2004 BMW 5-Series

At a Glance

Pricing $41,300 - $55,800
Drive Types RWD
Engines 2.5l I6, 3.0l I6, 4.4l V8
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 17-20 (city), 26-30 (highway)

The 5 series is the mid-size sedan that buyers covet and other manufacturers aspire to duplicate. While the bold, angular exterior styling is a departure from previous generations, it has worked well with consumers. The wide range of powertrains offer something for the image conscious and performance enthusiast as well. A long list of electronic driving aids includes active steering, the iDrive centralized navigation system, HVAC, and audio system controls. The navigation system gives you the option of a "heads up" display of feedback on the windshield. The 545 V8 model is the performance champ with a bhp of 325, but a V10 M5 is on the way.

Model/Trim/Package Engine Original MSRP
525i 2.5l I6 (184-bhp) M6 RWD $41,300
525i 2.5l I6 (184-bhp) A6 RWD $42,580
530i 3.0l I6 (225-bhp) A6 RWD $46,675
530i 3.0l I6 (225-bhp) M6 RWD $45,400
545i 4.4l V8 (325-bhp) A6 RWD $55,800
545i 4.4l V8 (325-bhp) M6 RWD $55,800