BMW has entered the SUV segment with a luxury mid-size
that has three differently powered installments. This luxury
SUV is performance-oriented, in keeping with BMW's brand
identity in general. Impressive technological innovation
provides advanced performance, handling and safety components.
Meanwhile, the interior displays an assortment of comfort-oriented
features and high quality materials.
Throughout, inside and out, BMW's classic sporty styling
echoes in the 2003 BMW X5 design, making this vehicle unique
and distinctive yet unmistakably BMW. The 2003 BMW X5 is
built for successful families who want adventure readiness
and SUV versatility combined with joyful, driving capability.
The X5 has a single body type with three versions, offering
different power and trim levels. These three models are:
the 2003 BMW X5 3.0i, the 2003 BMW X5 4.4i and the 2003
BMW X5 4.6i.
All of the 2003 BMW X5 models comes with excellent ergonomic
interiors fitted with functional enhancements and a high
standard for comfort-related basics. Some of the former
include heated power mirrors, one-touch power mirrors, air
condition, rear-climate controls, and an active charcoal
filtration system that will keep the interior air tasting
Comfort-related standards include a high-fidelity 10-speaker
sound system that includes a CD player and a radio with
the Radio Data System technology allowing traffic and emergency
report access. The front seats have power features and optional
heat and memory adjustment devices.
Outside the BMW X5, an assortment of carefully chosen details
make for a car that looks good and works better. This vehicle
has standard roof-rails, halogen fog lights and low beam
headlights, metallic paint and a sturdy and effective all-weather
wiper system. Options mean the availability of such things
as a liquid high-pressure headlight cleaning system, Xenon
high-intensity discharge headlights, heated windshield washer
jets and star-spoke alloy wheels.
The 2003 BMW X5 comes with three engine choices. The first
is a 24 valve, 3.0-liter V6 that comes with a manual 5-speed
or an automatic 5-speed with Adaptive Transmission Control
and steptronic automatic/clutchless manual capability. It
gets 15/20 mpg (city/hwy) and manages an impressive 0-60
in 8.1 seconds. The 3.0-liter has 225 hp at 5900rpm and
214 lb-ft of torque at 3500.
The award-winning 4.4-liter V8 engine powers the next one
up. This powerplant has 325hp at 6100 rpm and 330 lb-ft
of torque at 3600. It also comes with 5-speed adaptive automatic
The 4.6i is the top engine and model X5 choice. It increases
capability so that this BMW X5 does 0-60 in 6.2 seconds.
This one offers a commanding 340 hp at 5700 rpm and 350
lb-ft of torque at 3700 rpm.
Safety and Security
The safety portfolio is very impressive. All models have
integrated deployment logic for safety-belt pre-tensioners,
airbags and post-impact safety measures. This system extends
to the dual front-impact airbag Supplementary Restraint
System (SRS) with dual-threshold and dual-stage deployment
and the front-compartment Head Protection System (HPS) with
front side-impact protection. Optional extras on the 2003
BMW X5 enable the addition of rear-door mounted side impact
airbags as well.
a Used Car Quote on a 2003 BMW X5.