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2011 BMW X5 M

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 12/Hwy 17/Comb 14 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V8, Twin Turbo, 4.4 Liter Transmission: Auto, 6-Spd Adaptive
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: United States

2011 BMW X5 M Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.9
Out of 10

Based on 195 Ratings for the 2010 - 2013 models.

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  • Value
    7.9/10
    Quality
    8.3/10
  • Reliability
    8.1/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.8/10

Nice Vehicle But Maintenance Costs Huge Drawback

By on Friday, April 08, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Do not purchase consider leasing."

Cons: "expensive maintenance, rough ride but handles well"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"New the vehicle is great especially under warranty. However, once mileage is over 50,000 costs begin to mount. Every other month it's something: oil pan leak, coils, gaskets, run flat tires (very expensive), AC recharge, etc... In retrospect I wish I had never bought the car when my lease was up. I would have been better off re-leasing if I still wanted to drive a BMW. Buyer beware...not a good investment."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

TOO MANY REPAIR ISSUES

By on Thursday, March 10, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Nice to drive"

Cons: "Too many repair issues!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I own a 2011 BMW X5 50i. This vehicle looks great aesthetically, and is a dream to drive. However, the amount of repairs, and the cost to repair the vehicle since recently coming off of warranty are through the roof! The repairs have been many, but the worst has been 4 separate oil leaks within the last year. I will not be purchasing another BMW."

9 people out of 11 found this review helpful

Gorgeous Vehicle Fun to drive but 0 Reliability

By on Friday, September 18, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Fun to Drive"

Cons: "Not reliable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I purchased this care 8 months ago with 50,000 miles. I wasn't informed at the time of purchase about the oilpan leaking. I had to replace the front brakes for $700, tires for $1,300, turbo coolant lines $2,600, water pump $700, expanded coolant tank $350, and I still have to do the oil pan for another $3,000. It just seems to have problem after problem, not to mention the recalls. I would never recommend this car."

34 people out of 43 found this review helpful

Great deal, super comfort and performance beyond

By on Friday, September 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 15

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfort, PERFORMANCE and Looks."

Cons: "3 words milage milage milage."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I don't remember how many SUVs I have had, but its been a lot from the Toyota Land Cruiser(I got nauseous paying $38K) to this Bimmer which is just beyond belief. Its my family car, and the most comfortable seats I have ever had, including the seats in my 911 which are Porsches Top of the line seats. Easy to drive and laid back comfort yet when its time to go push the M button on the Steering world and HANG ON!! Snap of the head performance, I don't know any other SUV and SOME Sport Cars that are this fast! Yet when its time to drive in the snow it gets us to our destination relaxed and ready to go. I noticed the 2016 is VERY much alike so if you want the most powerful SUV on the planet you might want to try the 2011. If you can get one for 35K I would jump all over it since the 2016, is $116,000. What do you do? They can be expensive to fix so get the longest warranty you can and BMW has some good ones. And be prepared not to get the best milage in the world. But get this, my neighbor has a Toyota Highlander across the street and their milage is only 2 miles better than us and they have 250 HP I think vs. 555 for mine. GREAT CAR!!!"

10 people out of 16 found this review helpful

Best vehicle until about 60000 miles

By on Saturday, August 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
3/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"problems are mounting. every vew months some goes wrong. gasket leaks $1400.00, water pump $700.00 +, suspension $1400. new battery 5 months ago but now high battery drain light just came on. oil leaks are back just after the oil was changed. but that could be the mechanics fault. it seems to go on an on. shopping for a more reliable car. :( used to love my BMW's. Mechanic says cars are being made with more and more complex circuitry. repairs are expensive as parts are made cheaper but labor is more. i used to recommend this car. no longer a fan. sorry BMW. you loose."

50 people out of 57 found this review helpful

Great to drive but has occasional hiccups.

By on Tuesday, August 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Fun European style handling"

Cons: "Some interior design and computer issues"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"2008 X5 3.0si with 90,000 miles (144000 km). Overall almost as good as my '83 Grand Prix, just way more noise, lot more gas, and not nearly as comfortable (but that '83 was a one off vehicle, never found another one like it). However this X5 has been a lot of fun to drive and is dependable 99% of the time. It does suffer from occasional mental difficulties and aberrant behavior. I think I can only attribute this to bad computer coding. Things will function or not function on a somewhat random basis. Usually will just need to reboot and all will work fine again. (was this programmed by Microsoft?) Also, this vehicle is definitely a SUV, not to be confused with a truck like a Jimmy SLT. Same size, just not as practical or useful in many ways. And lots of fancy buttons and gadgets on the X5 to play with and decipher, but I am not sure what the engineers were thinking when they designed them. Maybe everybody else likes it that way. I dont. Anyway, looks good, drives great, mechanically good, practicality so-so, gadgets ....meh. Overall I'd give this a good solid 7.5 in my books."

7 people out of 18 found this review helpful

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