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      12-18-2012, 01:20 AM   #1
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13 550i or X6 5.0

Hello everyone, so I am thinking of getting a new vehicle, but can't decide. I want comfort, but also speed and a sporty look. I have came down to the 550 and X6. Both of which are BADA$$.

Any suggestion or thoughts?
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      12-18-2012, 02:45 AM   #2
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I just got the 550 and really like it. You should drive both to see which you like. The X6 is a very heavy vehicle and it drives like one. Good luck. You can't go wrong with either one.
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I just got the 550 and really like it. You should drive both to see which you like. The X6 is a very heavy vehicle and it drives like one. Good luck. You can't go wrong with either one.
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      12-18-2012, 10:25 AM   #4
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I kind of regret not getting an X5/6 5.0i. Those trucks sound so good and are a lot more "raw" than my 550i is. The F10 is VERY quiet, so you may not like that since you have an M3. Although, an exhaust will fix that issue in no time.
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I kind of regret not getting an X5/6 5.0i. Those trucks sound so good and are a lot more "raw" than my 550i is. The F10 is VERY quiet, so you may not like that since you have an M3. Although, an exhaust will fix that issue in no time.
That is my dilemma, the 550i is too quite.
Yes the exhaust will fix the that, that's more money out of pocket :-/
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I kind of regret not getting an X5/6 5.0i. Those trucks sound so good and are a lot more "raw" than my 550i is. The F10 is VERY quiet, so you may not like that since you have an M3. Although, an exhaust will fix that issue in no time.
That is my dilemma, the 550i is too quite.
Yes the exhaust will fix the that, that's more money out of pocket :-/
Hey the sound isn't everything. At least you can be for sure that the 5 series looks and drives a lot better than the X6.
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While it is clearly up to ones own taste, needs, budget, I chose the 550 for many reasons. One that stands out is it's proven record. To me, the X6 is just a fad that will wear out -- I already have one of those (Z3). The 5 series is a classic. Also, a lot of my friends own SUVs/SAVs.

Good luck and let us know what you decide.
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      01-19-2013, 09:48 PM   #9
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Electronic cut outs will solve your problem.
What's electronic cut out? I have 550 but like the stock mufflers and don't want to change that.
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let sluggoslinger (a member here) show you his meisterschaft exhaust on his 550 and all sound questions will be over.
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