XBimmers.com | BMW X6 Forum X5 Forum
 
TireRack





Go Back   XBimmers.com | BMW X6 Forum X5 Forum > BMW X5 Forums > General BMW X5 (E70) and X5M Forum (2006-2013)

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      11-04-2012, 09:15 AM   #1
GoHawks63
New Member
1

 
Drives: X5
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest


Posts: 20
iTrader: (0)

Accelerator pedal smoothness

We've had our 2011 CPO X5 Premium for about two months now. Generally I'm pretty impressed with the car. This is our first X5, actually it's our first BMW ever.

Most of the things that we are adjusting to are just design differences like putting the power door lock button on the center of the dash as opposed to on the door like God intended.

I am impressed with the performance and ride. I forget I'm driving an SUV.

One thing though on the driveability that has annoyed my wife and me. The accelerator "tip-in" which is probably associated with the spring in the pedal. We noticed it on the test drive and we figured we would eventually get used to how we would put our foot on the accelerator and start off smoothly. After two months it still feels like we have to pay too much attention when pulling away from a light to prevent everyone from feeling like we're doing jack rabbit starts.

Is this a BMW thing? An X5 thing? or is there maybe something up with our vehicle.

We have owned many cars over the years. Actually between my wife and I, about 15 over the last 24 years so it's not like I haven't driven my share of cars.
__________________
2011 X5 Premium (packages: Technology, Cold weather, Convenience & Comfort)
2012 Cadillac CTS Premium Coupe
2006 Mustang convertible
Appreciate 0
      11-04-2012, 10:31 AM   #2
BeamerandBimmer
Private
1

 
Drives: N63,N54
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: So.Maryland -->Fort Collins,CO


Posts: 76
iTrader: (0)

It might be a turbo lag issue. Interesting that I kind of have the same issue with my 2010 M5, not turbo lag but having to get hard on the gas just to make it go. The problem that I have with that is at that point everyone around me seems to think I'm trying to race them.
__________________
Current BMWs;2013 Carbon Black X5 50i M-Sport PP
2010 Alpine White 135ia M-Sport
2010 R1200GS Adventure 30th Anniversary Edition,2014 S1000R
Past BMWs; 2010 Carbon Black M5, 2007 Graphite K1200GT, 2008 335ia, 2005 545i, 2004 R1150R, 2003.5 M3 Cabrio, 2000 540ia, 1997 M3 sedan, 1997 540ia
Appreciate 0
      11-05-2012, 09:42 AM   #3
Epacy2
Major
53

 
Drives: M3/X5
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: KC


Posts: 1,254
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 M3  [0.00]
2008 M3  [0.00]
I've got this problem bad on my 2011 X5d. Main thing I dislike about it. Well, that and the hefty steering.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      11-05-2012, 12:11 PM   #4
jacqueusi
New Member
1

 
Drives: '02 M5 & '11 X5
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: The "D"


Posts: 9
iTrader: (0)

I was always under the impression the throttle tip in was to encourage fuel efficiency.

An easy test, put your X5 in sport mode. See if tip is more to your liking.
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


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:20 PM.




xbimmers
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