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      09-14-2008, 08:58 PM   #1
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X5 Hybrid caught testing in Michigan

One of our members Daniel N recently caught this BMW X5 with a large hood mount testing in Michigan. This car has been speculated by most everyone as being a hybrid version of the X5 with technical monitoring equipment resting under the large hood mount. Most notable about these pictures is that the car is cruising around Michigan so it seems we are in store for some hybrid BMWs on US shores in the near future


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Iím from Los Angeles and I had to fly out to Michigan just for the day to check out a property 3 weeks ago. I stopped at the Oakland Mall in Detroit and as I was leaving I spotted an X5 with a huge bulge in the hood. Immediately did a U turn and chased and and whipped out the camera. I got a picture of the license plate showings its an Illinois MFR license plate, and a side shot showing the hood. The driver noticed I was taking pictures and chasing it and obviously tried to lose me as he turned onto a street that went to nowhere so I figured I`ll let him go.
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      09-14-2008, 10:03 PM   #2
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Bring us some decent diesels with manual transmissions before bringing hybrid crap with batteries you have to change every 3-4 years.
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      09-14-2008, 10:32 PM   #3
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ummmmm ??? that big ass hump isn't going to be on the final production right ?? other than that it looks like a normal x5
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ummmmm ??? that big ass hump isn't going to be on the final production right ?? other than that it looks like a normal x5
It's a test mule. as mentioned in the fist post, the buldge is to accomodate testing equipment
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      09-14-2008, 11:28 PM   #5
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Bring us some decent diesels with manual transmissions before bringing hybrid crap with batteries you have to change every 3-4 years.
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ummmmm ??? that big ass hump isn't going to be on the final production right ?? other than that it looks like a normal x5
Only on test mules.
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      09-15-2008, 01:01 AM   #6
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cant wait for this.
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      09-15-2008, 04:26 AM   #7
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Ever since we was kids, Daniel always pulls a camera from his behind and gets pictures of everything, from girls flashing their boobs from a limo, to this...haha you crazy Dani!
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looks stupid , like someone punched that hood real good
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Ever since we was kids, Daniel always pulls a camera from his behind and gets pictures of everything, from girls flashing their boobs from a limo, to this...haha you crazy Dani!
lmao... thats funny.. what a pimp
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lmao... thats funny.. what a pimp
Indeed. I heard he's very good looking too.
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Indeed. I heard he's very good looking too.
lol. hahaha funny BTW thanx for the clarification about the "hump" in front of the car
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