The E53 X5 debuted as BMWs first SUV in 1999, and was manufactured in Spartansburg, South Carolina at BMW’s new production facility, sharing much of its equipment with the BMW E39 5-Series and Land Rover L322 Range Rover. This 2002 example was ordered in Titanium Silver over a Black Montana leather interior and was optioned with the larger 4.4L V8 engine, the Premium Package, and the Sport Package. It has received extensive maintenance under the current ownership, including a complete overhaul of the suspension, a new fuel pump and filter, new calipers, rotors, parking brake shoes and brake hoses, a new battery, and a new radiator, water pump and thermostat, coolant hoses, valley pan gasket, crankcase vent valve, spark plugs and ignition coils, and a new expansion tank. The seller reports that the transmission has failed and will need to be rebuilt or replaced. Showing just under 167,500 miles on the odometer, this X5 4.4 is now being offered for auction at no reserve by its seller based out of Illinois.
The exterior is finished in Titanium Silver (354) with gloss black Shadowline trim. Equipment includes black roof rails, black body molding, a rear spoiler, auto-dimming exterior mirrors, rain-sensing windshield wipers, body-colored mirror caps, xenon headlights, white turn signals, and fog lamps. The seller reports the front and rear bumper were repainted due to cosmetic reasons, and the windscreen and mirror housings have been repainted due to rock damage that occurred in May of 2022, as seen on the CARFAX report. The seller also notes a scratch on the rear passenger door that has since been professionally touched up. Detailed images are provided in the gallery along with the complete CARFAX report. This X5 rides on 18” BMW Style 74 wheels which are mounted with Pirelli Scorpion all-terrain tires showing date codes from 2018.
The interior is upholstered in black Montana leather with Fineline wood trim on the center console, dashboard, and door panels. The optional Sport Package equips power-adjustable bolstered sport seats with lumbar adjustment and memory function, an Anthracite headliner, and a three-spoke multifunction M-Sport steering wheel. Amenities include a sunroof, automatic climate control, optional rear air conditioning, rear sun blinds, an onboard computer, and remote keyless entry. The original navigation display has been replaced with a Kenwood DNX693S navigation head unit coupled with Audiofrog GS10 and GS40 speakers and GS410C crossovers. The seller reports regular wear throughout the interior due to age and the automatic climate control unit displays some pixel fading on the passenger side.
This X5 is powered by a 4.4L M62B44 V8, which was factory rated at 282 HP and 325 lb.-ft of torque. All four wheels are driven by a 5-speed automatic transmission, which has failed and is in need of a rebuild or a replacement. The optional Sport Package equips an M-Sport tuned suspension. A long list of maintenance items were performed by the seller during their ownership, including new Bilstein B6 sport struts at all four corners, Bilstein coil springs, a 20-piece Lemforder suspension kit consisting of new control arms, ball joints, sway bar links, tie rod ends, and stabilizer link pins, a ZF steering gear rack, new Arnott air springs and height level sensors for the self-leveling rear suspension, a new BorgWerner fuel pump and Mann fuel filter, a Bosch alternator, genuine BMW brake rotors, Jurid brake pads, Pagid parking brake shoes, ATE brake calipers and hoses, a NAPA AGM battery, a Behr radiator, a genuine BMW water pump and thermostat, most of the coolant hoses, a genuine BMW valley pan gasket, a new crankcase ventilation valve kit, Bosch spark plugs and ignition coils, and a Mahle Behr expansion tank. The seller notes the lower timing cover gasket seeps a small amount of oil (a ½ quart per 5,000 miles), and reports the coolant, brake fluid, transfer case, power steering, and front and rear differentials were drained and filled within the last two years, along with the failed transmission.
This sale will include 2 keys, owner’s manuals, and extensive maintenance documentation including receipts for all replacement parts.