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Key Info

Titanium Silver Metallic
4.8L DOHC 32-Valve V8 Engine
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Vehicle Details

Model Overview
BMW's X5 comes in two different models for 2008--the 3.0si, and the 4.8i. The 3.0si is powered by a 3.0L inline six-cylinder engine making 260 horsepower; the 4.8i gets a 350-horsepower, 4.8L V8 engine. Both engines have sophisticated design features, including aluminum and magnesium construction and Valvetronic, which controls and varies valve lift to deliver full power when needed yet otherwise allows increased efficiency and smoothness. The transmission has three different modes--Drive, Sport, and Manual, which lets the driver command gearshifts when desired.
The X5 is built with a very stiff body structure and has a four-wheel independent suspension, including a double-wishbone setup in front and a multi-link arrangement in back; the setup is oriented toward a good ride and crisp handling on the road, yet it has the ruggedness for occasional light off-roading. The optional active steering system adjusts the effective ratio of the steering such that at low speed the steering wheel only needs to be turned twice to go from lock to lock, yet at high speeds the system has a long ratio for good stability. The system interfaces with AdaptiveDrive--part of the optional Sport Package--to coordinate the steering system's operation with active roll stabilization and electronic damping control.

All X5 models come with xDrive, a full-time all-wheel drive system that normally sends 60 percent of engine torque to the rear wheels but using a multi-disc clutch can steplessly vary torque to the front wheels, sending more as needed. XDrive interfaces with the stability control system to enhance handling safety.

The X5 comes with two rows of seating for a total of five adults, but a third row of seating is optional to seat seven. Third-row seating includes a self-leveling suspension feature, plus rear climate controls. Otherwise, dual-zone climate control is standard, while a four-zone climate control system is optional.

Interior materials used in the X5 are especially distinctive. The standard upholstery on the 3.0si is a leatherette, while the 4.8i gets Nevada leather. Dark Burl Walnut, Light Poplar Wood, and Dark Bamboo trims are available.

A new revised version of the standard dynamic stability control (DSC) now includes brake fade compensation, brake stand-by, and brake drying, to help increase overall brake safety in a wide range of conditions, plus the Start-off Assistant, which helps keep the vehicle from rolling backward when starting from a stop and facing uphill. Hill descent control, to help modulate speed while making steep descents off-road or on slippery surfaces, and a trailer stabilization program are also included.

Besides DSC, the X5 comes with a wide range of safety features including a rollover sensor that interfaces with the vehicle's air bag system. Front seat-mounted side air bags and a head-protection system for all outboard occupants are also standard. Both X5 models come with a run-flat tire system, with which the vehicle can be driven up to 90 miles at up 50 mph when the tire loses its inflation.

Climate control, navigation, and entertainment functions, among others, are accessed through the iDrive controller, which now has six programmable memory keys for frequently used functions.

Both the 3.0si and 4.8i models come very well equipped, yet they have expansive option lists that bring standout high-tech and luxury features, such as Active Ventilated Seats, heated rear seats, park distance control, a head-up display, and a rear-seat entertainment system. An available Sport Package includes Sport seats, special trim, a sport steering wheel, active roll stabilization, and electronic damping control.
Model Strengths
Good Compromise Between Sport Wagon And Rugged SUV
Spacious Interior
Available Luxury And Technology Options.
Model Changes
After a complete redesign for 2007, the BMW X5 returns for 2008 with only a few feature changes. The dynamic stability control system now gets a number of additional safety-oriented features: brake drying, brake stand-by, brake fade compensation, and the start-off assistant. Also for 2008, the xDrive system's graphic display has been upgraded with new colors and typography and improved contrast, and the glove compartment is now larger. The standard sound system has been upgraded to one with 12 speakers, two subwoofers, and new speaker configurations.
Model Value
The 2008 X5, which is called a "sports activity vehicle" by BMW, combines some of the best attributes of a sport wagon and an SUV, offering better handling than most SUVs yet some measure of off-road ability and toughness. In the first and second rows, the X5 offers a good, quiet ride as well. As in BMW's sedans, there's also plenty of opportunity to upgrade the X5 with high-tech options.
4.8L DOHC 32-valve V8 engine-inc: double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing, Valvetronic, 2-stage induction system
Electronically controlled engine cooling
Direct ignition system w/knock control
6-speed Steptronic automatic transmission-inc: OD, adaptive transmission control, sport & manual modes, electronic selector
Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, hill descent control, trailer-towing stabilization, rollover protection system, traction control
xDrive full-time all-wheel drive system w/front/rear torque split
Prep for trailer hitch
Double wishbone multi-link front suspension-inc: aluminum thrust plate, coil springs
Integral 4-link self-leveling rear suspension-inc: aluminum upper & lower arms, aluminum wheel carriers, air springs
Front/rear stabilizer bars
Twin-tube gas-pressure shocks
P255/55HR18 run-flat all-season tires
18" x 8.5" star spoke alloy wheels (style 209)
Space saver spare
Variable-ratio constant-assist pwr steering
4-wheel ventilated pwr disc brakes-inc: brake fade compensation, brake standby, brake drying, auto hold function
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Electromechanical parking brake
Dual exhaust system
Panoramic moonroof
Roof rails
Rear roof spoiler w/separation edges
Body-color bodyside cladding
BMW kidney grille w/titanium vertical bars
Matte-black & chrome side window frame trim
Xenon adaptive automatic headlights-inc: dynamic auto-leveling, auto headlight control, cornering lights
Front fog lights
Programmable daytime running lights
Adaptive brakelights
Body-color & black pwr mirrors-inc: 3-position memory, passenger reverse auto-tilt-down
Rain-sensing windshield wipers w/heated washer jets
Variable intermittent rear window wiper w/washer
Body-color door handles
2-piece tailgate w/soft-close feature
Nevada Leather seat trim
10-way pwr front seats-inc: 3-position driver seat memory, headrests
2nd row split-folding seats-inc: flush-fold function, fold-up center armrest, headrests
Front console-inc: removable flashlight, dual storage compartments w/lids & armrests, accessory pwr outlet
Front/rear floor mats
Leather-wrapped pwr tilt/telescopic multi-function steering wheel-inc: auto tilt away, 3-position memory
Electronic analog speedometer & tachometer
LCD main & trip odometers
Tire pressure monitor
Pwr windows-inc: pwr retention, 1-touch open/close, anti-trapping feature, close from exterior lock
Central locking system-inc: double-lock, selective unlocking, glovebox
Remote keyless entry-inc: selective unlocking, tailgate release, interior light actuation, window down, alarm
iDrive system-inc: on-board computer, 6.5" color display, (5) menus, controller, (6) programmable memory keys
Dynamic cruise control
Remote tailgate release
Anti-theft alarm system w/interior motion detector
Vehicle key & memory
Enhanced coded driveaway protection
Anti-theft AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3 capability, auxiliary audio input jack, radio data system (RDS), weather band, (12) speakers w/ (2) subwoofers
FM diversity antenna system
Prep for CD changer
TeleService activation
Dual-zone automatic climate control-inc: auto recirculation, misting control, bi-directional solar sensor, temp-controlled rear air outlets, toggle control for custom air distribution settings, max A/C function, activated charcoal micro-filter ventilation
Rear window defroster
Pwr upper & lower locking gloveboxes
Front/rear cupholders
Smokers pkg-inc: ashtray & lighter
Dark burl walnut wood trim
Storage compartments in all (4) doors
Dual front sun visors w/illuminated vanity mirrors
BMW ambiance lighting
Courtesy lights-inc: fade in/out feature, dual front reading lights, front footwell lighting, (2) cargo compartment lights in tailgate
Seatback storage compartments
Fully finished cargo area-inc: accessory pwr outlet, retractable/removable cover, (4) tie-downs
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
2-stage dual front smart airbags w/dual-threshold deployment
Front passenger OC3 seat-occupation recognition
Front side-impact airbags
Front/rear head protection system
All-position 3-point safety belts w/belt force limiters
Front safety belt pretensioners
Child safety rear door locks
LATCH attachments for 2nd row outboard seats
Dynamic stability control (DSC)-inc: electronic brake proportioning, cornering & braking stability enhancement, dynamic brake control, hill descent control, trailer-towing stabilization, rollover protection system, traction control
Interlocking side-impact intrusion beams
Programmable daytime running lights
Advanced crash safety management-inc: unlock doors, hazard lights on, battery safety terminal (disconnects starter, alternator & fuel pump)

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