1999 BMW 540 540iA specs & colors

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  • 17" radial styling alloy wheels
  • P235/45ZR17 front/P255/40ZR17 rear performance tires
  • M 3-spoke sport steering wheel



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EPA Classification Compact

Front Wheel Size 16 x 7 in
Rear Wheel Size 16 x 7 in
Spare Wheel Size 16 x 7 in
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Aluminum

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120

Engine Type Gas V8
Displacement 4.4L/268
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 282 @ 5400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 324 @ 3600

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy 24 MPG
Cruising Range - City 333.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City 18 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined N/A MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy 444.00 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - City N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy N/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined N/A
Estimated Battery Range N/A mi

Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Type 5
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.57
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.51
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.10
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.81

Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Four-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Anti-Roll Bar

Brake Type Pwr-Assisted
Brake ABS System Four-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line) N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 12.8 x 1.18 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness 11.7 x 0.79 in
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Not Available

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx 18.5 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx N/A gal

Steering Type Pwr Recirculating Ball
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.9
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb 37.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall N/A ft

Front Tire Size P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Size P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size P225/55HR16

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. N/A lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. N/A lbs

Base Curb Weight 3803 lbs

Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Volume 92.5 ft³
Front Head Room 37.4 in
Front Leg Room 41.7 in
Front Shoulder Room 56.8 in
Front Hip Room N/A in
Second Head Room 37.2 in
Second Leg Room 34.2 in
Second Shoulder Room 55.9 in
Second Hip Room N/A in
Wheelbase 111.4 in
Length, Overall 188.0 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors 70.9 in
Height, Overall 56.5 in
Track Width, Front 59.5 in
Track Width, Rear 60.1 in
Min Ground Clearance N/A in
Liftover Height N/A in
Trunk Volume 11.1 ft³

Cruise control Standard
Alarm system w/remote keyhead operation, interior motion detector Standard
Steplessly variable valve timing Standard
Car-specific memory-inc: motion detector, daytime running lamps, pathway lighting Standard
Coinholder Standard
Variable speed intermittent wipers-inc: articulated RH wiper, vehicle-speed sensitive wiping interval/speed, single-wipe control, heated washer jets Standard
9-MPH body-color hydraulic energy-absorbing bumpers Standard
Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags Standard
Pwr tilt/slide moonroof w/key-off pwr, 1-touch open/close, sliding sunshade, anti-trapping pinch protection, key-in-lock open/close Optional
Automatic dimming rearview mirror Optional
16" x 7" 20-spoke alloy wheels Optional
City 18/hwy 24 (4.4L engine/5-speed auto trans) Standard
Integrated deployment-inc: safety belt tensioners, airbags, post impact safety measures Standard
Rear center armrest w/storage compartment Standard
LCD main/trip odometers Standard
4.4L (268) DOHC 32 valve V8 engine Optional
18.5 gallon fuel tank Standard
Key remote-specific memory-inc: door locks, driver seat position, climate control Standard
Seatback storage compartments Standard
10-way pwr bucket seats w/pwr front headrests Standard
Fully finished trunk w/luggage straps Standard
Automatic climate control w/separate left/right temp controls, automatic recirculation control, charcoal microfilter ventilation Standard
Electric remote trunk release Standard
3-point seatbelts w/automatic locking retractors, front automatic height adjusters/tensioners, force limiters Standard
Side impact interlocking door anchoring system Standard
Electronic analog tachometer Standard
Adaptive transmission control Standard
Anti-theft AM/FM stereo w/cassette-inc: 10-channel/200-watt amplification, 10-speakers Standard
Heated driver door lock cylinder Standard
Central locking system w/double-lock anti-theft, 2-step unlocking Standard
Driver door key-in-lock windows/moonroof open/close Standard
Pre-wiring for cellular phone w/antenna Standard
Daytime running lamps Standard
All season traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control Optional
High-gloss Vavona redwood interior trim Optional
4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) Standard
Aluminum 4-link integral rear suspension Standard
4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS) Standard
Pwr windows w/key-off retained pwr, 1-touch open/close, anti-trapping pinch protection, key-in-lock open/close Standard
Microchip dynamic encoded key anti-theft driveaway protection Standard
Pre-wiring for CD changer Standard
Front/rear dual cupholders Standard
4-wheel ventilated disc brakes w/Dynamic Brake Control Standard
9-MPH body-color hydraulic energy-absorbing bumpers Standard
Rear window defroster Standard
Leather shift/brake grip/boot Standard
Montana leather seat/door upholstery Optional
Front/rear stabilizer bars/twin-tube gas pressurized shock absorbers Standard
Courtesy lights w/time delay fade-in/fade-out, remote activation, engine-off automatic activation Standard
Remote keyless entry w/keyhead multi-function remote, remote trunk opening, panic button alarm, 2-step unlocking, windows/sunroof open/close Standard
Halogen headlights/fog lights Standard
Front/rear door storage compartments Standard
Aluminum double-pivot strut-type front suspension w/coil springs Standard
Driver/front passenger airbag system w/dual-threshold deployment system Standard
Service interval indicator Standard
Drop-down tool kit in trunk Standard
Front seat side impact tube-deployed head protection system (HPS) Standard
Individual wheel rotation speed cornering brake control Standard
4-channel FM diversity antenna system Standard
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors Standard
5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission w/OD Optional
Rear wheel drive Standard
All season traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control Optional
Front/rear reading lights Standard
4-spoke leather-covered pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel Standard
3-setting memory for driver seat, seatbelt height, steering wheel, exterior mirrors Standard
Direct ignition system w/adaptive knock control Standard
Steering wheel audio/cruise controls Standard
Automatic ventilation system Optional
Vehicle-speed-sensitive self-adjusting pwr recirculating ball steering Optional
Multi information display-inc: audio/phone controls, onboard computer Optional
Outside temperature display Standard
Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/right-side automatic reverse tilt-down Standard
P225/55HR16 all-season tires Optional
Full-size spare tire/wheel Standard

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