Used 2008 BMW X5 SUV

$8,500 - $13,995
2008 BMW X5

2008 Highlights

After a complete redesign last year, the BMW X5 has only minor changes to standard and optional equipment for 2008. Most noteworthy is that the sunroof is now standard, while a power tailgate option debuts.


  • Nimble handling for this type of vehicle, powerful engines, luxurious and handsome interior, huge list of available features.


  • Some may find the ride a tad firm, munchkin-sized third-row seat, hefty price, iDrive still more hassle than it's worth.

Used 2008 BMW X5 SUV for Sale

BMW X5 2008 4.8i 4dr SUV AWD (4.8L 8cyl 6A) Jet Black Black leather106,445 miles
Used 2008BMW X54.8i
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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BMW X5 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A) Alpine White Beige leatherette97,950 miles
Used 2008BMW X53.0si
Est.Loan: $264/mo
Auto Bank II
15.4 mi away
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EXCELLENT CONDITION! Serviced Regularly at BMW A SOLID BMW X5 3.0X-Drive 97K ORIG miles Factory Navigation Factory Third Row Seating Factory Back-Up Camera Panorama Sunroof All-Wheel Drive Xenon Lights Tow Hitch Keyless Entry Alarm...fully loaded! This BMW is in MINT condition! The truck has been serviced regularly and it comes with 3months/5000 miles Powertrain warranty. We also offer extended warranties at very reasonable prices. We offer low interest rate financing. Second chance credit and TAX IDS are welcome! NEW! NEW! NEW! A MUST SEE!                                     2008 BMW X5 3.0X-Drive w/Nav & Panorama Sunroof & Third Row 97K orig miles Leather Seats Power Seats Heated Seats Factory Navigation Factory Back-Up Camera Factory Third Row Seating Panorama Sunroof Xenon Lights Alloy Wheel Premium Sound System Aux Input Bluetooth Keyless Entry Alarm...loaded! This BMW looks and drives 100%. The truck has been serviced and maintained periodically and it comes with 3months/5000 miles Powertrain warranty.  We also offer extended warranties at very reasonable prices. We offer low interest rate financing. Second chance credit and tax IDS are welcome. For more info please call 703-351-9400 ask for Carlos or Shawn or Julio. Visit Auto Bank II online at to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 703-351-9400 today to schedule your test drive.Auto Bank offers quality luxury vehicles at very reasonable prices. We have interest rates as low as 2.99% on 2002 vehicles and newer on approved credit. All of our vehicles come with 3months/3000 miles warranty. Auto Bank offers extended warranties at very reasonable prices. Open on Sundays from 1100 am -500 pm.

BMW X5 2008 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A) Monaco Blue Metallic Gray leather172,145 miles
Used 2008BMW X53.0si
Est.Loan: $176/mo
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This BMW X5 3.0I AWD 3rd Row Seats Navigation is ready to roll today and is the perfect car for you. Want that 'new car' smell? This car still has it, because it has never been smoked in. It has also been meticulously maintained, and we have the complete SERVICE HISTORY to prove it. Driven by a determination to earn your confidence, we have taken this car through a painstakingly detailed MULTI-POINT INSPECTION to ensure your utmost satisfaction. Worried about getting stuck with a wrecked car? Not this BMW X5 3.0I AWD 3rd Row Seats Navigation and we can guarantee it! Whether hauling a heavy load or accelerating up to highway speeds, the 3.0L 6 cyl engine is more than up to the task. The 3.0L 6 cyl engine gets great gas mileage and performs well on the highway. Driving has never been so much fun than with this sports tuned suspension. We can't think of any reasons that your vehicle shouldn't pamper you. This BMW X5 3.0I AWD 3rd Row Seats Navigation will give you the luxury that everyone wants. All the best power, convenience and safety options are available on this fully equipped BMW X5 3.0I AWD 3rd Row Seats Navigation. Compare and see for yourself. This baby 'purrs like a kitten' under the hood. We have made sure that this BMW has kept its same faultless beauty as when it first rolled out the factory doors. The interior is spotless with no rips, stains, or blemishes of any kind. All essential mechanical systems are in solid working order leaving you with years between any required maintenance. Ask about getting a free CARFAX report on this or any other vehicle that we have for sale. Buyer confidence is important to us and to prove this we have gone to great lengths to become a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership. Be sure to ask us about our optional extended warranty packages that are available and at very affordable prices. GUARANTEED FINANCING! Approval for Everyone! Call us now and get back on the road today! With approved credit and a low down payment you can get this X5 3.0I AWD 3rd Row Seats Navigation today with monthly payments that you can afford today! What are you waiting for? Call (703) 367-0402 right now! Want a great deal? This car has been set under the BLUE BOOK value and won't last long. Cash Buyers Welcome. Come In and Make A Deal! We are located only minutes from Nokesville! Runs great and drives like new. Not a single dent or scratch! Perfect family vehicle. Perfect first car! Power everything!

Jet Black Beige leatherette121,423 miles
Used 2008BMW X53.0si
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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VA inspection passed! Drives excellent..2008 BMW X5 AWD with powerful 3.0L DOHC 24-valve I6 -inc double-VANOS engine and driven 121423 miles!You can always call or text at (703) 763-4428 for quick answers to your questions..For appointments only: We are available until 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday . We are open on Sundays 11 AM - 4PM. Please call us prior to your visit...Terms of Sale Overview: We reserve the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale and sales prices are subject to change without notice.Fees and Taxes: All vehicles sold are subject to $495 dealer processing fee. This represents the costs incurred with inspecting, cleaning, and adjusting vehicles. This fee also covers preparation of all documents, as well as all costs incurred with shipping of paperwork. Buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. Accepted Payment Type: Cash, certified check, bank transfers, EFT or 3rd-party financing.WARRANTY: Please call us about warranty details. Different terms may be applied which is dependent on the millage , year and make of the car. Warranty is applicable when full/advertised price is paid when purchasing the car. FINANCING:If you have a job we can assist with financing (bad or good credit).Interest rates may vary and related to your credit and income.Please note, processing fee, DMV fees and taxes are not included in the price.. Older (more than 10 years old) and certain high maintenance luxury vehicles can not be applied for. Please, contact us prior submitting credit application on any vechicle if you have a question.Millage : Millage on the odometer may be higher than you see on the ads

Platinum Bronze Metallic Sand Beige leather93,735 miles
Used 2008BMW X54.8i
Est.Loan: $266/mo
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SPORT PKG,ACTIVE VENTILATED SEAT PKG,BMW ON-BOARD NAVIGATION SYSTEM,PREMIUM PKG,PREMIUM SOUND PKG,ACTIVE STEERING,20-WAY PWR MULTI-CONTOUR FRONT SEATS W/LUMBAR,COMFORT ACCESS SYSTEM,20 Y-SPOKE ALLOY WHEELS (STYLE 214),COLD WEATHER PKG,REAR CLIMATE PKG,Panoramic Roof,SATELLITE RADIO,Leather Seats,PWR TAILGATE,Navigation System,IPOD & USB ADAPTER,HEATED REAR SEATS,RUNNING BOARDS,Keyless Start,Rear Spoiler,Cooled Front Seat(s),All Wheel Drive,STANDARD PAINT This vehicle includes a Money-Back Guarantee* and passed our precise inspection process. Best of all the price you see is the price you pay. No haggling. No back and forth. No pressure. And this price is so good it is guaranteed. This outstanding example of a 2008 BMW X5 4.8i is offered by Jaguar Land Rover Bethesda. CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee is reassurance that any major issues with this vehicle will show on CARFAX report. If you're in the market for an incredible SUV -- and value on-the-road comfort and manners more than ultimate off-road prowess or tow capacity -- you'll definitely want to check out this BMW X5 4.8i. Quality and prestige abound with this BMW X5. This BMW X5 features AWD. That means power and control delivered to all four wheels for maximum grip and improved handling. This 2008 BMW X5 has such low mileage it has been parked more than driven. Marked by excellent quality and features with unmistakable refined leather interior that added value and class to the BMW X5 More information about the 2008 BMW X5: The 2008 X5, which is called a sports activity vehicle by BMW, combines some of the best attributes of a sport wagon and an SUV, offering better handling than most SUVs yet some measure of off-road ability and toughness. In the first and second rows, the X5 offers a good, quiet ride as well. As in BMW's sedans, there's also plenty of opportunity to upgrade the X5 with high-tech options. Interesting features of this model are available luxury and technology options., Good compromise between sport wagon and rugged SUV, and spacious interior *Money-Back Guarantee is valid for 5 days or 250 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to certain terms and conditions. See store for details. Some restrictions apply.

Alpine White 81,609 miles
Used 2008BMW X54.8i
Est.Loan: $245/mo
H&R Auto
23.6 mi away
Space Gray Metallic Black leather129,848 miles
Used 2008BMW X54.8i
Est.Loan: $174/mo
Star Cars
47.3 mi away
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Jet Black Black leather128,725 miles
Used 2008BMW X54.8i
Est.Loan: $204/mo
Monaco Blue Metallic Gray leather112,335 miles
Used 2008BMW X53.0si
Est.Loan: $220/mo
VA Auto Sales(1)
86.3 mi away
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Fully Loaded! AWD! Comes with: panoramic sunroof, parking sensors, leather interior, roof rack, alloy wheels, fog lamps, CD player, FM/AM radio, AUX input, USB port, front heated seats, heated steering wheel, dual climate control, rear climate control, cruise control, hands-free phone, power seats, automatic headlights, center console, compass, rear window curtains, master key, owner's manual, airbags, tire pressure monitoring system and more. Our vehicles are Carfax Certified! They are serviced, detailed and pass a rigorous Virginia State Inspection. We offer great financing, affordable extended warranties, and we can register and title your vehicle in Virginia! Only $99 processing fee! With over 20 years in business, VA Auto Sales, a used car dealership in Harrisonburg, Virginia will provide you with the service you deserve! Call Now (540)-564-0952 Text to (540) 228-0002 WWW.VAAUTOSALES.COM

154,839 miles
Used 2008BMW X53.0si
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Platinum Bronze Metallic Black leather80,079 miles
Used 2008BMW X54.8i
Est.Loan: $245/mo
H&R Auto
23.6 mi away
Jet Black 134,146 miles
Used 2008BMW X54.8i
Est.Loan: $286/mo

Edmunds' Expert Review

In the crossover luxury SUV segment, the 2008 BMW X5 sets the standard for handling and performance. In terms of value and utility, however, many competitors are better.

vehicle overview

Ten years ago, the idea of a performance SUV would have been sillier than the thought of a hit TV show featuring Wayne Newton and Marie Osmond dancing about in evening wear to Dolly Parton music. Okay, maybe not sillier, but still pretty eyebrow-raising. Yet the BMW X5 has quelled the notion that SUVs have to be sloppy-handling behemoths. Now in the second year of its second generation, the X5 has a lot more competition than it originally did, as a slew of premium automakers have followed BMW's suit with their own entries that pay more attention to "sport" than "utility."

Last year's complete redesign gave the X5 an added dose of both sport and utility. In terms of the latter, it grew in size (to distance itself from the X3), gaining more cargo capacity and enough space for a third-row seat. (Mind you, that optional folding third row is best suited for children and gymnastically inclined members of the Lollipop Guild.) The interior also can be equipped with BMW's latest selection of high-tech goodies, from optional 20-way power ventilated front seats to HD radio. Of course, the words high-tech and BMW cannot be uttered without a mention of the much-maligned iDrive electronics control interface -- yes, it's better than before, but it's time for BMW to swallow its pride and design a more intelligent system.

In terms of sport, the latest X5 boasts a completely new front suspension design for enhanced handling agility and a refined set of six- and eight-cylinder engines. As wonderfully as the first X5 drove, this second-generation one drives even better. There's more suspension compliance over bumps and harsh pavement, yet the vehicle is still quite agile and responsive when driven aggressively.

For Bimmer-philes and driving enthusiasts needing and/or wanting a midsize SUV, the 2008 BMW X5 is an obvious choice. However, the Acura MDX and Infiniti FX35 (on the lower end in terms of price) and Porsche Cayenne (on the high side) are also SUVs that will elicit plenty of grins around twisty roads. If handling isn't a priority, there are also several other crossovers in the X5's price range that offer a lot more value and utility. But if you can swing the price tag and can live with a little less space, then buying an X5 makes a whole heap more sense than watching Scary Spice rumba across a dance floor.

trim levels & features

The 2008 BMW X5 is a midsize luxury SUV available in two trim levels: 3.0si and 4.8i. Standard equipment on the 3.0si includes 18-inch wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, cruise control, a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone climate control, 10-way power front seats with driver memory, a power tilt-telescoping steering column, vinyl "leatherette" upholstery, the iDrive electronics interface and a 12-speaker sound system with two subwoofers, CD player and an auxiliary audio jack. Aside from its larger engine and the addition of leather upholstery, the 4.8i is pretty much identical.

Both trims come with a bevy of optional packages. Most X5s on dealer lots will include the Premium Package, which adds leather upholstery (3.0si), power lumbar support, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and Bluetooth. The Sport Package includes 19-inch wheels, active roll stabilization, electronic dampening control, a sport steering wheel and adjustable front seat thigh support. The Technology Package adds a navigation system with real-time traffic, front and rear parking assist and a rearview camera. Other desirable options include upgraded multi-contouring power front seats with ventilation, a third-row seat, a power liftgate, BMW's active steering, keyless ignition, a rear-seat entertainment system, satellite radio, HD radio, an iPod adapter and a head-up display.

performance & mpg

The BMW X5 comes with either a six-cylinder or V8 engine. The 3.0si is powered by a 3.0-liter inline-6 that produces 260 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque. The 4.8i gets, predictably, a 4.8-liter V8 good for 350 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. In performance testing, the X5 4.8i went from zero to 60 mph in 7 seconds. Fuel economy estimates for 2008 are 15 mpg city and 21 mpg highway for the 3.0si, while the 4.8i returns 14 mpg city and 19 mpg highway.


The X5 comes standard with antilock brakes, traction control, stability control, brake drying and standby features, a rollover sensor, front side airbags and side curtain airbags for the first and second rows. A rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors are optional. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2008 BMW X5 its highest score of "Good" for both the frontal-offset and side impact crash tests.


The 2008 BMW X5 is simply one of the best-handling midsize luxury SUVs you can buy. Some competitors offer more utility and many are more adept off-road, but the X5 does an amazing job of taking the sensations and talents of BMW's legendary sport sedans and translating them over to the SUV world. This is particularly true when it is fitted with the optional active dampers and stabilizers. The optional active steering system does indeed ease parking maneuvers as it sharpens the steering ratio considerably at low speeds, though the downside is reduced steering feel. The X5 has an agreeable ride quality, but those looking for a Lexus-like comfy-couch ride may find this Bimmer a little harsh.

Read our 2008 BMW X5 Long-Term 20,000-Mile Test


The new X5's interior is one of the most elegant BMW has ever built. The dash is gently curved, with handsome wood inlays, generously sized air vents, oversized instrumentation and a truly gorgeous soft-feeling top that unifies the whole design. The only sour notes are the all-in-one iDrive controller and the optional third-row seat. Despite recent improvements, the iDrive system still annoys many drivers with its complexity, and the third-row seat is acutely lacking in spaciousness, even compared with those in other midsize crossover SUVs. Although not a deal-breaker, the electronic gear selector is also rather odd, resembling a joystick found on the bridge of the starship Enterprise. With the second- and third-row seats folded, the X5 has 75 cubic feet of cargo space available, which is about average for this class of vehicle.

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Features & Specs

3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A)4.8i 4dr SUV AWD (4.8L 8cyl 6A)
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower260 hp @ 6600 rpm350 hp @ 6300 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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water pump fail
We bought an '08 X5 6 cyl in Oct/2011 w/ a little over 48k miles, had it serviced while still under warranty, cracked air-intake boot replaced, faulty left mirror adj switch replaced, oil-gasket leak repaired & new brake pads & sensors replaced on all 4 - all warranty work. Then in Jan/2012 the elec water pump failed causing eng over-heat & the car automatically forced my wife to slow down. This, in itself to me, is quite dangerous, depending on what sort of traffic one might be in when this occurs. At the time, the car had just past 50k miles by 200 miles. We still got a free tow (under warranty) & BMW did pay for the water pump part, but not the pricy labor involved. This is our 1st BMW.
Safety defect with BMW X5 4.8i
I am a life long owner & loyal fan of BMW, so it is with regret i publish that my BMW X5 2007/8 4.8i almost cost the lives of my family. This BMW has now done 16,000kms (10,000miles), it has a serious electric defect preventing it from accelerating & on occasion stalls. It has been into BMW 3 times for this problem & it is now strike 3 & out for this BMW. My pregnant wife was driving the car with my 11mth old son, when the BMW failed to accelerate & stalled at a major intersection, almost causing a serious accident. We will not be driving this vehicle again. Please note i am a lover of BMW, the older model X5 i had was perfect, however due to the severity of this incident this review is out.
Better have deep pockets and patience.
My 2008 X5 3.0 is a love hate relationship. One of my absolute favorite cars...the styling is amazing, the interior is simple but extremely well built. Power is smooth from the inline 6 engine, and the handling is like a sports car. But.....the least reliable car I have ever owned, by a long shot. Bought the car new, and at 90,000 miles I've had ...Radiator replaced ...coolant expansion tank ...valve cover gasket, twice! ...I drive controller ...water pump ...various gaskets that always amount to $1k each in labor ...Hydraulic sway bar ($2k just for the part alone) ...Valve cover ...Vanos solenoids Even after all that, I still enjoyed the car and did all the repairs. Til it developed a well known flaw of the 3.0 engine. Camshaft bearing failure. Which requires 25 hrs labor and a whole new cylinder head. Minimum $5k at a independent shop. More like $7k at the dealer. Suffice it to say that ended my love affair with the X5, and I traded it in. Great cars, but don't own one without a warranty, and better yet, another car to drive while it's in the shop. You'll need it.
Used 2008 BMW X5 SUV Overview

The Used 2008 BMW X5 SUV is offered in the following styles: 3.0si 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6A), and 4.8i 4dr SUV AWD (4.8L 8cyl 6A).

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Save up to $300 on one of 11 Used 2008 BMW X5 SUV for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $8,500 as of 07/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 BMW X5 SUV trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 BMW X5 SUV 4.8i is priced between $8,500 and $13,995 with odometer readings between 80079 and 134146 miles.
  • The Used 2008 BMW X5 SUV 3.0si is priced between $8,599 and $12,900 with odometer readings between 97950 and 172145 miles.

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