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BMW 540i 2017 review: snapshot

EXPERT RATING
8
The 540i ($136,900) sits atop the 5 Series tree in Australia, at least for now, and is powered by 3.0-litre straight-six good for a healthy 250kW at 5,500rpm and 450Nm from 1,380rpm.

The 540i ($136,900) sits atop the 5 Series tree in Australia, at least for now, and is powered by 3.0-litre straight-six good for a healthy 250kW at 5,500rpm and 450Nm from 1,380rpm. That power is fed through an eight-speed automatic and sent to the rear wheels, sending the 540i to 100km/h in 5.1 seconds.

You'll also find 20-inch alloys, a sunroof and electric blinds for the rear windows, and your Nappa leather seats will now offer a cooling function. There's some cool under-the-skin stuff, too, including an active anti-roll bar at each axle that is designed to stop body roll when you're tackling twister roads.

You can also expect six airbags, active cruise control, cross-traffic alert, lane keep assist and cross-road alerts, along with a surround-view reversing camera and parking sensors.

Pricing guides

$65,190
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$36,000
Highest Price
$94,380

Range and Specs

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530d Gran Turismo Luxury Line 3.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $47,200 – 59,730 2017 BMW 5 Series 2017 530d Gran Turismo Luxury Line Pricing and Specs
528i Ind Collection 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $64,000 – 80,960 2017 BMW 5 Series 2017 528i Ind Collection Pricing and Specs
530E Iperf (hybrid) Luxury Line 2.0L, Hyb/PULP, 8 SP AUTO $61,700 – 77,990 2017 BMW 5 Series 2017 530E Iperf (hybrid) Luxury Line Pricing and Specs
530E Iperf (hybrid) M Sport 2.0L, Hyb/PULP, 8 SP AUTO $53,900 – 68,090 2017 BMW 5 Series 2017 530E Iperf (hybrid) M Sport Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
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Andrew Chesterton
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Pricing Guide

$40,600

Lowest price, based on third party pricing data

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