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BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)
BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10)
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Specs Overview

Power (bhp)281 bhp
Acceleration 0-60 mph6.2 secs
Miles per tank646 miles
Insurance group get an insurance quote? 45
Road tax£335 per year
Dimensions (mm)Length 4841mm X Width 1846mm
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What is the price to buy a used and new 5-Series Saloon 2003 and what is the overall running cost?

Fuel consumption
Pre-2017 test standard
Official fuel economy tests explained
An improved official test for car fuel economy was introduced in September 2017.
The new WLTP test gives figures closer to a car's "true mpg" than the pre-2017 NEDC test, which tended to overstate mpg compared to what real-world drivers would get.
When looking at mpg for two cars, always check the figures were measured under the same test system. Comparing one car's WLTP figure with another's NEDC figure will not tell you which has the better mpg.
42 mpg
Insurance group45
Annual road tax£335
Price when new£43,355
Used price range£2,170 - £6,010
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What are the dimensions of 5-Series Saloon 2003 and its fuel capacity and the overall weight?

Fuel Capacity70 litres
Turning Circle11m
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What is the BHP, top speed, torque, and CO2 emissions of 5-Series Saloon 2003?

Power281 bhp
Top Speed155 mph
0-60 mph6.2 secs
Torque580 Nm, 428 ft-lb
CO2 Emissions178 g/km
Euro Emissions Standard

Emissions data can vary over the lifespan of a version, typically due to manufacturer engine improvements.

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Miles Per Tank646 miles
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Equipment list & trim options

M Sport Basic equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control
M Sport Standard Equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Parking sensors
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
M Sport Optional Equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
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What is the Engine size, fuel type, transmission, and Gearbox of BMW 5-Series Saloon 2003?

Engine Size2993cc
Fuel TypeDiesel
Gearbox6 Speed Auto
DrivetrainRear wheel drive
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Cabin & Luggage

What are the number of seats and doors in BMW 5-Series Saloon 2003 and its boot size?

Luggage Capacity520 litres
Unbraked Towing Weight750kg
Braked Towing Weight2000kg
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Safety ratings

The BMW 5-Series Saloon (03-10) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 4 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 1 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.

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