1994 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: 540i reliability

1994 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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540i Sedan (4.0L V8 5-speed Automatic)

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540i reliability
By john717 on


1994 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan


I have owned this one for 8 years. Brought it because it had already had the transmission rebuilt and new radiator at 281ks. I have since done a PCV valve, fuel pump, water pump, 1 x shock , a set of brake pads. and 2 x batteries. Done the work myself, found pretty good to work on. Has now clocked 375ks and has to be the best car Ive ever owned. Never had any door handles or window poblems, a very solid and reliable car. Motor runs sweet as with no lifter noises or rattles, and no oil leaks. Transmission faultless.

Plus its a great car to drive, very comfortable and fun.

Best Features

power, sound, solid, great cornering and brakes and powerful stereo. Great feel good factor. Ive owned alot of V8s over my 69 years. This the smallest one capacity wise, yet the fastest and most economical. about 26MPH. on trips. They develope alot of power in the higher revs to put a smile on your dial.

Worst Features

Cup holders, but not E39 ones and cruise control.
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