1997 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: wolf in sheeps clothing

1997 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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540i Sedan (4.4L V8)

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wolf in sheeps clothing
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1997 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan


What a treat it is to peek over your
shoulder as you leave it in a parking
lot. But this pales in comparison to
the effortless excelerating that awaits
your return. The engine and
transmission co-operate beautifully.
The auto-tranny seems to downshift at
just the right momment, never leaving
you in search of power. Steering is
predictable and responds as only a rear
drive car can. If you're still wanting
more, try overriding the
stability-control. Now the 540, already
responsive, really perks up ( be
cautious in wet conditions). Comfort is
splended as long as you're sitting up
front. Rear seats are comfortable, but
at 6'1" it's a litttle cramped.

Best Features

PERFORMANCE. She's comes alive between 40-120mph, giving you all the confidence in the world. Classy, and understated for what it is capable of. Heated seats & stearing wheel on cold mornings. Very driver friendly.

Worst Features

Larger alloys are a must. Electrical system does not inspire confidence. Bumbers and side-skirts lack aggression. CUP HOLDERS? Must be german humor.
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