19 reviews
2006 BMW 530
2006 BMW 530
Available Price Range $4,978-$12,650 Trims3 Combined MPG 23-25 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2006 BMW 530

Our Take

A slightly larger fifth-generation 5 Series midsize sedan from BMW arrived for 2004. A new all-aluminum front-end structure helped reduce weight. Three 5 Series models are available. For 2006, the 530 uses a high-output 255-horsepower, 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder, and the 525 gets a 215-hp, 3.0... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • New AWD sedan and wagon for 2006
  • New 255-hp inline-six-cylinder
  • Manual, automatic or sequential manual
  • iDrive control system
  • Up to eight airbags


Our Expert Reviews

I'm so excited to finally be testing the new 2006 BMW 530 xi Sport Wagon. I spotted it several months ago at an auto show and was intrigued by some of its innovative family friendly features. With two children in child seats, I have the uncanny ability (gift or curse?) of sniffing out good and bad Latch connector designs from a mile away. I immediately gravitate towards the unique design B... Read full review for the 2006 BMW 530

Consumer Reviews


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Excellent Vehicle, but buy used.

by Deebow from Portland OR on March 2, 2012

The 530 is the best that BMW has to offer. It is 50 grand brand new, but if you buy used you can get one for half that or less depending on mileage. We got ours with 54,000 miles and it runs like a to... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

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.


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Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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