• (4.6) 14 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,932$11,612
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 23-25
  • Engine: 215-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2006 BMW 525

Our Take on the 2006 BMW 525

BMW launched a slightly larger fifth-generation 5 Series midsize sedan for 2004. Trunk capacity and backseat space increased. A new weight-saving, all-aluminum front-end structure was used.Three 5 Series models are available. For 2006, the 525 is equipped with a new 215-horsepower, 3.0-liter inli... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • New 215-hp, 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder
  • RWD or AWD
  • iDrive control system
  • Luxury amenities
  • Distinctive appearance

2006 BMW 525 Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.6

Average based on 14 reviews

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BMW 525i 2007 Sedan- Very Well Made Car

by Car Enthusiast from Houston, Texas on May 29, 2006

We love the car. I bought for my wife and she loves it. Very solid and tight fit. Car is fast and we love the I-Drive system. I do wish it was a little bigger but could not afford the 745I. This car h... Read Full Review

2 Trim Levels Available

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2006 BMW 525 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on BMW 525 i

Head Restraints and Seats
P
Moderate overlap front
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on BMW 525 i

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
P
Overall Rear
P
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
A

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
A
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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Asking Price Range
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