2008 BMW X5 Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Sirius-ready satellite radio · 2 subwoofers · 12 Total Speakers · 205 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 12.6 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Center console trim: alloy, wood · Dash trim: wood, alloy · Door trim: wood, alloy · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Easy entry: power steering wheel · Memorized settings: side mirrors, climate control, driver seat, audio system, 3 driver, steering wheel · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: split liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 10
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 4.44 · Center differential: mechanical · Limited slip differential: center
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: power adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID, cornering, self-leveling, adaptive · Taillights: adaptive
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, reverse gear tilt
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 10
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass · Roof rack
Safety Child seat anchors · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front and rear, front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Roll Stability Control · Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lateral links · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Run flat · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs · Trailer wiring
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $45,900 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.0L 260 hp I6
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
21MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$45,900
Invoice$42,230

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
21MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

3.0L 260 hp I6
Power 260 hp @ 6,600 RPM
Torque 225 lb-ft @ 2,750 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.5 gal
Front Legroom40 in
Back Legroom36.6 in
Wheelbase115.5 in
Length191.1 in
Width86.5 in
Height69.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume35.8 cu ft
Standard Payload1,345 lbs
Maximum Payload1,345 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity6,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity6,000 lbs
BMW's X5 "Sport Activity Vehicle" entered the market in the 2000 model year. The second generation arrived in 2007. Based on customer feedback and engineering analysis, the second-gen m... Read More
BMW's X5 "Sport Activity Vehicle" entered the market in the 2000 model year. The second generation arrived in 2007. Based on customer feedback and engineering analysis, the second-gen model grew 7.4 inches in length (with 4.5 inches added to the wheelbase) and 2.4 inches in width. The 2008 model has only minor changes.
The X5 offers a 3.0-liter inline six that produces 260 hp in the base trim. The engine features BMW's variable cam (double VANOS) and variable valve timing (VALVETRONIC) and is backed by BMW's excellent six-speed automatic Steptronic transmission. Reviewers like it so much they criticized BMW for not offering paddle shifters! According to BMW, the inline six provides a 0-60 jump in 7.8 seconds. Top speed is governed to 130 mph. Passing the gas pump, however, is not so easy - the EPA estimates 15/21 mpg using premium-grade fuel.
With the second generation, the X5's front suspension was redesigned. While the ride is smoother, reviewers found it a bit firm for most American tastes. Reviewers rave about the handling, though, comparing the X5 to a sports sedan in grip, steering feel, and aggressiveness. Some even suggest ordering the optional sports suspension to get the full "BMW experience."
The full-time xDrive all-wheel-drive system has been improved since the first generation. It provides a 60% rear-wheel torque bias under normal operating conditions, but can vary power distribution between axles and even send all power to a single wheel, if necessary. The system is also integrated with the yaw sensors in the standard Dynamic Stability Control system and can thereby counteract over- and understeer in corners.
The interior receives high praise from reviewers as "a perfect mix between luxury and sport." Leather is standard, and the front seats are very supportive. Even the second row has good leg- and headroom. Interior materials are a good mix of durability and luxury and exhibit BMW's traditional attention to fit and finish. As expected, no one had a favorable comment on BMW's iDrive system, which controls climate and entertainment functions.
One of the main reasons for the increase in the size of the second-gen X5 was the addition of an optional third-row seat. This raises seating capacity from five to seven. However, every reviewer was dissatisfied with the head- and legroom provided for the third row. With the third-row seat up, there is 7.1 cubic feet of cargo space - enough for "a row of grocery bags." With those folded flat, the X5 offers 18.5 cubic feet, or room for "a week's worth of luggage for a family of four." And with both rear rows folded flat, it's got 61.8 cubic feet, or "enough to take a kid, and all of their stuff, to college."
The X5 receives the highest safety ratings and comes standard with Dynamic Stability Control, which incorporates rollover sensors, four-wheel disc antilock brakes, electronic brake assist, all-wheel drive, hill descent control, a tire-pressure monitor, and front-seat active head restraints. In the cabin there are dual front airbags, front side airbags, and front- and second-row curtain side airbags with rollover deployment.
Adds to 3.0si:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Active charcoal air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · MP3 auxiliary audio input · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · Radio Data System · Sirius-ready satellite radio · 2 subwoofers · 12 Total Speakers · 205 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 13.7 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.6 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center folding with storage · Center console trim: alloy, wood · Dash trim: wood, alloy · Door trim: wood, alloy · Shift knob trim: alloy · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Cargo area power outlet: 12V · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Easy entry: power steering wheel · Memorized settings: side mirrors, climate control, driver seat, audio system, 3 driver, steering wheel · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 4 · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering: speed-proportional · Reading lights: front · Rear power outlet: 12V · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Storage: door pockets, front seatback · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: manual flip-up · Rear door type: split liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 10
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.91 · Center differential: mechanical · Limited slip differential: center
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color · Exhaust: dual exhaust tips · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Mirror color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler
Headrests Front headrests: power adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: dusk sensing, HID, cornering, self-leveling, adaptive · Taillights: adaptive
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, reverse gear tilt
Passenger Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Power adjustments: 10
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Moonroof: power glass · Roof rack
Safety Child seat anchors · Energy absorbing steering column
Seatbelts Rear center seatbelt: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front and rear, front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Engine immobilizer · Power door locks
Spare Tire Mount Location: inside · Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Roll Stability Control · Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Air Suspension: rear · Front Arm Type: lateral links · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Leveling: self leveling suspension · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: pneumatic springs · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires Run flat · Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Towing and Hauling Cargo tie downs · Trailer wiring
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent, speed sensitive, rain sensing · Heated windshield washer jets · Power windows: remote operation · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent
Price $54,500 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 4.8L 350 hp V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$54,500
Invoice$50,140

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

4.8L 350 hp V8
Power 350 hp @ 6,300 RPM
Torque 350 lb-ft @ 3,400 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22.5 gal
Front Legroom40 in
Back Legroom36.6 in
Wheelbase115.5 in
Length191.1 in
Width86.5 in
Height69.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume35.8 cu ft
Standard Payload1,202 lbs
Maximum Payload1,202 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity6,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity6,000 lbs
BMW's X5 "Sport Activity Vehicle" entered the market in the 2000 model year. The second generation arrived in 2007. Based on customer feedback and engineering analysis, the second-gen m... Read More
BMW's X5 "Sport Activity Vehicle" entered the market in the 2000 model year. The second generation arrived in 2007. Based on customer feedback and engineering analysis, the second-gen model grew 7.4 inches in length (with 4.5 inches added to the wheelbase) and 2.4 inches in width. The 2008 model has only minor changes.
The X5 4.8i is equipped with a 4.8-liter V8 that produces 350 hp. The engine features BMW's variable cam (double VANOS) and variable valve timing (VALVETRONIC) and is backed by BMW's excellent six-speed automatic Steptronic transmission. Reviewers like it so much they criticized BMW for not offering paddle shifters! According to BMW, the V8 does the 0-60 jump in 6.4 seconds, while top speed is governed to 130 mph. Passing the gas pump, however, is not so easy. Consumer Guide Automotive averaged 13.9-14.8 mpg in mixed city/highway driving.
With the second generation, the X5's front suspension was redesigned. While the ride is smoother, reviewers find it a bit firm for most American tastes. Reviewers rave about the handling, though, comparing the X5 to a sports sedan in grip, steering feel, and aggressiveness. Some even suggest ordering the optional sports suspension to get the full "BMW experience."
The full-time xDrive all-wheel-drive system has been improved since the first generation. It provides a 60% rear-wheel torque bias under normal operating conditions, but can vary power distribution between axles and even send all power to a single wheel, if necessary. The system is also integrated with the yaw sensors in the standard Dynamic Stability Control system and can thereby counteract over- and understeer in corners.
The interior receives high praise from reviewers as "a perfect mix between luxury and sport." Leather is standard, and the front seats are very supportive. Even the second row has good leg- and headroom. Interior materials are a good mix of durability and luxury and exhibit BMW's traditional attention to fit and finish. As expected, no one had a favorable comment on BMW's iDrive system, which controls climate and entertainment functions.
One of the main reasons for the increase in the size of the second-gen X5 was the addition of an optional third-row seat. This raises seating capacity from five to seven. However, every reviewer was dissatisfied with the head- and legroom provided for the third row. With the third-row seat up, there is 7.1 cubic feet of cargo space, or enough room for "a row of grocery bags." With that seat folded flat, the X5 has 18.5 cubic feet, or room for "a week's worth of luggage for a family of four." And with both rear rows folded flat, it's got 61.8 cubic feet, or "enough to take a kid, and all of their stuff, to college."
The X5 receives the highest safety ratings and comes standard with Dynamic Stability Control, which incorporates rollover sensors, four-wheel disc antilock brakes, electronic brake assist, all-wheel drive, hill descent control, a tire-pressure monitor, and front-seat active head restraints. In the cabin there are dual front airbags, front side airbags, and front- and second-row curtain side airbags with rollover deployment.