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Product Overview

BMW X5 E53 LCI is a mid-size crossover in production from 2003 to 2006. It was available with a range of inline-6 and V8 engines that displaced 3.0 to 4.8 liters.
Compared to the pre-LCI model, the LCI updated the transmission to a 6-speed unit that is more reliable. BMW also uprated the I6 engines and introduced its last naturally-aspirated V8 engine. Unfortunately, the N62 wasn't really reliable, though it is better than the N63 that followed.
Those who drive offroad, for work or leisure, need to think twice before pulling the trigger: the BMW X5 is hardly the "offroader" that BMW would like you to think.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neo score 46% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Improved automatic transmission
  • Up-rated engines
  • Good towing capacity
Cons
  • Unreliable N62 V8 engine
  • Still ugly

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Specifications

3.0d3.0d AT3.0i3.0i AT4.4i AT4.8is AT

Capacity

Cargo Capacity465 L / 16.4 cu-ft ~ 1550 L / 54.7 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity10.5 L / 11.1 qt10.5 L / 11.1 qt10.5 L / 11.1 qt10.5 L / 11.1 qt14.4 L / 15.2 qt13.0 L / 13.7 qt
Engine Oil Capacity8.2 L / 8.7 qt8.2 L / 8.7 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qt6.5 L / 6.9 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt8.0 L / 8.5 qt
Fuel Capacity93.0 L / 24.6 gal
Passengers5
Payload515 kg / 1135 lbs515 kg / 1135 lbs600 kg / 1323 lbs600 kg / 1323 lbs580 kg / 1279 lbs500 kg / 1102 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | FrontVentilated discs
Brakes | RearDisc
Power SteeringHydraulic Steering
Suspension | FrontDouble-wishbone
Suspension | RearMulti-link
Tire Size235/65 R17235/65 R17235/65 R17235/65 R17235/65 R17275/40 R20

Construction

Body Style5-door SUV

Dimensions

Ground Clearance180 mm / 7.1 in180 mm / 7.1 in203 mm / 8.0 in203 mm / 8.0 in
Size | Height1715 mm / 67.5 in1715 mm / 67.5 in1715 mm / 67.5 in1715 mm / 67.5 in1707 mm / 67.2 in1707 mm / 67.2 in
Size | Length4667 mm / 183.7 in
Size | Width1872 mm / 73.7 in | 2180 mm / 85.8 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front1576.0 mm / 62.0 in
Track Width | Rear1576.0 mm / 62.0 in
Weight2170.0 kg / 4784.0 lbs2170.0 kg / 4784.0 lbs1995.0 kg / 4398.2 lbs2020.0 kg / 4453.3 lbs2120.0 kg / 4673.8 lbs2200.0 kg / 4850.2 lbs
Wheel Size7.5J x 177.5J X 1717 in17 in7.5J x 1720 in
Wheelbase2820 mm / 111.0 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h8.3 sec8.3 sec8.3 sec8.8 sec7.0 sec6.1 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph7.9 sec7.9 sec7.9 sec8.4 sec6.7 sec5.8 sec
CO2 Emission229 g/km250 g/km307 g/km317 g/km
Fuel Economy8.6 L/100km / 27.4 MPG (combined) | 11.4 L/100km / 20.6 MPG (urban) | 7.0 L/100km / 33.6 MPG (highway)9.4 L/100km / 25.0 MPG (combined) | 12.0 L/100km / 19.6 MPG (urban) | 8.0 L/100km / 29.4 MPG (highway)12.7 L/100km / 18.5 MPG (combined) | 17.8 L/100km / 13.2 MPG (urban) | 9.7 L/100km / 24.2 MPG (highway)18.1 L/100km / 13.0 MPG (urban) | 9.9 L/100km / 23.8 MPG (highway)13.1 L/100km / 18.0 MPG (combined) | 18.2 L/100km / 12.9 MPG (urban) | 10.2 L/100km / 23.1 MPG (highway)13.5 L/100km / 17.4 MPG (combined) | 18.7 L/100km / 12.6 MPG (urban) | 10.5 L/100km / 22.4 MPG (highway)
Top Speed210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph215.0 km/h / 133.6 mph210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph210.0 km/h / 130.5 mph246.0 km/h / 152.9 mph
Towing Capacity750 kg / 1653 lbs (w/o brakes) | 2700 kg / 5952 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 2300 kg / 5071 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain LayoutFront-engine (longitudinal), All-wheel drive
EngineM57D30M57D30M54B30M54B30N62B44N62B48
Engine | Bore84.0 mm / 3.3 in84.0 mm / 3.3 in84.0 mm / 3.3 in84.0 mm / 3.3 in92.0 mm / 3.6 in93.0 mm / 3.7 in
Engine | Compression Ratio18.0:118.0:110.2:110.2:110.0:111.0:1
Engine | Displacement3.0 L / 182.6 cu-in / 2993.0 cc3.0 L / 182.6 cu-in / 2993.0 cc3.0 L / 181.8 cu-in / 2979.0 cc3.0 L / 181.8 cu-in / 2979.0 cc4.4 L / 268.4 cu-in / 4398.0 cc4.8 L / 292.9 cu-in / 4799.0 cc
Engine | Power218.0 hp / 162.6 kW @ 4000 rpm218.0 hp / 162.6 kW @ 4000 rpm231.0 hp / 172.3 kW @ 5900 rpm231.0 hp / 172.3 kW @ 5900 rpm320.0 hp / 238.6 kW @ 6100 rpm360.0 hp / 268.5 kW @ 6200 rpm
Engine | Specific Output72.8 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in72.8 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in77.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in77.5 hp/L / 1.3 hp/cu-in72.8 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in75.0 hp/L / 1.2 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke90.0 mm / 3.5 in90.0 mm / 3.5 in89.6 mm / 3.5 in89.6 mm / 3.5 in82.7 mm / 3.3 in88.3 mm / 3.5 in
Engine | Torque500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm500 Nm / 368.8 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm300 Nm / 221.3 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm440 Nm / 324.5 lb-ft @ 3700 rpm490 Nm / 361.4 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm
Engine | TypeTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderTurbocharged commonrail diesel inline-6 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-6 engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol inline-6 engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinderNaturally-aspirated multi-port injected petrol V8 DOHC engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears6-speed6-speed5-speed6-speed6-speed6-speed
Transmission | TypeManualAutomaticManualAutomaticAutomaticAutomatic

Production

Availability2003 ~ 20062003 ~ 20062003 ~ 20062003 ~ 20062003 ~ 20062004 ~ 2006

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