View Full Version : Latest news on BMW X5 facelift... and engine upgrades

07-01-2003, 06:06 AM
Here goes: New front grill, refresh of front and rear bumpers. New seats with upgraded leather. Seats will be heated and cooled. Steering wheel will be updated to conform with new styles. The 4 wheel drive will be updated. 4.4i engine from 745i producing 330hp and about 335lb/ft. New 6 speed auto trans. Possible 20" rims on 4.4 sport. LED lights, adaptive xenon heddlights. Navigation with pop-up display. Air suspension that can be raised and lowered either automatically or manually. There will be more standard features with fewer options. Lastly, the 4.6is will no longer be available but, my source said the new 4.4i will have performance similar to the outgoing 4.6. As I said previously, with a $55k price tag on a loaded 4.4i sport, performance as good as a 4.6is, who will buy a Cayenne S? With similar options the Cayenne balloons up to $65k. It is much heavier, will have slightly more hp(10), less torque (25) and is obviously the ugliest excuse for an SUV I have ever seen. Anyway, thought I would pass along the info.

*BTW, almost forgot, I heard the BMW is revamping their engines. Be careful if you are buying the new 5, or X5. I hear at the end of 2004, the 3.0 will be replaced by a 275hp 3.5L engine.



07-01-2003, 06:13 AM
i read in the bmwspartanburg website for co-op students, they got the job to deal with this X5 face lift project :)

07-01-2003, 05:35 PM
nice. now i got a truck for when i get married!
that thing is serious.

07-01-2003, 05:47 PM
holy crap ! look at those kidneys, they look too big. it doesn't looks like euro anymore, more like 'american' SUV :(

07-01-2003, 06:01 PM
my company is working on the deal so we get to do the body sides for the replacement of the X5 (the new X5) but that thing will not be out till a few years. if everything goes fine the parts should start coming in in december.

the X3 parts we had were just shipped to germany for a buyoff.

07-01-2003, 06:08 PM
the facelift is due later this year though?

07-01-2003, 09:09 PM
nice nice! i hope that the X5 gets the standard feature from the 5er, where your navigation screen is projected onto the front windshield!

07-02-2003, 05:16 AM
anyone gone to the BMW website and seen the new X3 pics?!?
Doesn't look that bad actually looks just like a smaller X5!!

07-02-2003, 05:26 AM
i wish they would leave there models alone for 5 to 10 years again and not mess with it.........

07-03-2003, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by windsor318is
i wish they would leave there models alone for 5 to 10 years again and not mess with it.........

well its been tradition to mid life upgrade, I think its kinda cool.. See a small change once in a while... although, lately, that "small" change is a lot bigger than usual.