BMW X5 Ground Clearance

Ground clearance (also famous as Ride height) measures the interval between the bottom edge of the vehicle’s undercarriage and the spot of the tires’ contact with the even road. Nevertheless, the manufacturer of the model might exploit some tweaks to the standard program to make catchy number entailing the real gap from the shock absorbers, the engine oil pan or the muffler to the ground might be lower than declared in the published characteristics.

It is no wonder while rational consumers go for a lifted ground clearance to avoid trouble when parking near the curbs or riding through the rocky landscape. The factual ride height of the model ranges between 203 to 222 mm based on the year of production and trim. Keep in mind that a heavy- filled vehicle will undoubtedly sacrifice about 1 inch of ground clearance.

Happily, the model ground clearance can be raised with spacers for shock absorbers to help the auto rest higher off the ground. While enjoying a taller model, you surrender a small chunk of the original stability and flexibility driving fast. Contrarily model ground clearance can be lowered in the interest of better handling and stability.

There a number of ways to increase ground clearance. When it comes to lifting or lowering your BMW X5 you can choose between bigger tires, a leveling kit, coil spring assisters, coilovers, airlift suspension, suspension lifts, etc.

10.2013 – 06.2018

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
xDrive 40e AT 209
xDrive 35d AT 209
xDrive 35i AT 209
sDrive 35i AT 209
xDrive 50i AT 209

How to raise Ground Clearance on your BMW X5. Tip 1 – Get Bigger Tires.

You can raise the ground clearance of your BMW X5 by upgrading tires to the bigger size. This will earn you extra 0,5-1 inch of clearance.


06.2010 – 08.2013

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
Õ5 Ì 212
xDrive 35d AT 222
xDrive 35i AT 222
xDrive 35i AT Premium 222
xDrive 35i AT Sport Activity 222
xDrive 50i AT 222

How to raise Ground Clearance on your BMW X5. Tip 2 – Install Leveling Kit.

Leveling kits are designed to level out the uneven stance and increase the ground clearance of your BMW X5. In most cases, the slight lift will allow for bigger tires. Please refer to Plus Sizing Guides.


08.2006 – 05.2010

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
xDrive 30i AT 222
xDrive 35d AT 222
xDrive 48i AT 222

How to raise Ground Clearance on your BMW X5. Tip 3 – install Suspension Lift Kit.

BMW X5 Suspension Lift Kits (only available for trucks and SUVs) provide the proper clearance between the tire and chassis when going off-road. Normally, it increases the ground clearance from 2 to 8 inches.


04.2003 – 10.2006

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
3.0i MT xDrive 203
3.0i AT xDrive 203
4.4i AT xDrive 203
4.8si AT xDrive 203

03.1999 – 03.2003

Trims Ground Clearance, mm
3.0d MT xDrive 203
3.0d AT xDrive 203
3.0i MT xDrive 203
3.0i AT xDrive 203
4.4i AT xDrive 203
4.6is AT xDrive 203

How to lower the Ground Clearance on your BMW X5.

Option 1 – Install Lowering Springs.

Option 2 – Install Coilovers

Option 3 – Install Air Suspension Kit


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