Ventilated front seats M5 800 730 Requires multifunction front seats. In the event of a crash, the passenger side airbags, with the exception of the head protection system, will not deploy. Data Unavailable Third Shoulder Room in. The first generation of 5 Series was powered by naturally aspirated four-cylinder and six-cylinder petrol engines. Active Roll Stabilization is offered as an option as part of the Sport Package, and this technology yields flatter cornering. Other than that this car is an incredibly well manored no compromise daily driver. There's a price for this responsiveness, of course, and it's most obvious traveling at high speeds on an Interstate.
The 530i stayed remarkably flat when attacking the curves, with just enough body lean to remind a prudent driver that he or she is hurtling down a public road at considerable speed. That tradition continues for 2004. Factor in near-perfect weight balance, and a rock-solid body that's free of creaks, rattles or unpleasant vibration, and the 530i is exactly what we'd like a luxury sedan to be: always quiet and comfortable, nimble and reassuring when it's appropriate to travel at a good clip. The redo for 2004 is as extensive as any the company has undertaken. Power rear and manual rear-door sunshades sedan 575 525 Power closing doors M5 600 545 Manual rear-door sunshades wagon 250 230 Keyless access and starting 1000 910 Self-dimming headlights 250 230 Appearance and Miscellaneous Option Avail. It is the successor to the and is currently in its seventh generation.
Power rear and manual rear-door sunshades 575 525 Appearance and Miscellaneous Option Avail. Push the Active Steering car into a skid, and recovery is more immediate, and more likely. I didn't think that they could have made a worse cupholder than was in my 1999 528i but they certainly did make a worse cupholder. Multifunction front seats M5 1900 1730 Includes width adjustment. Front- and rear-obstacle-detection system 528, 535 750 685 Night Vision 528, 535, 550 2200 1700 Requires Cold Weather Pkg. Some have suggested the new 5 has the appearance of a well-made mainstream Japanese sedan like the Honda Accord. Split folding rear seat sedan 475 430 Includes ski sack.
Data Unavailable Third Hip Room in. An automatic 545i did 0-60 mph in 5. Between the front seats, just behind the gear selector is a big aluminum knob that generated as much controversy in the 7 Series as its exterior styling. The new 5 is 2. The 2004 5 Series is the first line of automobiles offering a full range of six-speed transmissions.
How do you improve a ride that was named a 10-Best winner by Car and Driver magazine six years running? Heated front seats 528, 535, 550 500 455 Heated rear seat 350 320 528, 535, 550 require Cold Weather Pkg. The is powered by the six-cylinder engine and was produced in sedan and wagon body styles. The idea is to inform drivers in cars following the 5 Series that it's stopping quickly. Deeply wrapped lighting units are present in the front and rear. Satellite radio 595 540 High definition radio 500 455 Head-up instrument display 1000 910 525, 530, 550 require navigation system.
The affected vehicles are equipped with a dual-stage driver frontal air bag that may be susceptible to moisture intrusion which, over time, could cause the inflator to rupture. Double-wave could more accurately be called two-step, with two levels in the dash running the width of the cabin. Its appeal to luxury car buyers may ultimately come down to that new look. The 5's heating and cooling system has been improved for 2004 with new features, including more sophisticated humidity control. A double wave theme is used for the dashboard.
Power closing doors M5 600 545 Power rear and manual rear-door sunshades sedan 575 525 Manual rear-door sunshades wagon 250 230 Keyless access and starting 1000 910 Self-dimming headlights 250 230 528, 535 require Premium Pkg. The 2004 530i delivers a balance of sport and luxury, comfort, performance, speed, fuel economy and carefree driving that's hard to match with any sedan on planet Earth. Slashing through the cones is less work with Active Steering, requiring less sawing on the wheel and fewer corrections. The tachometer now incorporates a variable warning segment that activates at lower rpm when the engine is cold. The recall began Aug 2016. The new 5 is definitely cast in the 7 Series mold, with a curvy front end, flat flanks with minimal embellishment and a high, flat rear deck with wraparound taillights. We might quibble with details in the redesigned 2004 5 Series, or in the marketing scheme behind it.
It replaced the and was produced in the sedan body style. Active cruise control 2200 2000 Leather upholstery 525, 530 1450 1320 Comfort 20-way power front seats 530, 545 1200 1090 Includes active headrests. Dealers will rework the front passenger seat sensor mat so that external force application to the seat does not cause a crack to the mat. Requires leather upholstery or Premium Pkg. The problem is that it can be confusing to use iDrive to wade through various menus and finally get to the function that needs adjustment.
Great gas mileage and fun to drive at high speeds. On the 5 Series the look seems a bit more cohesive, perhaps a less radical departure, but that may be because we've gotten used to the 7. An unexpected reduction or loss in power braking assist may increase the risk of a crash. Depending on equipment, some 2004 models are up to 55 pounds lighter than their predecessors. Archived from on 18 August 2017.