This BMW X5 has driven only 11,000 km in 15 years
There was no M model of the first X5
But not only the low mileage and the rare exterior color make this X5 an interesting vehicle for collectors, but also the fact that it is the former top model 4.8is. In 2003, BMW granted the first X model an extensive facelift, which can be recognized, among other things, by the new headlights and taillights as well as a generally revised front section.
Up until this facelift, called “LCI” by BMW, the X5 4.6is with a 4.6-liter V8 (M62B46), which had been available since the beginning of 2002, was the top model in the series. It developed 347 hp and 480 Nm of maximum torque – it went up to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds, top speed 240 km / h. But between spring 2004 and the end of production in September 2006, BMW went one better with the E53. It should there is no real M model from the first generation, but the X5 4.8is was as close to an M as it was then. The V8 (N62B48) was drilled out to 4.8 liters, the Power increased to 360 hp and 500 Nm maximum torque.