The BMW X5, produced from 2000 to 2006, marked the brand’s entry into the luxury SUV market and established a reputation for combining sporty driving dynamics with SUV versatility. This first-generation X5 was offered with a range of inline-six and V8 engines, paired with rear-wheel drive or BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The X5 boasted a car-like driving experience thanks to its unibody construction, which set it apart from the body-on-frame SUVs of the era. It featured a well-tuned suspension that balanced comfort and agility, making it one of the more engaging SUVs to drive. Inside, the X5 offered a premium cabin with high-quality materials and ample space for passengers and cargo. It also introduced the innovative but initially complex BMW’s iDrive infotainment system.



BMW X5 specifications, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.


  • Type: E53

Engine 4.4L 8-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: W-30
  • Oil certification: API
  • Drain plug torque: 26 ft-lbs

Spark Plug Gap

  • 4.4L 8-Cylinder: 0.032″


  • Capacity: 24.6gal ( 93.0L)

Washer Fluid

  • Capacity: 8.2qt (7.8L)



  • Petrol:
    • 3.0 L M54 I6
    • 4.4 L-4.6 L M62 V8
    • 4.4 L-4.8 L N62 V8
  • Diesel:
    • 3.0 L M57 I6 turbo


  • 5-speed manual
  • 6-speed manual
  • 5-speed automatic
  • 6-speed automatic

Fuel Consumption

bmw x5 series fuel consumption


Front Lights

  • Cornering Light Bulb: H7LL
  • Daytime Running Light Bulb LED
  • Front Fog Light Bulb: LED
  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb:
    • 5200
    • LED
  • High Beam and Low Beam Headlight Bulb: HID-D1S
  • High Beam Headlight Bulb: LED
  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb: LED
  • Stepwell Light BulbStepwell Light Bulb: LED

Rear Lights

  • Back Up Light Bulb: LED
  • Brake Light Bulb: LED
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED
  • License Plate Light Bulb: LED
  • Parking Light Bulb: LED
  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb: LED
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: LED
  • Tail Light Bulb: LED

Interior Lights

  • Dome Light Bulb: LED
  • Interior Door Light Bulb: LED
  • Luggage Compartment Light Bulb: 2825L
  • Map Light Bulb: LED
  • Vanity Mirror Light Bulb: LED