need to take 7 or 8 peeps with us...)
Nevada Leather upholstery Dark bamboo Wood trim
Fully finished cargo area with velour carpeting
Comfort and convenience
Vehicle & Key Memory Panoramic moonroof with 2-piece glass panel, power slide and lift control
Power windows with key-off operation; "one-touch" opening and closing of all door windows, anti-trapping feature 4-zone front climate control with separate left/right temperature settings, front and rear, automatic air conditioning and recirculation control
Active-charcoal micro-filter ventilation Power-adjustable steering column
Automatic headlights, Dual cupholders
Dual front sun visors with illuminated mirrors Automatic tilt-down of right outside mirror for visibility of curb when backing up
Privacy glass in rear windows plus manual rear window shades
Cold Weather Package
Heated front and rear seats
Heated Steering Wheel
Retractable headlight washers
Technology Package $2,800
Lets you verbally control numerous navigation system functions, record up to five minutes of notes, and dial phone calls hands-free.
Navigation system with iDrive and Real Time Traffic Information - convenient functions at your fingertips.
Online Information Services
Park Distance Control
Park Distance Control uses eight sensors-four in the front, four in the rear - to help you judge how close you are to other cars and unseen objects when parking. While engaged in a parking maneuver, the image on the screen visually changes and warning beeps come faster as the bumper approaches a stationary object, turning into a constant tone when the distance is less than 12 inches.
Real Time Traffic Information
Rear View Camera with Top View
Rear-view camera is activated automaticallyby shifting into reverse gear, or manually by pressing the parking-assist button. The color display shows a real camera image that may include "static" and "track" lines
to help you when backing up or parallel parking. The camera also has zoom functions, and a "docking line" that helps guide your approach to the towing hitch of a trailer.
Auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors
Automatic-dimming rear-view mirror senses the bright headlights of vehicles behind you, and automatically darkens. Exterior power-folding side-view mirrors automatically dim when reflecting bright lights, helping to eliminate glare when driving at night.
BMW Assist with Bluetooth
Power lumbar support in the front seats adds four-way adjustable comfort for the lower back - it can be adjusted up/down and in/out.
4-zone automatic climate control
Lets front and rear-seat occupants select their own temperature and fan settings.
Universal garage-door opener
BMW Universal transceiver takes the place of up to three remote-control devices. It can activate remote functions outside the vehicle, such as garage-door openers or home-lighting systems.
Digital compass mirror
The easy-to-read digital compass, integrated into the mirror is a convenient way to constantly keep your bearings while driving.
Helps loading and unloading in inclement weather or when you are carrying bulky items. Simply press a button to open or close the upper tailgate (Sooo kewl!). The X5also has handy automatic "open" and "close" buttons on the tailgate. The safe-close system automatically stops if it encounters blockage.
Rear manual side window shades
Manual roller sunblind for rear side windows help keep the sun's heat and glare out of the passenger compartment while providing privacy for rear-seat passengers. The blinds also create a comfortable environment for sleeping infants and children.
Silver running boards
AND A PARTIDGE IN A PEAR TREE...! Happy now...??? Whew. But seriously - it is totally awesome, like a private cruise ship - just WOW (and 300/300 is PLENTY for this truck, I have other cars for super power
Well, there it is and now y'all know the details (other than my dealer friend who I know 8 years before he was a BMW dealer sold me the truck at barely over their invoice, thereby costinig me only $120 a month more than the entry level 2007 E90 sedan! FTMFW! )