Safety Features by Model

525i $42,500

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/rear side-impact Head Protection System (AHPS II)
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point safety belts w/front tensioners & force limiters
  • Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat w/tether anchor restraint
  • Interior trunk release
  • Dynamic Stability Control w/Dynamic Traction Control (DSC)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Intelligent Safety & Info System (ISIS) for deployment of safety systems
  • Impact sensor (automatically turns on hazard/interior lights, unlocks doors & disconnects alternator, fuel pump & starter)
  • Automatic fuel cutoff (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system

525xi $44,700

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/rear side-impact Head Protection System (AHPS II)
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point safety belts w/front tensioners & force limiters
  • Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat w/tether anchor restraint
  • Interior trunk release
  • Dynamic Stability Control w/Dynamic Traction Control (DSC)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Intelligent Safety & Info System (ISIS) for deployment of safety systems
  • Impact sensor (automatically turns on hazard/interior lights, unlocks doors & disconnects alternator, fuel pump & starter)
  • Automatic fuel cutoff (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system

530i $46,800

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/rear side-impact Head Protection System (AHPS II)
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point safety belts w/front tensioners & force limiters
  • Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat w/tether anchor restraint
  • Interior trunk release
  • Dynamic Stability Control w/Dynamic Traction Control (DSC)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Intelligent Safety & Info System (ISIS) for deployment of safety systems
  • Impact sensor (automatically turns on hazard/interior lights, unlocks doors & disconnects alternator, fuel pump & starter)
  • Automatic fuel cutoff (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system

530xi $49,000 - $51,400

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/rear side-impact Head Protection System (AHPS II)
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point safety belts w/front tensioners & force limiters
  • Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat w/tether anchor restraint
  • Interior trunk release
  • Dynamic Stability Control w/Dynamic Traction Control (DSC)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Intelligent Safety & Info System (ISIS) for deployment of safety systems
  • Impact sensor (automatically turns on hazard/interior lights, unlocks doors & disconnects alternator, fuel pump & starter)
  • Automatic fuel cutoff (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system

550i $57,400

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/rear side-impact Head Protection System (AHPS II)
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point safety belts w/front tensioners & force limiters
  • Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat w/tether anchor restraint
  • Interior trunk release
  • Dynamic Stability Control w/Dynamic Traction Control (DSC)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Intelligent Safety & Info System (ISIS) for deployment of safety systems
  • Impact sensor (automatically turns on hazard/interior lights, unlocks doors & disconnects alternator, fuel pump & starter)
  • Automatic fuel cutoff (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system

M5 $81,200

Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • All-season traction w/M variable differential lock
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) w/dual stage, dual-threshold deployment sensors
  • Front/rear side-impact Head Protection System (AHPS II)
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point safety belts w/front tensioners & force limiters
  • Front safety belt height adjustment
  • Automatic locking safety belt device for child seat
  • Interior trunk release
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) w/M Dynamic Mode (MDM)
  • Battery safety terminal
  • Intelligent Safety & Info System (ISIS) for deployment of safety systems
  • Impact sensor (automatically turns on hazard/interior lights, unlocks doors & disconnects alternator, fuel pump & starter)
  • Automatic fuel cutoff (triggered by airbag deployment)
  • Side-impact interlocking door anchoring system

IIHS Crash Test Ratings

Frontal Ratings Moderate Overlap

Tested vehicle: 2004 BMW 545i 4-door

Overall
Head Neck
Chest
Left Leg
Right Leg
Kinematics
Structure

Rear Ratings

Overall
Dynamic
Geometry

Warranty

Basic Warranty

48 months / 50,000 miles

Drivetrain Warranty

48 months / 50,000 miles

Corrosion Perforation Warranty

144 months / Unlimited distance

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

Air Bags > Frontal Jul 18, 2008
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 18, 2008
NHTSA Campaign:
08V384000
Summary:
BMW IS RECALLING 200,000 MY 2006 3 SERIES SPORT SEAT, MY 2004-2006 5 SERIES STANDARD AND SPORT SEAT, AND MY 2004-2006 X3 PASSENGER VEHICLES. DEPENDING ON THE MANNER AND FREQUENCY OF THE FRONT PASSENGER'S ENTRY AND EXIT, SMALL CRACKS HAVE DEVELOPED IN THE MAT. IF THIS OCCURS, THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAGS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE HEAD PROTECTION SYSTEM, WILL BE DEACTIVATED AND THE AIR BAG WARNING LAMP AS WELL AS THE PASSENGER AIR BAG "ON-OFF" LAMP WILL BE ILLUMINATED.
Consequence:
IN THIS SITUATION THE FRONT PASSENGER AIR BAGS WILL NOT DEPLOY EVEN IF A SUFFICIENTLY SEVERE ACCIDENT WOULD OCCUR AND OCCUPANT PROTECTION PROVIDED BY THE SYSTEM WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REWORK THE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT SENSOR MAT SO THAT EXTERNAL FORCE APPLICATION TO THE SEAT DOES NOT CAUSE A CRACK TO THE MAT. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING LATE SEPTEMBER 2008. BMW WILL ALSO EXTEND THE WARRANTY ON THESE VEHICLES TO 10 YEARS FROM FIRST REGISTRATION WITHOUT ANY MILEAGE LIMIT. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-525-7417.
Engine And Engine Cooling Apr 4, 2019
Report Receipt Date:
Apr 4, 2019
NHTSA Campaign:
19V273000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2006 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 530xi Sports Wagon, 325i, 325xi, 325xi Sports Wagon, 330i, 330xi, Z4 3.0i and Z4 3.0si vehicles. The heater for the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve may short circuit.
Consequence:
An electrical short can cause the parts within the PCV valve to melt, increasing the risk of a fire, even when the vehicle is not in use.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will replace the PCV valve heater, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 28, 2019. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417. Note: This recall is an expansion to recall 17V-683.
Air Bags Nov 12, 2013
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 12, 2013
NHTSA Campaign:
13V564000
Summary:
BMW of North America LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi sedans and 325xi sports wagons, model year 2007 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi sedans and 328i and 328xi sports wagons, model year 2006-2007 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 550i sedans and 530xi sports wagons, model year 2006 760i sedans, model year 2006-2007 750i, 750Li, and 760Li sedans, and model year 2006 X5 sports activity vehicles, equipped with certain seat types. The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if and how the passenger frontal air bag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks which could lead to a system failure.
Consequence:
Should the system fail, in the event of a crash, the front passenger air bag would be deactivated, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners with an interim notification letter in January 2014 since parts are not currently available. When parts are available, anticipated to be in March 2014, BMW will send a second letter and dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility that it may crack, free of charge. Additionally, owners of model year 2006-2007 3 Series with standard seats, 5 Series with comfort seats, and Z4 models, will receive an extended warranty on their front passenger seat occupant detection mat. Owners may contact BMW customer relations at 1-800-525-7417 or email BMW at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.
Air Bags Jul 6, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 6, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V428000
Summary:
BMW of North America, Inc. (BMW) is recalling certain 2006 325i, 325xi, 330i, 330xi, 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, and 550i vehicles equipped with the Sport Seat option and certain 2006 525i, 525xi, 530i, 530xi, 550i vehicles with standard seats. The front passenger seat occupant detection mat that determines if, and how, the passenger frontal air bag should deploy in a crash may fatigue and develop cracks which could lead to a system failure.
Consequence:
Should the system fail, in the event of a crash, the front passenger air bag would be deactivated, increasing the risk of personal injury.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will repair the occupant detection mat to eliminate the possibility that it may crack, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began September 1, 2017. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Engine And Engine Cooling Oct 1, 2007
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 1, 2007
NHTSA Campaign:
07V479000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH V8 ENGINES, IN CONDITIONS OF BELOW FREEZING TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH LOW HUMIDITY, IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE TO OCCUR AT THE FUEL RAILS. IF THIS WERE TO OCCUR, THE ENGINE ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT (ECU) COULD BE AFFECTED SO THAT ENGINE STALLING COULD RESULT.
Consequence:
IF STALLING WERE TO OCCUR, THE DRIVER MAY NOT BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN VEHICLE SPEED OR ACCELERATE AND THE POWER STEERING COULD FAIL INCREASING THE RISK OF A CRASH.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL ATTACH TWO GROUND CABLES IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING OCTOBER 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-831-1117.