: Bought my wife an early Christmas present... 555hp BMW



96Fleetwood
12-13-12, 08:45 AM
My wife has now become Medical Director of the hospital where she works and is doing really well.... so she deserved a nice Christmas present :cool2:

I took her 2010 X5 (3.0 liter turbo) for the 40,000 mile service last Tuesday and saw a something out of the corner of my eye... it was a X5M sitting in the back of the lot.

I started asking questions and it was a lease return from one of the head guys at Navistar. It was a loaded 2011 X5M with 26,000 miles. It wasn't ready for sale but I decided to walk up to the used car sales manager and see what it would take to buy it as a CPO vehicle. He gave me the keys and we drove it a good 5 miles and I immediately fell in love with it. This thing was a wolf in sheeps clothing! It drove like a M5 but had the versatility of a X5. The price he gave me was outrageous, so I walked away and gave him my business card. I wrote the exact out the door price I would buy it for with our X5 as a trade-in.

... Saturday morning I get a phone call... 'so do you still want the X5M?" It had been run through the shop and was now a CPO vehicle (new tires, new brakes, service up to date, and the 6 year 100k warranty). The price he came up with was $1,500 more than my offer.. but BMW would make my first two payments if I financed through them.

I told him to put a SOLD sticker on the windshield with 'Dr. Shaheen' on it and I would be there in an hour. I told my wife we were going to browse the BMW lot before going out to lunch. We looked at a new X6, the new M5, a Supercharged Range Rover... then I took her to the showroom where the X5M was sitting. They detailed the heck out of it... it looked brand new! She immediately was drawn to the X5M and looked at it in/out. She then pointed to the yellow windshield sign that said sold and had a look of sadness... I told her to go see who bought the damn thing... she couldn't believe her eyes.... happy wife, happy life!

2011 BMW X5M. Carbon Black with Black Merino Leather. Original MSRP: $102,000

Anyways, onto the pictures of this BEAST:

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http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/IMG_2546.jpg

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/IMG_2547.jpg

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In case you were wondering where the Trans Am is hiding:

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa306/96fleetwood/IMG_2550.jpg

She is all tucked away till spring....


Now I just have to save up for a CTS-V wagon so I will have the fastest car in the stable!

Take care,
Elias

truckinman
12-13-12, 10:15 AM
Very nice present! Love the look of that beast!

vincentm
12-13-12, 11:06 AM
555hp?

CadillacLuke24
12-13-12, 11:36 AM
That was mighty kind of ya :D

Best part is she really wanted it!

Merry Christmas!

97EldETC
12-13-12, 12:41 PM
Holy Moses catfish! My my mom just has a Saturn Outlook XR lol. That is totally awesome! I really want to buy my wife a car one day when I get married!

Submariner409
12-13-12, 02:35 PM
You/she any relation to the past John Shaheen of NYC and ComeByChance refinery fame ??

96Fleetwood
12-13-12, 03:02 PM
My wife is a car nut.. plus I get to drive this beast every now and then. When I met her in medical school, she had a Dodge Ram with 3 inch lift, exhaust, wheels, upgraded stereo... I was daily driving my Fleetwood at the time. She loves going to car shows, drag races, etc.

No relation to John Shaheen in NYC. My Father's side is related to the Shaheen family that owns Shaheen Chevy in Lansing, MI.

ryannel2003
12-13-12, 04:06 PM
What an awesome SUV. I have always been impressed with the latest X5's.

gdwriter
12-13-12, 04:28 PM
My wife is a car nut.. plus I get to drive this beast every now and then. When I met her in medical school, she had a Dodge Ram with 3 inch lift, exhaust, wheels, upgraded stereo... I was daily driving my Fleetwood at the time. She loves going to car shows, drag races, etc.I think you both married well. Enjoy! :thumbsup:

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-13-12, 06:09 PM
Never been a BMW SUV fan, but that is one hell of a machine!

thebigjimsho
12-13-12, 06:24 PM
Now I just have to save up for a CTS-V wagon so I will have the fastest car in the stable!

Take care,
EliasYou better. Because, right now, the plate on that Audi is a LIE!

CadillacLuke24
12-13-12, 06:27 PM
My wife is a car nut.. plus I get to drive this beast every now and then. When I met her in medical school, she had a Dodge Ram with 3 inch lift, exhaust, wheels, upgraded stereo... I was daily driving my Fleetwood at the time. She loves going to car shows, drag races, etc.

No relation to John Shaheen in NYC. My Father's side is related to the Shaheen family that owns Shaheen Chevy in Lansing, MI.

DUDE! You won the freaking lottery when you got married!!

gary88
12-13-12, 07:34 PM
Excellent :thumbsup: Those things actually defy physics. What dealer did you go to?

96Fleetwood
12-13-12, 08:05 PM
Excellent :thumbsup: Those things actually defy physics. What dealer did you go to?

Thanks! It is really does drive like a sports car... an oxymoron of sorts. We went to Bill Jacobs in Naperville ( I hate their service dept though).

gary88
12-13-12, 08:46 PM
They do have a very nice waiting area though.

LS1Mike
12-13-12, 09:12 PM
Very nice.

I also like seeing the Trans Am sleeping for winter.

MrHolland
12-13-12, 11:34 PM
Congrats on a great gift!!!! Although I hope my wife doesn't stumble onto this post,,,,it may force me to step up my game ......

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-14-12, 02:17 AM
The air inlets on the lower valance are ridiculous. What's that thing got for an engine, is it the twin turbo V8?

CadillacCastle
12-14-12, 03:11 AM
beautiful cars, car colors, house and complete set up there, very nice I am still partial to the 96 Fleetwood or 92-1996 FWBs.

greencadillacmatt
12-14-12, 06:30 AM
My Father's side is related to the Shaheen family that owns Shaheen Chevy in Lansing, MI.

I'll be cruising right on by Lansing this weekend on my way to a Christmas party. I'll keep an eye out for the dealership.

And congrats on the new ride, even if it is the wife's. That's a helluva lot of insane SUV. Awesome stuff, Elias.

gary88
12-14-12, 08:15 AM
The air inlets on the lower valance are ridiculous. What's that thing got for an engine, is it the twin turbo V8?

Same 4.4L TTV8 as in the M5 but with less boost, no valvetronic, and a lower compression ratio.

I~LUV~Caddys8792
12-14-12, 09:33 AM
But they're both 555hp?

96Fleetwood
12-14-12, 10:12 AM
But they're both 555hp?

M5 is 560hp and RWD.

X5M is 555hp and AWD.

A little over 2,000 rpm at 80 mph...

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thebigjimsho
12-14-12, 11:53 AM
It looks like taking over Brighton Beach and spending some time in prison has served you well. It's a dangerous game you play...