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14 Model Years

540 - 14 Model Years

The BMW 540 is available as a sedan and a wagon. The 2021 540 starts at $59,450 (MSRP), with a destination charge of $995. It gets EPA-estimated 25 MPG combined.
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1994–2021 540 Generation, 2021 BMW 540 model shown Showing the 2021 BMW 540
  • MSRP Range $59,450–$61,750
  • Consumer Rating Not yet rated
  • Combined MPG 25
  • Body Styles Sedan
Read About the 2021 Model 2021 540 Articles
MSRP Range $59,450–$61,750
Consumer Rating
(5.0) 1 reviews
Combined MPG 25
Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2020
  • Five-seat mid-size luxury sedan
  • Turbo four-cylinder (530i) or six-cylinder (540i) engine
  • Plug-in hybrid, M Performance and M5 versions available
  • Apple CarPlay standard
  • Gesture-recognition system available
  • MSRP Range $37,759–$75,870
  • Consumer Rating
    (5.0) 13 reviews
  • Combined MPG 24
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2019
  • New standard active safety features
  • Apple CarPlay now standard
  • Five-seat mid-size luxury sedan
  • Turbo four-cylinder (530i) or six-cylinder (540i) engine
  • Plug-in hybrid, M Performance and M5 versions available
  • Gesture-recognition system available
  • MSRP Range $30,469–$53,637
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 15 reviews
  • Combined MPG 23-24
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2018
  • 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
  • Current List Price $29,909–$45,077
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.9) 23 reviews
  • Combined MPG 23-24
  • Body Styles Sedan
Notable Features in 2017
  • Redesigned for 2017
  • 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 version arrive as 2018s
  • Current List Price $7,053–$14,829
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 9 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-21
  • Body Styles Sedan, Wagon
Read About the 2001 Model 2001 540 Articles
  • Current List Price $4,253–$10,113
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.7) 6 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-21
  • Body Styles Sedan, Wagon
  • Current List Price $8,166–$11,146
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.1) 8 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18-21
  • Body Styles Sedan, Wagon
Read About the 1999 Model 1999 540 Articles
  • Current List Price $2,242–$6,330
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.8) 12 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-21
  • Body Styles Sedan
Read About the 1998 Model 1998 540 Articles
  • Current List Price $4,207–$6,667
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.3) 7 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19-21
  • Body Styles Sedan
Read About the 1997 Model 1997 540 Articles
  • Current List Price $2,726–$3,210
  • Consumer Rating
    (5.0) 6 reviews
  • Combined MPG 18
  • Body Styles Sedan
Read About the 1995 Model 1995 540 Articles
  • Current List Price $9,990–$9,990
  • Consumer Rating
    (4.0) 1 reviews
  • Combined MPG 19
  • Body Styles Sedan
Read About the 1994 Model 1994 540 Articles

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