2005 BMW 525

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$41,300

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2005 BMW 525

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Enthusiast-oriented reputation
  • Handling
  • Stability
  • Refinement
  • Ride comfort

The bad:

  • Complex iDrive controls
  • Somewhat controversial styling
  • Wet-weather traction with RWD
  • Seat comfort, especially in the rear

1 trim

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  • i

    $41,300

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Notable features

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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.1

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

This is the Most dependable car i have owned.

ONE OF A KIND 2005 BMW 525i, Drives smoothly, nice and tight, no rattles. Engine, suspension, transmission, steering, are superb. Transmission shifts very smooth. Cold A/C. This car has the best engine in its class; straight 6-cylinder; best engine BMW has made. Excellent car for daily driving. Fuel consumption is @ 23-26 mpg.

5.0

Most reliable car I’ve owned

Having had this car for 13 years, I can attest to the reliability and longevity of this car. The car still runs perfectly with only needing routine repairs. It’s safe to say my next car will be another BMW.

4.9

Very reliable car

This car served its purpose and some. It has been very reliable for 8 years. No major repairs at all. Still looks great especially for a 2005.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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