About BMW X5
As BMW's first foray into the luxury SUV market, BMW X5 has been built by a famous German manufacturing company, Bayerische Motren Werke AG, more known under its abbreviation BMW since 2014 as a mid-size luxury crossover Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) in BMW 5 Series. Branded as a Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV) by BMW to emphasize its on-road ability despite its size, X5 is BMW's flagship mid-size SUV. Competing against the Land Rover Range Rover Velar, Cadillac XT5 and Mercedes-Benz AMG GLC 43, X5 has won Top Safety Pick 2008 from Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and it is in its third generation now.
The second-generation BMW X5 (E70) was produced from 28 September 2006 through 28 June 2013 as the replacement of the BMW X5 (E53) sharing the underpinnings with the BMW 5 Series performance luxury sedan. It was offered in only one body style, 5-door SUV and it also was available a high-performance derivation X5 M as well as 3.0si and 4.8i (renamed as xDrive35i, xDrive50i). During this generation, BMW X5 was powered by 3.0 L I6 rated at 260 hp and 4.8 L V8 producing 350 hp. And engines sent power through 6-speed or 8-speed automatic transmission to four wheels. The current X5 (F15) debuted at 2013 Frankfurt International Motor Show as xDrive50i, xDrive30d, M50d, xDrive40d, xDrive35i, xDrive25d, and sDrive25d. Now, X5 gets power from 3.0 L I6 rated at 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque, 3.0 L I6 diesel making 255 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque, 2.0 L turbocharged I4 producing 308 horsepower and 322 lb-ft of torque, and 4.4 L V8 generating 445 hp and 480 pound-feet of torque. All engines are mated to 8-speed automatic transmission to send power to rear wheels or four wheels.
BMW X5 Common Problems & Maintenance Tips
Boasting impressive sporty driving dynamics, on-road performance, top-notch build quality, BMW X5 is a huge hit in the United States. But as time passes by, you cannot ignore the fact that these common problems will find your X5:
First, engine failure deteriorated by cooling system failure is the worst situation that BMW X5 drivers could ever meet during their driving. You may know that engine failure is bad enough to destroy the vehicle but when the cooling system also fails, you know the disaster is around the corner. You should solve it as soon as you can before the worse situation appears. Some experienced X5 drivers said these recognizable and simple symptoms could help you to solve them as soon as possible. When the coolant starts to leak, the engine may stay at a high operation temperature and keep overheating so that it will have performance issues such as misfiring, stalling and even hard starting or inability to start; the vehicle will also be influenced so that it will have a decrease in power, acceleration and fuel economy. The illuminated Check Engine Light and Low Coolant Light are warnings for you to inspect the X5 spark plug, oxygen sensor, intake manifold gasket, cooling hose, radiator, water pump, air filter, and oil filter.
Second, another serious issue on BMW X5 would be the transmission failure, which is a problem that is overlooked or ignored by drivers a lot. In fact, many X5 owners have no idea about what transmission system is and how it works. But transmission system is vital to decide if your vehicle could run or not as it could transfer the engine power to moving energy. Once the transmission fluids start to leak, or clunking noises coming from underneath the vehicle, inaccurate gear readings, vehicle starting in another gear or not going into gear, and you find difficulty in shifting gears as well as transmission slippage and surging, you should know the X5 transmission assembly, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, shift cable and clutch fork may be the culprits.
However, on the whole, your BMW X5 has many vulnerable auto parts that could not last as long as the vehicle could. You are advised to maintain the X5 seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, headlight, antenna and cabin air filter routinely to enjoy a safe and comfortable ride all the time.
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