(4.5) 6 reviews
MSRP: $3,478$11,466
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

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.