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2001 BMW X5 Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 23 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
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?
I Am Selling My X5 2001, Please Help Me By Suggesting A Price For It; 70k M...
I Have A Bmw X5 01 N I Tryed To Start It N Nothing Bu The Lights And Radio...
My 2001 X5 3.0 Is Idling Up High Wen I Start It Up Rattling Noise Then It W...
Sometimes it drives perfect for hours then all of a sudden it will start driving hard and cut off wen I take my foot off of gas I had tune up done new plugs and filter still a problem
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.