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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
Why Can't I See My Bmw X5 That I Have Listed When I Search For Bmw X5?
I listed my vehicle but can't see it when I do a search?
2001 X5 Going Thru Oil, No Leaks, No Smoke, What Is Going On?
I bought this with 114,000 have 139,00 went thru 3 oil changes and in the last 500 miles went thru at least 2 quarts of oil! no blue smoke, no drips, brought it to shop, they can't find out why. HEL...
car crank run like for 10 sec and shout off can be fuel pump ? Security problem ? or ?
2001 Bmw X5 Run Problem
my 01 BMW x5 crank run like for 10s - 15s and stop
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.