Thread: Black X5 MSport
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      03-27-2012, 07:13 AM   #9
Mtn. Machine

Drives: 2012 X5 40D M Sport All Black
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Geneva

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Thumbs up Black MSport... Please Advise :-)

Hi.. New to this forum.

Your ride caught my eye, as it is pretty similar to my recent order.

I just made a purchase for 2012 X5 40D MSport (2 weeks ago): 20" 333 Wheels, most of the upgrades (minus Active Drive), tech package, coms package, , comfort package, navi prof, panoramic sunroof, confort seats, eletronic trailor hitch, shaded windows, blinds on inside, 4 zone air con, high end DSP stereo, black leather napa with aluminum trim, etc etc.. Delivery is set for June, now just enduring the torture of the clock.

I currently drive a 2010 Audi A6 S-line 3.0TDI Quattro Wagon, all in black, with black wheels, blacked windows. Sweet ride-It has been my Mtn. Trek machine, for hitting up the slopes in heavy snow in winter. Seriously considered buying the Q7 (V8 TDI), but in the end, just too long, new update due next year (shorter and signifiantly lighter), tech packages are outdated, and handling... well does not compare to the X5 :-)

Thus, near term, I will be handing my Audi Wagon over to my wife to up size her car for our growing family (we are selling her BMW 120D), and I will be taking the reigns of the new X5. This too has been ordered all in Black, shadow line package, and I am having BMW Powder Coat the 20" M Wheels in Black as well.

Questions: Did you do "Gloss or Matt Black" on your wheels??.. they look great. Any wear and tear issues post use ? Chipped paint etc??

Additionally, have read lots of posts on the "suspension of the MSport". What is your feedback on your ride now? I am based in Geneva Switzerland, and our road conditions are pretty excellent. Hoping curvy, windy, well maintained mtn roads (both summer and winter) will be no prob for this new machine?

Thanks in advnace for your feedback, and congrats on your machine!