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2007 BMW 5 Series Trims

525i

Avg. Price: $15,052

This is the entry point for the 2007 BMW 5-Series lineup. This rear-wheel dive sedan is powered by a 3.0 liter inline six, which supplies 215 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. Standard features include automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, power one-touch windows, heated mirrors, leatherette upholstery, ten-way power seats and BMW's iDrive vehicle management system.

525xi

Avg. Price: $15,157

The 525xi is powered by an unaltered version of the 3.0 liter inline six, which delivers 215 horsepower and 185 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, but buyers may also opt for a six-speed Steptronic automatic. Other options include leather seating, a sport package (firmer suspension, Active Roll Stabilization, upgraded tires) and a DVD-based navigation system with voice command. All 5-Series models come equipped with the iDrive vehicle management system, leatherette upholstery, 10-way power front seats, full power accessories with one-touch windows, heated mirrors, and rain-sensing wipers. This model also gets all-wheel drive.

530i

Avg. Price: $15,878

The 530i is a rear-wheel drive sedan, powered by a more potent version of the 3.0 liter inline six. This upgraded engine produces 255 horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque, and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. Other transmission options include a a six-speed Steptronic automatic or BMW's sequential manual gearbox. Standard features include leatherette upholstery, 10-way power front seats, full power accessories with one-touch windows, heated mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and BMW's iDrive system.

530xi

Avg. Price: $15,959

This 5-Series variant comes equipped with all-wheel drive and the enhanced engine. The inline six cylinder delivers 255 horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque, and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission. A six-speed Steptronic automatic is optional. The 530ix comes standard with leatherette upholstery, 10-way power front seats, full power accessories with one-touch windows, heated mirrors, rain-sensing wipers and BMW's iDrive system. Options include a DVD navigation system, a premium Harmon Kardon audio system, a night-vision system and leather upholstery.

530xi Sport Wagon

Avg. Price: $17,058

This is the only wagon variant in the current BMW 5-Series. Standard features include the iDrive vehicle management system, all-wheel drive, 10-way power front seats, full power accessories with one-touch windows, heated mirrors, and rain-sensing wipers. The 530 models have an enhanced version of the 3.0 liter inline six, which now produces 255 horsepower and 220 pound-feet of torque. The 530xi wagon also includes self-leveling rear suspension, to aid with the weight additional cargo.

550i

Avg. Price: $17,752

The 2007 BMW four-door 550i sedan received a few minor updates for the 2007 model year. The 550i's 10-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo system received an input jack for an MP3 player, and a tire pressure monitoring system was added to the lost list of standard features.

New options include a high-definition radio receiver for higher-quality AM and FM radio signals, as well as Night Vision, which displays the road ahead on the 550i's navigation screen using thermal imaging technology.

The 550i was powered by a 360-horsepower, 4.8-liter, double-overhead-cam V8 engine borrowed from the 7 Series. A six-speed manual transmission was standard, while a fully electronic six-speed automatic transmission was available as an option.

Standard features for the BMW 550 include a sunroof, multi-zone climate control, a multi-function leather-wrapped steering wheel, power windows, power door locks, rain-sensing windshield wipers, adaptive headlights and brake lights, and a 10-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo system. Other features include anti-lock brakes, 17-inch wheels, and BMW's iDrive control system with a 6.5-inch display screen.

The BMW 550i is also equipped with Dynamic Stability Control, which adjusts power and braking in emergency situations, and Park Distance Control, which aids the driver in parking. Active Steering, which adapts the steering angle to suit the situation, is available as a stand-alone option.

An optional Sport Package added a sport-tuned suspension, larger 18-inch wheels, a sport steeling wheel, and 20-way-power-adjustable sports seats, among other features.

Drivers tended to heap plenty of praise on the BMW 550, citing everything from its high-performance and responsive handling to its innovative, high-tech mechanics and luxury features as noteworthy. The car's exterior styling remained controversial, however, with some unimpressed by the redesign that took place in 2004. And some drivers noted that the iDrive system, while simplified for the 550, could still be a bit complicated to operate.