Find out the full background of any BMW E60 with the help of our dedicated BMW E60 VIN decoder.

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How to Check BMW E60 VIN Decoder?

The VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) for a BMW is a distinctive 17-character code exclusive to every BMW automobile. This identifier is not only unique to each vehicle but also encodes details about the vehicle’s model year, type, engine size, and additional characteristics, making it an essential tool for identification and information.

The VIN of a BMW E60 can be located in various places on the car such as:

  1. On the dashboard on the driver’s side, which can be seen from outside through the windshield.
  2. The jamb of the driver’s side door.
  3. In the engine area, either on the firewall or the radiator support.
  4. On the car’s registration and title papers.

By following these steps, you can easily access a wealth of information about any BMW vehicle, ensuring a deeper understanding of its heritage and features.

The BMW E60, produced from 2003 to 2010, is the fifth generation of the BMW 5 Series. It represented a significant technological advancement over its predecessor, the E39, featuring a more contemporary design, advanced electronics, and a wide array of engine options, including BMW’s first use of turbocharged powerplants in the 5 Series. Below is a table summarizing the key engine variants offered in the BMW E60 lineup.

BMW E60 Engine Overview

Model Engine Code Configuration Displacement Power Output Production Years
520i M54B22 6-cyl, 24-valve 2.2 L 170 hp 2003–2005
520i N43B20 4-cyl, 16-valve 2.0 L 170 hp 2007–2010
523i M54B25 6-cyl, 24-valve 2.5 L 177 hp 2005–2007
523i N52B25 6-cyl, 24-valve 2.5 L 190-204 hp 2007–2010
525i M54B25 6-cyl, 24-valve 2.5 L 192 hp 2003–2005
525i N52B25 6-cyl, 24-valve 2.5 L 218 hp 2005–2007
528i N52B30 6-cyl, 24-valve 3.0 L 230 hp 2007–2010
530i M54B30 6-cyl, 24-valve 3.0 L 231 hp 2003–2005
530i N52B30 6-cyl, 24-valve 3.0 L 258 hp 2005–2007
535i N54B30 6-cyl, 24-valve, TwinTurbo 3.0 L 306 hp 2007–2010
540i N62B40 V8, 32-valve 4.0 L 306 hp 2005–2010
545i N62B44 V8, 32-valve 4.4 L 333 hp 2003–2005
550i N62B48 V8, 32-valve 4.8 L 367 hp 2005–2010
M5 S85B50 V10, 40-valve 5.0 L 507 hp 2005–2010
520d M47D20 4-cyl, 16-valve, Turbo 2.0 L 163 hp 2005–2007
520d N47D20 4-cyl, 16-valve, Turbo 2.0 L 177-184 hp 2007–2010
525d M57D25 6-cyl, 24-valve, Turbo 2.5 L 177 hp 2004–2007
525d N57D30 6-cyl, 24-valve, Turbo 3.0 L 197 hp 2007–2010
530d M57D30 6-cyl, 24-valve, Turbo 3.0 L 218-235 hp 2003–2010
535d M57D30TÜ2 6-cyl, 24-valve, TwinTurbo 3.0 L 272-286 hp 2004–2010


  1. The E60 introduced new technology to the 5 Series, including iDrive for the first time, active steering, and a host

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