This is the master control for iDrive: the computer interface that can operate virtually everything in the new 5, from stereo to climate controls to telephone to navigation. Many versions of 5 Series cars have been issued, and the main distinguishing difference is the engine type. There are three 12-volt power outlets in the cabin and one in the trunk. It gets 24 mpg on the highway relatively impressive fuel economy for its 400-horsepower engine. The 530i accounts for nearly half of 5 Series sales in the United States, and adds three items to the 525i's standard-feature list: the bigger six-cylinder engine 3.
The new 5 is definitely cast in the 7 Series mold, with a curvy front end, flat flanks with minimal embellishment and a high, flat rear deck with wraparound taillights. It offers the features, comfort and convenience of full-size luxury sedans, the sporting character of smaller ones, and a better compromise between interior space and physical bulk. Adaptive brake lights are standard. The M-Tech body kit definite improvement over stock. When it debuted in the 1970s, it was especially reminiscent of Italian cars and the Alfa Romeo in particular. It also suits Europe's fast freeways where the engine sings at mid to high revs for high-speed touring and rapid overtaking. This sedan rides firm, without a sensation of floating, but always smoothly and comfortably.
An optional electric tow hitch that's available for all 5 Series cars automatically retracts for easy storage. The 525i is equipped with a 184-horsepower, 2. It's not a race car, but it's usually fast. In the 5 Series, the iDrive control moves in only four directions, as opposed to eight in the 7. The 545i's standard equipment includes still bigger brakes, a six-speed automatic transmission, leather upholstery, a power glass sunroof, a three-function garage door opener in the overhead console and more elaborate auto-dimming interior lighting. Active Roll Stabilization is offered as an option as part of the Sport Package, and this technology yields flatter cornering. Push it harder through the turns and the 5 corners with tremendous grip and stability.
Dynamic Stability Control, which is activated with a console switch, can improve traction under difficult conditions. In government crash tests, the 5 Series earned only three out of five stars for protecting the driver in a frontal crash. The front track is increased by 1. The 530i stayed remarkably flat when attacking the curves, with just enough body lean to remind a prudent driver that he or she is hurtling down a public road at considerable speed. Accelartion is more than adequate for daily driving. Either the driver or the front passenger can use a knob atop the console; a new Menu button is featured there. Space in the rear has increased, and the automaker says that entry into the backseat is easier.
It's neat, simple and ergonomically close to perfect, yet uses premium materials which are beautifully matched. Slashing through the cones is less work with Active Steering, requiring less sawing on the wheel and fewer corrections. Appearance - I love the E60 body style. The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture. It was initially offered only as a four-door sedan, but, as of 2003, a station wagon or estate car model design has also been offered for each model year. Data Unavailable Spare Bolt Pattern Data Unavailable Spare Tire Size Compact Interior Passenger Area Sedan-525i Front Head Room in.
Both front occupants get 10-way power seat adjustment with a memory feature. The 2004 5 Series is the first line of automobiles offering a full range of six-speed transmissions. Wealthier 5-series buyers can churn up the bitumen in a V8 model and, from next year, the V10-engined earth-trembler known as the M5. Manufacturer Info Sources: 1-800-831-1117 -. Interior Five people fit inside the 525i sedan.
It's neat, simple and ergonomically close to perfect, yet uses premium materials which are beautifully matched. The contemporary rear end features a high trunk lid. It gets 24 mpg on the highway relatively impressive fuel economy for its 400-horsepower engine. However, it earned five out of five stars for protecting passengers. A Sport button is provided.
We're not sure what that means, but we know customers could buy a 2003 5 Series for less than they'll pay for a 2004. There are three 12-volt power outlets in the cabin and one in the trunk. Space in the rear has increased, and the automaker says that entry into the backseat is easier. Between the front seats, just behind the gear selector is a big aluminum knob that generated as much controversy in the 7 Series as its exterior styling. Production for the new 5 Series begins this summer and cars will make their way into the showrooms by fall. Overall it is a great tourer and a family sedan that has the character! A three-spoke steering wheel holds multifunction controls.