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.
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.
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.
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
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
a Used Price Quote on a 2003 BMW 525.