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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.

Comparison to Prior Model

2004 BMW 5-Series Sedan 2003 BMW 5-Series
2004 BMW 5-Series Sedan 2003 BMW 5-Series
Price Range ($) $39,300 - $57,600 $37,600 - $55,800
Length (in) 190.6
Wheelbase (in) 113.7
Width (in) 72.7
Height (in) 58.0
Track (in) 61.3
Exterior Volume (cu. ft.) 392.2
Curb Weight (lbs.) 3428-3814
Legroom Total (in.) 77.5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 97.0
Cargo Volume (cu. ft.) 14.0
Driven Wheels
  • RWD
  • RWD
Engines
  • 2.5l I6 (184-bhp)
  • 3.0l I6 (225-bhp)
  • 4.4l V8 (325-bhp)
  • I6
  • V8
Transmissions A6, M6 A5, M5, M6
City MPG 17-20
Highway MPG 26-30
Combined MPG 22-24
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