Assembly Location

Dingolfing, Germany

’06 Price Range

$43,195-58,095

’05 Price Range

$41,995-56,495

The series has been expanded with the addition of all-wheel-drive 525xi and 530xi sedans and 530xi wagon. A new 3L I-6 engine, shared with the 3-Series, powers “525” and “530” variants. Magnesium/aluminum composite construction, variable-lift valve timing and an electric water pump are among the engine’s innovations. The 550i sedan, with a 5.5L V-8, replaces the 545i and its 4.5L V-8. Vehicle-speed-sensitive power steering is standard on all models, the standard dynamic cruise control acquires brake-application capability and optional active cruise control has been upgraded. A stop/start button replaces the former key switch, Xenon adaptive headlamps are standard on the 530i and 530xi and standard Bluetooth hands-free cell-phone interface takes the place of dealer-installed cell phones.

Related Information

All 2006 U.S. Models

2006 U.S. Model Specifications