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About the BMW 540

Vehicle Summary

The BMW 5 Series is a midsize luxury sedan with seating for five and a variety of robust engine options. Along with its seventh generation, the 5 Series debuted with two new trims for the 2017 model year: the base 530i and the top-tier 540i. A diesel-powered version of the 540i, known as the 540d, was also offered exclusively for the 2018 model year. 

If you're looking to treat yourself to a luxurious BMW, be sure to check out a used 540i or 540d for yourself. Both offer generous standard features, including a turbocharged engine, leather upholstery, a built-in navigation system, and selectable driving modes on the 2018 model. Overall, the BMW 540 is an excellent choice if you're shopping for a car that's as elegant as it is thrilling to drive. 

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Q: What is the difference between a BMW 530i and 540i?

A: The 530i is the base trim offered on the seventh generation BMW 5 Series (2017-2020), whereas the 540i is positioned as the top-tier trim; on its 2018 model, the 540i offers distinct features, including leather upholstery. It is also equipped with a more powerful turbocharged 3.0L V6 engine versus the 2018 530i's turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder. 

Q: What engine does a BMW 540i have?

A: Every BMW 540i comes with a twin-turbo 3.0L V6 engine. 

Q: Does the BMW 540 have Apple CarPlay®?

A: Beginning with the 2018 model year, the BMW 540i and 540d both come standard with Apple CarPlay. 

Q: Is the BMW 540 a sedan or wagon?

A: The BMW 540 is a five-passenger midsize sedan. 

BMW 540 Trim Configurations


The BMW 540i trim debuted for the 2017 model year, offering a twin-turbo 3.0L V6 engine at 335 hp, as well as a standard eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive system is optional. 

Standard features on the 2018 540i include: 

  • Leather upholstery 
  • 18-inch wheels 
  • 10.2-inch touchscreen interface 
  • Built-in navigation system with voice controls 
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control 

540d (2018)

For the 2018 model year, BMW also offered a diesel-powered version for the 540. Featuring a twin turbo 3.0L diesel V6 and standard all-wheel drive, the 2018 540d is similarly equipped to the 2018 540i. 

Reviews for BMW 540

Overall Rating

4.8 out of 5 (6 reviews)

The ultimate driving machine

great ride, lots of useful tech. I’ve owned a few other luxury cars and I didn’t realize how much I missed bmw until now. this newer series feels like a return to what we all know and love about the brand. G30’s are great.


  • Ride and Handling: handles like a performance car
  • Cabin Noise: min road noise
  • Technology and Entertainment: self parking and built in WiFi


  • Cargo Space: trunk could be bigger. mine has the full size spare pkg and limits my space.
  • Cost to Maintain: I thought 100 for an oil change was expensive until I went to my local BMW for one… yes there are higher costs but it’s a superior vehicle. even when factoring those in, it’s not that bad. like anything if u take care and treat it right u will have years of driving fun.
  • Interior Space: it’s knit picky but there’s not a convenient spot as the driver to put your phone.

- anthony garcia, 2018 BMW 540

Nice combination of style and power.

The car is a head turner and with less than 35,000 at purchase, it came at a great price.


  • Ride and Handling: responsive
  • Cabin Noise: relatively quiet


  • Cost to Maintain: The interactive headlight was covered by the warranty. Would have been almost $3,000 in out of pocket costs to replace. Did I mention the extended warranty?
  • Fuel Economy: Premium gas ain’t cheap.

- Clint B., 2017 BMW 540

First BMW a Great One

Matt at Carmax said this was a great car and he was very right! Feel of the road as a driver and car responds well. Tons of space with seats down. Road trips are a pleasure.


  • Power: Acceleration spot on!


  • Seat Comfort: As a passenger, not as comfortable as when the driver.

- Melinda Way, 2018 BMW 540

This price does not include tax, title, and tags. Additional fees may also apply depending on the state of purchase.