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  • (4.4) 9 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,374$10,478
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 25
  • Engine: 225-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2004 BMW 530

Our Take on the 2004 BMW 530

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Wet-weather traction with RWD
  • Seat comfort, especially in the rear
  • iDrive operation
  • Electronic turn-signal control

Notable Features

  • Manual, sequential manual or automatic transmission
  • New active steering system available
  • One of three 5 Series models
  • Simplified iDrive control system
  • Up to eight airbags


Our Expert Reviews

Controversial redesign adds up for BMW 530i What's 7 plus 4, plus 5, plus 6, plus 3? The answer: 1. That is, one redesigned fleet of BMW passenger cars, beginning with the 7 Series, then the Z4, then the 5 Series, the imminent 6 Series, and, likely sometime next year, the 3 Series. BMW is literally putting an edge on the appearance of its automotive lineup. Beginning with the con... Read full review for the 2004 BMW 530

Consumer Reviews


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by LC from Washington, PA on July 10, 2010

Have had this car for two years now, and it's a great car. The engine is smooth and reliable, all our vehiclces have the straight 6 and we've found it bulletproof. Even for a 7 yr old car, we still ge... Read Full Review

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,800 per year.

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