• (4.6) 5 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,030$10,358
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 18-21
  • Engine: 282-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
2000 BMW 540

Our Take on the 2000 BMW 540

Our Take

A high-performance M5 sedan joins the 5 Series lineup, giving BMW a direct rival for the Mercedes-Benz E55, a muscle-car version of the E-Class sedan. The M5 returns to the United States after a seven-year hiatus.Besides the M5, the 5 Series lineup includes the six-cylinder 528i and V-8 540i, bo... Read Full Report


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Best car I have owned

by Jarbohydrate from on May 17, 2011

Overall the best car I have owned in terms of comfort, performance and driver feedback...I think the E39 is still one of the best cars ever made. I had a 2000 540i 6spd with the sport package, purcha... Read Full Review

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