The 3.0 has more than enough power for a family car. It has never felt under-powered and really does shift when you want it too. I don't even notice it when towing my boat either.
Originally Posted by zile062
thank you for that info, and power wise since you had both is 4.4 worth going for over 3.0 ? or is 3.0 enough for a family car ? my e36 was 328i and im used to have some power under the pedal but now I got married and expecting baby so im going for the safety but still would not mind some speed on lonely drives, were you more satisfied with 4.4 or now with 3.0 when you take everything in consideration. sorry for that many question but it is a big deal for me now to buy the right x5
The 4.4 power is absolutely awesome - it pulls like a train and the sound of the V8 is simply amazing - it makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up! I had a smile on my face every time I drove the 4.4 - thing is I got depressed so much that the fuel gauge dropped so fast! A couple of times my mates asked why I liked the X5 so much. All I used to do was say listen to this and start the engine and rev the nuts off it!!!!!!!
If you are not worried about the cost of fuel then go with the 4.4 - just because you can!
safety wise both cars as just as good as each other.
E90 318i 2007 N46 2.0 Manual
E53 X5 2004 M54 3.0 Sport Auto
E83 X3 2004 M54 2.5 Auto
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