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denisemichel
03-05-2008, 07:37 PM
what do you guys think powerwise in straight line? who would win ?

europrince
03-05-2008, 07:39 PM
from the comparison tests i remember reading in car magazines, they were close, but the 540 was preferred for its overall feel. my guess is the 540 6sp would win. the autos would be tied

Gamite
03-05-2008, 07:54 PM
From the numbers, the Lex, "SHOULD" win, but I have a feeling the 540 would win.

Mystikal
03-05-2008, 08:38 PM
There's no spec sheet, but:

But then again, what do we do when handed a vehicle that is decisively faster, more stable, and more purely satisfying to drive in a test designed to evaluate sports sedans? Not only did the 540i wax the competition at the drag strip, but the visceral offerings from its DOHC 32-valve V-8 were positively spellbinding, especially in concert with a chassis structure and suspension that all agreed was the most rigid and best-handling of the bunch.

Source: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison_test/sedans/lucky_seven_comparison_test/2001_bmw_540i_comparison_test

540i ftw.

Jay

europrince
03-05-2008, 08:47 PM
There's no spec sheet, but:



Source: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/comparison_test/sedans/lucky_seven_comparison_test/2001_bmw_540i_comparison_test

540i ftw.

Jay

heeheehee *rockout**rockout*

Prash
03-06-2008, 05:07 PM
The GS430's are slower than the GS400's.

A 540 runs about even with a GS400 and will beat a 430 model.

Gamite
03-06-2008, 05:18 PM
why is it slower?

Redster
03-06-2008, 05:28 PM
When I was looking for my first 540 I remember a dealer saying GS430 will probably beat 540 0-60 (straight line) but 540 will beat GS430 if there are any curves..

I also know a guy who bought GS430 and changed the suspension so now he says it handles better than his old 540i and it *feel* faster, not sure if it is.