Used 2005 BMW 5 Series

2005 BMW 5 Series
List price range
$4,496 - $9,395
2005 BMW 5 Series


  • One of the most satisfying midsize sport sedans you can buy, ultrarefined engines, multiple transmissions, tastefully appointed cabin, exceptional build quality, strong resale value.


  • Styling may not appeal to 5 Series loyalists, iDrive system still more hassle than it's worth, costs more than most competitors.
BMW 5 Series years

Used 2005 BMW 5 Series for Sale

BMW 5 Series 2005 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)
53,372 miles
Used 2005
BMW 5 Series
Snap Car Buying
8.3 mi away
Est.Loan: $192/mo
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BMW 5 Series 2005 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M)
Used 2005
BMW 5 Series
Ellas Auto Outlet Inc
62.4 mi away
Est.Loan: $92/mo
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Dealer Notes
WARRANTY......PRICE BELOW KBB VALUE.....ASK FOR MILITARY SPECIAL.....WE BUY CARS....BRING IN YOUR CAR FOR AN APPRAISAL.....BLUE exterior and BLACK  interior .Features coolers......navigation...memory seat....heated seats.......CD player ..power sunroof..power window power doorlock keyless entry alarm AC Heat ready to go price includes 6 month6000 mile warranty please give us a call at 703-629-9371 or or 540-582-8151

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Controversial styling and BMW's continued use of the confounding iDrive system are the only blemishes on this otherwise outstanding luxury sport sedan.

2005 Highlights

For 2005, the interior of all models receives more extensive wood trim on the center console, and adjustable front lumbar support is now standard on the 530i and 545i. Poplar wood trim is now included on the 525i and 530i. Anthracite Maple wood trim is a no-cost option. The 525i receives 17-inch Star Spoke cast-alloy wheels, and park distance control is now standard on the 545i. Active Steering is now offered as a stand-alone option on all models. The 545i now comes standard with the six-speed manual transmission, with the six-speed steptronic automatic available as a no-cost option. BMW's innovative SMG sequential manual gearbox is available on the 530i and 545i.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 BMW 5 Series.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Great Car, but not Cheap to maintain
I've had my car for a few years now and put a good bit of miles on it. I've got 120,000 miles. I've changed the battery, tires, oil, spark plugs, all the regular maintenance and it drives great. But it's a BMW and parts are not cheap. . . it's also not cheap to have someone put them in for you. If you want a car that is Cheaper to keep going, drive a Toyota or a Honda. If you want to enjoy driving your car get a BMW. Previously I've had an Rx-8, MiniCooper Sport, Lexus SC430 and a Honda Accord.
Im depressed
The Ultimate Driving Machine sucks in terms of reliability. I bought my first and last BMW 3.5 years ago while it was still under their their Warranty/Maintenance plan. However, I have had leak after leak before and after the warranty expired. I think I have replaced the whole cooling system and oil system. Every day before I drive my car, I have to check the undercarriage plate to see if I got another coolant or oil leak. Plus the "engine malfunction, increased emissions" light always come on and the engine start shaking and its always caused by a different part. Do not buy unless you plan to buy several extended warranties and pray the parts are covered.
Buyer Beware!!
I had 3 cars sitting in my garage, one was a BMW 545i (2005) one is a GMC Envoy (2002) and the other is a Toyota Tacoma Truck (1996) The BMW continued to leak oil all over the garage until I finally sold it. The Envoy and the Tacoma have about 200,000 miles each and I doubt that I have even spent $500 combined on the 2 of these cars since I have owned them. The BMW has been nothing but problems with every maintenance bill being at least $1,000. Just a battery alone for the car is almost $500! The car was the best driving car I have ever owned but reliability was the worst of any of the 20 cars I have owned since I first started driving. I traded it recently for a Toyota!
Fun to drive, not without issues
I bought mine in 2008 with 28K miles. I sold my 2003 325i to get this car. Just like the 3 series, I LOVE the way this car drives. The power, acceleration and steering are incredible. It's super smooth at high speeds - you just don't know you're speeding! After about 50K miles I was experiencing jerkiness in the transmission. Sometimes at a stop the engine would race and I'd have to shove my foot on the brake. I mentioned it several times to my dealer and finally, at 99K miles (I had the extended warranty) I asked to have a mechanic ride with me and I got a new transmission :) Cupholders suck; don't like the iDrive and interior is so-so, but I still like the car!
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Features & Specs

18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
225 hp @ 5900 rpm
17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
184 hp @ 6000 rpm
15 city / 23 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed manual
325 hp @ 6100 rpm
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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

More about the 2005 BMW 5 Series
Used 2005 BMW 5 Series Overview

The Used 2005 BMW 5 Series is offered in the following submodels: 5 Series Sedan. Available styles include 530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 525i 4dr Sedan (2.5L 6cyl 6M), and 545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 BMW 5 Series?

Save up to $124 on one of 2 Used 2005 BMW 5 Series for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,496 as of12/09/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from2.5 to 2.5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2005 BMW 5 Series trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 BMW 5 Series 545i is priced between $9,395 and$9,395 with odometer readings between 53372 and53372 miles.

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