(4.8) 10 reviews
MSRP: $1,897$9,329
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 19-21
Engine: 282-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
1998 BMW 540


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If F. Scott Fitzgerald were writing The Great Gatsby today instead of the 1920s, he surely would have put the wealthy, yet tragically flawed main character, Jay Gatsby, in the BMW 540i Sport. At $55,170, it's truly the plaything of the rich and famous - and brainless, says Anita. He: You know, sometimes you drive me crazy, Miss Daisy. This is truly one of the finest cars we've driven... Read full review for the 1998 BMW 540

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bullet proof engine and transmission.

by Cappy from on June 13, 2011

This car is a pleasure to shift, drive (like on rails) and has all the best equipment to enjoy with reliability and safety.

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