BMW 540i

Top Gear (UK) - - DRIVES -

What should I know?

That you ought to have a good look at this be­fore buy­ing a 530d. OK, it’s pricey at £49,945, but the smooth 3.0-litre 335bhp straight-six turbo is the per­fect foil for the slick dy­nam­ics.

Should I care?

If you care about road man­ners and lux­ury above costs, then yes. It’s hushed, fast (4.8-to-62mph) and ef­fort­less to drive. But the 530d will be 10mpg bet­ter (40mpg vs 30) and cheaper to run. But there’s some­thing about the 540i that gets un­der your skin.

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