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2003 BMW X5

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2003 3.0i 4dr All-Wheel Drive
most popular
Price:   -  From $39,500
2003 4.4i 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $49,950
2003 4.6is 4dr All-Wheel Drive Price:   -  From $66,800

Overview

BMW X5 is fast, comfortable, and prestigious. It delivers superb handling and excellent performance. X5's straight-line and freeway manners are great. It feels stable, the steering is precise, and the ride is smooth. The V8 engines provide plenty of power, making the X5 faster in the race away from traffic lights than most cars. For 2003, X5 is more luxurious and better-equipped. Last year's new 4.6is model took SUV performance to new heights, with a powerful V8 that delivered 0 to 60 mph times in the 6.5-second range. That's quick, but 4.6is is also fast: On paper, it's capable of nearly 150 mph, though we don't recommend driving a vehicle this tall that fast. Massive tires contribute to impressive cornering grip and stopping power. Logically, the X5 makes little sense. It is not highly capable off road, at least not when measured against other sport-utilities. X5 offers less cargo capacity than a BMW 5 Series wagon and its high floor makes loading cargo more challenging. Though it handles well for an SUV, its weight means it does not offer the quick transient response of a sport sedan or sport wagon in the same price range. As compared to other BMWs, X5 is not the ultimate driving machine. Logic may not be a factor at here, however. X5 is sporty, stylish and upscale. That twin-kidney grille indicates a successful owner. It also indicates BMW's reputation for quality and driving excitement. It works well in foul weather, and easily negotiates muddy trails. Inside, it's luxurious and comfortable. It also offers the command seating position many people like. Perhaps those are among the reasons X5 sales are so strong. BMW sold 42,742 X5s in 2002, up from 2001. For 2003, all X5 models feature brake lights that illuminate quickly and more intensely under hard braking. Adjustable ride height is now available on 3.0i and 4.4i models with the Sport Package. The tires that come with the 4.4i Sport Package have been upgraded from H-rated to V-rated, and the electronic speed limiter is now deleted with this package, lifting top speed from 128 to 143 mph (though, again, we don't recommend traveling at those velocities). Interior leather is smoother for 2003. Onboard navigation is functionally improved and now features a DVD database. And the rear-seat Head Protection System (HPS) is now standard, a very important feature.

Specs & Features

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Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L I-6 / 225 HP / 214 ft.lbs.
Transmission
Standard: 5-spd man
Available: 5-spd STEPTRONIC w/OD
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
15 / 21 / 18 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
3.0L I-6 / 225 HP / 214 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Full-time All Wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
15 / 21 / 18 Mpg
Brakes
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Strut
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Aluminum
Fuel Tank
24.3 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$93
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
54.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
98 Cu.ft.
Exterior Length
183.7 "
Exterior Width
73.7 "
Exterior Height
67.5 "
Front Headroom
39.9 " / 38.9 "
Rear Headroom
38.5 "
Front Legroom
39.3 "
Rear Legroom
35.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
58.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
57.2 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,533 Lbs. / 4,586 Lbs.
Wheel Base
111 "
Turning Radius
19.8 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 "
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Heated, Power Remote Driver, Power Remote W/tilt Down Passenger
Bumpers
Front Black
Grille Moldings
Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Dual Stainless Steel / Dual Stainless Steel With Powdercoated Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
5
Seat Trim
Leatherette / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Sport Bucket
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
6-way / 8-way / (6-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center / Center With Pass-thru And Skibag
Rear Seats
60-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Am/fm, Seek-scan / Premium Am/fm, Seek-scan
Speakers
10 / 12 Performance
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Power Telescopic Tilt / Power Telescopic Tilt Style
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
4
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Door Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Door Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer
Warranty
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months

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