• (4.7) 24 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,195$12,419
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 23-25
  • Engine: 255-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
2006 BMW 530

Our Take on the 2006 BMW 530

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

2006 BMW 530 Reviews

Cars.com 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 Trim Levels Available

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2006 BMW 530 Safety Ratings

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There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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