Hey Cool Car Fans,
If you’re looking for an SUV as we head into the Colorado Winter months be sure and check out this 2005 BMW X5 with the 4.4i V8 motor. It was owned by an attorney who purchased it new and it’s in mint condition.
It’s a one-owner, vehicle with a clean CarFax and AutoCheck and it’s loaded with heated seats even in the rear of the vehicle. It’s green with tan interior and has the large panoramic roof for maximum light exposure on those sunny Colorado days and moonlit nights. It has the Sport Package that allows you to downshift the transmission when coming down the mountains or steep hills, so that you don’t have to ride your brakes.
This vehicle needs nothing! It’s in fantastic shape and extremely well maintained. You may find some for less on the market, but wait until you go to see them and realize you have to put more money into making the vehicle what it should be. Believe me, I look at vehicles everyday and no two used cars are exactly the same. You get what you pay for on the used car market and this vehicle is priced to sell for the features and options it has included.
The 4.4i has standard 18’s, with 19’s available in tandem with the Sport Package. The Sport Package include firmer suspension tuning.
The V8 X5’s are super fast SUV’s for their size. They are capable of going 0-60 MPH in 6.8 seconds with the 4.4l engine and are very fun to drive. They handle really well too. You really get a great deal of bang for your buck when you purchase these vehicles on the used market like this one. You can get this vehicle for half the price of what it originally sold for new with only about 10,000 miles a year of driving on it.
There are a number of BMW X5’s available right now, but the majority of them are the smaller 3.0 liter V6 with more miles and not the 4.4 liter V8. BMW doesn’t make as many of the V8’s because of the additional cost involved and since they are out of the budget of many American’s who want to drive them. Many BMW enthusiasts tend to keep their X5’s and drive them until they have over 100,000 miles or more, unless they have leased them new. When they come off lease, BMW dealers usually sell them for more money with additional certification costs.
The spec’s on this vehicle are great too with the really low miles…
I have driven quite a few of the X5’s and most people settle for the V6 3.0l motor, but the big engine has much more power while not paying much more for fuel economy. If your goal is to keep the vehicle for a long time, like many people are doing these days, you have 8 cylinders working compared to 6 cylinders.
This is a big deal that most people don’t think about long term because of the of effort that the 6 cylinder needs to put forth to push the amount of metal on this vehicle compared to the 8 cylinder engine is greater. The motor has to work harder over time. It just makes sense because you have two additional cylinders working in the 8 cylinder compared to the 6 cylinder. You should be able to get several more years of use out of the 8 cylinder compared to the 6 cylinder and this is something that most people don’t think about.
There is not significant fuel savings between the 6 cylinder and the 8
cylinder engines either, but the horsepower jumps from 225hp in the 6 cylinder to 315hp in the 8 cylinder. If you’re going up in the mountains or you live in the mountains here in Colorado, you definitely should go for the additional power. You’ll notice it cruising on I70 and going on mountain passes.
City (mpg) 16
Highway (mpg) 22
Standard Engine: 4.4L, 315hp V8
Horsepower: 315 @ 5400 RPM
Torque: 324 @ 3600 RPM
Features: Air Conditioning, Alarm System, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM, Anti-Lock Brakes, Back Up Sonar, Bucket Seats, CD, Driver Airbag, Fog Lights, Heated Seats, Keyless Entry, Leather Seats, Owners Manual, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Seats, Power Steering, Rear Defroster, Sun Roof, Tilt Wheel, Tinted Windows, Traction Control
Cool Car Guy Rating: Super Cool & A Great Value
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Auto Consultant – John Boyd: The Cool Car Guy
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