Chick

X5 sales figures ......

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Bit of a long shot but is anyone able to get figures on how many X5's with third row seating have been sold since 2011?

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I don't know the numbers, but I do know BMW are expecting 50% of all X5's sold to have the third-row as an option on the new model.

 

I'd say that suggests two things....

 

1.  More pre-2013 models have them than I thought

2.  They are expecting much higher demand due to *something* (whatever *something* is)

 

So basically, no I don't know.:roflmao:

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Given the new X5 is apparently bigger and lardier than the old one, maybe they're expecting it to appeal to the same people who are also bigger and lardier and now have kids in tow?  Or something.

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Believe it or not, part of that holds true...

 

But only in relation to the size of the car.

 

They are expecting 50% of people to buy them because the additional space means that the third row leaves more space for occupants and luggage.  A major criticism on the outgoing model was that installing the third row wasn't practical for those with all but small children because it robbed the car of luggage space.

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Pardon me for being a pedantic tw@t, but in any car a third row of seats robs the car of luggage space........ Doesn't it?

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Yes, but the feeling in the X5 was that it robbed it of too much space and still provided room only for very small children.  Some, including Chick, obviously didn't find that an issue.  But others seemed to, hence from what I have heard BMW didn't sell as many cars with the 3rd row option as they might have liked to.

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from what I have heard BMW didn't sell as many cars with the 3rd row option as they might have liked to.

So the answer to Chick's question is "one", then?

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The boot on the X5 is tiny! Unless you like piling stuff on top of other stuff. So goodness knows how small it'll be with two more seats.

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Eh? x 2

 

The X5 has a tiny boot?  Are you sure you bought an X5? :roflmao:

 

I'm not sure what the older models were like, but I know that the year/shape Chick has, which was the same year/shape as the one we had, have substantial sized boots.

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I have an E53. My metric is the double pushchair which, in MrsP's A6, would fit in sideways, with loads more room in front of it for other stuff. However it completely fills the boot of the X5. 

 

In fact, looking up the figures, the A6 Saloon boot is 1660 ltr, the X5 1550 ltr. Is the A6 just a particular huge boot? I just expected the X5, which I perceive as a much bigger car, to have a much bigger boot.     

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It's the reverse tardis effect, or RETARD!

Bigger cars don't generally equal bigger boots or passenger compartments when you get into SUV territory, often the opposite.

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Mine is an E70 - it is plenty big enough, even as a family of 6 plus a dog (albeit a small one nowadays).  Can't think of any time we have thought the boot could do with being a bit bigger even when the youngest had a buggy too.  In fact it is now replaced with bikes and scooters and the dog cage .......

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I wonder if the E70 is bigger then. It looks smaller from the outside, but I think that's just the design of it.

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Just checked the e70 and it's 1750ltrs. So yes, a big step up.

 

Yup, I was about to say I'd just looked up the E53 and wasn't aware it had a much smaller capacity. 

 

13% less boot space is probably very noticeable.

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