Other BMW 5-Series (1996 - 2004) models:

Standard Trim specs

Engine Power
(bhp)
0-60 mph
(secs)
Miles Per Pound*
What is MPP?
MPG
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The test system that gave the mpg figures shown was phased out from 2017. These figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving than figures obtained under the newer test (called WLTP). You should only ever compare these older figures to other pre-WLTP figures.
MPG
Close(x)
The test system that gave the mpg figures shown (called WLTP) was introduced in 2017, and generally gives a more realistic indication of a car's mpg then the previous test, which tended to overstate mpg. You should only ever compare these figures to other WLTP figures.
Insurance
Group
Road Tax
(per annum)
Length
(mm)
Full
specs
520i Petrol 150 - 170 8.8 - 10.8 N/A 28 - 31 N/A 29 - 31 £265 - £325 4,775
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specs
523i Petrol 170 8.2 N/A 27 - 30 N/A 31 £265 4,724 - 4,775
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specs
525 TDS Diesel 143 10.1 - 10.6 N/A 32 - 37 N/A 29 £265 4,775
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Full
specs
525d Diesel 163 8.6 - 8.8 N/A 34 - 42 N/A 31 £260 - £325 4,775
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Full
specs
525i Petrol 192 7.8 - 8.6 N/A 27 - 30 N/A 33 £265 - £325 4,775
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Full
specs
535i Petrol 245 6.7 - 7.5 N/A 23 - 24 N/A 34 £265 - £325 4,775
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Full
specs
540i Petrol 286 6.0 - 6.3 N/A 23 N/A 36 £265 - £325 4,775
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SE specs

Engine Power
(bhp)
0-60 mph
(secs)
Miles Per Pound*
What is MPP?
MPG
Close(x)
The test system that gave the mpg figures shown was phased out from 2017. These figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving than figures obtained under the newer test (called WLTP). You should only ever compare these older figures to other pre-WLTP figures.
MPG
Close(x)
The test system that gave the mpg figures shown (called WLTP) was introduced in 2017, and generally gives a more realistic indication of a car's mpg then the previous test, which tended to overstate mpg. You should only ever compare these figures to other WLTP figures.
Insurance
Group
Road Tax
(per annum)
Length
(mm)
Full
specs
520i Petrol 150 - 170 8.8 - 10.8 N/A 28 - 31 N/A 29 - 31 £265 - £325 4,724 - 4,775
Full
specs
523i Petrol 170 8.2 - 9.3 N/A 27 - 30 N/A 31 £265 4,724
Select a version to view full specs:
Full
specs
525 TDS Diesel 143 10.1 - 10.6 N/A 32 - 37 N/A 29 £265 4,775
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Full
specs
525d Diesel 163 8.6 - 8.8 N/A 34 - 42 N/A 31 £260 - £325 4,775
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Full
specs
525i Petrol 192 7.8 - 8.6 N/A 27 - 30 N/A 33 - 35 £265 - £325 4,775
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Full
specs
528i Petrol 193 7.3 - 8.5 N/A 26 - 29 N/A 33 £265 4,724 - 4,775
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Full
specs
530d (184bhp) Diesel 184 7.7 - 8.1 N/A 34 - 39 N/A 33 £265 4,775
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Full
specs
530d (193bhp) Diesel 193 7.6 - 7.7 N/A 34 - 39 N/A 31 - 33 £265 - £325 4,775
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Full
specs
530i Petrol 231 6.9 - 7.4 N/A 26 - 29 N/A 34 - 38 £265 - £325 4,775
Select a version to view full specs:

Sport specs

Engine Power
(bhp)
0-60 mph
(secs)
Miles Per Pound*
What is MPP?
MPG
Close(x)
The test system that gave the mpg figures shown was phased out from 2017. These figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving than figures obtained under the newer test (called WLTP). You should only ever compare these older figures to other pre-WLTP figures.
MPG
Close(x)
The test system that gave the mpg figures shown (called WLTP) was introduced in 2017, and generally gives a more realistic indication of a car's mpg then the previous test, which tended to overstate mpg. You should only ever compare these figures to other WLTP figures.
Insurance
Group
Road Tax
(per annum)
Length
(mm)
Full
specs
520i Petrol 170 8.8 - 9.9 N/A 28 - 31 N/A 31 £325 4,775
Select a version to view full specs:
Full
specs
525d Diesel 163 8.6 - 8.8 N/A 34 - 42 N/A 31 £260 - £325 4,775
Select a version to view full specs:
Full
specs
525i Petrol 192 7.8 - 8.6 N/A 27 - 30 N/A 33 £265 - £325 4,775
Select a version to view full specs:
Full
specs
528i Petrol 193 7.3 - 8.5 N/A 26 - 29 N/A 34 £265 4,775
Select a version to view full specs:
Full
specs
530d Diesel 193 7.6 - 7.7 N/A 34 - 39 N/A 33 £300 - £325 4,775
Select a version to view full specs:
Full
specs
530i Petrol 231 6.9 - 7.4 N/A 26 - 29 N/A 34 £265 - £325 4,775
Select a version to view full specs:
Full
specs
535i Petrol 245 6.7 - 7.5 N/A 23 - 24 N/A 34 - 36 £265 - £325 4,775
Full
specs
540i Petrol 286 6.0 - 6.3 N/A 23 N/A 38 £265 - £325 4,775
* Low Miles Per Pound figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Equipment List

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 5-Series Saloon (96-03).

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone
  • Traction control

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Driver`s airbag
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Aegean Blue Edition equipment

Aegean Blue Edition standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Telephone
  • Traction control
Aegean Blue Edition optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Avus Blue Edition equipment

Avus Blue Edition standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Avus Blue Edition optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Champagne Edition equipment

Champagne Edition standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Telephone
  • Traction control
Champagne Edition optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

ES equipment

ES standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
ES optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control

ES SE equipment

ES SE standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
ES SE optional equipment
None available

M5 equipment

M5 standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Traction control
M5 optional equipment
None available

Midnight Blue Edition equipment

Midnight Blue Edition standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Telephone
  • Traction control
Midnight Blue Edition optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Protection equipment

Protection standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Protection optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Electric sunroof
  • Full size spare wheel

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
SE optional equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Sport optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Sport Aegean Blue Edition equipment

Sport Aegean Blue Edition standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Telephone
  • Traction control
Sport Aegean Blue Edition optional equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Sport Avus Blue Edition equipment

Sport Avus Blue Edition standard equipment
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Traction control
Sport Avus Blue Edition optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

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