2007 BMW X5 4.8i Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 BMW X5 - Road Test Specs

2007 BMW X5 SUV

(4.8L V8 AWD 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2007
Style4.8i 4dr SUV AWD (4.8L 8cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$55,275
As-tested MSRP$70,695


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4799cc (293 cu-in)
Valvetraindouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)350 @ 6300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)350 @ 3400
Transmission type6-speed Automatic


Suspension, frontDouble wishbone
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelAll-season
Tire typeall-season, run-flat
Tire size, front255/55R18 H
Tire size, rear255/55R18 H
Wheel size18 X 8.5
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontFront ventilated disc - Rear ventilated disc
Brakes, rearventilated disc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.6
0-60 mph (sec.)7
0-75 mph (sec.)10.6
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.4 @ 91.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)29
60-0 mph (ft.)117
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.9
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.82
Sound level @ idle (dB)46
@ Full throttle (dB)77.6
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)63.6

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThe launch feels quicker than it actually is. Upshifts are followed by a strange pause in momentum which feels like power being diverted momentarily. The best run turned out to be in "Manual" mode even though it still auto-upshifts.
Braking ratingExcellent
Braking commentsThese brakes feel very strong and linear, considering the 5,000 pounds they stopped in 117 feet. They obviously are overbuilt. Firm but not hard pedal from first to last stop.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsBoth skid pad and slalom were performed in Sport mode. Sharp steering response with excellent body control and little roll on the skid pad. It is very quick through slalom transitions, stable and confident. It is still limited by stability control.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)421
Temperature (°F)67
Wind (mph, direction)1.7

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)15 City / 21 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)15.7 (combined)
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)22.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,335
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)5052
Length (in.)191.1
Width (in.)76.1
Height (in.)69.5
Wheelbase (in.)115.5
Track, front (in.)64.7
Track, rear (in.)65.0
Turning circle (ft.)42.0
Legroom, front (in.)40.0
Legroom, rear (in.)36.6
Headroom, front (in.)39.3
Headroom, rear (in.)39.0
Shoulder room, front (in.)60.0
Shoulder room, rear (in.)58.0
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)N/A
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)75.2


Bumper-to-bumper4 years / 50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years / 50,000 miles
Corrosion12 years / Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years / Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenance4 years / 50,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard dual front
Head airbagsStandard front and rear
Antilock brakes4-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsBrake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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