2001 BMW X5 Overview

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3.0i
Avg. Price: $7,934
4.4i
Avg. Price: $8,542

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Average User Score

4.45 stars

Based on 21 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

Overall User Score

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Based on 21 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

Asiamah6910
55

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.

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marbmw
0

On My 2001 Bmw X5, The Entry Key Is Not Working And Now The Cylinder On The...

Can not get in my car

5 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
seetheworld
5

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

87 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)
Asiamah6910
55

What Would Be The Reason If The Car Runs Rough After Changing The Battery O...

176 views with 17 answers (last answer 3 months ago)
corob
45

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?

154 views with 6 answers (last answer 4 months ago)