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BMW X5 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 225 hp @ 5900 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2001 BMW X5

  • If you've got too much money and desperately need the SUV image (but don't really care about SUV utility), the X5 will ring your bell.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Rides and drives like a BMW sedan, top safety scores, loaded with luxury.

  • Cons

    Limited off-road abilities, high price tag.

  • What's New for 2001

    A lower-priced X5, with a standard 3.0-liter inline six is offered for 2001. Other newsworthy items include available sunshades for the…

 
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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (64 total reviews)

7 of 10 people found this review helpful

Stay away, stay far away...

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Vehicle: 2001 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

We bought this as an alternative to our minivan, thinking we would get the same quality from the X5 as our other BMWs. From the start we had problems. Within the first 3 months we replaced the oxygen sensor, max air flow regulator, thermostat, and lower control arms, along with what seemed like a half dozen sensors that keep going bad. Even the general maintenance costs are very high, as its costs $120 for an oil change (8 quarts premium synthetic) and 91 octane gas, performance brakes & tires, etc. We ended up selling this and taking a loss. Back in college I had a 1984 318i and later a 1995 325i convertible that were both extremely reliable. What happened BMW?



2 of 3 people found this review helpful

Horrible quality and workmanship

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Vehicle: 2001 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

We bought this used from a private party who was the second owner. All the maintenance and repairs were done by the dealership. It was welled cared for. All I can say, from day 1, it is a lemon. We got for $1K less than private party price, but it is a LEMON. The interior design is great, but the quality of items (door handles-sun shades-back tailgate-etc) feels like the cheap made in China toys that break the same day you open it. This is our second BMW and thought it would be the same quality, our 2001 525i has never had any problems, just routine $65 synthetic oil changes, and normal brake replacements. The X5 is horrible, DO NOT BUY ONE. I should have just bought me a new Odyssey.




Best suv ever!

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Vehicle: 2001 BMW X5 3.0i AWD 4dr SUV (3.0L 6cyl 5M)

Definitely the best vehicle I ever had! No problems at all, just oil changes, brakes and tires. The engine's still strong and feels like it is still new.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 19
  • highway
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Full 2001 BMW X5 Review

What's New for 2001

A lower-priced X5, with a standard 3.0-liter inline six is offered for 2001. Other newsworthy items include available sunshades for the back doors, as well as optional heated rear seats. The sport package includes a sport steering wheel, and 16-way power front seats can be purchased. All X5s come with a self-leveling rear suspension as standard equipment.

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jds6987
jds6987
09-13-2009
I have an 2001 BMW X5 I am attempting to change the low beam bulb. It is on the Driver side, I have removed the three bolts that hold the AFI oil & the Coolant overflow. Thier looks to be a cove...


donald6
donald6
07-25-2005
I have read in Consumer Reports (April 2005) that 2001 BMW X5's have below normal reliability in general - but especially in the electrical and power equipment areas. I own a X5 2001 and am wondering...


chrisdclt
chrisdclt
12-26-2005
I bought a new X5 2001 model in Feb. I bought it from the dealer and picked it up at BMW Spartanburg, SC where I participated in the driving school. Unfortunately, I had to wait an additional two we...