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BMW 525i Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW 525i here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Why is the coolant system on my 2004 BMW 525i losing pressure?

    Did you replace the coolant tank because the vehicle was losing coolant in the first place? If so, there’s a chance that even though the coolant tank is brand new, there could be a leak from somewhere else in the system (that’s allowing the system to lose pressure, as you’ve identified). Possibilities include the radiator itself or even a head gasket, not to mention any one of a number of plastic fittings that control the flow of coolant to the engine and the car’s heating system. But don’t rule out the simple stuff, either; even the humble radiator cap or loose hose-clamp can allow pressure to leak from a cooling system.

    The problem with a lot of imported cars is that they tend to use lots of plastic components in their plumbing systems. As they age (and at 16 years old, your car is hardly in the first flush of youth) these fittings and couples become brittle and can begin to leak or even fall apart altogether. In colder climates, these plastic bits and pieces don’t present the same problems to the same degree, but here in Australia, our hot-climate heat-cycles are not appreciated by some makes and models. Combine that with a modern, pressurised cooling system, and you have yourself a problem.

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  • Will the BMW E39 525i become a future classic?

    I doubt the E39 will ever be considered a classic, particularly a run-of-the-mill model like the 525i. If I were to buy one I would buy the six-cylinder.

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  • Spare tyre for 535i?

    The best option for you is probably to ditch the run-flats and fit regular radials. You can then run a regular spare and you could buy a jack from your local auto accessory store.

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  • Alarming news

    IF warning lights are giving you a false signal you probably have an electrical problem. I'd take the car to a BMW dealer or specialist and get it checked. The E34 525i is a lovely car and, with 145,000km, yours has done little work. I would take the time to get it fixed so it is performing faultlessly.

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BMW 5 Series Dimensions

The dimensions of the BMW 525i Sedan vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2010 Sedan 1468x1846x4841 mm 148 mm
2009 Sedan 1468x1846x4841 mm 148 mm
2008 Sedan 1468x1846x4841 mm 148 mm
2007 Sedan 1468x1846x4841 mm 148 mm
2006 Sedan 1468x1846x4841 mm 148 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW 525i Dimensions

BMW 5 Series Models Price and Specs

The price range for the BMW 5 Series varies based on the trim level you choose. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $106,590
2021 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $57,100 $151,140
2021 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP $97,900 $154,900
2020 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $106,590
2020 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $57,100 $151,140
2019 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $48,800 $115,610
2019 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $53,000 $95,370
2018 Sedan 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $43,600 $104,610
2018 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $44,200 $84,480
2017 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $36,000 $78,320
2017 Sedan 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $37,700 $94,380
2017 Hatchback 3.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $39,000 $59,730
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BMW 5 Series Fuel Consumption

The BMW 525i is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 9.4L/100km for Sedan /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2010 Sedan 9.4L/100km 2.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2009 Sedan 9.4L/100km 2.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2008 Sedan 9.4L/100km 2.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2007 Sedan 10.8L/100km 2.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO
2006 Sedan 10.8L/100km 2.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All BMW 525i Pricing and Specs for 2010

BMW 5 Series Towing Capacity

The BMW 525i has maximum towing capacity of 2000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2010 Sedan 2000kg 2000kg
2009 Sedan 2000kg 2000kg
2008 Sedan 2000kg 2000kg
2007 Sedan 2000kg 2000kg
2006 Sedan 2000kg 2000kg
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BMW 5 Series Wheel Size

The BMW 525i has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x50 R17 for Sedan in 2010 with a wheel size that spans from 17x7.5 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2010 Sedan 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
2009 Sedan 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
2008 Sedan 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
2007 Sedan 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
2006 Sedan 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW 525i Wheel Sizes