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4.4 ⁄ 5 stars
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2001 BMW X5 Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 21 reviews
In it second year of production, the 2001 BMW X5 was still getting quizzical looks from BMW purists and professional care reviewers. "Must every carmaker build a sport-ute?" groaned the editor of one automotive magazine. "It's as ridiculous as if every manufacturer were to field a full-size pickup, or an econobox, or an armor-plated luxury sedan. I think the X5 represents the wrong direction for BMW."
But then again, was the 2001 X5 even a class SUV? It had a unitized chassis, not a ladder frame. It had a sophisticated independent suspension, not a live rear axle with leaf springs. It also lacked a low range in its transfer case, "which some SUVs wear as a badge of honor."
The SUV - or is it a car - was built on the successful 5-series sedan chassis, and, as a result, handled beautifully according to owners and reviewers. But the X5 does lack cargo space leaving some to wonder if they'd have been better off just purchasing a 5-series.
What's your take on the 2001 BMW X5?
BMW X5 Questions
Can Not Use Key To Manually Lock/unlock The Car
The batteries are a little weak. But sometimes it doesn't and I lock the car manually. But now nothing happens when I turn the key. To my surprise, the lock is electronic. Wow.
On My 2001 Bmw X5, The Entry Key Is Not Working And Now The Cylinder On The...
Can not get in my car
Car Will Try To Start Turns Over Then Shuts Off
It tries to turn over but can't. It sounds like it is about to start but can't. Sounds like its choking if that makes sence
What Would Be The Reason If The Car Runs Rough After Changing The Battery O...
Somebody I Know, An Engineer, Told Me To Use The Cheaper Gas, I Have Not Do...
Is it OK to save money by putting in a lower grade gasoline in a BMW X5?