BMW X5 2007
This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the BMW X5: Very good on-road handling, Adequate off-road ability, Gen-3 very efficient
The 2007 BMW X5 carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2700 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.
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BMW X Models 2007 Price and Specs
|BMW X Models||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|X3 2.0D||SUV||2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$6,600||$10,230|
|X3 2.5SI||SUV||2.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$7,200||$11,110|
|X3 2.5SI||SUV||2.5L PULP 6 SP MAN||$6,900||$10,670|
|X3 3.0D||SUV||3.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$8,000||$12,430|
BMW X5 2007 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW X5 2007 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
BMW X5 diesel problems
Despite the price and BMW’s reputation, this series of X5 was not without its problems. Specific to the diesel-engined versions was a raft of things to watch out for when shopping for a second-hand X5. Those start with a poorly designed intake system which used small flaps in each inlet trat designed to create better air and fuel mixing and, therefore, more complete burning of the fuel. The problem was that these little flaps were secured by two screws each, and these could become loose and fall into the engine with catastrophic results. In some cases, the screws could even migrate into the turbocharger unit, destroying it.
Like many other brands of modern turbo-diesel, the X5 could also be afflicted by problems caused by a blocked Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). If the vehicle was used for urban work rather than highway running, the DPF could become clogged and unable to regenerate itself. Any X5 diesel with a `Service Engine Soon’ light illuminated on the dashboard is a potential problem child.
The car’s exhaust gas recirculation valve could also leak, causing faults within the emissions-control system, while the electronics associated with the fuel injectors could also be damaged by water entering the engine compartment.
Beyond the diesel engine, the rest of the X5 package was not without problems, either. Those can include electronic issues, poor water sealing around the body, noisy suspension and problems with petrol-engined variants as well. Fundamentally, this was not BMW’s finest hour quality-wise. It’s also worth noting that even though the BMW brand is a German one, this generation of X5s was manufactured in South Carolina in the USA.Show more
Second-hand luxury SUV?
The X5 would be my pick because it's a classy car that was the class benchmark until the current Mercedes-Benz ML arrived. But make sure you do your homework, as any complicated prestige car can get expensive if something big goes wrong.Show more
Wheel Big Problem
YOURS is the first we have had here at carsGuide. When we asked BMW about your concerns we were told they have had a handful of complaints about the X5, not necessarily the 20-inch rims, and in virtually all cases they have found that the tyres were under-inflated, and believe this is the reason for the problem. BMW recommends all owners check tyre pressure on a regular basis, which they believe would alleviate any problems with the wheels cracking.Show more