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3/4 Front Glamour 2003 BMW 525

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 2003 BMW 525 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2003 BMW 525 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

2003 BMW 525 i 4dr Sedan2003 BMW 525 iT 4dr Station Wagon
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$37,600$39,300
    Invoice *$34,375$35,925
    Engine2.5L I-6 184 HP 175 ft.lbs. @ 3,500 rpm2.5L I-6 184 HP 175 ft.lbs. @ 3,500 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd manAvailable:5-spd STEPTRONIC w/ODStandard:5-spd manAvailable:5-spd STEPTRONIC w/OD
    Fuel Economy City20.0 mpg19.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy29.0 mpg27.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.5L I-6 184 HP 175 ft.lbs. @ 3,500 rpm2.5L I-6 184 HP 175 ft.lbs. @ 3,500 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd manAvailable:5-spd STEPTRONIC w/ODStandard:5-spd manAvailable:5-spd STEPTRONIC w/OD
    Alternator120 amp120 amp
    Axle RatioStandard:3.15Available:3.46Standard:3.23Available:3.46
    Recommended Fuel Typepremium unleadedpremium unleaded
    Fuel Tank18.5 gal.18.5 gal.
    Auxiliary Fuel TankN/AN/A
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheel
    4WD ShiftN/AN/A
    Locking Hub ControlN/AN/A
    Limited Slip DifferentialN/AN/A
    Traction ControlABS & drivelineABS & driveline
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic StabilityDSC IIIDSC III
    Ride ControlN/AN/A
    Adaptive SuspensionN/AN/A
    Auto-Levelling SuspensionN/AAvailable:rear
    Front Suspensionstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoil
    Front Torsion BarN/AN/A
    Front Shocksgas-pressurizedgas-pressurized
    Rear Suspensionindependent multi-linkindependent multi-link
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear SpringscoilStandard:coilAvailable:air
    Rear Shocksgas-pressurizedStandard:gas-pressurizedAvailable:air
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Steering CoolerN/AN/A
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfront and rearfront and rear
    WheelsStandard:16.0 " silver aluminumAvailable:17.0 "Standard:16.0 " silver aluminumAvailable:17.0 "
    Front TiresStandard:P225/55HR16.0BSW ASAvailable:P235/45WR17.0BSW performanceStandard:P225/55HR16.0BSW ASAvailable:P235/45WR17.0BSW performance
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)N/AN/A
    Spare Tire and Wheelfull-size aluminumfull-size aluminum
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity55
    Front Seat TypeStandard:bucketAvailable:sportStandard:bucketAvailable:sport
    Heated Front SeatsAvailable:driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatbackAvailable:driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
    Front Headrestspower adjustable w/tiltpower adjustable w/tilt
    Front Armrestscentercenter
    Front Driver Seat Direction ControlsStandard:(8-way power)Available:(10-way power)Standard:(8-way power)Available:(10-way power)
    Easy EntryN/AN/A
    Front Passenger Seat Direction ControlsStandard:(8-way power)Available:(10-way power)Standard:(8-way power)Available:(10-way power)
    Rear SeatsStandard:benchAvailable:60-40 bench60-40 bench
    Rear Headrestsadjustableadjustable
    Rear Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Rear ArmrestsStandard:centerAvailable:center with pass-thru and skibagStandard:center with pass-thruAvailable:center with pass-thru and skibag
    Third Row SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row ArmrestsN/AN/A
    Seat TrimStandard:leatheretteAvailable:leatherStandard:leatheretteAvailable:leather
    Door TrimStandard:leatheretteAvailable:leatherStandard:leatheretteAvailable:leather
    Headlinerfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpet
    Floor MatsN/AN/A
    Dashboard InsertAvailable:genuine woodAvailable:genuine wood
    Gear Shift Knob TrimStandard:leatherAvailable:leather/genuine woodStandard:leatherAvailable:leather/genuine wood
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Sunroofexpress open/closeexpress open/close
    Convertible RoofN/AN/A
    Roof FeaturesN/AN/A
    Vanity Mirrorsdual illuminateddual illuminated
    Auxiliary VisorsN/AN/A
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-night
    Rear Visor Vanity MirrorN/AN/A
    Glove Boxlockinglocking
    Cabback InsulatorN/AN/A
    Dome Lightfadefade
    Reading Lightsfront & rearfront & rear
    Floor Consolefullfull
    Overhead ConsoleN/AN/A
    Cup Holderfrontfront
    Instrument Panel StorageN/AN/A
    Dashboard StorageN/AN/A
    Interior Concealed StorageN/AN/A
    Seatback Storage22
    Refrigerated BoxN/AN/A
    Manufacturer Luggage SetN/AN/A
    Door Binsdualdual
    Rear Door Binsrear door binsrear door bins
    Underseat TrayN/AN/A
    Cargo Concealed StorageN/Alocking
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimcarpetcarpet
    Cargo CoverN/Aroll-up
    Cargo NetN/AN/A
    Cargo Tie Downscargo tie downscargo tie downs
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo light
    Air CompressorN/AN/A
    Front Air Conditioningdual zone frontdual zone front
    Climate Controlautomatic air conditioningautomatic air conditioning
    Rear Air ConditioningN/AN/A
    Air Filterair filterair filter
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    Automatic Air Recirculationautomatic air recirculationautomatic air recirculation
    Rear HeaterN/AN/A
    RadioAM/FM stereo, seek-scanAM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel Controlsradio steering wheel controlsradio steering wheel controls
    CDin-dash mounted singlein-dash mounted single
    MP3 PlayerMP3 decoderMP3 decoder
    MiniDisc PlayerN/AN/A
    Radio Theft Deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrent
    Antennawindow grid diversitywindow grid diversity
    Cruise Controlwith steering wheel controlswith steering wheel controls
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Heated Door Locksheated door locksheated door locks
    Remote Keyless Entrykeyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasepowerpower
    Remote Fuel Flap ReleaseN/AN/A
    Rear Window ReleaseN/AN/A
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Fuel Filler Door Releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door release
    Cell Phonepre-wiringpre-wiring
    Power Outlets11
    AC power outletN/AN/A
    Trunk PulldownN/Atrunk/hatch auto-latch
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Retained Accessory Powerretained accessory powerretained accessory power
    Garage Door OpenerAvailable:HomeLink Wireless Control SystemAvailable:HomeLink Wireless Control System
    Smokers Packageashtrayashtray
    Lighter Elementsfrontfront
    First Aid KitN/AN/A
    Emergency SOSN/AN/A
    Adjustable PedalsN/AN/A
    Entertainment CenterN/AN/A
    Voice RecorderN/AN/A
    Picnic TableN/AN/A
    Internet AccessN/AN/A
    Instrument Displayanaloganalog
    Oil Pressure GaugeN/AN/A
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt GaugeN/AN/A
    Heads Up DisplayN/AN/A
    Exterior Temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperature
    Systems Monitorsystems monitorsystems monitor
    Check ControlN/AN/A
    Trip Computertrip computertrip computer
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Park Distance ControlAvailable:front and rearAvailable:front and rear
    Navigation SystemAvailable:integrated navigation systemAvailable:integrated navigation system
    Steering WheelStandard:power telescopic tiltAvailable:power telescopic tilt sportStandard:power telescopic tiltAvailable:power telescopic tilt sport
    Steering Wheel Materialleatherleather
    Tow BarN/AN/A
    Front Windowspowerpower
    Rear Windowspowerpower
    Quarter Vent Rear WindowsN/Apower
    1-Touch Openfront and rearfront and rear
    Tinted Windowslightlight
    Double Pane Side GlassN/AN/A
    Sun BlindsAvailable:manualAvailable:manual
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Heated Front Wipersjetsjets
    Rain Detecting WipersAvailable:rain detecting wipersAvailable:rain detecting wipers
    Speed Sensitve Wipersspeed sensitive wipersspeed sensitive wipers
    Rear Windshield WiperN/Arear windshield wiper
    Rear Heated WipersN/AN/A
    Electrically Heated WindshieldN/AN/A
    Sun Visor Stripsun visor stripsun visor strip
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
    Rear BlindsAvailable:powerN/A
    Rear Windshield TypeN/Aflip-up
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact Airbagsdoor mounteddoor mounted
    Passenger Side Impact Airbagdoor mounteddoor mounted
    Overhead Airbagtube 1st and 2nd row overhead airbagstube 1st row overhead airbag
    Occupancy Sensoroccupancy sensoroccupancy sensor
    Childseat SensorN/AN/A
    Head ProtectionN/AN/A
    Knee AirbagN/AN/A
    Rear Side AirbagAvailable:rear side-impact airbagAvailable:rear side-impact airbag
    Side Impact Barsside impact beamsside impact beams
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfront
    Ignition Disableimmobilizerimmobilizer
    Panic Alarmpanic alarmpanic alarm
    Tracker SystemN/AN/A
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume11.1 cu.ft.65.2 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo LengthN/AN/A
    Exterior Length188.0 "189.2 "
    Exterior Width70.9 "70.9 "
    Exterior Height56.5 "56.7 "
    Wheelbase111 "111 "
    Front Tread60 "60 "
    Rear Tread60 "60 "
    Turning Radius18.5 '18.5 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight RatingStandard:4,464 lbs.Available:4,520 lbs.Standard:4,773 lbs.Available:4,828 lbs.
    Curb WeightStandard:3,450 lbs.Available:3,505 lbs.Standard:3,682 lbs.Available:3,737 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight RatingN/AN/A
    Rear Gross Axle Weight RatingN/AN/A
    Payload1,014 lbs.1,091 lbs.
    Max Trailer WeightN/AN/A
    Max Trailer Tongue WeightN/AN/A
    Drag Coefficient.30.31
    Front Legroom41.7 "41.7 "
    Rear Legroom34.2 "34.2 "
    Front Headroom37.4 "37.4 "
    Rear Headroom37.2 "37.4 "
    Third Row HeadroomN/AN/A
    Front Hiproom58.0 "58.0 "
    Rear Hiproom58.5 "58.5 "
    Third Row HiproomN/AN/A
    Front Shoulder Room56.8 "56.8 "
    Rear Shoulder Room55.9 "55.9 "
    Third Row Shoulder RoomN/AN/A
    Passenger Volume92 cu.ft.96 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo WidthN/AN/A
    Exterior Cargo VolumeN/AN/A
    Interior Cargo Volume11.1 cu.ft.32.7 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats FoldedN/A65.2 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Mud FlapsN/AN/A
    Rear SpoilerN/AN/A
    Running BoardsN/AN/A
    Skid PlatesN/AN/A
    Trunk RackN/AN/A
    Rear BumperN/AN/A
    Rear Step BumperN/Arear step bumper
    Bodyside Moldingsbody-coloredbody-colored
    Bodyside InsertN/AN/A
    Bodyside CladdingN/AN/A
    Rocker Panel ExtensionsN/AN/A
    Wheel WellN/AN/A
    Fender FlaresN/AN/A
    Grille Moldingschromechrome
    Paintclearcoat monotoneclearcoat monotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual heated, power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passengerdual heated, power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger
    Trailering HarnessN/AN/A
    Trailering HitchN/AN/A
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,000
    Major Components Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles72/unlimited72/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,000
    Maintenance Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,000
    Accessories Months/MilesN/AN/A
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Safety Rating

Below is the 2003 BMW 525 safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
StyleFrontal Rating
Side Rating
  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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