BMW X5 Overview

2009 BMW X5

The BMW X5 is a 4-door, up to 7-passenger luxury sport-utility, available in 3 trims, ranging from the xDrive30i to the xDrive48i. The 2009 BMW X5 gets a number of feature upgrades for the new model year and introduces a diesel-powered model to the lineup. The xDrive35d features a clean-diesel 3.0-liter engine that produces an impressive 425 lb-ft of torque at a low 1,750 rpm – 75 more lb-ft than the V8 – with an estimated 26 mpg on the highway. Other updates include addition of an automatic tailgate to the Premium Package; heated rear seats have been added to the Cold Weather Package; and the iPod/USB adapter has been added to the X5 xDrive48i’s Premium Sound Package.

MSRP: Standard Engine:
$47,500 – $56,200

3.0-liter, I6, 265-horsepower engine that achieves 19-mpg in the city and 26-mpg on the highway. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard.

Average Consumer Rating: 3.63 stars
Expert Rating: 4.25 stars
2009 BMW X5 2009 BMW X5 xDrive 35d review – Advanced diesel technology meets the luxury SUV
Rating: 4.25 stars
By Alex Kramer

“The X5 is a stylish, well-built luxury SUV. With a powerful and efficient diesel engine, the X5 35d ups the ante and makes a strong case for the further adoption of this old technology in America.”

2008 BMW X5 2008 BMW X5 Review – A Recipe for Adventure
Rating: 4.5 stars
By R. Myint

“I was awed by the performance of the X5. The acceleration and handling were excellent. The highly technical features, which include the dynamic traction, stability, and braking controls as well as the adaptive headlights really made driving the X5 a joy.”

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