FormerBMW X5 M RENEGADE
Engine 4.4 gasoline (575 h.p.)
Purchased in 2016
BMW X5 M (F85) in production since 2014
License Plate number: Р666ВВ73
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*** If I add up all the positives of my previous cars and the ones I have today, they don't even come close to this German ***
I present to you my new car, BMW x5m f85. To say that I am thrilled with this car is an understatement...I am absolutely in love with this vehicle.
I wanted this car back in the fall of 2014 when I was purchasing RRS, but the German was just starting to be produced and I didn't want to wait for half a year for the car, that's why I bought the English one, which I don't regret at all, it didn't have a single issue or breakdown for 25000 miles.
I was worried that our roads would drive me crazy in it and that's why I didn't rush to sell the RRS, to my surprise it's almost as comfortable as the RRS on 22-inch wheels, for me it's more than comfortable enough. I can see that in New York they started to take care of the road mess, maybe soon all the meter-deep potholes will disappear).
Of course when I had a 600 horsepower RRS, SRT 540 horsepower, which seemed to handle well in sport mode, I was mistaken...they don't handle at all compared to X5M, the German is like a city go-kart in the literal sense of the word. Of course in New York there's nowhere to boast about good roads, I somehow manage to play checkers on October Street and a couple of other streets. In terms of handling 5/10 RRS, 6/10 SRT and 10/10 for X5M, you can't describe it in words, you have to sit down and drive hard.
Brakes: The RRS and SRT have the same brakes, well, they seem to brake well, you might think, Brembo 6 pistons in front and calipers in the back, but no, the brakes are a big minus, again against X5M, I always liked the brakes like on subaru wrx sti (I call them vomiters) well if anyone understands what I'm talking about, then X5M has similar vomiters that brake VERY decently, a level above the English and American.
Light: adaptive LED headlights, the English and American have prehistoric xenon, which doesn't even come close to LED, it's a pity they don't put lasers here yet, it's something, saw it on the new BMW 7 series. Recently found a button for automatic adaptive light, it's a topic, turns on the high beam and doesn't shine on the car in front, illuminates the roadside and oncoming traffic, if there is no oncoming traffic, if there is oncoming traffic, then the headlights illuminate as they did before, and don't disturb him, diverting light from him, when overtaking three cars, the left headlight works, and the right one drops, so as not to blind the overtaken through the mirrors.
Multimedia: 360-degree cameras, the display is very high quality, if you look at the RRS rear-view camera and understand... that you've ended up in the early 2000s when the first color phones came out and you look at the BMW display and understand that you almost have an iPad built into the panel. I really like the projection, which not only shows the speed, it also reads road signs, writes where what speed is allowed, where overtaking is allowed, where it is not, on a toll road it even writes that you can go without restriction, smart car, what can I say. Cool app BMW connect drive, you control the car through the phone, open, close, beep, blink headlights, turn on the air conditioner at a certain time.
The car has a Harman Kardon sound system, it plays much better and softer than the RRS on 750 or 850 Meridian, but worse than the Harman in SRT. The interior lighting changes to all the colors of the rainbow. The door closers work quietly and promptly, the panorama opens very wide, right up to the rear seats, I initially didn't believe my eyes that the German could almost turn into a convertible... ) The lane departure control system and the blind spot control also work very clearly and immediately the steering wheel vibrates, there are no whistles and squeaks like on SRT and RRS.
Dynamics: it's not just driving, it's rushing, the start is soft, but then there's a wild pickup.
The only downside that I found, there are small crickets in the area of the steering wheel and dashboard, I will definitely try to eliminate them, everything else is great.
I am extremely happy with the car and recommend it to anyone who is thinking and choosing whether they need it or not.
There's a lot of interesting stuff ahead, don't switch!
- Stage 3, 800 horsepower and 1000 Nm torque + (currently stage 2, 735 horsepower and 910 Nm torque)
- Body kit with body extension RENEGADE V2 (done)
- Forged wheels R22 RENEGADE (done)