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2021 BMW 540 vs. 2020 Lincoln Continental Review

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2021 BMW

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2020 Lincoln

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$59,450 to $61,750
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$46,305 to $75,470
Invoice* $55,790 to $57,930 $44,222 to $71,182
MPG - City 23 - 25 16 - 18
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 24 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*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

Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lincoln Continental than the BMW 540, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Lincoln Continental will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 540.

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

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). Whether you pick the BMW 540 or the Lincoln Continental, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 Lincoln Continental have similar Destination Charges.

Since the BMW 540 is much slimmer than the Lincoln Continental, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The BMW 540 is slightly shorter than the Lincoln Continental, which may make it easier to park.

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

The BMW 540 has a smaller turning radius than the Lincoln Continental, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW 540 and the Lincoln Continental.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 540 and the Lincoln Continental. The BMW 540 has less cargo capacity than the Lincoln Continental, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

The BMW 540 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lincoln Continental.