2001 BMW X5 Overview

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2001 BMW X5 Overview

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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    Olskool1
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    2001 Bmw X5 4.4 E53 Won't Start. New Battery New Alternator

    I went and had it tinted. Brought it home, left it for a day. Took it out to wash it and got to the end of the driveway before it shut off. Battery light was solid. Changed out the battery. Then th...

    16 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Asiamah6910
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    What Would Be The Reason If The Car Runs Rough After Changing The Battery O...

    2,432 views with 22 answers (last answer about a month ago)
    Daniel Teppett-Walker
    0

    Bmw Constant Ping

    My 2001 bmw x5 has started to make a constant ping noise when i take the keys out of the ignition also the instrument cluster that displays faults is still on please help!

    1 view with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
    corob
    85

    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?

    4,048 views with 7 answers (last answer about a month ago)
    ketline
    0

    Bmw X5 2001

    When driving car is running fine. Every time, it stops , car died? What can cause that?

    15 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)