BMW 5 series E60 Sedan 2003

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. The car has been produced with classical rear wheel drive (27 versions) and all four wheel (4x4) drive (6 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 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 economical BMW 5 series petrol engine version is BMW 523i, consuming 8.5 litres per 100km. While the most economical BMW 5 series diesel - BMW 520d for 100 kilometers consumes 5.9 liters of diesel.

BMW 5 series 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.

Lenght of BMW 5 series is 484 cm, it is large car. For comparison - BMW 5 series is about 7 cm longer than Volkswagen Passat sedan. BMW 5 series gross weight is from 2010 to 2220 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 15 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles.

This BMW is quite costly - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 5500 $. According to user reviews, average BMW 5 series repair costs are 550 $ per year. Users calculated BMW 5 series cost of ownership for this generation, got average 3100 € cost per year and 0.23 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 59%, 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 2.0 Diesel 163 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 520d Sep 2005 — Mar 2007 2.0 Diesel 163 HP 6.9 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 520i Jul 2003 — Mar 2005 2.2 Petrol 170 HP 9 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 520i Sep 2003 — Mar 2005 2.2 Petrol 170 HP 9.8 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 523i Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 2.5 Petrol 177 HP 8.5 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 523i Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 2.5 Petrol 177 HP 9.3 l/100km Automatic (5 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 525i Sep 2003 — Mar 2005 2.5 Petrol 192 HP 9.4 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 525i Sep 2003 — Mar 2005 2.5 Petrol 192 HP 9.9 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 525i Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 8.7 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 525i Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 9.4 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 525xi Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 9.6 l/100km Manual (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
BMW 525xi Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 10 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
BMW 525d Jan 2004 — Mar 2007 2.5 Diesel 177 HP 6.7 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 525d Jan 2004 — Mar 2007 2.5 Diesel 177 HP 7.8 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 530i Jul 2003 — Mar 2005 3.0 Petrol 231 HP 9.8 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 530i Jul 2003 — Mar 2005 3.0 Petrol 231 HP 9.9 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 530i Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 3.0 Petrol 258 HP 8.8 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 530i Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 3.0 Petrol 258 HP 9.3 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 530xi Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 3.0 Petrol 258 HP 9.7 l/100km Manual (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
BMW 530xi Mar 2005 — Mar 2007 3.0 Petrol 258 HP 10 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
BMW 530d Jul 2003 — Sep 2005 3.0 Diesel 218 HP 6.9 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 530d Jul 2003 — Sep 2005 3.0 Diesel 218 HP 7.8 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 530d Sep 2005 — Mar 2007 3.0 Diesel 231 HP 6.7 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 530d Sep 2005 — Mar 2007 3.0 Diesel 231 HP 7.5 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 530xd Sep 2005 — Mar 2007 3.0 Diesel 231 HP 7.6 l/100km Manual (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
BMW 530xd Sep 2005 — Mar 2007 3.0 Diesel 231 HP 8.2 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
BMW 535d Sep 2004 — Mar 2007 3.0 Diesel 272 HP 8 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 540i Mar 2006 — Mar 2007 4.0 Petrol 306 HP 11 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 540i Mar 2006 — Mar 2007 4.0 Petrol 306 HP 10 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 545i Sep 2003 — Sep 2005 4.4 Petrol 333 HP 11 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 545i Sep 2003 — Sep 2005 4.4 Petrol 333 HP 11 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 550i Sep 2005 — Mar 2007 4.8 Petrol 367 HP 11 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 550i Sep 2005 — Mar 2007 4.8 Petrol 367 HP 11 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)

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 3600 $ to 9500 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles BMW 5 series price is very high - BMW 5 series is approximately for 65 percents more expensive then average sedans of this age (compare sedans 2003 - 2007 prices).

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
BMW 5 series 2007 price 5500 $ 7000 $ 9500 $
BMW 5 series 2006 price 4300 $ 6000 $ 8000 $
BMW 5 series 2005 price 4000 $ 5000 $ 6500 $
BMW 5 series 2004 price 3600 $ 4700 $ 5500 $
BMW 5 series 2003 price 3900 $ 4400 $ 5500 $

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BMW 5 series reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of German vehicle inspection service (TÜV) BMW 5 series quality is average. In the roadworthiness tests carried out in 2019, defects were detected in an average of 27.5 percent of BMW 5 series of this generation.

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BMW 5 series E60 sedan features (options)

Percentage of BMW 5 series with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
84%
Rain sensor
83%
Conditioning
81%
Cruise control
69%
Xenon headlights
67%
Metallic paint
67%
Tire pressure control
66%
Leather upholstery
66%
Electrically adjustable seats
66%
Rear parking sensors
62%
Front parking sensors
60%
Adjustable steering wheel
58%
Navigation
52%
Heated seats
51%
Dimming mirrors
35%
Electrically adjustable steering wheel
33%
Sunroof
27%
Auxiliary heating
21%
Bi-xenon lights
21%

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BMW 5 series reviews

Total 99 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: 660.45 $
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 30
BMW 5 series 2006 Estate car/wagon Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 10 years) Owned for:8`000 kilometers (0 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.5 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 310.8 $
Total car rating:
8/10
Review - positive and negative sides
 
BMW 5 series 2005 Sedan Diesel, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2006 (age of car 1 year) Owned for:100`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.5 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 166.5 $ (~ 41 $ per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 33
BMW 5 series 2005 Sedan Diesel 2.5 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:22`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 7.5 litres per 100km (40% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 671.55 $ (~ 671 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 47
BMW 5 series 2003 Sedan Diesel 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 13 years) Owned for:120`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 5.9 litres per 100km (40% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 331.89 $ (~ 110 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 55
BMW 5 series 2006 Sedan Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 10 years) Owned for:120`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 10.0 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 2220 $ (~ 555 $ per year)
Total car rating:
7/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 32
BMW 5 series 2003 Sedan Petrol 2.2 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 13 years) Owned for:12`000 kilometers (0 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 111 $
Total car rating:
10/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 48
BMW 5 series 2005 Estate car/wagon Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:60`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 10.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 2442 $ (~ 1221 $ per year)
Total car rating:
3/10
Review - positive and negative sides
 
BMW 5 series 2006 Estate car/wagon Diesel 2.5 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 11 years) Owned for:50`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 12.0 litres per 100km (90% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 177.6 $ (~ 177 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 40
BMW 5 series 2005 Estate car/wagon Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 11 years) Owned for:45`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.9 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1587.3 $ (~ 793 $ per year)
Total car rating:
6/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 26
BMW 5 series 2005 Estate car/wagon Diesel 2.5 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 12 years) Owned for:25`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.8 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 40
BMW 5 series 2006 Sedan Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:30`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 9.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 555 $ (~ 555 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 33
BMW 5 series 2004 Sedan Diesel, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 12 years) Owned for:100`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 2775 $ (~ 1387 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 29
BMW 5 series 2005 Sedan Petrol 2.5 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2009 (age of car 4 years) Owned for:120`000 kilometers (12 years)
Average fuel consumption: 12.5 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 12953.7 $ (~ 1079 $ per year)
Total car rating:
7/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 33
BMW 5 series 2005 Sedan Diesel 2.5 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 12 years) Owned for:10`000 kilometers (0 years)
Average fuel consumption: 9.0 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 832.5 $
Total car rating:
9/10
   male, age 29
BMW 5 series 2003 Estate car/wagon Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 12 years) Owned for:17`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 377.4 $ (~ 377 $ per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
   male, age 30
BMW 5 series 2004 Sedan Petrol 2.5 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2018 (age of car 14 years) Owned for:2`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 13.5 litres per 100km (90% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9/10
   male, age 33
BMW 5 series 2005 Sedan Petrol 2.5 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2010 (age of car 5 years) Owned for:10`000 kilometers (6 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.5 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 27.75 $ (~ 4 $ per year)
Total car rating:
10/10
   male, age 45
BMW 5 series 2003 Sedan Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2010 (age of car 7 years) Owned for:100`000 kilometers (7 years)
Average fuel consumption: 12.0 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 2619.6 $ (~ 374 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
   male
BMW 5 series 2004 Sedan Petrol 2.5 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 11 years) Owned for:5`000 kilometers (0 years)
Average fuel consumption: 9.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 27.75 $
Total car rating:
10/10
   male, age 49
BMW 5 series 2004 Estate car/wagon Diesel 2.5 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:40`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 12.0 litres per 100km (90% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1332 $ (~ 444 $ per year)
Total car rating:
10/10
 
BMW 5 series 2003 Estate car/wagon Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 10 years) Owned for:30`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 10.0 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 277.5 $ (~ 138 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
   male, age 30
BMW 5 series 2004 Sedan Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2008 (age of car 4 years) Owned for:170`000 kilometers (8 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.5 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 8336.1 $ (~ 1042 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
   male, age 35
BMW 5 series 2003 Estate car/wagon Diesel 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2013 (age of car 10 years) Owned for:55`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.3 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 333 $ (~ 111 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
   male, age 51
BMW 5 series 2006 Sedan Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 10 years) Owned for:180`000 kilometers (0 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9/10
   male
BMW 5 series 2007 Estate car/wagon Diesel 3.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2012 (age of car 5 years) Owned for:50`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 555 $ (~ 138 $ per year)
Total car rating:
10/10
   male, age 50
BMW 5 series 2006 Sedan Diesel 5.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2008 (age of car 2 years) Owned for:500`000 kilometers (9 years)
Average fuel consumption: 4.7 litres per 100km (100% urban driving)
Total car rating:
10/10
 
BMW 5 series 2007 Sedan Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:12`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 6.2 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 222 $ (~ 222 $ per year)
Total car rating:
10/10
   female, age 19
BMW 5 series 2007 Sedan Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 8 years) Owned for:30`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.5 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 440.67 $ (~ 220 $ per year)
Total car rating:
7/10
   male, age 27
BMW 5 series 2006 Estate car/wagon Diesel 3.5 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:232`000 kilometers (0 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.7 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 421.8 $
Total car rating:
10/10
   male, age 38
BMW 5 series 2007 Estate car/wagon Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 7 years) Owned for:15`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 7.1 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 222 $ (~ 222 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
   male, age 31
BMW 5 series 2006 Sedan Petrol 2.5 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2010 (age of car 4 years) Owned for:300`000 kilometers (5 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (20% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 810.3 $ (~ 162 $ per year)
Total car rating:
9/10
   male, age 62
BMW 5 series 2005 Sedan Diesel 2.5 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2009 (age of car 4 years) Owned for:6 years
Average fuel consumption: 8.7 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1498.5 $ (~ 249 $ per year)
Total car rating:
8/10
   male, age 47
BMW 5 series 2004 Sedan Petrol 4.4 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 12 years) Owned for:50`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 12.0 litres per 100km (40% urban driving)
Total car rating:
9/10
   male, age 38
BMW 5 series 2005 Sedan Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 12 years) Owned for:50`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.8 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 3976.02 $ (~ 1988 $ per year)
Total car rating:
5/10
   male, age 40
BMW 5 series 2004 Sedan Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2019 (age of car 15 years) Owned for:297`000 kilometers (0 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.8 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total car rating:
8/10
   male, age 28
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