2006 BMW X5 Overview


Looking for a Used X5 in your area?

CarGurus has 18,002 nationwide X5 listings starting at $2,500.

Average user score
4.5 5 stars
Based on 25 reviews

2006 BMW X5 Overview

BMW's American-built SUV came in three models in the 2006 model year: the 3.0i with a 225 horsepower, 6-cylinder engine, the 4.4i with a 315 horsepower V8, and the 4.8is with a 355 horsepower V8. X5s have all-wheel drive without low-range gearing, and front side airbags and front and rear head-protecting tubular side airbags come standard.

Compared with previous versions of the X5, the 2006 models took critical hits, with professional test drivers complaining the car wasn't all that practical. "BMW knows that most luxury SUV buyers spend about as much time off-roading as they do in the 99-cent store," wrote one, adding that while the vehicle drives nicely and can carry five passengers comfortably, "it wouldn't be a good choice for home improvement projects or any other activity that requires serious cargo capacity."


What's your take on the 2006 BMW X5?

  • Report

2006 BMW X5 Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2006 BMW X5 against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

Have you driven a 2006 BMW X5?  
Rank This Car

Looking for a Used X5 in your area?

CarGurus has 18,002 nationwide X5 listings starting at $2,500.

Have questions?   Ask a question

BMW X5 Questions

Bmw E53 X5 2006 4x4 Light Contineous Burning.

I've checked the transfer actuator gear and it's still in good condition, however when the ignition is switched on a signal is given and a buzzer goes off after 10 sec and rings for 10 sec. what is th...

Location Of Fuse Panels Bmw X5

Starting Issue

ABS, Brake, 4x4 traction, and Trans failsafe prog, Engine failsafe prog, Service Engine Soon coming on in the car just all of a sudden. The car will not start on its on nor hold a charge. We tried...

2006 Bmw X5 Passcode

I recently purchased a used 2006 BMW X5 and I read online where to find it, but it seems that the dealership removed the information/boxes with the sticker on it. Is there another place to find it ...


Bmw X5 2006 With 190k Miles, Is It Worth It?

I am trying to buy this beauty for 5000$, looks and drive good. No leaks or tranny skips, but curious what’s my next expenses would be price wise on future maintenance expenses. Am I gonna end up s...