Used 2003 BMW 5 Series Pricing

$4,995 - $14,490
2003 BMW 5 Series

2003 Highlights

This is your last chance to get a traditionally styled 5 Series -- next year, its styling becomes more closely aligned with the controversial 7 Series. For now, BMW will offer a DVD-based navigation system for the existing 5 Series -- but alas, you must still give up an in-dash CD player if you opt for the nav system. Besides that, rear head protection airbags (optional last year) are now standard across the line. Additionally, all six-cylinder models get a standard moonroof. Standard on the manual-shift 540i (and optional with the automatic) is a new sport package that includes 18-inch wheels, a revised sport suspension, front and rear spoilers, visible exhaust outlets, black side molding, a black headliner, titanium-ringed gauges and an M footrest for the driver. Finally, the 525i gets a new alloy wheel design, and its premium package now includes rain-sensing wipers.


  • Thrilling to drive, superb ride quality, upscale interiors, wide range of trim levels, clean exterior styling.


  • Some confusing interior controls, demanding manual transmission, high-end models are pricey.

Used 2003 BMW 5 Series for Sale

BMW 5 Series 2003 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M) Orient Blue Metallic 125,599 miles
Used 2003BMW 5 Series530i
Est.Loan: $102/mo
4.8 mi away
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Dealer Notes

530i Sport Package, Heated Seats, Chrome Rims, Tan Interior Leather Seats, Wood Trim All Around, Runs Great, Looks Great, 15 Service Records, VA Inspected, Financing Available - Call Now Some of the cars are at a satellite storage place. PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING - in order to have the car ready for you. Call or text 703-206-8570 for more info or set up an appointment !

BMW 5 Series 2003 540i 4dr Sport Wagon (4.4L 8cyl 5A) 105,000 miles
Used 2003BMW 5 Series540i
Est.Loan: $176/mo
18.9 mi away
BMW 5 Series 2003 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A) Orient Blue Metallic Sand79,441 miles
Used 2003BMW 5 Series540i
Est.Loan: $241/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2003 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A) Titanium Silver Metallic Black63,305 miles
Used 2003BMW 5 Series540i
Est.Loan: $296/mo
BMW 5 Series 2003 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M) Sterling Gray Metallic Gray98,467 miles
Used 2003BMW 5 Series530i
Est.Loan: $113/mo
37.9 mi away

Edmunds' Expert Review

Upcoming redesign notwithstanding, the 5 Series is an excellent midsize luxury car, whether you choose the high-performance 540i or a comparatively basic 525i wagon. If you can afford one, we'd highly recommend it.

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Features & Specs

530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M)540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed automatic6-speed manual
Horsepower225 hp @ 5900 rpm184 hp @ 6000 rpm290 hp @ 5400 rpm290 hp @ 5400 rpm


IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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They Don't Make Them Like This Anymore
Purchased from a private party with 25K on the odometer. Currently have about 99.4K miles on it. This has been far the most reliable car we've ever owned - Nissan, Honda, Toyota, Mazda. When you do basic maintenance yourself, ownership costs are somewhat comparable to many other brands. Just have to keep an eye out on the cooling system, heard that this was/is the weakest part of the E39's (so far no problems with mine). Average MPG during summer months: 24-27
168K and still going strong!
This car is amazing! Bought it in '05 with 7K on it and now I have 168K and still solid, well built and reliable! If you can DIY some things, you can save a grip of $$$ and still have one of best cars built, period! Heavy car and going through tires is going to be an issue but nothing beats this car on the open road! I drive from northern CA to southern CA twice a month 700+ miles and 30+MPG can compare with a lot of hybrids out there...but no hybrid is as fun to drive. It truly is the Ultimate Driving Machine!
Das Auto!!
Purchased our 2003 530i a little over a year ago. Got it for $5K and at 130K miles. I do most of my own repairs and I've never seen such awesome engineering on a car. It's a pleasure to work on if you are into car repair. Driving it is a real thrill that never gets old. We've taken it on several long trips and it just loves the open road. Seats are amazingly comfortable. Usually back seats are a weak point in most sedans but this BMW has very comfortable rear seats. Gas mileage on a combined city/highway commute is about 25 mpg. For a 24 valve 6 cylinder that is very good mileage. Hope to keep this beauty for the foreseeable future.
Used 2003 BMW 5 Series Overview

The Used 2003 BMW 5 Series is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M), 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 5M), 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A), 525i 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 6cyl 5M), 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M), and 540i 4dr Sport Wagon (4.4L 8cyl 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 BMW 5 Series?

Price comparisons for Used 2003 BMW 5 Series trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 BMW 5 Series 540i is priced between $8,595 and $14,490 with odometer readings between 63305 and 105000 miles.
  • The Used 2003 BMW 5 Series 530i is priced between $4,995 and $5,495 with odometer readings between 98467 and 125599 miles.

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