2003 BMW 5 Series Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,312 - $16,074
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
184-394
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,312 - $16,074
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
184-394
Seats
5

Ranks #10 By Owner Reviews

BMW 5 Series Models & Trims

525i $3,312 - $4,695*
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
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 $3,312 - $4,695*
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
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 $3,690 - $5,269*
Horsepower: 225 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
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 $3,690 - $5,269*
Horsepower: 225 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
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 $4,091 - $5,926*
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 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
540i $4,091 - $5,926*
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Leather
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
M5 $12,197 - $16,074*
Horsepower: 394 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Leather
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 $4,237 - $6,056*
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
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
525iTA $4,237 - $6,056*
Horsepower: 184 hp
Engine Type: Gas 6-Cyl
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
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
540iTA $4,742 - $6,757*
Horsepower: 290 hp
Engine Type: Gas V8
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 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

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.27

15 Reviews

53% 33% 3 star 0% 13% 1 star 0%

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

The car is very easy to handle and makes for a great starter car to learn how to drive one. We used it as a beater car and it worked out very well for our family

Due to the car being very old, there are a lot of keep up with the vehicle. It was also a pre-owned car so that ads to the wear and tear. The sun roof has broken 3 times and the shock system was replaced as well.

- Nicole H

The one most important thing that others should know about my car is that it runs well.

My vehicle is great. It has not had any problems. It performs well in various conditions and it is very reliable. The seats are very comfortable and all of the features and controls are great.

- Jamie R

It is comfortable and I feel safe given the quality of the workmanship.

I like the comfortable size and smooth ride. I like most of the features and that I own it outright. I wish it was a newer model sometimes, but appreciate some of the older features as well.

- Vickie D

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,312 - $4,695
$3,312 - $4,695

Horsepower

Horsepower
184 hp
184 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
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

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Standard
Standard

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 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
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

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.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

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
24 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
29 mpg
28 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Not Available
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

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

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Optional
Optional

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