2004 BMW 5 Series Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: alloy · 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 Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Aluminum accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Telematics Telematics system
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $40,495 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.5L 184 hp I6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$40,495
Invoice$36,380

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
17MPG city
26MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
19MPG city
28MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD 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 Legroom41.5 in
Back Legroom36 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length190.6 in
Width72.7 in
Height58 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14 cu ft
The BMW 525i four-door luxury sports sedan received a makeover for 2004 (the model's fifth generation). It featured a sharper appearance borrowed from the 7 Series, with angled contours... Read More
The BMW 525i four-door luxury sports sedan received a makeover for 2004 (the model's fifth generation). It featured a sharper appearance borrowed from the 7 Series, with angled contours and more interior room. However, the car's 184-horsepower, 2.5-liter six-cylinder engine was a holdover from the previous year.
A six-speed manual overdrive transmission was standard, while a six-speed automatic was available as an option.
While the 525i may have been the least expensive entry in the 5-series lineup, it came loaded with luxury features, ranging from state-of-the-art stereo systems to standard leatherette upholstery.
Other standard features included a power sunroof, multi-zone climate control, power windows, power heated exterior mirros, power-adjustable front seats, cruise control, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, rain-sensing windshield wipers, an anti-theft alarm system, and an AM/FM stereo system with an in-dash CD player.
Four-wheel anti-lock brakes, traction control, stability control, and 16-inch alloy wheels are also part of the package.
Drivers liked the 525i's steering, handling and ride, and gave high marks to its build quality and interior materials. Not so pleasing were the control layout (a problem which was addressed in later model years) and the 525i's fuel economy.
Adds to 525i Sedan RWD:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: alloy · 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 Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Aluminum accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, heated
Passenger Seat Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: bench
Roof Moonroof: power
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Telematics Telematics system
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $45,595 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 3.0L 225 hp I6
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$45,595
Invoice$41,020

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
18MPG city
27MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD 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 Legroom41.5 in
Back Legroom36 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length190.6 in
Width72.7 in
Height58 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14 cu ft
The BMW 530i four-door luxury sports sedan received a makeover for 2004 (the model's fifth generation) and featured a sharper appearance borrowed from the 7 Series, with angled contours... Read More
The BMW 530i four-door luxury sports sedan received a makeover for 2004 (the model's fifth generation) and featured a sharper appearance borrowed from the 7 Series, with angled contours and more interior room. However, the car's 225-horsepower, 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine was a holdover from the previous year, though still provided plenty of power, according to critics and drivers.
Handling was improved for the redesigned 530i, although one of its new features was the iDrive entertainment and communications system, which would prove to be controversial with drivers due to the complexity of its operation.
A six-speed manual overdrive transmission was standard, while a six-speed automatic was available as an option. Other standard features for the 530i included a power moonroof, a multi-zone automatic climate control system, cruise control, power windows, power heated mirrors, a power tilt and telescoping steering column, a leather-trimmed steering wheel, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a lighted entry system, and an AM/FM stereo system with an in-dash CD player.
Four-wheel anti-lock brakes, an anti-theft alarm system, daytime running lights, traction control, stability control, and 17-inch alloy wheels were also part of the package.
Drivers noted that the BMW 530i was a fun, reliable car to drive, with impressive steering, safety features, and roominess. Drivers recommended the optional premium audio system, however, and while some liked the iDrive entertainment system, most found it difficult and annoying to operate.
Adds to 525i Sedan RWD:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: alloy · 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 · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip computer
Interior Aluminum accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: HID, Auto on/off
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
Telematics Telematics system
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: rain sensing, intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger
Price $55,695 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 4.4L 325 hp V8
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
23MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$55,695
Invoice$50,210

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
6-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
23MPG highway
6-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/MoonroofStandard
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

4.4L 325 hp V8
Power 325 hp @ 6,100 RPM
Torque 330 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume18 gal
Front Legroom41.5 in
Back Legroom36 in
Wheelbase113.7 in
Length190.6 in
Width72.7 in
Height58 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14 cu ft
520d
Adds to 525i Sedan RWD:
No additional major features.
Adds to 525i Sedan RWD:
No additional major features.
523i
Adds to 525i Sedan RWD:
No additional major features.
Adds to 525i Sedan RWD:
No additional major features.