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2009 BMW X5 xDrive30d [E70]

2009 BMW X5 [E70] in The Ghost Writer, Movie, 2010 IMDB

Class: Cars, Off-road / SUV — Model origin: DE — Built in: US

2009 BMW X5 xDrive30d [E70]

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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ford_guy US

2010-09-06 09:56

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BMW's ConnectedDrive system is also prominently used:

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ingo DE

2010-09-06 11:21

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ford_guy wrote
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The ferry-scenes were made on Sylt, but not this one. The house is for 100% sure in the USA.

dudley UK

2010-09-06 11:34

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I think he uses a Jeep in the book.

G-MANN UK

2011-08-29 17:09

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The cars in this film have Massachusetts plates, although due to Roman Polanski's, um, personal circumstances, most of this film was shot outside of the US, despite the bulk of the film taking place in Martha's Vineyard/Cape Cod.

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Can anyone read the lettering on the door? This tell us what engine this has.

Neptune US

2011-08-29 21:15

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G-MANN wrote Can anyone read the lettering on the door? This tell us what engine this has.


Appears to be "xDrive30i" as BMW changed the door badges for the 2009 model year to this new format.

The BMW X5 boasts xDrive all-wheel drive, which is rather supplied by Magna Powertrain. Magna Powertrain is part of Magna International, which acquired much of New Venture Gear.

The xDrive all-wheel drive system features a Magna Powertrain Active Torque Control (ATC) one-speed single range transfer case with electronic centre coupling (multi-disc clutch pack) that can "torque bias". Hill Descent Control (HDC) and 4-wheel dynamic traction control (DTC) off road electronics are fitted as standard to complement the Magna Powertrain system.

"30i" would be a 3.0 liter Double-VANOS inline-six engine.

The BMW X5 originally had a New Venture Gear transfer case until the 2004 model year, at which point it switched to the Magna Powertrain system.

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EstimaAeras DK

2011-08-29 21:49

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It's the xDrive30d. The last letter is too low and wide to be an 'i', the car also has diesel engine sound throughout the movie.

Neptune US

2011-08-29 22:05

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So it seems, as most of the film was made outside of the U.S., the "xDrive30d" was not available here, only the "xDrive35d".

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EstimaAeras DK

2011-08-29 22:15

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I'd go for 35d, actually, but I can't be 100% sure. For U.S. scenes they probably used a 35d, because as you said, the BMW importer won't be able to supply a 30d. But it's hard to tell. However, I am sure it's a diesel.

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Gag Halfrunt UK

2011-08-29 22:30

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Isn't the car US specification anyway?

EstimaAeras DK

2011-08-29 22:37

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I think it is. If you look very closely you can see teeny tiny amber lenses on the side of the front bumper, so it should be a 35d then. I wonder if they actually imported a U.S.-spec X5, since even in the ferry-scenes it has U.S. bumpers.

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G-MANN UK

2011-08-29 22:45

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My personal guess is 30d, from watching the DVD and freeze framing it. If anyone ever gets the Blu-Ray, they'll probably be able to tell us for sure :D

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EstimaAeras DK

2011-08-29 22:50

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G-MANN wrote My personal guess is 30d, from watching the DVD and freeze framing it. If anyone ever gets the Blu-Ray, they'll probably be able to tell us for sure :D


I'll go rent the BD, just to see :p
It's a good movie. Can be watched twice ;)


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