• (4.5) 24 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,168$8,392
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 25
  • Engine: 225-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2003 BMW 530

Our Take on the 2003 BMW 530

Our Take

A new fifth generation of BMW’s midsize 5 Series sedan arrives for the 2004 model year. It is a bit bigger in size and exhibits a fresh but familiar “new look.” Mounted on a wheelbase that’s 2.3 inches longer than its predecessor, the rear-wheel-drive 530i is 2.6 inches longe... Read Full Report


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2003 530i

by Bluetone from New Jersey on July 11, 2010

Great engine provides solid performance and car also handles well, especially cornering. Talk about awful reliability though! Just terrible. It only has 70k on the clock and is routinely in the shop f... Read Full Review

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