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.
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.
Controversial styling and BMW's continued use of the confounding iDrive system are the only blemishes on this otherwise outstanding luxury sport sedan.
Read what other owners think about the Used 2005 BMW 5 Series.
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!
5 out of 5 stars
Here is why the BMW 2005 530i is the Ultimate car
530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
This car rides like a dream little to no problems. I had this car 5 years and it was almost maintenance free besides the normal oil change, brakes and fuel and fluid flush. This car is a must buy if you want a great driving and looking BMW for a great price.
3.88 out of 5 stars
Fun to drive, not without issues
545i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)
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!
4.38 out of 5 stars
Great Car, but not Cheap to maintain
530i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
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.
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).
Pre-owned BMW 5 Series models are available with a 3.0 L-liter gas engine or a 2.5 L-liter gas engine or a 4.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 325 hp, depending on engine type.
The Used 2005 BMW 5 Series comes with rear wheel drive.
Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual.
The Used 2005 BMW 5 Series comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
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