Best Bet
(4.5) 8 reviews
MSRP: $3,608$11,076
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

1 Trim Available

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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.


Crash-Test Reports


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