2001 BMW X5 Overview

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4.45 stars

Based on 22 reviews

5 Speed Manual Bmw X5 by Christopher
 — Performance - Acceleration not bad for a 3.0l SUV, the handling is amazing the x drive system does its job and allows this suv to handle better than alot of cars. Guess thats why BMW calls it an SAV. ... Read More
Looking For A Car That Holds It Vaue; But Provides Style, Luxury And Reliability by rrakel
 — I like evertything, I can not complain, no worries.Some people won't buy BMW's because they think that maintenance is really expensive but the truth is that is not expensive. I have owned this car for... Read More
Bmw X5 by Mujtaba
 — Good handling, quick, strong and sexy. My Girl loves it. She drives it all the time. She doesn't let me drive anymore. But in driver or in passenger seat, I must say, this car is a real eye catcher. ... Read More

2001 BMW X5 Overview

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Based on 22 reviews

2001 BMW X5

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.

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BMW X5 Questions

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How To Change The Key Battery

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Rear Shock Compressor Won't Stop Running Why

My 2001 BMW X5 4.4i has self leveling rear shocks with a compressor that sits over the spare tire. when I park it will not level properly and runs constantly until the battery is completely dead. Do...

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Where Do You Connect The Fuel Pressure Gauge To Check The Fuel Pressure On ...

I need to check the fuel pressure on my 2001 BMW X5 4.4i. I think it is supposed to be between 45 - 50 psi. I do not know where to connect the fuel pressure gauge. I replaced the fuel filter but it ...

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Where Do You Connect The Fuel Pressure Gauge To Check The Fuel Pressure On ...

I need to check the fuel pressure on my 2001 BMW X5 4.4i. I think it is supposed to be between 45 - 50 psi. I do not know where to connect the fuel pressure gauge. I replaced the fuel filter but it ...

6 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
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Codes For Safe Mode On Tranny

We own a BMW X5, 2001 model. We just got it and there are weird safe code for the transmission keeps popping up. It won't shift properly from 1st to 2nd gear. Anyone know how to clear codes??

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