BMW X5 2008
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 2008 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 2008 Price and Specs
|BMW X Models Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|X3 2.0D||SUV||2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$11,490||$14,990|
|X3 2.5SI||SUV||2.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$5,990||$13,990|
|X3 2.5SI||SUV||2.5L PULP 6 SP MAN||$5,990||$13,990|
|X3 Xdrive 20D Lifestyle||SUV||2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$11,990||$12,999|
BMW X5 2008 Towing capacity
The BMW X5 has maximum towing capacity of 2700kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.
|BMW X5 Model||Body Type||Specs||Braked Capacity|
|X5 Xdrive 30I||SUV||3.0L,PULP,6 SP AUTO||2700kg|
|X5 3.0SI||SUV||3.0L,PULP,6 SP AUTO||2700kg|
|X5 Xdrive 30D||SUV||3.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||2700kg|
|X5 3.0D||SUV||3.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||2700kg|
BMW X5 2008 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW X5 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
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I wouldn’t recommend a used BMW with that sort of mileage on it if you plan to keep it for an extended time. They are expensive to service and repair, something you must be prepared for in the future as the kilometres climb. I would definitely recommend that a dealer, or preferably an experienced BMW mechanic check it if you did decide to buy it. Go for a 7-seat SUV from a Japanese brand.
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Your budget limits you to older models, such as 2008/2009, which will have done 120,000 to 180,000 km. I am loath to recommend buying one of these cars with such a mileage on them; you would be heading the period of pain when you are quite likely to face increasing and expensive repairs. If you were to choose to buy one I would go for the Discovery. I would also urge you to have the car you choose checked over by a specialist mechanic who knows the brand intimately. Instead of the European models you are considering I would suggest you also look at something like the Toyota Kluger, which would likely to be more reliable and less expensive going forward, and your budget would stretch to a later model.