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BMW X5 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.6 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 340 hp @ 5700 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 11/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 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, wide range of engine choices, top safety scores, loaded with luxury.

  • Cons

    Limited off-road abilities, less interior volume than a cheaper 5 Series wagon.

  • What's New for 2002

    A sports car-quick X5 4.6is makes its debut, boasting a 340-hp 4.6-liter V8 making 350 pound-feet of torque. The 4.4-liter V8 has been upgraded to make 290 horsepower, up from last year's 282. The X5 now offers such goodies as enhanced Hill Descent Control, trailer stability control and a self-leveling suspension. A CD player finally makes its way onto the standard equipment list.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


4 of 4 people found this review helpful

X5 4.6is fun, but expensive

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Vehicle: 2002 BMW X5 4.6is AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

I bought my 2nd X5 - a 2002 BMW X5 4.6is with 120k miles on it. After two weeks of owning the transmission failed and had to be replaced at a cost of $4k. The dealer wanted $8k to replace, but did work with me on the installation of the rebuilt one I found online. The vehicle is powerful and fun to drive, but I've spoken with other owners who have experienced tranny failure, so this may be a systemic issue. My first X5 was a 2001 3.0 and I did not have any issue with it.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Better vehicle to be designed

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Vehicle: 2002 BMW X5 4.6is AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

This is my 3rd BMW and 5th in the family. Once you drive a bimmer, you don't want to drive anything else. I got the top of the line X5, fully loaded, OEM navigation, OEM TV, DVD changer, screen in the back, bluetooth, hatch, reverse camera, AV jack in the back, heated seats all around, integrated V1 detector, voice recognition. Mechanically this is not a car, this is a beast; I have pulled 140 MPH on this car, and it did not even shake or rattle. It even felt like it lowered itself to the ground; I know it has automatically adjust ground clearance. I had to back out, as it was too scary. I had driven in many countries, and can't trade a BMW for anything else other than another BMW.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2nd and last bmw

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Vehicle: 2002 BMW X5 4.6is AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

Fast and good handling as long as the road is bone dry. Slides on wet roads even with anti skid. Snow is the worst. Doors and windows freeze shut in sub freezing weather. Locking system is impossible. Pieces of molding fall off. No where near worth the high cost.




Very happy with x5 4.6is

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Vehicle: 2002 BMW X5 4.6is AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

I have owned a number of BMWs (97 M3, 2000 M5, 2002 745i) and two X5s (2001 4.4i and 2002 4.6is). I liked the 4.4i and I like the 4.6is even better. In fact, I had a 2002 745i that was incredibly unreliable, so I traded it after six months for the 4.6is. Although the X5 is less technologically advanced, I don't regret the trade. The X5 is far more comfortable, more practical, less pretentious, and I enjoy it more. With comfort or sport seat options, the X5 has the most comfortable driving position of any car I've ever driven. It has been very reliable so far.




X5 -da best

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Vehicle: 2002 BMW X5 4.6is AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

The structure of the x 5 is incredible, My family and i love this car. the comfort and luxury of this car is awesome.




The best suv on the

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Vehicle: 2002 BMW X5 4.6is AWD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 5A)

If you can afford to splurge, and have always wanted a tough but civilized car that can hawl a payload then take you to the opera? Really, the X5 is the car to buy. I absolutely love this beauty/beast.



Full 2002 BMW X5 Review

What's New for 2002

A sports car-quick X5 4.6is makes its debut, boasting a 340-hp 4.6-liter V8 making 350 pound-feet of torque. The 4.4-liter V8 has been upgraded to make 290 horsepower, up from last year's 282. The X5 now offers such goodies as enhanced Hill Descent Control, trailer stability control and a self-leveling suspension. A CD player finally makes its way onto the standard equipment list.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 11
  • cty
/
  • 16
  • highway
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