2008 BMW X5 Consumer Review: 2008 BMW 4.8i X5 Sport Pkg at

2008 BMW X5 - Consumer Review

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4.8i 4dr SUV (4.8L V8 AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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2008 BMW 4.8i X5 Sport Pkg at 5 Yrs, 50K
By keith on


2008 BMW X5 4.8i 4dr SUV AWD (4.8L 8cyl 6A)


Strangely, agree with most reviews, + and -.
But overall, happy I bought it new.
Power is plenty. You pay at pump - never beats 14 MPG around town, 19 MPG highway.
Sometimes quirky shifts at low speeds, but never when you pay attention or hit the throttle - pure, magnificent pull. Totally trustworthy handling on most pavements of course.
Never leans.
"Heavier" feel than our '04 4.4i X5 Sport which I prefer - but wife likes '08 better. The fantastic 20" / 21" OEM Dunlops are not made anymore, but replacement Bridgestone run-flats are almost as good, last longer and are (whew) nearly half the price.
Battery tends to go low; don't leave tailgate up! Worthless rear camera & NAV.
Minor oil gasket leaks, but garage floor is still clean so we put off leak chasing aas much as possible. Brakes squeal badly if you don't always replace rotors along with the pads, very $$$$$, but perfect slowing & stopping.

Best Features

  • Road holding
  • Braking
  • Shifting
  • Steering
  • Noise and vibration
  • Front seats
  • Ride comfort
  • Instrumentation
  • Interior design
  • Dealership support
  • Engine
  • Transmission
  • Electronics

Worst Features

  • Usb ports
  • Bluetooth
  • Navigation
  • Repair frequency
  • Purchase cost
  • Fuel economy
  • Maintenance cost

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