2018 BMW 540

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$58,200

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2018 BMW 540
2018 BMW 540

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Active suspension available
  • Adaptive LED headlights standard
  • All-wheel drive available
  • Cabin quality
  • Apple CarPlay connectivity available

The bad:

  • Backseat isn't that roomy
  • Styling may be too evolutionary for some

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2018 BMW 540 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Mid-size luxury sedan
  • Turbo four-cylinder (530i) or six-cylinder (540i) engine
  • Gesture-recognition system available
  • Remote-control parking available
  • Plug-in hybrid, M Performance versions available

2018 BMW 540 review: Our expert's take


What it is: The BMW 5 Series is a mid-size luxury sedan that was redesigned last year. It competes with cars such as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6.


Plug-in hybrid and M Performance models have arrived. The M550i has a twin-turbo 4.4-liter V-8 that makes 456 horsepower, while the 530e iPerformance has a plug-in hybrid drivetrain that combines a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor. The rest of the lineup sees minor trim and packaging changes, including a newly available Dynamic Handling Package for the 530i and 530e.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.4

Best ride I gave ever owned

I have owned the 2018 540I XDrive Sportsline model for 5 months. My overall assessment of this vehicle is that I am very impressed with how beautiful it is and drives. I have owned many Beemers in my lifetime, this model is the best ride I have ever owned

5.0

Very satisfied

Wanted to step up my style. Wanted power and comfort. This met all the demands with a little extra rewards as well. Combines sport and luxury well

5.0

Super super nice cars

Super super nice cars So surprised how smooth the drives quick and responsive the technology system is outstanding handling fit and finish all excellent 100%

See all 23 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
144 months/unlimited distance
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Maintenance
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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