by joeshaffer on Nov 7, 2004 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.
by Tampa Rob on Aug 23, 2004 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
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.