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2021 BMW 530 vs. 2020 BMW 540 Review

New 2021 BMW 530

2021 BMW
530

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New 2020 BMW 540

2020 BMW
540

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MSRP*
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$54,200 to $56,500
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$59,450 to $61,750
Invoice* $50,905 to $53,045 $55,790 to $57,930
MPG - City 23 - 25 22
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 29 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 530 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the BMW 540 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 530 and the BMW 540 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 530 as you will with the BMW 540, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 530 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW 540. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 530 and the BMW 540 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 530 is about the same width as the BMW 540. When looking at overall length, the BMW 530 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW 540.

Drivetrain
The BMW 530 has much less torque than the BMW 540, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The BMW 530 has about the same turning radius as the BMW 540, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 530 is significantly less powerful than the BMW 540. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 530 and the BMW 540. The BMW 530 has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 540, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW 530 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 540.