We bought our 540i as a Christmas present for us last year and it has not disappointed. It has the 4.4L engine so it's not great on gas, but the thrill factor is off the charts. Maintenance is not cheap but we didn't expect it to be either. We purchased it with 155,000 miles on the odometer and now have 183,000 and it still runs super strong. Highly recommended with the 6 speed sport package!
6-speed manual transmission, 282 hp, 330 lbs of torque engine, plenty of room in the back seat and trunk which makes it perfect for families.
Better cupholders and less smell from the exhaust.