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2018 BMW 540i xDrive: Monthly Update for April 2018

by Brent Romans, Senior Editor

2018 BMW 540i xDrive

Where Did We Drive It?
April was a continuation of driving patterns we've established in previous months with our 2018 BMW 540i. Most of us used it for commuting to the office and getting around on the weekends, which racked up about 1,400 miles of driving and helped generate our comments on performance, ride comfort and technology. Overall, I'll just note that from my standpoint our 540i is a winner. It's classy and enjoyable to drive, just as I'd expect a BMW luxury sedan to be.

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2018 BMW 540i xDrive: Monthly Update for February 2018

by Josh Sadlier, Senior Manager of Content Strategy

2018 BMW 540i xDrive

Where Did We Drive It?
Our long-term 2018 BMW 540i xDrive had a relatively light month in February. It rolled up about 850 new miles, most of which came courtesy of editor Cameron Rogers on his road trip to Cupertino in Northern California. The logbook continues to swell with praise for the 540i's refinement, swiftness and fuel economy. Yes, fuel economy — given that our Bimmer only needs about 4.5 seconds to reach 60 mph, its parsimony at the pump is downright amazing. More on that below.

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2018 BMW 540i xDrive: Monthly Update for January 2018

by Cameron Rogers, Staff Writer

2018 BMW 540i xDrive

Where Did We Drive It?
January was another busy month for our 2018 BMW 540i. It stuck around town for most of the month, racking up the majority of its 2,079 miles in the early part of the month. I added 800 more miles at the end of January, driving from my home east of downtown L.A. to Cupertino in Northern California, and was surprised by the 540i's excellent fuel economy throughout the trip.

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2018 BMW 540i xDrive: Monthly Update for December 2017

by Brent Romans, Senior Editor

2018 BMW 540i xDrive

Where Did We Drive It?
Our crack Edmunds team logged close to 2,000 miles in our 2018 BMW 540i in December. In addition to our normal commuting, I used the 540i for a Christmas family road trip, plus a blitz up to Northern California to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi with a friend (had I known how the film turned out, I needn't have bothered).

We've got great comments this month on everything from the 540i's technology to its trunk space.

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2018 BMW 540i xDrive - Introduction

by Mark Takahashi, Senior Writer

2018 BMW 540i xDrive

What Did We Get?
Is it possible that middle-child syndrome can apply to the automotive world? Are midrange models overshadowed by their siblings? The BMW 5 Series is in that position, but it's still a star in its own right by offering affluent shoppers exceptional levels of refinement and performance in a spacious sedan.

There's no getting past the fact that most shoppers these days are more interested in crossovers and SUVs, thanks to their elevated ride heights and larger cargo capacities. Yet sedans such as the 5 Series have advantages when it comes to handling, fuel economy, overall performance and maneuverability. Is it enough? We got a 2018 540i xDrive to find out.

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