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BMW 525i 2003

The 2003 BMW 525i range of configurations is currently priced from $5,940. Our most recent review of the 2003 BMW 525i resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the BMW 525i: Naturally aspirated engines provide great performance., Wagon availability., Handling is superb across all models.

The 2003 BMW 525i carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

BMW 525i 2003 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 525i 2003 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2003 BMW 525i are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1846mm x 1468mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the BMW 525i 2003 Dimensions  include 1468mm height, 1846mm width, 4841mm length.
BMW 525i Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
525i Executive Sedan 1435x1800x4775 mm 109 mm
525i Sedan 1468x1846x4841 mm 148 mm
525i Sport Sedan 1435x1800x4775 mm 109 mm
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BMW 5 Series 2003 Price and Specs

The BMW 5 Series 2003 is currently available from $5,940 for the 5 Series 525i Executive up to $12,760 for the 5 Series 525i.

Pricing guides

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525i Sedan 2.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO $9,020 $12,760
525i Executive Sedan 2.5L PULP 5 SP $5,940 $8,360
525i Sport Sedan 2.5L PULP 5 SP $6,160 $8,690
530i Sedan 3.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO $7,370 $10,450
530i Touring Executive Wagon 3.0L PULP 5 SP $7,370 $10,450
530i Touring Sport Wagon 3.0L PULP 5 SP $7,590 $10,670
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BMW 525i 2003 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2003 BMW 525i is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The BMW 525i currently offers fuel consumption from 8.7 to 10.8L/100km. The BMW 525i is available with the following fuel type: PULP.

BMW 525i Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
525i Sedan 2.5L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 10.8L/100km
525i Executive Sedan 2.5L,PULP,5 SP 8.7L/100km
525i Executive Sedan 2.5L,PULP,5 SP 8.7L/100km
525i Sport Sedan 2.5L,PULP,5 SP 9.1L/100km
525i Sport Sedan 2.5L,PULP,5 SP 9.1L/100km
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BMW 525i 2003 Towing capacity

The BMW 525i’s towing capacity ranges from 1800kg to 2000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

BMW 525i Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
525i Executive Sedan 2.5L,PULP,5 SP 1800kg
525i Sedan 2.5L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 2000kg
525i Sport Sedan 2.5L,PULP,5 SP 1800kg
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BMW 525i 2003 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2003 BMW 525i will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the BMW 525i vary from 15x7 inches to 17x8 inches.

BMW 525i Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
525i Executive Sedan 225x60 R15 15x7 inches 225x60 R15 15x7 inches
525i Sedan 225x55 R16 16x7 inches 225x55 R16 16x7 inches
525i Sport Sedan 235x45 R17 17x8 inches 255x40 R17 17x9 inches
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