(4.7) 6 reviews
MSRP: $73$14,593
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 18-19
Engine: 290-hp, 4.4-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD
2002 BMW 540

Our Take on the 2002 BMW 540

Our Take

It’s been said that designers are at work on the next generation of BMW’s midlevel sedan and wagon, but the launch of those models is a couple years down the line. For 2002, the Sport Premium and Convenience option packages are gone, and an in-dash CD player is newly standard. The 5 Se... Read Full Report


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Last car you'll ever want/need.

by Beemer540i from Potomac, MD on July 19, 2006

As I love the streamlined version over the newer body styling I set my sights on a 2003 but with only nominal differences and substantial savings I opted for an '02 that the seller had kept in mint co... Read Full Review

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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.


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There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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