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540i Key Features & Specs

Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
15 City / 23 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 4.4L (268) DOHC 32-valve V8 engine
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • All season traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Aluminum double-pivot strut-type front suspension w/coil springs
  • Aluminum 4-link integral rear suspension
  • Sport suspension calibration
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Front P235/45WR17/rear P255/40WR17 performance SBR tires
  • Full-size spare tire/wheel
  • 17" x 8" front/17" x 9" rear radial style alloy wheels
  • Vehicle-speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes w/Dynamic Brake Control
  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • 18.5 gallon fuel tank
  • Drop-down tool kit in trunk

Exterior Features

  • Pwr tilt/slide moonroof w/1-touch open/close, sliding sunshade
  • Front/rear body-color bumpers
  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • Xenon headlights w/dynamic auto-leveling
  • Halogen fog lights
  • Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/right-side automatic reverse tilt-down
  • Variable intermittent wipers-inc: vehicle-speed sensitive wiping interval, single-wipe control, heated washer jets
  • Rain sensor wipers
  • Heated driver door lock cylinder

Interior Features

  • 12-way pwr sport front bucket seats w/adjustable thigh support
  • Montana leather upholstery/door trim
  • High-gloss wood trim
  • Leather-wrapped 3-spoke pwr tilt/telescopic steering wheel w/automatic tilt-up
  • Steering wheel audio/cruise controls
  • LCD main/trip odometers
  • Outside temp display w/freezing temperature warning alarm
  • Service interval indicator
  • Multi information display-inc: audio/phone controls, onboard computer, Check Control vehicle monitor system
  • Pwr windows w/key-off retained pwr, 1-touch open/close, anti-trapping pinch protection
  • Central locking system w/double-lock anti-theft, 2-step unlocking
  • Remote keyless entry w/remote trunk opening, panic button alarm
  • Alarm system w/remote keyhead operation, interior motion detector
  • Microchip dynamic encoded key anti-theft driveaway protection
  • Pwr remote trunk release
  • Cruise control
  • Car-specific memory-inc: motion detector, daytime running lamps, pathway lighting
  • Key remote-specific memory-inc: door locks, driver seat position, climate control
  • 3-setting memory for driver seat, seatbelt height, steering wheel, exterior mirrors
  • Automatic climate control w/separate left/right temp controls, automatic recirculation control, charcoal microfilter ventilation
  • Automatic ventilation system
  • Rear window defroster
  • Anti-theft AM/FM stereo w/cassette-inc: Dolby B/C noise reduction, radio data system (RDS),(10) speakers
  • 4-channel FM diversity antenna system
  • Pre-wiring for CD changer/cellular phone
  • Front/rear dual cup holders
  • Front/rear door storage compartments
  • Automatic dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Courtesy lights w/automatic dimming function
  • Front/rear reading lights
  • Leather-wrapped brake grip/shift boot
  • Fully carpeted trunk w/luggage straps

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver/front passenger airbag system w/dual-threshold deployment system
  • Front door-mounted side-impact airbags
  • 3-point seatbelts w/front automatic height adjusters, front tensioners, front force limiters
  • Automatic locking device for child seat
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Front seat side impact tube-deployed head protection system (HPS)
  • All season traction control w/Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
  • Side impact interlocking door anchoring system

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The seats are very comfy.

2000 BMW 5 Series 540i

IS this vehicle because it has many miles and it can go very fast. The sears are so comfortable and soft!! I would totally recommend someone in the future buying this car because it is also completely worth the money. I hoped that you enjoyed my survey about why I love my car!

- Jeff S

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