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2021 BMW 540 vs. 2021 BMW M340 Review

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2021 BMW
540

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2021 BMW
M340

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MSRP*
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$59,450 to $61,750
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$54,700 to $56,700
Invoice* $55,790 to $57,930 $51,370 to $53,230
MPG - City 23 - 25 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 31 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-6 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 540 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the BMW M340. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 540 and the BMW M340 in the front seats.

Convenience
The BMW 540 will require fewer stops at the gas station than the BMW M340, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The BMW 540 is somewhat more expensive than the BMW M340. 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 540 and the BMW M340 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the BMW 540 is much wider than the BMW M340, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the BMW 540, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the BMW M340.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the BMW 540 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the BMW M340.

Handling
The BMW 540 has a larger turning radius than the BMW M340, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW 540 has less horsepower than the BMW M340, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 540 and the BMW M340. The BMW 540 has significantly less cargo room than the BMW M340, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW 540 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW M340.