2001 BMW 5 Series Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Cassette · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Rear Seats Type: bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $36,045 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 184 hp I6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$36,045
Invoice$32,020

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
25MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

2.5L 184 hp I6
Power 184 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 175 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18 gal
Front Legroom41.7 in
Back Legroom34.2 in
Wheelbase111.4 in
Length188 in
Width70.9 in
Height56.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.1 cu ft
The BMW 525i, introduced for the 2001 model year, was powered by an all-new 2.5-liter inline six-cylinder engine that produced 184 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission was stand... Read More
The BMW 525i, introduced for the 2001 model year, was powered by an all-new 2.5-liter inline six-cylinder engine that produced 184 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission was standard, while a five-speed automatic was available as an option.
Thanks to a minor redesign for the entire 5 Series lineup for 2001, the 525i was distingished by its kidney-shaped grille outside and redesigned dashboard inside.
Standard features for the 2001 525i included traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes, 16-inch alloy wheels, dual front airbags, and front side airbags.
Other standard features included air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, power door locks, power heated mirrors, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, a leather-trimmed shift knob, cruise control, fog lights, a keyless entry system, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and an AM/FM stereo system with a cassette player.
Drivers noted that the 2001 BMW 525i handled well, and provided good performance and a smooth ride. In fact, some considered it to be the ultimate ride. But others found interior room to be limited, and others noted that the options packages were expensive. Oddly, there were also numerous complaints about the flimsy cup holders.
Original MSRP: $37,845
2 national listings
Adds to 525i:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Cassette · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Rear Seats Type: split-bench, bench
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $37,845 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 2.5L 184 hp I6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$37,845
Invoice

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

2.5L 184 hp I6
Power 184 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 175 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18 gal
Front Legroom41.7 in
Back Legroom34.2 in
Wheelbase111.4 in
Length189.2 in
Width70.9 in
Height56.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Original MSRP: $40,045
45 national listings
Adds to 525i:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Cassette · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Rear Seats Type: bench
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $40,045 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.0L 225 hp I6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$40,045
Invoice$35,620

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
24MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

3.0L 225 hp I6
Power 225 hp @ 5,900 RPM
Torque 214 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18 gal
Front Legroom41.7 in
Back Legroom34.2 in
Wheelbase111.4 in
Length188 in
Width70.9 in
Height56.5 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.1 cu ft
The BMW 530i was powered by an new 3.0-liter, double-overhead-cam inline six-cylinder engine that produced 225 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission was standard, while a five-sp... Read More
The BMW 530i was powered by an new 3.0-liter, double-overhead-cam inline six-cylinder engine that produced 225 horsepower. A five-speed manual transmission was standard, while a five-speed automatic was available as an option.
Thanks to a minor redesign for the entire 5 Series lineup for 2001, the 530i was distingished by its kidney-shaped grille outside and redesigned dashboard inside.
Standard features for the 2001 530i included traction control, stability control, anti-lock brakes, 16-inch alloy wheels, dual front airbags, and front side airbags.
Other standard features included air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, power door locks, power heated mirrors, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, a leather-trimmed shift knob, cruise control, fog lights, a keyless entry system, a power-adjustable driver's seat, and an AM/FM stereo system with a cassette player.
Drivers noted that the 2001 BMW 530i handled well, and provided good performance and a smooth ride. In fact, some considered it to be the ultimate ride. But others found interior room to be limited, and others noted that the options packages were expensive. Oddly, there were also numerous complaints about the flimsy cup holders.
Adds to 525i:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Cassette · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $51,745 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 4.4L 282 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$51,745
Invoice$46,150

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
16MPG city
22MPG highway
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
21MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

4.4L 282 hp V8
Power 282 hp @ 5,400 RPM
Torque 324 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18 gal
Front Legroom41.7 in
Back Legroom34.2 in
Wheelbase111.4 in
Length189.2 in
Width70.9 in
Height55.8 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume11.1 cu ft
540i Wagon
Original MSRP: $54,125
1 national listing
Adds to 525i:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Front side curtain airbags
Audio System Cassette · Premium Brand · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Memorized settings: driver seat · Multi-function remote: trunk release, keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: power tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: audio · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench, bench
Roof Moonroof: power · Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Air Suspension: rear · Front Arm Type: lateral links · Front Shock Type: twin-tube gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: strut · Leveling: self leveling suspension · Rear Shock Type: twin-tube gas shock absorbers · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link · Stabilizer bar(s): front, rear
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $54,125 MSRP
Body Style Wagon
Engine 4.4L 282 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$54,125
Invoice

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

4.4L 282 hp V8
Power 282 hp @ 5,400 RPM
Torque 324 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18 gal
Front Legroom41.7 in
Back Legroom34.2 in
Wheelbase111.4 in
Length188 in
Width70.9 in
Height56.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume--
Adds to 525i:
No additional major features.
523i
Adds to 525i:
No additional major features.
Adds to 525i:
No additional major features.