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★★★★★

“Absolutely LOVE my euro import”

Written on: 09/11/2013 by Eyegotgot (1 review written)

I have a 2002 540i european imported bmw. All i have to say is that through out my life i have driven many cars but none can even compare to my 540, her handling and performance makes ypu wonder why they dont make all cars like this. One thing for sure that this vehicle does do.... And that is no matter which way i drive or manuever that ass just always stays right under you!… Read Full Review

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“1999 BMW 540IA Sport M PKG ”

Written on: 09/05/2012

I have always loved the BMW 540I Sport for years. I have always leased cars and my last 2 were an 2006 AUDI S4 and a 2010 Audi A6 Sport. And in January of 2011 I found a beautiful 540 and fell in love with.So I purchasaed it and it is a 1999 BMW 540IA Sport M Pkg with only 59k miles on it. I LOVE this car the 4.4 V8 has 282 hp and 325 Lb F Torque is AMAZING. It can throw you back in your seat and next thing you know your doing 100. It is so smooth and tight and quiet. It drives and performed… Read Full Review

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“A Beautifully balanced car & Ride,can be docile or it...”

Written on: 18/10/2009

A Beautifully balanced car & Ride,can be docile or it can "ROAR"! My car has been trouble free because it has been regually maintained by "Engineers"& NOT BUY MAIN BMW AGENCIES....Just love it to BITS!!!...TRY ONE!… Read Full Review

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“Ive owned two 540's the first a t reg and the current...”

Written on: 11/10/2009 by bmw540 (3 reviews written)

Ive owned two 540's the first a t reg and the current a 52 plate. The performance is amazing especial in manual mode at the traffic lights. It handles brilliantly and seems to look alot better than for eg a 528. the newer model with the double vanos engine seems to pick up better than the older 1. My new one is fully loaded and i love the tv in traffic jams. the car is great on petrol for a 4.4 v8 i averaged 34 mpg on the motorway. i still have the origianal 2002 sat nav dvd which works ok but… Read Full Review

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“i ow a 97 bmw 540i in silver its out of this world the...”

Written on: 08/06/2009 by conhaynes82 (1 review written)

i ow a 97 bmw 540i in silver its out of this world the 4.4litre v8 engine growls at stupid challengers as it tears away from them at magnificent speed the comfort of the car is amazing it is so quiet and brilliant to experience the ride if u want speed comfort power and performance then this is the car to purchase you defo aint going to be disappointed this car is a MONSTER… Read Full Review

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“I bought my BMW 540i, 2002, as a part exchange with an...”

Written on: 23/04/2009

I bought my BMW 540i, 2002, as a part exchange with an older BMW 520i, but in a main dealer. I was already delighted with a 520i for comfort and built quality. I found all this and a lot more in my 540i. More power, faster, more torque, and still, this beast can be driven in a very gentle and diligent way. I enjoy every moment behind the wheels of that car… Read Full Review

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“I have owned my BMW 5 Series 540 6 speed (the one to...”

Written on: 18/04/2009

I have owned my BMW 5 Series 540 6 speed (the one to have) for over 5 years now after my good friend bought and owned the car from new so I know the history from day one. Its crystal green metalic, full sport body kit 19" split rim BBS alloys,schnitzer door mirrors. boot lid lip spoiler,xenon headlight upgrade,grooved front discs with performance brake pads re-mapped to 315hp, de-speed restricted so there is non of that annoying cutting out at 155mph as confirmed by an embarrased Porsche… Read Full Review

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“I purchased my 2003 540iA (with the full M-sport pkg)...”

Written on: 20/03/2009 by Sammy the Eagle (1 review written)

I purchased my 2003 540iA (with the full M-sport pkg) in Feb/09 in Vancouver BC and drove it back to Manitoba. After going thru 'Rogers Pass' in the Rockies I was tempted to go back and do it again. Everytime I get in the car I can't wipe the grin off my face, other 540i owners know what I mean. The car is a monster, it will go, turn, stop on your every whim. I look for excuses to go drive it. It is incredibly hard to hold back the horses under the hood and when you do let them loose the… Read Full Review

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“Wow - I own a 2003 BMW 5 Series 6 Speed stick...This...”

Written on: 25/01/2009

Wow - I own a 2003 BMW 5 Series 6 Speed stick...This thing is unbelieveable!! Love It!! 62K and cranking without any issues. Had the car to around 150 Mph with more to go! Car Really Pulls hard!! Drivin many M5's - too expensive on gas and maintenance. LOVE IT - If you can find one GET IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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“My husband bought me a 1999 BMW 540i wagon with the...”

Written on: 24/01/2009 by natomic (1 review written)

My husband bought me a 1999 BMW 540i wagon with the Premium package in 2007 in Canada. Despite him offering to look a the Audi, Volvo and Passat equivalents, after reading the reviews I kept being lured to the 540. After driving this car for only a short time, I knew that there is absolutely no comparison: the BMW wins hands down in all categories. It's sleek, the power response is when you need it, no lag. The inside is a pleasure, and the heated steering wheel, which I thought was a gimmick… Read Full Review

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“I own a 2003 540 Stick Sport Very smooth power, quite...”

Written on: 16/11/2008 by rriegal (1 review written)

I own a 2003 540 Stick Sport Very smooth power, quite at speed... I can get about 30 MPG at 60-65 MPH on a long trip as long as I watch my throttle and Acceleration. What a dream to drive. I have had the car to 145 Mph and could not believe that it was still pulling!
Wow - I cannot think of an issue - Just a great car. If you put Blizzak Snow Tires on board for the winter months, it just plain GOES even in the snow! With new Snow Tires and at nearly 2 tons...IT GOES!… Read Full Review

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“I chipped, airboxed and opened the exhaust on my stock...”

Written on: 15/10/2008 by cheapguy24 (1 review written)

I chipped, airboxed and opened the exhaust on my stock 540 auto trans and it is a beast. With the right tires and driver with the anti-skid turned off this thing wil roast almost anyone that wants to race… Read Full Review

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“Over all in the 4 years of BMW 540i V8 ownership...”

Written on: 08/07/2008

Over all in the 4 years of BMW 540i V8 ownership rarely did I have to worry about the 540's reliability and only when fuel prices have got silly have I had to get rid. Can you imagine moving to a 2 l diesel!… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“This is a great car. Unfourtunately I live in a city...”

Written on: 19/06/2008

This is a great car. Unfourtunately I live in a city where there are speed limits and cops around every corner. Enjoy… Read Full Review

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“This car is excellent look stunning nice comfortable...”

Written on: 31/05/2008

This car is excellent look stunning nice comfortable car. This car is the best car I ever had in my life I prefer this to everyone who loves fast, smooth and comfortable drive. Overall I think this car is mostly for people who loves fast driving and is easy to drive very smooth… Read Full Review

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“I bought my silver 2001 BMW 540i Sport 3 months ago...”

Written on: 08/05/2008 by F756016 (1 review written)

I bought my silver 2001 BMW 540i Sport 3 months ago and have been in heaven ever since. Great power and comfort and very importantly to me extremely safe which with a 13 month old child is a high priority. There is nothing out there with as much spunk and pure poise!… Read Full Review

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“Tell you what, give your BMW 540 a wash on a nice day...”

Written on: 01/04/2008

Tell you what, give your BMW 540 a wash on a nice day and then hit the highway for a little cruise, it ' s the best feeling know that your driving the quintessential sports sedan with endless capabilities, while it ' s spotless on a nice day. I bought my triple black 97 540 I 6 speed about two months ago and I am still in awe. The car is fast as anything as long as you keep the rpm over 3400. No problems with anything… Read Full Review

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“The E39 BMW 540i shares its body and basic trim with...”

Written on: 12/02/2008

The E39 BMW 540i shares its body and basic trim with the 520i, 523i, 525tds, 528i, 530d, 535i and the almighty M5. It is a 5-series (medium sedan) and has a 4.4 liter displacement V8 engine, the M62, with VANOS. We could go on with numbers all day (and will, later) but for now, let's talk about the car.


The car is incredibly stable. I have to make judicious use of the cruise control in order to not get ticketed. Maneuvers at speed, both sudden and gradual, happen with firmness. Above around… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I've owned e39 540 with MU62B44 engine and 6-speed...”

Written on: 12/02/2008

I've owned e39 540 with MU62B44 engine and 6-speed manual gearbox for few months now. It's a fast car ... until it starts to snow. Big engine heats interior real quick, so with traction control it's quite comfortable car even during winter. It is very hard to find better car that would be that fast AND convenient to drive. I probably don't have to add that V8 sounds nice, you all know that already :)… Read Full Review

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“I traded in my beloved 2001 BMW 530i when I discovered...”

Written on: 21/10/2007 by toddasummers (1 review written)

I traded in my beloved 2001 BMW 530i when I discovered a one owner trade, 2003 BMW 540i V8 6-Speed, being offered as a CPO by a local BMW dealer. It is the last model year of the E39 chassis and mine was the 30th anniversary run of BMW's 5-Series in 9/2002. The engine is a piece of automotive engineering genius. The 6 Speed M-Tecnic Sport Package is a must. It is very difficult not to show ignorant challengers that they have no idea what they're up against. It is unlike any car I've ever… Read Full Review

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