(4.5) 22 reviews
MSRP: $5,558$12,974
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
2007 BMW 530

Our Take on the 2007 BMW 530

Our Take

Three 5 Series models are available. The 530 uses a high-output 255-horsepower, 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder, and the 525 gets a 215-hp, 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder. BMW's V-8-powered 5 Series is known as the 550 and has a 360-hp, 4.8-liter V-8. The 530 is available with rear- or all-whee... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • 255-hp inline-six-cylinder
  • RWD or AWD
  • Sedan or wagon
  • iDrive control system
  • Up to eight airbags

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.