• (4.8) 6 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,988$9,536
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 23
  • Engine: 184-hp, 2.5-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2004 BMW 525

Our Take on the 2004 BMW 525

A new fifth generation of BMW’s midsize 5 Series sedan arrives for the 2004 model year. It has grown a bit in size and presents a fresh but familiar “new look.” Mounted on a wheelbase that’s 2.3 inches longer than its predecessor, the rear-wheel-drive 525i is 2.6 inches longer... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Complex controls
  • Possible controversial styling

Notable Features

  • 184-hp, 2.5-liter six-cylinder
  • RWD layout
  • iDrive control system
  • Luxury amenities
  • Noticeable appearance

2004 BMW 525 Reviews

Cars.com Expert Reviews

If you know the BMW 5-Series, you could almost hear the gasp going out when word spread the Bavarian automaker was looking at making a few tweaks and a few tucks for 2004. Change it? Inconceivable. Make it better? Impossible. How do you improve a ride that was named a 10-Best winner by Car and Driver magazine six years running? You could almost hear the rumblings from the BMW faithful firing... Read full review for the 2004 BMW 525

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 6 reviews

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Second and best 5 series I've owned.

by WAM from Fort Worth, TX on March 10, 2008

There are a couple of complaints I have with this car. First is that BMW will nto sell a service manual for this car which would help us folks who don't mind and kind of enjoy doing our own maintenanc... Read Full Review

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2004 BMW 525 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2004 BMW 525.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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