• (4.5) 6 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,520$10,324
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 23
  • Engine: 184-hp, 2.5-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2005 BMW 525

Our Take on the 2005 BMW 525

Our Take

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

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


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 6 reviews

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Beautiful Car/ Not Reliable

by BMW FAN from New York, NY on October 16, 2010

I have this car for about four years now, and I think I was at the dealer eight times a year for a electrical problem. It is a great car but the time spent at the dealer is SO not worth it, waiting fo... Read Full Review

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