BMW X5 2009
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 2009 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 2009 Price and Specs
|BMW X Models Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|X3 Xdrive 20D Lifestyle||SUV||2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$9,990||$15,999|
|X5 Xdrive 30D||SUV||3.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$12,990||$19,999|
|X5 Xdrive 35D||SUV||3.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO||$14,990||$24,990|
|X6 Xdrive 50I||SUV||4.4L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$28,999||$32,990|
BMW X5 2009 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 Xdrive 30D||SUV||3.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||2700kg|
|X5 Xdrive 30I Executive||SUV||3.0L,PULP,6 SP AUTO||2700kg|
|X5 Xdrive 30D Executive||SUV||3.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO||2700kg|
BMW X5 2009 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW X5 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
Land Rover Discovery 3 and BMW X5 2009: Maintenance costs
What you want isn’t readily available, so I would suggest you survey a number of mechanics specialising in Discoveries and X5s to get the information.
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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.
A Crack at BMW
BMW has told us they believe those rims cracked because the tyres were underinflated. Large alloy wheels with low-profile tyres are also more prone to being damaged by hitting kerbs. Perhaps other readers can tell us about their experiences with the X5 wheels.