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Old 03-17-2019, 06:08 PM
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Interesting discussion, I currently own a 2019 X5. There are major SW issues with the line right now including issues with the KAFAS camera (controls driver's assistance systems), Apple CarPlay problems and various electrical issues (Keyless entry intermittently working, Hill Descent Control turning on/off randomly while on the highway, etc). Some of these are endemic across the line, others are limited to our specific vehicle. We have had 15+ BMW's over the last several years and this is only the second with any major issues. It is very clear that they rushed it to market before the SW functionality was fully QA'd.

That said, it is an absolutely beautiful vehicle and drives incredibly well. The new X5 and M5 really mark a return to form for BMW and I am anxiously awaiting the new M3 release. We are considering a Q8 as a replacement vehicle for our 2019 X5 since the issues have become too much and the true SW fixes will not be available until at least May/June. I assume that we will see some early adopter issues there as well, but hopefully not as severe.
Sorry to hear of your issues with the X5, JetBlue. It's really too bad since the new X5 is definitely a great car overall. If you do need a replacement, the Q8 should definitely be a compelling alternative. We've found ours to be fantastic and my wife loves it as her daily driver. The engine is more comparable to the 40ii, but it works well as a comfortable, luxury hauler with top-notch tech.
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:54 AM
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I will NEVER again buy a German car again. (Slovakia)
Continue to fight two dealerships with camera issues and heated steering wheel malfunctions on my 2017 Q&. Never again...
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