(4.7) 7 reviews
MSRP: $4,413$11,205
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
2005 BMW 530

Our Take on the 2005 BMW 530

Our Take

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Manual, automatic or sequential manual
  • Available Active Steering
  • iDrive control system
  • Up to eight airbags


Consumer Reviews


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Much more reliable car than expected

by BMWFan from on May 12, 2017

When people wants to buy BMW, the worry is it will have lots of problem and costly to maintain. I owned this 2005 BMW 530i since 2011 and have not had any issue with the car. The car is very reliabl... Read Full Review

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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.

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