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BMW X5 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.8 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 6-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 355 hp @ 6200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2004 BMW X5

  • If you want a vehicle that looks utilitarian but doesn't drive that way, you can't do much better than the X5 -- just don't expect much in the way of practicality.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Rides and drives like a BMW sedan, multiple drivetrain choices, top safety scores, high-end cabin furnishings.

  • Cons

    Less interior volume than a 5 Series wagon, price goes up quickly with options, poor fuel economy in the city.

  • What's New for 2004

    The high-performance X5 4.6is is discontinued. The 3.0i and 4.4i receive an exterior update, as well as a new all-wheel-drive system called xDrive. A six-speed manual transmission is now standard on the 3.0i, and a six-speed automatic is standard on the 4.4i. The 4.4i also receives a new 4.4-liter engine with Valvetronic and a fully variable intake system. Both models can add Sirius Satellite Radio and Bluetooth hands-free cell phone capability as dealer-installed accessories.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Conflicted feelings abound

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Vehicle: 2004 BMW X5 4.8is AWD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 6A)

I was more excited to receive this vehicle than any other. Now it is here I have very mixed feelings. First off: Imola Red/Nav/Floor/Sirius/comfort seats/Metal running +pedals/set of snow tires (minnesota). Comfort seats are really great, engine noise great, acceleration great. Navigation hopeless; most user unfriendly system in existence. You can NOT I-pod or bluetooth phone the 4.8is. This 'truck' is great if you do not have a family or a dog (but I do), two front passengers will be very happy. Soon as you try to load anything of substance you start to wonder why you spend 85K (taxes inclded) on it. It is a completely impractical SUV; REALLY think why you want this X5.




Great ride

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Vehicle: 2004 BMW X5 4.8is AWD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 6A)

A superb vehicle all around. Great looks with the performance to match. Love the sound the engine makes when you turn it on. It makes you really look foreward to driving.




Upgraded from 4.4i to 4.8is

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Vehicle: 2004 BMW X5 4.8is AWD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 6A)

I did a diplomatic purchase on this vehicle through Joern Esser at Passport BMW in Maryland Heights, MD. Reeves BMW in Tampa delivered the vehicle and did an awesome job getting the truck ready for me. All in all an outstanding ride with the performance to match and looks that are exceptional. I highly recommend this BMW to anyone in this market and especially so if you can qualify for a diplomatic sale - the savings are substanial.




Bmw believer now

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Vehicle: 2004 BMW X5 4.8is AWD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 6A)

Best looking SUV for this size on the market. 20" rims, super-wide low profile tires, deep exhaust tones make this combination unbeatable. Performance almost equal to my AMG Mercedes. Build quality unsurpassed. Cannot wipe the smile off my face when driving it. Purchsed the Imola Red so this is even more rare (everyone has black or silver). Handles so well I've had to set the speed reminder to let me know when I pass 80 mph (which is often). If you are performance minded and want a good looking high quality vehicle, this is the SUV for you.




Clean

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Vehicle: 2004 BMW X5 4.8is AWD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 6A)

It feel like a you are at your home. Just your house is moving, it's that comfortable.




X5 4.8 isn't really that

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Vehicle: 2004 BMW X5 4.8is AWD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 6A)

It's not worth the money if you ask me. It's a good car but still, the LX is better for the money.



Full 2004 BMW X5 Review

What's New for 2004

The high-performance X5 4.6is is discontinued. The 3.0i and 4.4i receive an exterior update, as well as a new all-wheel-drive system called xDrive. A six-speed manual transmission is now standard on the 3.0i, and a six-speed automatic is standard on the 4.4i. The 4.4i also receives a new 4.4-liter engine with Valvetronic and a fully variable intake system. Both models can add Sirius Satellite Radio and Bluetooth hands-free cell phone capability as dealer-installed accessories.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 20
  • highway
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