BMW X5 2003 E53

This generation of BMW X5 E53 has been produced from October, 2003 to January, 2007. We can provide information about 6 modifications of this generation. 2003 BMW X5 comes with four wheel drive (4x4).

This BMW is available with three petrol engines with displacement from 3.0 to 4.8 litres and power of from 231 to 360 horsepower un one diesel engine with displacement 3.0 litres and power of 218 HP. All engines feature a timing chain-driven camshaft, which is considered a more reliable and less maintenance-intensive solution (What is an engine chain and belt?).
The car is available with both manual (2 versions), as well as automatic (4 versions) gearbox.

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BMW X5 2003 E53 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 13 to 14 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 8.6 to 9.4 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient BMW X5 2003 E53 petrol engine version is BMW X5 3.0i, consuming 13 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient BMW X5 2003 E53 diesel - BMW X5 3.0d for 100 kilometers consumes 8.6 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, BMW X5 real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 8 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +9% for petrol engines and +7% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific BMW X5 modification.

BMW X5 2003 E53 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 307 to 324 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 229 to 250 grams per kilometer. From BMW X5 with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has BMW X5 3.0i which produces an average of 307 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the BMW X5 diesels least CO2 distributes BMW X5 3.0d - 229 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 6.1 seconds has BMW X5 4.8is version, conversely the tardiest one is BMW X5 3.0d reaching this speed only in 8.8 seconds. The maximum top speed is 246 km/h for the 4.8 petrol 8-cylinder 360 hp version (BMW X5 4.8is).

Lenght of BMW X5 is 467 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - BMW X5 is about 3 cm longer than Toyota Land Cruiser, but 4 cm shorter than Land Rover Range Rover. BMW X5 gross weight is from 2595 to 2700 kg (depending on modification), which is approximately the same as the average for cars of this age and class. BMW X5 trunk space is 465 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1550 litres.

This BMW is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 5500 €. According to user reviews, average BMW X5 repair costs are 290 € per year. Users calculated BMW X5 2003 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 3500 € cost per year and 0.32 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 63%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 16% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of BMW X5 for your situation and driving habits here! Our review authors managed to sell their BMW X5 in average time of 2 weeks. Below you will find more detailed information about BMW X5 prices and costs.

In user reviews BMW X5 received average grade 8.5 (from 10) - better than average rate for same years cars (7.8). 92% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

BMW X5 modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox
BMW X5 2003 3.0i 4x4

Most fuel efficient petrol version

3.0 Petrol 231 HP 13.0 l/100km Manual (6)
BMW X5 2003 3.0i 4x4

Most fuel efficient petrol version

3.0 Petrol 231 HP 13.0 l/100km Automatic (5)
BMW X5 2003 3.0d 4x4 Oct 2003 — Dec 2006

Most fuel efficient diesel version

3.0 Diesel 218 HP 8.6 l/100km Manual (6)
BMW X5 2003 3.0d 4x4 3.0 Diesel 218 HP 9.4 l/100km Automatic (6)
BMW X5 2003 4.4i 4x4

Most fuel efficient petrol version

4.4 Petrol 320 HP 13.0 l/100km Automatic (6)
BMW X5 2004 4.8is 4x4 Apr 2004 — Jan 2007

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds

4.8 Petrol 360 HP 14.0 l/100km Automatic (6)
BMW X5 service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

BMW X5 safety

During safety testing BMW X5 has obtained 5 stars from five, which means very high safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of BMW X5 is evaluated with five stars, and for pedestrian protection BMW X5 got one star.

BMW X5 prices

BMW X5 2003 - 2007 crossover price in Latvia is from 2600 € to 7000 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles BMW X5 price is entirely high - BMW X5 is approximately for 15 percents more expensive then average crossovers of this age (compare crossovers 2003 - 2007 prices). Despite of price above average BMW X5 quality is not so good (see below), so this BMW may not be the best choice for this price.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
BMW X5 2006 price 5000 € 6000 € 7000 €
BMW X5 2005 price 4300 € 6000 € 7000 €
BMW X5 2004 price 4300 € 5500 € 6500 €
BMW X5 2003 price 2600 € 3900 € 5000 €

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BMW X5 reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service BMW X5 reliability is below average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2018 defects were detected in an average of 29.5 percent of BMW X5 of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 26.9%.

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BMW X5 2003 E53 features (options)

Percentage of BMW X5 with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
88%
Conditioning
80%
Rain sensor
79%
Xenon headlights
75%
Metallic paint
67%
Tire pressure control
57%
Cruise control
54%
Leather upholstery
54%
Electrically adjustable seats
51%
Rear parking sensors
50%
Roof bars (railings)
49%
Front parking sensors
47%
Electrically adjustable steering wheel
46%
Navigation
44%
Auxiliary heating
43%
Heated seats
43%
Adjustable steering wheel
39%
Dimming mirrors
35%
Panoramic sunroof
24%
Sunroof
22%
Bi-xenon lights
20%

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BMW X5 reviews

Total 28 BMW X5 owner reviews

BMW X5 2003 Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 11 years) Owned for:210`000 kilometers (6 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.2 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 6390 € (~ 1065 € per year)
Total car rating:
7
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