BMW 5-Series BMW 5-Series 2006

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BMW 5-Series Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2006)

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2006 BMW 5-Series Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Sedan 4dr Wagon
Wheelbase 113.7 in 113.6 in
Length 191.1 in 191.2 in
Width 72.7 in 72.7 in
Height 57.8 in 58.7 in
Curb Weight 3450 lb. 3670 lb.
Fuel Capacity 18.5 gal. 18.5 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 37.7 in 37.6 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 57.3 in 57.3 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.5 in 41.5 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.9 in 37.6 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 57.2 in 57.2 in
Legroom, Row 2 36.0 in 36.0 in
Total Legroom 77.5 in (over 2 rows) 77.5 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 14.0 ft3 17.6 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 14.0 ft3 58.3 ft3

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2006 BMW 5-Series

2006 BMW 5-Series Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
best seats on the market today see full BMW 5-Series review
2006 4dr Wagon 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I have 20 way power seats w/ lumbar. very nice. see full BMW 5-Series review
2006 BMW 5-Series Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
I cannot sit behind me. see full BMW 5-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
I'm 5' 9" and the front seat room semed cavernous to me. I once had a 6' 5" passenger in the front seat who voiced no complaint. 10. see full BMW 5-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
My car did not have either the sports seats nor the comfort seats, both of which I tried and found superior; significantly so. The 'base' seats in my car were not the best seats I've ever had in a car although in fairness, they did not punish my lower back as once did the seats in my Infiniti G35x. They were adequate; more an ally than a foe. They also lacked meaningful thigh or side bolsters and so were clearly the choice of Buick-minded buyers, and so did not invite spirited driving. I score thm a 6. see full BMW 5-Series review
 

2006 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 525i 530i 550i M5
Standard Engine 3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
215 hp@6250
185 lb-ft@2750
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
255 hp@6600
220 lb-ft@2750
4.8L V8
DOHC-4v
360 hp@6300
360 lb-ft@3400
5.0L V10
DOHC-4v
500 hp@7750
384 lb-ft@6100
Standard Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manual7-speed automated manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed automated manual6-speed automated manual 
  6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic 
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDRWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWD  
Standard Tires225/50VR17 tires225/50VR17 tires225/50VR17 tires255/40ZR19 tires (front)
285/35ZR19 tires (rear)
Optional Tires245/45WR17 tires245/40WR18 tires  
   245/40WR18 tires (front)
275/35WR18 tires (rear)
 

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2006 BMW 5-Series 4-door Wagon Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 530i
Standard Engine 3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
255 hp@6600
220 lb-ft@2750
Standard Transmission6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainAWD
Standard Tires225/50VR17 tires
Optional Tires245/40WR18 tires

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2006 BMW 5-Series

2006 BMW 5-Series Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr Sedan 360-horsepower 4.8L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
0-60 in 5.4 seconds see full BMW 5-Series review
2007 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
The car handles like a dream, acceleration is awesome and so is the braking see full BMW 5-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
My model was the 530xi. This inline 6-cylinder was the most powerful naturally aspirated, non-M I6 engine BMW ever exported to America. It's why I bought the car over the lesser 528 or 525 models. The power was always more than adequate and when caned, the engine became a roaring smile-producer, fully upholding BMW's then well deserved moniker of 'ultimate driving machine'. BMW imbued this engine with variable valve timng AND variable valve lift which produced a broad flat torque curve that seemed to provide multiple engines under the one hood. It works spectacularly. The ZF transmission, 'only' a 6-spd, was a marvel of shifting perfection. I had been a die-hard manual lover and only bought this particular car because I couldn't find one with a stick. But it performed flawlessly and altered my thinking about automatics. This turned out to be a very good thing because your options are 25 times greater if you include automatics on your used-car shopping list. The AWD system was also perfection. Always engaged, one never even noticed when it was working to pull you along a wet slippery road or through some snow. It rivals Audi's much heralded Quattro systems (which we also own) and absolutely trashes Infiniti's not-so-Intelligent AWD system that always needed to take 1 precious 1/2 second to decide if it should engage the front wheels; a second that inspired panic on a snowy uphill turn. So I have to give this car's powertrain a 10! see full BMW 5-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
the I-6 has nice linear power that you feel all the way to redline see full BMW 5-Series review
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Engine is smooooth! Lots of low speed torque, quiet. About as smooth as the car it replaced, a Lexus LS400 V8. see full BMW 5-Series review
2005 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Accurately translated the power of the engine to the road see full BMW 5-Series review
2005 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Power is always on tap, from zero to 125 mph. see full BMW 5-Series review
2005 4dr Sedan 325-horsepower 4.4L V8
6-speed manual RWD
V-8--Strong engine, good gearbox. More than enough power for the weight and size of the car. see full BMW 5-Series review
 

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2006 BMW 5-Series MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Sedan 525i 42,500 38,855 695
4dr Sedan 530i 46,800 42,770 695
4dr Sedan 550i 57,400 52,415 695
4dr Sedan M5 81,200 74,070 695
4dr Wagon 530i 51,400 46,955 695

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