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2004 BMW 5-Series

At a Glance

Pricing $39,300 - $57,600
Drive Types RWD
Engines 2.5l I6, 3.0l I6, 4.4l V8
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 17-20 (city), 26-30 (highway)

An all-new 5-series bows later this year. The typically conservative 5-series adapts the more dramatic styling of the new Z4 and 7-series. Mechanically, the new 5-series features an all-aluminum chassis and suspension. Engine choices include 2 inline sixes and the 4.4-liter V8 from the 7-series all available with either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

What Changed:

An all-new 5-series makes its debut for 2004. More stylish, the 5-series is also more competent with a long list of technological content. The top model is a 325hp V8.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
525i 2.5l I6 (184-bhp) M6 RWD 19/28/23 $39,300
525i 2.5l I6 (184-bhp) A6 RWD 19/28/23 $40,575
530i 3.0l I6 (225-bhp) M6 RWD 20/30/24 $45,575
530i 3.0l I6 (225-bhp) A6 RWD 18/28/22 $44,300
545i 4.4l V8 (325-bhp) M6 RWD 17/28/22 $57,600
545i 4.4l V8 (325-bhp) A6 RWD 18/26/22 $54,300