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

    13 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)
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    Will "coolant Level Low" Display On My Dash Board If 2001 Bmw X5

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    Think Car Is Dead Locked

    Lost key got new one with alarm but the key hole is broken put the key in and now can't open the car at all..

    17 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 months ago)