• (4.9) 13 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,382$15,282
  • 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
2003 BMW 540

Our Take on the 2003 BMW 540

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A 4.4-liter V-8 engine provides the power for the strongest member of BMW’s midlevel 5 Series family. Although they look virtually identical, the 525i and 530i sedans use inline-six-cylinder engines and the high-performance M5 sedan gets a larger, extra-potent V-8.For 2003, BMW’s Head ... Read Full Report

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by mgattmch from on November 18, 2008

This is my 3rd 540iA, I obviously like them! Probably the best car I have ever driven, even flat out at 155mph (on the autobahn of course) the car is rock solid. Fit and finish are exemplary, as is pe... Read Full Review

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