2002 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: The Silver Bullet

2002 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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540i Sedan (4.4L V8 5-speed Automatic)

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The Silver Bullet
By fdelmonte on


2002 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 5A)


This is the best car I have ever
owned! Powerful, luxurious, stylish,
fun, (did I mention fun?), delightful.
There are not enough superlatives to
describe the wonder & engineering on
this car. For the acceleration & power
of the car, excellent gas mileage (18
city, 21 freeway) and it's not through
the break-in period (remember, this is
a 8-cylinder wonder - I was only
getting 18.5 mpg in a Volvo S80 T6 -
there are no comparisons between the
cars). Yes, the cupholders are
worthless, but that is not the reason
you buy a BMW.

A must have if you truly appreciate
well engineered cars.

Best Features

The grin factor. The instant acceleration. Handling. Fit & Finish is excellent.

Worst Features

Premium audio system (good, but not as good as you would expect on a +$60k car with upgraded sound). Cupholders - like everyone who owns the 5 series complains.
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