2004 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: New 525i is Sweet

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New 525i is Sweet
By Woody the Terp on


2004 BMW 5 Series 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)


The new 5 series is a completely
different car in all aspects --
comfort, handling, sophistication, and
luxury. I opted for the 6-speed manual
just for the fun of it, and with the
smaller 6 cylinder engine, I thought it
would be a help. I test drove the
automatic, though, and that would have
been fine. For about 4 grand more, you
can get the 530i. The extra horsepower
[225 I believe]makes a huge difference
in acceleration from 40mph - other than
that, I felt the 525i's power was more
than adequate.

Best Features

The seats are fantastic - I'm 6'3" and 225 lbs -- and I have plenty of room all around. And, the legendary feel of the road is still there.

Worst Features

I'd prefer a separate radio/cd system - not connected to the central "I" system at all. SLightly wider side- view mirrors would eliminate a slight blind spot.
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