An in-depth look at the BMW X5 4.8is, the original high-performance luxury sport utility. Courtesy of Midwest Auto Collection. Presented by Chris Moran.
The 2005 BMW X5 4.8is is one of those vehicles. It rolls on 20s, has a bored-out V8 and a stiffened suspension holding it all up. On paper it's yet another argument that Americans will buy anything with a BMW badge on it, but on the road it's more fun than any SUV has a right to be.
Displacing the Competition
BMW borrowed a page from the Big Three school of high performance by upping the power of the X5 through increased displacement. The bump from 4.4 to 4.8 liters delivers 40 more horsepower and 26 additional pound-feet of torque for totals of 355 and 350, respectively. BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system works with a recalibrated six-speed automatic and a final drive ratio that's actually taller (3.9 vs. 4.1) than in the 4.4i to get the power to the ground.
Throttle tip-in is ultraquick, with the slightest nudge of the pedal resulting in a thump from the Exhaust and a not-so-subtle leap forward. Lay into it a little harder and the 4.8 smoothes out and slows up as wind resistance and gravity begin to take their toll on the tall 2.5-ton vehicle.
Its 0-to-60-mph time of 7 seconds and quarter-mile pass of 15.3 seconds make it one fast SUV, but both numbers are slower than those of any serious sport sedan in this BMW's $70K price range.
Convincing Us One Corner at a Time
Getting an SUV to go fast in a straight line is easy. Controlling one around a fast corner is the hard part. The standard X5 is good in this regard, but the 4.8is is better thanks to a sport-tuned air suspension; monster Michelin Diamari tires, sized 275/40 up front and 315/35 in back; and speed-sensitive variable assist steering (the standard system varies according to engine speed).
With all four wheels getting power, ripping through turns requires nothing more than pitching it in, allowing it to take a set and then hammering the throttle down to pull it around. The steering is as precise as that of any BMW sedan, body roll is moderate and the massive tires cling like a high school girlfriend.
The X5 4.8is clocked 62.3 mph through the slalom, a slightly higher speed than the Mercedes-Benz CLS500 sedan we ran the same day. The brakes are touchy, but the big 14-inch rotors stopped the 4.8 from 60 in just 116.1 feet, shorter than the CLS by a foot.
Looking and Feeling the Part
SUVs are purposeful, but rarely pretty. The X5 looks athletic and the 4.8is more so. In addition to big wheels and tires that give it a tough stance, the 4.8 gets titanium-colored grille work, shadowline window trim, extended side sills and a revised rear fascia highlighted by a pair of shadow chrome Exhaust tips.
The 4.8is not only looks better, it feels and sounds better, too. Standard upgrades to the interior include eight-way sport seats, a nearly full-length sunroof and a thicker three-spoke steering wheel. There's no iDrive to make things complicated, and the cabin design has the simplicity that made 20th-century BMWs feel just right.
The Alcantara-trimmed seats hold you in snugly without reminding you of every double cheeseburger you downed in the last six months. And speaking of meaty, the extra-thick steering wheel does as much to make the 4.8 feel sporty as any other upgrade on the spec chart. Cargo space is still meager, the CD changer is hard to get to and there's no third-row seat, but if those things are really that important to you, this is not your SUV.
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2004 BMW X5 4.8is, LeMans Blue Metallic/Cream Beige
CD (Multi Disc)
Cargo Load Tray
Aluminum Running Boards
Euro Clear Bi-Xenon Headlights
Angel IBright Angel Eye Bulbs
Angel Eyes wired to be DRLs(DRL option off)
eMirror Module (Autofold side mirrors)
ACS Style Rear Lip Spoiler
Front Fender Flares (from SE models)
Resonator replaced with X-pipe
Aluminum Footpad, Brake & Accelerator Pads
30mm H&R rear spacers
BMW Black Rear Seat Saver Cover (82110027060)
BMW Cargo Area Protective Cover (51470029245)
Wheels and Tires:
Currently installed = 20x9.5 M5 Replicas with new General G-Max All Season
Extra set = X6M Replicas, 20x11 & 20x10 with almost new Vredestein Ultrac
Sessanta Suv Tires, 315/35 & 275/40
"Наши тесты" BMW X5 (б.у.)
Передачи телеканала "Авто Плюс"
"Наши тесты" - это знакомство с новым, как
правило еще не появившимся на рынке
Только комплексный тест на полигоне и
дорогах общего пользования способен
выявить все преимущества и недостатки
Ведущие сами испытывают новинку,
моделируя всевозможные ситуации, от
спортивных заездов до серьезного
2004 BMW X5 4.8is Start Up, Exhaust, In Depth Tour, and Short Test Drive
In this video I give a full in depth tour of a 2004 BMW X5 4.8is. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this suv while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. I also take it for a brief
test drive and show how it is on the road. A thorough tour/review of this
suv designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
BTW there are many other features of the X5 I was not able to show such,
this vehicle is loaded, I will give you the best overview that I can in the
time I have.
If you want to know more info about this X5, check out their website here
BMW X5 (E53) - Большой тест-драйв (б/у) / Big Test Drive - БМВ Икс 5 (Е53)
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Машина 2001 года продолжает б/у-версию
«Большого тест-драйва». Этот BMW X5 (E53)
пригнали из Германии и, как выяснилось,
он не приспособлен к российским реалиям.
Каждые полгода владельцу приходится
что-то менять. Почему несмотря на это
Дмитрий не продает машину, зачем ему
мифические номера, как у Рустама
Вахидова и Сергея Стиллавина не
получилось посадить в автомобиль двух
девушек и зачем брутальной машине
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2014 BMW i8 Review
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What's New for 2014
The 2014 BMW i8 is an all-new model.
Based on the BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept car shown a few years
ago, the 2014 BMW i8 represents the German automaker's vision of a
high-performance plug-in hybrid. If this is what the future looks like,
sign us up. Zero to 62 mph in 4.4 seconds? A full charge in three hours
from a regular garage outlet? Approximately 95 mpg? Yes, please.
For the i8, BMW chops its classic 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine
formula in half. The i8 uses a turbocharged 1.5-liter inline three-cylinder
paired with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack. The
three-cylinder drives the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic
transmission, while the electric motor powers the front wheels through a
The engine and electric motor combine for 362 horsepower, 420 pound-feet
of torque and all-wheel-drive performance, all integrated into a chassis
that is 10 pounds lighter and 1.5 inches longer than the 3 Series. The i8
also delivers stellar handling thanks to 50/50 weight distribution and a
low, centrally mounted battery pack, although standard 20-inch wheels seem
like a suspect choice for maximizing corner-to-corner performance.
BMW says the i8 can also travel 22 miles and reach a top speed of 75 mph on
electrons alone. Uncorked with the gasoline engine in the lead, it will
reach a top speed of 155 mph. Sounds like a pretty good future to us.
Lightweight construction helps bring lofty performance within reach,
notably an aluminum chassis, chemically hardened glass (similar to that
used in smartphones) and extensive use of carbon-fiber-reinforced panels
within the 2+2 passenger cabin. Those plus-2 rear seats are small, however,
smaller than even a Porsche 911's, and are best considered auxiliary
luggage space. Even settling into the front seats requires some practice
given its unique scissor-lift-style doors.
We drove a recent i8 prototype and found the i8's easy thrust in
all-electric mode a close match for the Tesla Model S. In its Sport mode
(there are also Comfort and Eco Pro settings), the i8 further awakens,
feeling light, agile and averse to body roll. The hybrid never quite
overwhelms with acceleration, but it also never feels winded, the electric
motor's torque nicely covering for the small turbo as the latter winds up to deliver its power
Whatever the i8 lacks in competitive performance, it won't lack for style.
Its low-slung profile is punctuated by standard U-shaped LED headlights.
You can even order the i8 with laser headlights where regulations allow
(sorry, U.S. shoppers). Inside, a multitiered and layered cockpit design
uses recycled materials and naturally treated leather for upholstery and
panel surfaces Like the smaller i3 electric car, the i8 will offer three
trim levels -- Mega, Giga and Tera -- all with varying degrees of sport and
The 2014 BMW i8 arrives in the spring and starts around $136,000. That's
well above its most obvious target, the Tesla Model S, and that kind of
money also buys a lot of Porsche 911. Performance aficionados won't likely
be swayed and may even look across the BMW lineup to the "M" cars. But for
the hybrid buyer seeking power, performance and efficiency through a lower
profile, the 2014 BMW i8 presents a unique choice.
Check back for more information on the 2014 BMW i8, including specs,
driving impressions and buying advice as it becomes available.
Погоня ДПС за BMW X5 со стрельбой
На видео погоня ДПС за преступником за
рулем BMW X5 в Подмосковье Россия. Уходя от
преследования водитель внедорожника
совершает аварию - наезд на пешеходов,
после чего сотрудники ДПС открывают
огонь из табельного оружия.
Редкое по динамичности видео, советую!
http://www.razborka-moskva.ru - разборка BMW, недорогие
оригинальные запчасти б/у.
On video a pursuit of traffic police of the criminal at the wheel BMW X5 in
Moscow suburbs Russia. Leaving from prosecution the driver of an off-road
car makes failure - arrival on pedestrians then employees of traffic police
open fire from a government-issue weapon.
Rare on dynamism of video, I advise!
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2006 BMW X5 4.8is with leaking valve seals.
Customer dropped off vehicle complaining of white smoke from Exhaust. After confirming oil pooling in the
combustion chamber we removed the cylinder heads to check the valve guides,
clean the oil encrusted Exhaust ports
and replace the valve seals.
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2013 BMW X5 0-60 MPH Mile High Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new 2013 BMW X5 Xdrive 35i is a very sporty
German Crossover that had the body of a family hauler but the soul of a
sports car. The question that we strive to answer in this TFLcar drive and
review is does the 2013 BMW X5's heart, in other words it's engine, match
to the family hauler or to the sports car. To find out we test the BMW X5
with the M sport and performance packages from 0-60 @ 1 mile above sea
level and we also drive the car in the Colorado Mountains in another fun
and informative TFLcar Review.
BMW X5 e53 4.4i 2004 (N62 320 hp) The FULL Acceleration Test
This is a stock BMW X5 e53 4.4 2004 with a N62B44 320 hp engine.
The mileage is thrown off on about 80-90.000 km.
The road was flat.
73 kg driver with 20 kg extra weight on board.
DS mode run from 0.
2nd, 3rd gear pulls from 0.
130-200 km/h run.
Some kickdowns from 3rd-1st, 4th-2nd gears
And demonstration of throttle response on the M mode. (on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd
0-100 km/h in 7.1 seconds 0-60 mp/h in 6.8
0-200 km/h in about 31-32 seconds.
Nice for a stock SUV with a 250.000 km mileage.
HD video was shot on the Galaxy S4.