2001 BMW X5 Owners Manual – At first called a “sports activity vehicle,” the BMW X5 delivers outstanding handling and performance. It could be the best-handling SUV on the road. It just about feels like an outsized rally car. Muddy trails are simply negotiable, though this isn’t what we’d connect with a hugely capable off-road vehicle. And cargo ability is not a robust issue.
Two models are accessible: 3.0i ($38,900) and 4.4i ($49,400).
BMW introduced the X5 for 2000 as a single upscale model run by a 4.4-liter V8 engine mated to a 5-speed automated Steptronic transmission.
For 2001, the 3.0i was included with a 2.8-liter six-cylinder engine. A 5-speed manual gearbox (ZF Type C) arrives standard; BMW’s 5-speed Steptronic is optional.
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The X5 is quickly recognizable as a BMW. In actuality, it appears to be like like a 540i wagon on steroids – and it is remarkably shut in over-all sizing. From the kidney-shaped grille to the tailgates, the curvy X5 is all BMW. The slope of the tailgate appears nearly just like that of the 5 Series wagon. The significant distinction is that the X5 is 10 inches taller than the 5 Series wagon. This elevated journey top is the key element of producing this vehicle extra like a sport-utility.
The X5 is all BMW within. An easy, uncluttered structure with touches of wooden lend an air of magnificence. The doorway handles have an awesome brushed aluminum end and the delicate plastic surfaces by some means come to feel much more like leather-based. X5 comes with a long checklist of common features. The just one we drove experienced a built-in navigation program which was a little complicated to master in the shorter time we had the vehicle. The seats are excellent and the ergonomics are very good. Irrespective of the X5’s increased peak, within headroom, is all but similar to that of the 5 Series wagon, which is by itself a little bit a lot better than that of the bigger 7 Series
The X5 4.4i might be viewed as the BMW M5 of SUVs. Pretty much. It’ll do every little thing the specifically created AMG Mercedes ML55 will do, except earn a drag race or be a Mercedes. If the AMG Benz is for horsepower extremists, the X5 is nonetheless an energy hitter-the Sammy Sosa to Mark McGuire of SUVs, it’s possible.
Typically, the X5’s handling is noticeably far more steady and comfy, with much less twitching and head toss, producing it additional commonly ideal.