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Average User Score
4.4 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 22 reviews
2001 BMW X5 Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 22 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.
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BMW X5 Questions
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...
My Car Won't Start
my car seems not to start when is cold and after a while that i have tried start it it will go on ; what is this ?
How To Change The Key Battery
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...
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 ...