Cheetah on the autobahn
By Jim Reed on
Vehicle2002 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)
ReviewThe car is impeccable in quality, fit and finish and a pleasure to drive. She easily accelerates to 125 mph and continues to climb effortlessly from 140. I pushed the accelerate button from 140 and it took off like most cars do from 65. The factory limit is 156 mph. At this speed the car is very stable although imperfections in the roadway, absence of road crowning and non-banked curves on the autobahn become apparent. At 156 mph she turns 4500 rpm, well below the peak hp of 5500 and below the redline of 5750. Theoretically the car could do 190 but you would need a good road. Write me if you have any doubts about the thrill of driving this car.
Best FeaturesThe YEEHA which is sandard equipment.
Worst FeaturesFuel efficiency was 22.9 mpg including a few miles at 156 mph. The only improvement I could suggest.
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