BMW X5 4.8is
When the E53 BMW X5 was introduced in 1999, BMW not only took a monumental leap forward in its product line but effectively reinvigorated the SUV market. In fact, they didn’t even call it an SUV – it was a Sport Activity Vehicle (SAV) and combined the best driving attributes of a well sorted 5-Series sedan with all the hauling and utilitarian capability an SUV buyer requires, be it for soccer practice or a trip into the country.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in June of 2010 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center, San Diego, California.
355 bhp, 4.8-liter DOHC 32-valve V8 engine, six-speed Steptronic automatic transmission with manual capability, double-pivot strut-type front suspension, four-link integral rear suspension, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 111"
Source: RM Auctions
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