BMW 5 series 2003 E60 Sedan

This generation of BMW 5 series E60 has been produced from July, 2003 to March, 2007. We can provide information about 33 modifications of this generation. 2003 BMW 5 series is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (6 versions) and classical rear wheel drive (27 versions).

This BMW is available with nine petrol engines with displacement from 2.2 to 4.8 litres and power of from 170 to 367 horsepower un five diesel engines with displacement from 2.0 to 3.0 litres and power of from 163 to 272 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (16 versions), as well as automatic (17 versions) gearbox.

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BMW 5 series 2003 E60 sedan average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 8.5 to 11 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 5.9 to 8.2 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient BMW 5 series 2003 E60 sedan petrol engine version is BMW 523i, consuming 8.5 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient BMW 5 series 2003 E60 sedan diesel - BMW 520d for 100 kilometers consumes 5.9 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, BMW 5 series real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 10 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +9% for petrol engines and +10% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific BMW 5 series modification.

BMW 5 series 2003 E60 sedan CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 205 to 267 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 158 to 219 grams per kilometer. From BMW 5 series with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has BMW 523i which produces an average of 205 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the BMW 5 series diesels least CO2 distributes BMW 520d - 158 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 5.5 seconds has BMW 550i version, conversely the tardiest one is BMW 520i reaching this speed only in 9.9 seconds. The maximum top speed is 250 km/h for the 4.8 petrol 8-cylinder 367 hp version (BMW 550i) and 11 other versions.

Lenght of BMW 5 series is 484 cm, it is large car. For comparison - BMW 5 series is about 4 cm longer than Audi A6 sedan. BMW 5 series gross weight is from 2010 to 2220 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 8 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. BMW 5 series trunk space is 520 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 520 litres.

This BMW is quite costly - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 4800 €. According to user reviews, average BMW 5 series repair costs are 500 € per year. Users calculated BMW 5 series 2003 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 3400 € cost per year and 0.29 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 55%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 18% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of BMW 5 series for your situation and driving habits here! Our review authors managed to sell their BMW 5 series in average time of 3 weeks. Below you will find more detailed information about BMW 5 series prices and costs.

In user reviews BMW 5 series received average grade 8.3 (from 10) - better than average rate for same years cars (7.8). Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 92% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

BMW 5 series modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
BMW 520d Sep 2005 — Mar 2007

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.0 Diesel 163 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 520d Sep 2005 — Mar 2007 2.0 Diesel 163 HP 6.9 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 520i Jul 2003 — Mar 2005 2.2 Petrol 170 HP 9.0 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 520i Sep 2003 — Mar 2005 2.2 Petrol 170 HP 9.8 l/100km Automatic (5) Rear wheel
BMW 523i Mar 2005 — Mar 2007

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.5 Petrol 177 HP 8.5 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 523i Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 2.5 Petrol 177 HP 9.3 l/100km Automatic (5) Rear wheel
BMW 525i Sep 2003 — Mar 2005 2.5 Petrol 192 HP 9.4 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 525i Sep 2003 — Mar 2005 2.5 Petrol 192 HP 9.9 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 525i Mar 2005 — Mar 2007

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

2.5 Petrol 218 HP 8.7 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 525i Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 9.4 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 525xi 4x4 Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 9.6 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
BMW 525xi 4x4 Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 10.0 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
BMW 525d Jan 2004 — Mar 2007 2.5 Diesel 177 HP 6.7 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 525d Jan 2004 — Mar 2007 2.5 Diesel 177 HP 7.8 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 530i Jul 2003 — Mar 2005 3.0 Petrol 231 HP 9.8 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 530i Jul 2003 — Mar 2005 3.0 Petrol 231 HP 9.9 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 530i Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 3.0 Petrol 258 HP 8.8 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 530i Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 3.0 Petrol 258 HP 9.3 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 530xi 4x4 Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 3.0 Petrol 258 HP 9.7 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
BMW 530xi 4x4 Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 3.0 Petrol 258 HP 10.0 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
BMW 530d Jul 2003 — Sep 2005 3.0 Diesel 218 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 530d Jul 2003 — Sep 2005 3.0 Diesel 218 HP 7.8 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 530d Sep 2005 — Mar 2007 3.0 Diesel 231 HP 6.7 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 530d Sep 2005 — Mar 2007 3.0 Diesel 231 HP 7.5 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 530xd 4x4 Sep 2005 — Mar 2007 3.0 Diesel 231 HP 7.6 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
BMW 530xd 4x4 Sep 2005 — Mar 2007 3.0 Diesel 231 HP 8.2 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
BMW 535d Sep 2004 — Mar 2007

Most powerfull diesel version (272 HP)

3.0 Diesel 272 HP 8.0 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 540i Mar 2006 — Mar 2007 4.0 Petrol 306 HP 11.0 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 540i Mar 2006 — Mar 2007 4.0 Petrol 306 HP 10.0 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 545i Sep 2003 — Sep 2005 4.4 Petrol 333 HP 11.0 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 545i Sep 2003 — Sep 2005 4.4 Petrol 333 HP 11.0 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 550i Sep 2005 — Mar 2007

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 5.5 seconds

4.8 Petrol 367 HP 11.0 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 550i Sep 2005 — Mar 2007

Most powerfull petrol version (367 HP)

4.8 Petrol 367 HP 11.0 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 5 series service and maintenanceOil change intervals, capacities and specifications, service information for filters, spark plugs, belts etc.

BMW 5 series safety

During safety testing BMW 5 series has obtained 4 stars from five, which means good safety level.
Adults (driver and passenger) safety of BMW 5 series is evaluated with four stars, children safety - with four stars, and for pedestrian protection BMW 5 series got one star.

BMW 5 series prices

BMW 5 series 2003 - 2007 sedan price in Latvia is from 2500 € to 7500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles BMW 5 series price is very high - BMW 5 series is approximately for 63 percents more expensive then average sedans of this age (compare sedans 2003 - 2007 prices).

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
BMW 5 series 2007 price 6000 € 6500 € 7500 €
BMW 5 series 2006 price 3600 € 5000 € 6500 €
BMW 5 series 2005 price 3500 € 4500 € 6000 €
BMW 5 series 2004 price 2500 € 3800 € 5000 €
BMW 5 series 2003 price 3900 € 4100 € 4300 €

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BMW 5 series reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service BMW 5 series reliability is little below average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2018 defects were detected in an average of 28.7 percent of BMW 5 series of this generation (on average 13 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 26.9%.

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BMW 5 series 2003 E60 sedan features (options)

Percentage of BMW 5 series with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
84%
Rain sensor
82%
Conditioning
81%
Xenon headlights
67%
Tire pressure control
66%
Metallic paint
66%
Cruise control
61%
Leather upholstery
59%
Electrically adjustable seats
59%
Rear parking sensors
55%
Front parking sensors
53%
Adjustable steering wheel
52%
Heated seats
46%
Navigation
46%
Dimming mirrors
31%
Electrically adjustable steering wheel
29%
Sunroof
24%
Bi-xenon lights
21%
Auxiliary heating
18%

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BMW 5 series reviews

Total 101 BMW 5 series owner reviews

BMW 5 series 2005 Estate car/wagon Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2018 (age of car 13 years) Owned for:10`000 kilometers (0 years)
Average fuel consumption: 12.5 litres per 100km (90% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 595 €
Total car rating:
9
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