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If you have ever owned a BMW 525 and had to replace any parts then let us know about your experience. Also let us know how the parts performed when fitted. Write your review in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

BMW 525 Overview

The BMW 525 is classed as a mid-sized executive car which is produced by the German automobile manufacturing company BMW. This vehicle has been in production since 1972 and is part of the BMW 5-series. The 5-series is the second best selling BMW car, after the 3-series range. These cars are available in sedan and estate versions. These are high performance cars which are very spacious and luxurious inside the cabin. The latest versions of the 5-series have great technological features and they drive really well. They are well refined and you will be hard pressed to find a better car than this in the mid-sized executive class. Does this sound like your experience of the BMW 525?

BMW 525 History

The first generation (1972-81) BMW 525 was available only in 2.5L petrol engine. This was the first of the 5-series range which replaced the BMW new class. The second generation (1982-88) was more of an evolution of the previous version with only minor styling differences. There was the introduction of the 525e which was a 2.7L petrol engine alongside the 525i 2.5L petrol engine.

The third generation (1988-96) was a totally new style compared with the previous versions. It won awards for its safety and reliability and was very successful on all markets. This generation saw the introduction of the 525 2.5L diesel engine.

The fourth generation (1995-2003) was again very popular and the 2.5-3.0L diesel engines won engine of the year from 1999 to 2002 in that category.

The fifth generation (2003-10) had a new style which received very mixed reviews but was to become the best selling 5-series to date. This was to be the last generation to use the 525 name.

Model Types

SE Business Edition
M Sport

Fuel Economy

The BMW 525 is available in 2.5 and 2.7L petrol engines and 2.5L diesel engine depending on which year. The 2.5L diesel engine is the more economical, offering up to 45mpg which is pretty good for a car this size. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically? The fuel type, engine size and age of vehicle are determining factors when it comes to fuel economy.


The BMW 525 has been available in 5 or 6 speed manual and 4, 5 or 6 speed automatic depending which year. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? You can find your 525 gearbox parts at the BMW gearbox section of our website.


If you are looking for BMW 525 parts then look no further. Here at Breakeryard you can find these parts at amazingly low prices. We have a comprehensive network of verified UK Breakers. You can find the exact part you are looking for by entering your vehicle details in our part finder or visiting the 525 parts page of our website.