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Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
Segment: Premium SUV

The 3 series started its career in the '70s only in coupe form but evolved over the years into a full line of bodyworks.

But the coupe was not dropped and, in the third 3-series, the coupe played an important role in the market. It was shown in late 1990 and the sales started in 1991.

The E36 was a complete change in the 3-series design. From the exposed rounded headlights to newly developed twin headlamps under the same glass, it was a big step and many fans didn't agree with it. But the car was better from any point of view. The new suspension, bigger wheelbase and bigger engines were enough to place the car on top of the premium compact-sized sedans on the market. And the coupe went a step further with its doors with frameless windows.

The interior featured a dashboard turned toward the driver, with accessible controls and a good layout. The low sitting position was very well received by the customers who were looking for a true sports car at a decent price. In the rear, there was enough room for two adults. Depending on the trim level and options checked on the list, there were front highly bolstered seats, heated and power-adjustable.

Under the hood, the basic engine was a carry-over from the E30, but that changed from the facelift model that happened in 1995. The top model, apart from the M3, was the 328i version, with a newly developed 2.8-liter unit. The standard transmission for the entire range was a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic was offered as an option.

BMW X5 (E53) 2000 - 2003 13 Photos
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BMW X5 (E53) 2000 - 2003
  3 gasoline engines
  • 3.0i 5MT AWD (231 HP)
  • 4.4i 5AT AWD (286 HP)
  • 4.6is 5AT AWD (340 HP)
  1 diesel engine
  • 3.0d 5AT AWD (184 HP)

BMW X5 (E53) 3.0i 5MT AWD (231 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0i 5MT AWD (231 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2979 cm3
Power
170 KW @ 5900 RPM
231 HP @ 5900 RPM
228 BHP @ 5900 RPM
Torque
221 lb-ft @ 3500 RPM
300 Nm @ 3500 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
24.3 gallons (92.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
125.5 mph (202 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
8.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-Speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65 R17 104 H
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.7 in (4666 mm)
Width
73.7 in (1872 mm)
Height
67.5 in (1715 mm)
Front/rear Track
62/62 in (1,575/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
111 in (2819 mm)
Ground Clearance
7 in (178 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.4 cuFT (464 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4564.4 lbs (2070 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5722 lbs (2595 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
13.5 mpg US (17.4 L/100Km)
Highway
23.5 mpg US (10 L/100Km)
Combined
18.5 mpg US (12.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
305 g/km

BMW X5 (E53) 4.4i 5AT AWD (286 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.4i 5AT AWD (286 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4398 cm3
Power
210 KW @ 5400 RPM
286 HP @ 5400 RPM
282 BHP @ 5400 RPM
Torque
324 lb-ft @ 3600 RPM
439 Nm @ 3600 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
24.3 gallons (92.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
128 mph (206 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
7.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65 R17 104 H
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.7 in (4666 mm)
Width
73.7 in (1872 mm)
Height
67.5 in (1715 mm)
Front/rear Track
62/62 in (1,575/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
111 in (2819 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.4 cuFT (464 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4806.9 lbs (2180 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5920.4 lbs (2685 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
12.5 mpg US (18.8 L/100Km)
Highway
21.2 mpg US (11.1 L/100Km)
Combined
16.9 mpg US (13.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
335 g/km

BMW X5 (E53) 4.6is 5AT AWD (340 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.6is 5AT AWD (340 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
4619 cm3
Power
250 KW @ 5700 RPM
340 HP @ 5700 RPM
335 BHP @ 5700 RPM
Torque
354 lb-ft @ 3700 RPM
480 Nm @ 3700 RPM
Fuel System
Multipoint Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
24.3 gallons (92.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
149.1 mph (240 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
6.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
275/40 R20 W
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.7 in (4666 mm)
Width
73.7 in (1872 mm)
Height
67.5 in (1715 mm)
Front/rear Track
62/62 in (1,575/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
111 in (2819 mm)
Ground Clearance
7 in (178 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.4 cuFT (464 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.38
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4806.9 lbs (2180 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5920.4 lbs (2685 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
11.2 mpg US (21 L/100Km)
Highway
20.6 mpg US (11.4 L/100Km)
Combined
15.8 mpg US (14.9 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
356 g/km

BMW X5 (E53) 3.0d 5AT AWD (184 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.0d 5AT AWD (184 HP)
Cylinders
L6
Displacement
2926 cm3
Power
135 KW @ 4000 RPM
184 HP @ 4000 RPM
181 BHP @ 4000 RPM
Torque
302 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM
409 Nm @ 2000 RPM
Fuel System
Common Rail
Fuel
Diesel
Fuel capacity
24.3 gallons (92.0 L)
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
124.3 mph (200 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
10.5 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
All Wheel Drive
Gearbox
5-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
235/65 R17 104H AS
DIMENSIONS
Length
183.7 in (4666 mm)
Width
73.7 in (1872 mm)
Height
67.5 in (1715 mm)
Front/rear Track
62/62 in (1,575/1,575 mm)
Wheelbase
111 in (2819 mm)
Cargo Volume
16.4 cuFT (464 L)
Aerodynamics (Cd)
0.35
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4784.9 lbs (2170 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
5920.4 lbs (2685 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
19.1 mpg US (12.3 L/100Km)
Highway
28.7 mpg US (8.2 L/100Km)
Combined
24.2 mpg US (9.7 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
259 g/km
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