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1998 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
Chad writes:
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Amazing. One Of The Best Cars Made, In Almost Every Aspect. — 300 horsepower, over 300 lb/ft of torque. 4.4L V-8 6 speed manual 50/50 balance Luxurious interior Comfortable yet fast What's not to love?

Pros: Almost everything

Cons: Open diff
Not an M5 :( Lol
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1998 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
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Sport Package 6 Speed Fun To Drive — great car in good shape. leather interior, built in radar detectors front and back, navigation etc. Sport seats are wonderful

Pros: fast, built in radar detectors, all options

Cons: mileage

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1998 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
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My Current Ride With Some Performance Enhancements — Other than KBB not reflecting the real value of this car's worth, it's a collector for me especially being a 6 spd manual sport edition.

Pros: The drive, the power and still looks good.

Cons: Age.. Considering it's 10 yrs young =)

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1998 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
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Power — The 4.4 V8 really makes the 540 an unbelievably fast car. The 6 speed manual only adds the fun to it.

Pros: performance is very good

Cons: maintenance, resale value

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1998 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWDReview
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Great Luxury Commuter.....but That's About It. — Very plain "jane" interior looks. The traditional red with black lighting system wears on the eyes during night excursions. Performance was great during long trip travel and allowing for absolute comfort however when asking a little more of the BMW for cornering and power follow through in regards to turns, there was lethargic, sluggish, and even a hesitant reaction when the throttle was applied.

Pros: "Cushy" ride feel, and plush driving experience.

Cons: a little too boring for performance driving.

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1998 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
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Top Car — perfect all rounder, super brakes / acceleration and great handling with super build quality

Pros: everything is superb

Cons: none

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1998 BMW 5 SeriesReview
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All In One For Me............sporty Roomy Luxury — Nowhere near Honda Reliability but a must have. Pleasure to be in but hate to pay $250 for BMW oil change...........ouch! Can get Expensive! Going back to Honda soon.

Pros: Great Performance, Luxury and comfy room for 4

Cons: Reliability, Depreciation and MPG

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1998 BMW 5 SeriesReview
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Nice Family Car — Smooth to drive, seemingly easy to drive, considering it was a big car. I'd definitely have a newer one.

Pros: Classic looks, lots of boot space

Cons: A bit gutsy on the fuel around town

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1998 BMW 5 Series 540i Sedan RWDReview
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1998 Bmw 540i — it was a beautiful machine, if you get the chance drive one and tell me what you think. The car is expensive to maintain but it is worth the money in the long run. any questions just email me and would respond appropriately. the frame is solid asa rock can't go wrong with it.at all

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: excelently built

Cons: great car, but won't believe its a four door car,moves like a sports car.

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1998 BMW 5 Series 528i Sedan RWD Review
Justin says:
I owned an E39 5 Series that was passed down to me by my father as my first car, and I must say I will never forget how great it was. Mine was equipped with the 5 speed ZF manual transmission and the M52B28 motor. This combination gave me smooth power and some extra enjoyment to the driving experience with the stick shift. The overall comfort is unbeatable to this very day. Not even the new G30 5 Series is as comfortable to ride in and drive as the E39 5 Series. The front seats were the plushest on the highway, yet the most supportive in corners. Also, the styling of the interior and exterior look great even in 2019. Give this car a few quality modifications such as wheels, tires, suspension, and exhaust upgrades, and you can even arrive at car shows in style. This is my favorite BMW of all time and it always will be.
vs1998 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 320
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2021 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By KabirDhingra

Great styling, excellent interior, and sporty driving! The perfect car! Read More

Review By kevin

The power, the luxury and comfort of it make it worth it. Its a classy vehicle with loads of power, underlying and subtle details let you know this isnt your typical 5 series, But you wouldnt know f... Read More

2020 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Guru9VCVVP

Great ride and performance. Compare to Audi, mb e series and others it is the benchmark. Expensive new. 1 year old less 10000 miles and $20,000 cheaper make it a good deal Owned 2 mb, 3 Audi and 3... Read More

Review By Rymarchyk

BMW is amazing in all of its features; I went from an XI to an I . It seems the 5 of yesteryear was larger/longer. I feel the 5 of today Is compared to the 3 of yesterday in size. I feel a little clo... Read More

2019 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Anthony

For the price and Im not crazy about it Read More

Review By nrecarr

Excellent car. Great condition. Very good value. Read More

2018 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Maxlive13

Wrong color. I want white exterior with black interior and must have M package. Thank you. Read More

Review By Tyrell

I recently purchased a 2018 BMW 530i and I absolutely love it. I traded my 2018 Audi A5 in for the BMW and it was the best decision I could have made. The cockpit is stylish and screams luxury. The r... Read More

2017 BMW 5 Series Reviews

Review By Aarjun

The 540i is a magnificent vehicle, and it looks like a dad car even though it can leave your daily WRX in the dust. Read More

Review By Guru94P13N

Have previously owed a BMW325c, Hondas, Acura, Mercedes, Nissan and when comparing the 2017 530ix against the GS350 , E350 and Genesis G80, the Bimmer wins. I own a 2012 e350 but the 2017 cabin fee... Read More

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