2005 BMW 5-Series Review

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Completely recast for 2004 with distinctive - and controversial - styling and bodywork crafted from both aluminum and steel, the 525i and 530i sedans continue with only minor alterations for 2005. The 525i comes powered by a 184-horsepower, 2.5-liter in-line six-cylinder with variable valve timing, while the 530i gets a lustier 225-horsepower, 3.0-liter in-line six, and the top 545i blasts off with a 325-horsepower, 4.4-liter V-8. Available transmissions include a standard six-speed-manual transmission, and an available six-speed Steptronic automatic or six-speed sequential-shift manual. All versions ride on an all-aluminum suspension that affords crisp cornering abilities with a relatively pliant ride. An optional Sport Package includes BMW's Active Steering system, which provides additional steering boost during extreme handling maneuvers, though it makes the car's handling seem a bit artificial at times. Like the larger 7-Series, the 5-Series comes with BMW's notorious iDrive control system, which combines various systems like the climate control, navigation, and audio functions and operates them via a center-console knob. Be aware that the learning curve to optimally operate this array can be daunting. Adaptive brake lights come standard, with adaptive headlights that can illuminate the road around the curves among the car's many advanced available features.

2004 BMW 530i by Bengt Halvorson (8/16/2004)
Fashionably controversial, technically amazing.

 

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February 25, 2016
2005 BMW 5-Series 525i 4-Door Sedan

Very good car for family and good engine

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Its is one of the the best cars that I have ever owned, it looks really good, comfortable, reliable, high quality and you feel the pleasure to drive it. I had one only problem after owning this car after 10... + More »
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December 11, 2016
2017 BMW 5-Series 535i Gran Turismo

the car is great

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I have never experienced such a wonderful comfort with a car before and I'm overwhelmed using such a car
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August 22, 2016
2016 BMW 5-Series 4-Door Sedan 535d RWD

Excellent ride, great acceleration for a Diesel.

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We were in the market to replace my wife's 2007 G35 Infinite Sport. We ran into a lot of problems with the add-on packages that did not equal the ones in the G35 Sport. My car is a Jaguar, so one our first... + More »
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February 11, 2016
2015 BMW 5-Series 4-Door Sedan 535i xDrive AWD

As I age I want a more compliant ride with the usual BMW feel-this delivers it to me.

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Almost 12k miles on it now and no real issues. The ride is what I want, and, after pressing the "sport" button each time i start the engine, the responsive gas pedal takes me where i want to go. Once you get... + More »
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November 29, 2015
2015 BMW 5-Series 4-Door Sedan 535i RWD

Nice, but a little dated, it needs a styling and feature upgrade to catch up with Mercedes and Audi.ypur -

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This is my fifth Bimmer and the nicest by far in terms of luxury and quiet cruising. The 300hp, 3L six has been around for quite awhile so it not only gives the owner bullet proof reliability, but performs... + More »
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March 24, 2015
For 2015 BMW 5-Series

Awesome driving experience

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Heaven on wheels. Good looks and super reliable. Head turner
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May 18, 2016
2014 BMW 5-Series 4-Door Sedan 535i RWD

A true sports sedan

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My car has the"M" package, sports suspension, wheels and tires, a decent power and torque, very comfortable, excellent choice for long drives. On the exterior it has a beautiful color, it calls Sophisto gray... + More »
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March 11, 2016
2014 BMW 5-Series 4-Door Sedan 535d xDrive AWD

Wonderful, with a few caveats.

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Beautiful and powerful daily driver. My only complaints would be the utterly awful run-flat tires and the fact that changing radio stations via iDrive is a chronic pain. Also the navigation system is in need... + More »
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April 25, 2016
2013 BMW 5-Series 4-Door Sedan 528i xDrive AWD

One Heck of a Nice Car!

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When my husband and I got our BMW three years ago, I was, I admit, a bit intimidated by the great features this car offered, all done with safety in mind but still a challenge for me. The more I drove it... + More »
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April 14, 2016
For 2013 BMW 5-Series

Incredible car, comfortable, powerful and very economic

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This car has the best on road comfort and road holding of all the cars I've ever owned. It has oodles of power on tap and yet in day to day commuting return excellent fuel economy. It is quiet, smooth and... + More »
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