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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

$76,870
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$40,000
Highest Price
$113,740

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EXPERT RATING
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Andrew Chesterton
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Pricing Guide

$43,600

Lowest price, based on third party pricing data

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