The BMW X5 E53 is a mid-range premium crossover. This is the first model of the BMW X5 family, developed in 1999. The car was produced at the American plant, as well as in Germany. It should be noted that the first-generation X5 has a large number of components borrowed from the Range Rover L322. This is due to the fact that in the 1990s, the BMW brand was still owned by the British Land Rover brand. In the U.S. the car went on sale in 1999, and in Europe the model appeared in 2000. In 2006, BMW discontinued production of the very first BMW X5. In the same year, a more modern model with the E70 body was put into production.
BMW X5 E53 engines. Official fuel consumption rate per 100 km.
Generation 1 (E53, 1999-2006)
3.0, 231 hp, manual, full, consumption – 17.4/10 liters per 100 km
3.0, 230 hp, automatic, full, consumption – 18.1/9.9 liters per 100 kilometers
4,4, 320 hp, automatic, full, consumption – 18,1/10,2 l per 100 km
4.8, 360 hp, automatic, full, consumption – 18.7/10.5 liters per 100 km
3.0, 218 hp, manual, full, consumption – 11.4/7 l per 100 km
3.0, 218 hp, automatic, full, consumption – 12/8 l per 100 km.
BMW X5 E53 owner reviews
I am proud of my car, the Germans made a successful crossover, which became the first SUV in the model range of BMW. The car is in the top version with a 360-horsepower motor and automatic. Powerful dynamics, powerful brakes, and acceleration. Gasoline consumption in the city is 18 liters, and 10 liters per 100 km on the highway. Model of 2002 release.
My BMW X5 E53 has overcome 138,000 km of roads, I am its second owner. The car is in the average configuration with a 4.4-liter motor at 320 horsepower. The automatic transmission adjusts for a quiet ride, although the engine asks to press the pedal to the floor. As a result, there is a sensation that the box doesn’t keep up with the engine. Thus, the fuel consumption is 18-19 L per 100 km.
I drive a BMW X5 E53. This is the first crossover BMW before I drove only Bavarian cars. Of course, used ones. And I also have a used BMW X5, I bought it in 2015 for 700,000 rubles. The car was in decent condition, with a gasoline 4.4-liter engine rated at 320 horsepower and an automatic transmission. In terms of cross-country ability, the X5 is able to compete with the closest competitors, but not with real off-roaders. The car consumes 18 liters per 100 km.
I have the very first BMW X5, ordered it back in 1999 from Germany. The Germans got a decent car for their time with a lot of options. The suspension is not as stiff and is quite power-hungry compared to more modern crossovers BMW. The car is equipped with a three-liter 230-horsepower motor, which comes with a base package and is aggregated with an automatic. Gasoline consumption of 18 liters per 100 kilometers in the city, and 10 liters on the highway. Acceleration to 100 km / h in 9-10 seconds.
The car has been in use since 2014, I am its third owner. Found a copy with a silver body in good condition, which cost me 800 thousand rubles. Naturally, for that kind of money, they don’t sell junk. Car from 2001, with a powerful gasoline engine at 320 horsepower, which spends 18-19 liters in the city.
On the odometer of my BMW X5 E53 187 thousand kilometers. The car is still not bad and on the move, but needs an overhaul. Suspension, ball joints, shock absorbers, engine and piston group components, and door sills need to be repainted. I hope to sell it in this condition as I no longer have the energy for it. Under the hood is a 3-liter 230-horsepower motor that eats more than 17 liters in the city.
I switched to the BMW X5 from the UAZ Patriot. Not at all regretted that I had to pay in addition only 250 thousand rubles (I sold the Patriot for 300 thousand). Car 1999, bought in 2016 in the base version with a gasoline 3-liter engine. The engine consumes 17-18 liters in the city.
A good car for all occasions – it is able to drive fast on the highway and at the same time does not lurch, as well as if necessary to overcome obstacles on rough terrain. I have the 2001 version with the 3.0-liter engine. The diesel does not consume more than 12 liters per 100 kilometers.
BMW X5 E53 is a historical car, this is the first crossover BMW. In fact, that is why it has a lot of factory flaws. I am already silent about the eternal problems with electronics. There are constant glitches. All because the car is not adapted to our salty winters. The three-liter diesel engine with a capacity of 218 horsepowers makes the car almost a sports car, but it rolls heavily in turns because of the high clearance. The fuel consumption is 11-12 liters in the city cycle.
I like the car, by the way, it’s my first premium SUV. Before that, I had Lada 4×4 and Chevrolet Niva. Thus, the BMW X5 E53 became my first crossover, able to compete with Mercedes and Audi. The car is equipped with an economical 3-liter diesel engine, which consumes only 11 liters in the city.