Safety Features by Model

525i $35,950

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/dual stage, dual-threshold deployment sensors
  • Front seat side-impact tube-deployed head protection system (HPS)
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point safety belts w/front automatic height adjusters, front tensioners & force limiters
  • Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat w/tether anchor restraint
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • All-season traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Crash sensor automatically turn on hazard/interior lights & unlock doors
  • Automatic fuel cut-off (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights

525iA $35,950

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/dual stage, dual-threshold deployment sensors
  • Front seat side-impact tube-deployed head protection system (HPS)
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point safety belts w/front automatic height adjusters, front tensioners & force limiters
  • Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat w/tether anchor restraint
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • All-season traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Crash sensor automatically turn on hazard/interior lights & unlock doors
  • Automatic fuel cut-off (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights

525iT $37,750

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/dual stage, dual-threshold deployment sensors
  • Front seat side-impact tube-deployed head protection system (HPS)
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point safety belts w/front automatic height adjusters, front tensioners & force limiters
  • Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat w/tether anchor restraint
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • All-season traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Crash sensor automatically turn on hazard/interior lights & unlock doors
  • Automatic fuel cut-off (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights

525iTA $37,750

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/dual stage, dual-threshold deployment sensors
  • Front seat side-impact tube-deployed head protection system (HPS)
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point safety belts w/front automatic height adjusters, front tensioners & force limiters
  • Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat w/tether anchor restraint
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • All-season traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Crash sensor automatically turn on hazard/interior lights & unlock doors
  • Automatic fuel cut-off (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights

530i $39,450

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/dual stage, dual-threshold deployment sensors
  • Front seat side-impact tube-deployed head protection system (HPS)
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point safety belts w/front automatic height adjusters, front tensioners & force limiters
  • Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat w/tether anchor restraint
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • All-season traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Crash sensor automatically turn on hazard/interior lights & unlock doors
  • Automatic fuel cut-off (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights

530iA $39,450

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/dual stage, dual-threshold deployment sensors
  • Front seat side-impact tube-deployed head protection system (HPS)
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point safety belts w/front automatic height adjusters, front tensioners & force limiters
  • Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat w/tether anchor restraint
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • All-season traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Crash sensor automatically turn on hazard/interior lights & unlock doors
  • Automatic fuel cut-off (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights

540iA $51,200

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/dual stage, dual-threshold deployment sensors
  • Front seat side-impact tube-deployed head protection system (HPS)
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point safety belts w/front automatic height adjusters, front tensioners & force limiters
  • Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat w/tether anchor restraint
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • All-season traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Crash sensor automatically turn on hazard/interior lights & unlock doors
  • Automatic fuel cut-off (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights

540iTA $53,600

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/dual stage, dual-threshold deployment sensors
  • Front seat side-impact tube-deployed head protection system (HPS)
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point safety belts w/front automatic height adjusters, front tensioners & force limiters
  • Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat w/tether anchor restraint
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • All-season traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Crash sensor automatically turn on hazard/interior lights & unlock doors
  • Automatic fuel cut-off (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights

540i $53,900

MSRP
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/dual stage, dual-threshold deployment sensors
  • Front seat side-impact tube-deployed head protection system (HPS)
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point safety belts w/front automatic height adjusters, front tensioners & force limiters
  • Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat w/tether anchor restraint
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • All-season traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Crash sensor automatically turn on hazard/interior lights & unlock doors
  • Automatic fuel cut-off (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system
  • Daytime running lights

M5 $69,900

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel high-performace-tuned anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/dual stage, dual-threshold deployment sensors
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Rear door side-impact airbags w/head protection system (HPS)
  • 3-point safety belts w/front automatic height adjusters, front tensioners & force limiters
  • Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat
  • All-season traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Crash sensor automatically turn on hazard/interior lights & unlock doors
  • Automatic fuel cut-off (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 1997 BMW 540i 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Warranty

Basic Warranty

48 months / 50,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

48 months / 50,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

48 months / 50,000 miles

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48 months / 50,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

Maximum Age/Mileage:

Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles

Basic Warranty Terms

1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty

Powertrain Warranty

N/A

Dealer Certification Required

196-point inspection

Roadside Assistance

Yes

Deductible

$50

Return/Exchange Policy

N/A

Out-of-Town Repair/Service

Yes

Free Service Loan

Yes

Special Finance Terms

Yes

Transferability

No

Satellite Radio Subscription

3 months

Complimentary Service/Maintenance

No

Recalls

Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
02V057
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, DURING THE STRUT MOUNT MANUFACTURING PROCESS, THE THRUST BEARING WAS NOT PROPERLY POSITIONS AND SECURED. IF THE SUSPENSION IS FULLY UNLOADED, THE FRONT STRUT COULD SEPARATE FROM THE UPPER MOUNT.
Consequence:
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE BOTH FRONT SPRING STRUT UPPER MOUNTS. OWNER NOTIFICATION BEGAN MARCH 15, 2002. OWNERS WHO TAKE THEIR VEHICLES TO AN AUTHORIZED DEALER ON AN AGREED UPON SERVICE DATE AND DO NOT RECEIVE THE FREE REMEDY WITHIN A REASONABLE TIME SHOULD CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.
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.
Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
01V352
Summary:
During the tire mounting process on certain passenger vehicles (except M5) built with standard (non-sport) suspensions and equipped with Continental ContiTouringContact CH95 EcoPlus tires, size 225/65R16 95H, having DOT codes 4001, 4101, or 4201, the outer sidewall surface of these tires may have been cut by a sharp edge. Operation of the vehicle over a long period of time could lead to a reduction of inflation pressure. Continued driving with low inflation pressure in the tire could ultimately result in damage to the tire, affect vehicle handling and control, and could in some cases result in a vehicle crash.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will inspect all five tires for a possible cut in the sidewall, and if a cut is found, the tire will be replaced. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification began Dec. 10, 2001. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact BMW at 1-800-831-1117.
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.