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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
How Do I Reset The Green Oil Indicator Lights On My 2001 3.0 X5 After Getti...
I moved to a place where there is not a certified BMW mechanic even though I like the person working on my car and trust them, they are challenged reseting the lights. It's just an oil change.
I Have An X5 3.0. Replaced A New Clutch And Pressure Plate, Master Cylinder...
Clutch is so hard can not go down even to touch the safety switch under the pedal to start the car. What could be the problem?
Where Is Bank 1 Sensor 1 Located And Bank 2 Sensor 1
Looking for the o2 sensor location
2001 X5 3.0 Would Not Even Turn Over. Battery Seems To Be Completely Dead. ...
Hi,i Own A 2001 Bmw X5, 3.0, I Think Its Leaking Oil On Both Sides Of The E...
the valve cover is leaking and somewhere around the region of the oil filter area. can you please tell me where in that area commonly leaks. also which is the best brand gaskits to buy.