2001 BMW 5 Series Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,835 - $15,654
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
184-394
Seats
5
Color:  Anthracite
  • +20
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,835 - $15,654
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
184-394
Seats
5

BMW 5 Series Models & Trims

525i $2,884 - $4,353
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 8 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
525iA $2,884 - $4,353
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 8 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
530i $2,835 - $4,276
Horsepower: 225 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0, 17 x 8 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
530iA $2,835 - $4,276
Horsepower: 225 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0, 17 x 8 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
540iA $3,096 - $4,731
Horsepower: 282 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 8 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
540i $3,096 - $4,731
Horsepower: 282 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
M5 $11,791 - $15,654
Horsepower: 394 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
525iT $3,096 - $4,653
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 8 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
525iAT $3,096 - $4,653
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 8 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
540iAT $3,523 - $5,274
Horsepower: 282 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 8 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4

13 Reviews

5 star 46% 4 star 23% 3 star 23% 2 star 0% 1 star 8%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

You must keep gas in the tank.

The cup holders in the vehicle are basically non existent, and the car locks up if you get to a quarter of a tank of gas or lower. One time, I got a little under a quarter of a tank and my car started rolling backwards down a kill and didn't work properly until I filled my tank up.

- Kelsey E

Short review of a BMW 530i series.

Although it is an older model, it is very expensive to fix if something were to breakdown. It does drive very smooth. Very nice exterior and interior. All leather seats with drivers and passengers seat warmers, extremely nice during the cold months.

- Desi R

Solid, well-built car with automatic deployment of airbags in the event of a collision.

I truly love driving my BMW. I look forward to getting behind the wheel and feeling safe and in control. Because it accelerates so quickly, I have avoided being hit by other cars that were not paying attention to where they were going.

- Chrissy K

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,884 - $4,353
$2,884 - $4,353

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 (hp)
184 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L (152) DOHC 24
2.5L (152) DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 (in.)
41.7 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.4 - 38.7 (in.)
37.4 - 38.7 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.2 (in.)
34.2 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 - 37.8 (in.)
37.2 - 37.8 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11 (cu. ft.)
11 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup
Standard
Standard

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/45WR17
P235/45WR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.4 (in.)
111.4 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.1 (ft.)
37.1 (ft.)

Length

Length
188 (in.)
188 (in.)

Width

Width
70.9 (in.)
70.9 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3450 (.lbs)
3505 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 (hp)
184 (hp)

Torque

Torque
175 (ft. lbs.)
175 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - (.lbs)
- TBD - (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 (gal.)
18.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
25 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
29 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Not Available
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Available
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side N/A
  • Roof Strength N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front N/A
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
Not Available
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (2)

Air Bags Jan 20, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 20, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V047000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2000-2002 BMW 320i, 323i, 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 323Ci, 325Ci, 330Ci, M3, 323iT, 325iT and 325xiT vehicles, 2001-2002 525i, 530i, 540i, M5, 525iT and 540iT vehicles, and 2001-2003 X5 3.0i, X5 4.4i, and X5 4.6is vehicles. These vehicles may have had a driver-side air bag module installed as replacement equipment such as after a vehicle crash necessitating replacement of the original air bag, or as a remedy part for a prior recall. These replacement modules contain an air bag inflator that may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to lower absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the driver side air bag module, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 15, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Air Bags Jan 14, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Jan 14, 2019
NHTSA Campaign:
19V015000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2000-2003 525i Sedan, 530i Sedan, 540i Sedan, 525i Sports Wagon and 540i Sports Wagon vehicles, and 2000-2004 X5 SAV 3.0i, X5 SAV 4.4i, and X5 SAV 4.6is vehicles. This recall affects certain vehicles where the original steering wheel has been replaced with the optional sports steering wheel. The sports steering wheel has a frontal air bag inflator that may explode due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to high absolute humidity, temperature and temperature cycling.
Consequence:
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the vehicle for an optional sports steering wheel with an affected inflator. Dealers will replace the air bag module as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 4, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.

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