2001 BMW 540

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3 reviews
Available Price Range $3,015-$11,491 Trims3 Combined MPG 18-21 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2001 BMW 540

Our Take

BMW adds new base versions to its 5 Series lineup, introduces two new six-cylinder engines and freshens the appearance of all models.The 5 Series returns in sedan and station wagon body styles, an... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

Get you where you want to go quickly yet nimbly thanks to engines and suspension systems designed to complement one another. Not machines for everyone, however. There's a price to pay for being able to motor aggressively, the primary one being suspensions tuned to force the vehicles to sit flat in corners and turns for agile handling, but in doing so sacrifice a cushioned ride. If the back... Read Full Review

Consumer Reviews

4.7 out of 5

Based on 3 reviews

Love owning BMW 540i!

by AJ from Northern CA on June 28, 2014

I've owned a 2000 BMW 540i sport 5 yrs ago and I loved it - had to let it when I moved. Now I own a 2001 model, what a joy it is to ride! Other cars in this class do not compare to 540i & I've owned ... Read Full Review

3 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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