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2003 BMW 525 and 2003 BMW 530

2003 BMW 525i Sedan
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In the middle of the BMW sedan line-up, the 5-Series offers high levels of comfort and convenience feature, good quality content and materials, excellent power profiles and first-rate performance and handling technology.

As with the rest of their classes, BMW has divided the options up mostly by engine size and choice. However, there is a Wagon in this class. With its cargo carrying capacity, optional all-wheel drive, BMW safety and wagon versatility it becomes an excellent choice of vehicle for a successful family. Also, as a mid-level BMW, it has the heart of a performance car and might keep the racer in the family happy as well. Granting the best of both worlds.

Available Models
There are three V6 models in this year's 5-Series. The 2003 BMW 525i, the 2003 BMW 525i Sport Wagon and the 2003 BMW 530, the 3.0-liter power broker in the group.

Interior Features
The interior of the 5-Series cars is pretty luxurious. These are no lightweights and BMW did not stint on the offerings. Standards include dual-zone automatic climate control, vinyl upholstery on 10-way power front bucket and rear split-fold bench seats, heated power mirrors, wood trim, rain-sensing wipers, an automatic day/night rearview mirror or optional seat upgraded seats.

Several well-designed and comprehensive packages can be chosen as well. The Sport or Premium Packages can offer upgraded luxury content and materials, or performance enhancements to the form and function of the car.

Exterior Features
The distinctive BMW 4-headlight aerodynamic nose featuring halogen ellipsoid lights, car-speed sensitive front and rear (wagon) wiper/washer and defog make for superior visibility from any of these models. Halogen fog lights, heated windshield washer jets, heated side mirrors and metallic paint are all standards also. Rain-sensing wipers and Xenon headlights are extra.

The 2003 BMW 525i Sedan and the 2003 BMW 525i Sport Wagon are equipped with I6 engines that produce 184 hp at 5500 rpm and 175 lb-ft of torque at 3500. When teamed with a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed automatic transmission, it is capable of 20/29 mpg (city/hwy).

The 3.0-liter I6 has 225 hp at 5900 rpm and 214 lb-ft of torque at 3500. This one comes standard with a 5-speed automatic transmission but it can be coupled with a higher-cost, close ratio, sport-tuned 6-speed manual. BMW has access to extensive performance and control technology and it can be found on the 5-Series cars.

Safety and Security
Active safety includes traction control, an antiskid system, 4-wheel antilock disc brakes and more. Front and side airbags, curtain side and torso side airbags also enhance 5-Series safety.

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Fast Stats


MSRP from
BMW 525: 2.5L I6
BMW 530: 3.0L I6
184 @ 6400
225 @ 5900
5-speed auto
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
525 auto: 20 / 28
525 man: 20 / 29
530 auto: 19 / 27
530 man: 21 / 30

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