This car was great until the kms crept up. Once it hit 200,000km then everything started breaking. Fair enough, the car's done a lot of kms, but the cost to replace the parts is insane! I've always serviced the car with a specialist repairer (not BMW as they charge like wounded bulls), and I've always looked after the car.
If you're looking for a great 4WD then I wouldn't say not to buy an X5 but don't buy one second hand if it's got a few kms on the odometer. They're just not worth the massive repair bills !!! It would be cheaper to buy a new Aussie made 4WD.
Awesome car!! No complications or complaints so comfortable style quality
Fabulous all round.. quality is execeptional
You won't die in a BMW solid as a tank , get in shut the heavy door.. you know your safe and secure unlike the other cheap SUV 4wd on the market . I brought a jeep and sold the jeep and went for the x5.. more luxurious
Still enjoy our x5
Our BMW x5 still is enjoyable to drive and is comfortable . Lots of nice features and air conditioning is nice.
Seats are comfortable and lots of legroom. Great performance on long and short trips and for daily driving to and from my work. Should last us for a while.
Awesome SUV - Love it!
Purchased a new 2016 X5 30D with M-Sport, panoramic glass roof and innovations package. Plus 5 year warranty.
Lots of cool features, great performance for a large car and very comfortable. Maybe too comfortable.
Love the active cruise control, head up display, lane departure warning, fuel economy and so much more.
Highly recommend this vehicle.
Previous car was a BMW E92 335i which was great apart from the rattly turbo waste gates.
Loved the car and the performance but the seat belt extenders were a bad design and as mentioned above, the turbos can be noisy.
Bought the BMW X5 six years ago brand new and...
The E70 model still stands as a modern machine. I still enjoy driving it to this day.
PROs: The power of the engine still runs like day number 1, the extra two seats at the back (customised to a 7 seater), the handy overhead display, and the parking cameras all around the vehicle makes parking so conveniently easy.
CONs: The warranty was for five years and I paid an extra one grand for a sixth year warranty service. Electronics started to fail just after the sixth year mark. Big coincidence maybe. The electronics that started failing/pla...ying are the left side side mirror which doesn't cave in when I push the button; the left rear brake light; the occasional error message on the screen saying that the rear boot camera is faulty. All in all, the E70 X5 is an awesome beast. My wife is a petite/small woman and she even says that when drives it it feels like she's driving a small vehicle instead of a 7 seater. I would highly recommend BMW as a whole and I would take my CONs above as bad coincidence timing.
What a Brillant SUV!
We received our new BMW X5 xDrive30d the weekend before last. We cannot stay out of it. The gadgets are endless and I particularly like the heads up display. The interior is typically luxurious, but to be expected from BMW. We expected that being a diesel for it to rattle and be sluggish like a truck, but you can barely tell its a diesel from the outside when it is running and can't tell at all from the inside with the cabin closed. The fuel economy is extraordinary with the first tank doing an amazing 1150 kilometres for the first 85 litre ta...nk. The size hits in you the face the first time you try to park it (or maybe its fear of scratching the all plastic guards) , but then of course the car helps you out with all of the parking aids and cameras swinging into action and the are genuinely amazing. But the thing the surprised us most was the performance. 0-100 in just under 7 seconds for a SUV of this size is swift in anyone's book. I can't imagine what the larger engine sizes would be like. We are so glad we upgraded to BMW after test driving many of the cheaper brands. It seems you do get what you pay for.
Purchased in February 2017 for $85,000.00.
Faulty Bmw x5 4.4l
BMW X5 e53 2002 model terrible vehicle beautiful inside out faulty every else even Bmw cannot find the problems transmission blows up it doesn't scan on computer or warn you it just tells you all these other things on the computer system instead of saying gearbox is damaged engine failures ABS unit and more all these other files come up on the scan tool but the gearbox which is rubbish as it doesn't tell you the exact thing it's wrong with it what is the point having all these wiring looms and computers but it won't tell us what the exact thing...is even the light bulb will warn you of ABS unit broken or the transmission is broken so load of crap Bmw really needs to do something about their vehicles as you yourself can't even find the problem when you go to a dealer they tell you to get rid of the vehicle and instead of fixing it. Thanks a lot BMW for your help. Off not doing anything. If people say this is the older vehicle you should think twice you should get rid of it or scrap it so people don't get stuck with rubbish so don't anyone think of saying it is like 16 years old you've got car it's in it's 50s and 60s still running perfectly this is what rubbish computers and things do to your car and make it difficult for anyone to fix it including mechanics.I have found more problems i'm finding it hard to find bolts for the transmission i can't believe that no one can sale me the write bolts for this BMW even has to order it in from overseas it takes 2 to 3 week to get it in bloody jock. May 21st 2017 Update: Stay home Beamer This BMW is a big problem anything it goes wrong it's all connected up to the computer is the biggest garbage of vehicles that they made gearbox goes ABS units go lot of things start breaking down no one knows what's the problem is. You could have a light blown and your car doesn't move as the gearbox tells it that the gears are not working properly because of a stupid brake light is not working or the brake sensors or the abs unit battery the dashboard there is so much to put I can't put everything on here but just because of a little electrical fault your gearbox will not go in gear or not move. I have installed recondition like brand new $5,000 gearbox and still sitting in my garage 8 month do not buy this vehicle it's a load of crap you should put it to get it crashed if you have one that's what it's good for I'm now getting it towed to the wreckers as I'm so sick of the bull crap it looks like brand new and perfect vehicle body on a scratch on it, it deserves to be in the crusher.
A great car to drive but don't expect happy sailing as it ages.
I have owned a 2006 3.0D for almost ten years and it's been a pleasure driving it. The only problem is that while it is a great car it comes at a hefty cost once it ages, for mine from year 6 of ownership, things will start to become worrisome. The car will still drive beautifully but under the bonnet a lot of things will break causing a domino effect. The sad thing is the car is made with some complex engineering that it will require the mechanic a lot of time to figure out what the problem is and the dealer charges hundred of dollars per hour...just to diagnose the problem. During years 6 to 9 I had the DDE module replace (have to be ordered from Germany), battery replaced twice, balancer and air conditioning unit including condenser and auxiliary fan plus diagnosis and labour all costing almost $20,000. For this money one have to decide whether it's really worthwhile to continue owning it. The funny thing is when I wanted to trade in for a new BMW, the trade in price offered by the dealer is a mere $8000. I understand that trade-in prices will always be low but what BMW is saying is that once the car gets old it really isn't worth much simply because maintenance cost will be enormous and simply not worth keeping. So my advice is enjoy it for 5 years and get another one.
Still loving my 5 series diesel wagon.
Just thought it worth saying that this car is still as good as the day I bought it. Amazing fuel consumption. Sometimes I forget about it all together. It's weeks between fills. It is very comfortable to drive. Some people find the controls a little odd, but I'm used to it. Still looks good after 4 years. This car just makes me happy.
Brilliant! 5 stars once it's all perfect again (BUT getting it that way costs money..read on and
Where to start? Let me first start by saying I absolutely love this car.
However I purchased it having traded my 2002 CR-V. I liked the additional room and capacity; the 3.0i 6 engine was a gem and I really liked the way it drove, handled, braked, etc. It was an ex-exec lease vehicle and had full service history, including the replacement of some components.
Within two weeks of ownership, it developed a radiator leak. It was also due for a service - something I hadn't noticed initially about the LED service interval read out. Anyway, the ...
Disappointed with the X5 and found that whilst the engine was responsive and fairly fuel efficient (when it was working) that the leather seats were really quite uncomfortable with no adjustable lumbar support and no heated seats. Yes mine was a base model 3.0d but these should be fairly standard features on a $100k car. I am pleased that I took out the (what I thought was expensive) extended warranty on this car when I bought it from the BMW dealership and I used it heaps. The engine broke (timing chain) at 100,000kms and took BMW 3 months to ...fix (during which time I had a loan car but not an X5), two wheel bearings needed replacing at over $1000 each (and was told this was normal wear and tear) and I had a repeatedly faulty I-drive module (also replaced) and a faulty electronic park brake (also replaced). The car looked great and drove well on the road, but as soon as you venture onto grass or off road, you have no chance, as the computer makes all the gearing decisions and there is no way of manually selecting 4wd, hi/lo ration or diff lock, NOTHING. I got stuck on my lawn with the caravan on and had to use maxtrax to get me out. I would not buy another one of these and cannot recommend the model I had. I sold mine before it ran out of warranty as I just daren't keep it for fear of more expensive repairs.
At the start of this year I thought I tried BMW because Toyota had failed me. It is fantastic and always drives a smooth as a car can get. Some cars drive like trucks but this BMW is as sensational as you can get. The service is great and they are always happy to give a helping hand. So Toyota is my 1 stop car shop for everything cars!
I have just reluctantly sold my 2012 X5 with sports/innovations packages. Car purchased new in July 2012. (This was my second x5 with first being 2009 model with same engine but with 6 speed auto which was nowhere near as good as the 8 speed). Excellent drive with crisp handling for a car of this size and weight.very comfortable long range tourer but ride a bit rough on secondary roads due to sports suspension and low profile runflats. Have had no real problems with either x5 with servicing covered under service package which I recommend if available. Very professional treatment from the service team at Westside BMW who I would recommend highly.
Bought my e53 x5 facelift in January 2011 with 89k on the clock. Fully loaded , Still going strong . Now on 119k.
The only down point on this I had in the 1st 8months was the amp in the boot , (common fault ) damp so had it sent away from a company on eBay 24hr turn around, £220 not a problem since,
Love this car has it caused me no problems and does everything I ask it to.
Flies through every MOT.
Service is reasonable at local garage..
2 years time I'll but the upgrade one, not to keen on the new x5 on the shape .
I love my black X5 40D 7 seater, bought new 11/2010 ex demo.
Overall an excellent good SUV. Much better than my previous X5 which I had for 7 years. The 40D is Expensive to buy compared to other SUV's, but its my 6th BMW so I am hooked on the product.
My X5 40d diesel now May 2015 has 48000km. Gets better with age, Apart from my from 20 year old 318 Signature, this X5 is on par as the best BMW that I have owned. Pity about the very harsh run flat tyres. A feature that will probably nearly stop me from buying another BMW if it has RFT's.
My Fuel consumption 10.6 l/100km mixed careful driving. Vey a...cceptable for a heavy vehicle. The Professional GPS is poor, it is grossly inaccurate because severely outdated - the upgrades are a RIPOFF without any guarantee that they are really upgraded. (Portable plug in GPS units at a $100 are superior.) BMW can't sort out rear end rattles satisfactory but after 4 years I have given up.-I am used to them< A shame for a$145000 vehicle>. So far it has been very reliable. Service people at Canterbury are very good and they treat me well- I suppose as a customer of over 25 years I should reasonably expect it. Servicing cost are over the top similar to other prestige motor cars. Brakes and the likes can be serviced at other reputable mechanics with BMW parts at 1/2 the price.
2008 E70 X5 3.0sd
Sports Diesel aptly describes this car, with the 3.0l twin turbo diesel capable of propelling the big car smoothly with sports-car like performance. Annual service costs are less than our 2004 Nissan Navara and comparable with our 2007 Suzuki SX4 but the level of dealer service leaves the other 2 marques cold. Averages 8.0l/100km on a long trip and we get around 9.0l/100km on hilly drives (80%rural/20%urban).
Plenty of room, solid and sure footed. We have owned over 20 vehicles from different makers over the years and this one is undisputedly ...
2006 X5 E53 3.0d Sports
Have owned this car for 6 years
Currently had 244,000k's on the clock.
Its been a fantastic vehicle (especially when compared to a previously owned Range Rover).
Rock Solid road holding, Safe, Economical, seats 5 in comfort, tows, good storage, stylish, still turns heads.
Vehicle is relatively trouble free, with only small and minor issues (as with any car)
Ours has the radio module fail (a common fault, $145 fix)
OEM Battery lasted 8 years
Really i have nothing to complain about this vehicle and don't want to part with it.
As i have no idea what i'd buy next, apart from a newer version.
If you service it when required it will give you years of trouble free motoring.
BMW X5 30D 2011
We love this stylish SUV, look better than the ML or the RRS we had considered.
Driving was joyful, the cargo space was large, and I can leave the HUD now.
The 30d diesel was very powerful, 8 Speed gearbox made it run very smooth, you won't notice this is a car weighing 2 tons.
2003 3.0d, purchased new, now showing 365000 Klm.
A country car that does at least 100k at each start up. Got 100,000 Ks out of first set of Michelins, replaced battery after 8 yrs. new CV boots at same time. Replaced expansion tank and cap 18 months ago. Did replace the drivers door actuator a couple of years ago. Have replaced two of the fuel delivery pumps, the one in the tank and the inline one, around $600 each event. Have not serviced the A/C, which must be a record. This car has been a gem, with service costs lower than our 08 Navara, and always taken it to the 25000K interval.
Car still looks fantastic, but it is time to update am looking at a 2013 e70. Can only hope for more of the same. Anyone have poor result from the 013 version?
BMW X5 E53 3.0 D 2006
We recently purchased a 2006 X5 and are delighted. Definitely the Ultimate Driving Experience. A dream to drive. Supremely solid and stylish. Diesel is very economical. Amazing acoustics..... it makes us smile every time. If on going costs are a concern find a good mechanic that has appropriate BMW equipment and many $$$$$'s will be saved. Best to get oil change every 7,000 kms or so for maximum protection
The X5 is very thoughtfully designed and definitely sets the benchmark for other luxury car makers to follow.
Questions & Answers
I have a bmw 2007 x5 e70 3.0d. I start it and it will tick over for like 10 minutes then shuts off, I remover the key start it again then it starts but dies straight away. This happens over and over . The next morning it did the same. Any ideas please?
My E70 3.0 SD X5 loses power after a long trip , I can still drive it but when I depress accelerator the response is poor , like no boost
Hi my 2007 BMW x5 3.0 d cuts off while driving. I replaced all fuel related sensors, fuel regulator, fuel pressure, fuel measure and the fuel pump. But it still do the same. It will start and cuts off after some few minutes. It shows the low battery warning signs and lose time and date. Can a low battery cause the car to cut off while running? Please help I am frustrated
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|Wheels||20" Alloy||20" Alloy||22" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||20" Alloy||19" Alloy||20" Alloy||20" Alloy||20" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.2 L/100km||9.2 L/100km||7.5 L/100km||5.5 L/100km||5.6 L/100km||6.3 L/100km||8.5 L/100km||6.2 L/100km||10.5 L/100km||6.7 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||80 L||83 L||80 L||85 L||85 L||85 L||85 L||85 L||85 L||85 L||85 L|
|Engine||6 Cylinder 3.0L||6 Cylinder 3.0L||6 Cylinder 3.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||6 Cylinder 3.0L||6 Cylinder 3.0L||6 Cylinder 3.0L||8 Cylinder 4.4L||6 Cylinder 3.0L|
|Max Power||195kW @ 4000rpm||250kW @ 6500rpm||294kW @ 4400rpm||170kW @ 4400rpm||170kW @ 4400rpm||230kW @ 4400rpm||225kW @ 6000rpm||190kW @ 4000rpm||330kW @ 6000rpm||280kW @ 4400rpm|
|Max Torque||620Nm @ 2000-2500rpm||450Nm @ 1500-2500rpm||760Nm @ 2000-3000rpm||500Nm @ 1500-3000rpm||500Nm @ 1500-3000rpm||630Nm @ 1500-2500rpm||400Nm @ 1200-5000rpm||560Nm @ 1500-3000rpm||650Nm @ 2000-4500rpm||740Nm @ 2000-3000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||United States||United States||United States||United States||United States||United States||United States||United States||United States||United States||United States|
|Ground Clearance||500 mm||500 mm||500 mm|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||2,700 kg||2,700 kg||2,700 kg||2,700 kg||2,700 kg||2,700 kg||2,700 kg||2,700 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Nov 2018||Nov 2018||Nov 2018||Mar 2007||Mar 2014||Mar 2014||Mar 2014||Mar 2014||Apr 2015||Nov 2013||Nov 2013||Nov 2013||Nov 2000|
|Discontinuation date||Oct 2013||Oct 2018||Oct 2018||Oct 2018||Oct 2018||Oct 2018||Oct 2018||Oct 2018||Oct 2018||Dec 2006|
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