2003 BMW 5 Series Consumer Review: My 6speed dream come true!

2003 BMW 5 Series - Consumer Review

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540i Sedan (4.4L V8 6-speed Manual)

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My 6speed dream come true!
By flyguy102 on


2003 BMW 5 Series 540i 4dr Sedan (4.4L 8cyl 6M)


Took delivery on this black on black 6
speed 540i 2 weeks ago. First
test...700 miles to Scottsdale and
back. In a word...IT BLEW ME AWAY! The
powertrain is an art form! Low end
torque incredible. The cars build
quality is so strong that you become
oblivious to speed. Ride and handling
impeccable. Interior build/sound
quality is excellent. Fit, and finish
wonderful. I'm so glad that I didn't
drop $65K on a Lexus convertable
instead. This was my first BMRr and now
I'm a convert for life. Next stop...a
companion M3 convertable for my 6 mile
RT commute to work!

Best Features

6speed manual,290 HP V8, dual climate air, 16 way comfort seats are wonderful. What can I say...this car has everthing a hedonist can want and a lot more!

Worst Features

Put an M5 engine as optional in the 540i package. Need standard cargo compartments in the trunk. Premium Stereo design and controls are very confusing to use. Perhaps some more lexus like leather upgrades would be nice. Make a combo leather/burlwood steering wheel standard.
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