Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,395 - $41,100
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
184-394
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,395 - $41,100
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
184-394
Seats
5

2003 BMW 5 Series Owner Reviews

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Sleek and timeless looking BMW.

2003 BMW 5 Series

My 2003 BMW 540i is an amazing car. Although the repairs on it are expensive, as long as you upkeep the maintenance your repairs will be minimal. Performance wise, the car handles amazing- keeps corners nice and tightly with little effort and has a lot of power - it'll put you back in your seat if accelerating too quickly. My 540i came with the sports package, not exactly sure what that included so I don't recommend it, but this car looks very sleek and sporty and gives you confidence when behind the wheel. The only negative about this car, is that it doesn't handle well in snow- at all! But overall, this vehicle is amazing and I plan on owning this one for a very long time.

- Breanna C

My BMW IS MY BABY AND NO OTHER CAR COMPARISON!!

2003 BMW 5 Series 525i

I love my Beemer!! It drives very smoothly and takes corners like it should!! It has awesome pick up speed and never disappoints me when I am showing it off! It may be an older car but it is still beautiful! It is green, the color of money but has not ever put me in the poor house with repairs. The interior is tan and the heated leather seats are an extra I would never pass up when trading in for a newer model. The stereo system is great as well the only complaint being the speakers are not the greatest and are a bit disappointing when wanting to jam!

- Allie S

Heated seats are something serious!

2003 BMW 5 Series

Really great car. Have had problems with the sensors on mine so all my lights come on and off(check engine light, coolant light, oil light, and the sensor lights for the seats. ) And repairs are quite expensive. The heated seats are pretty awesome except when it completely warms up their is one spot in the seat that burns my leg no matter if it is on high medium or low. All in all it is a very good though and I would definitely recommend them.

- Amanda K

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$3,395 - $4,604
$41,100 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 hp
225 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L (152) DOHC 24
3.0L (183) DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 in.
41.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.4 in.
37.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.2 in.
34.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.2 in.
37.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11 cu. ft.
11 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Dimensions

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.
3549 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 hp
225 hp

Torque

Torque
175 ft. lbs.
214 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
lbs.
lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

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

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Optional

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Tested

*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