Thread: 530i vs 540i
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Old 08-10-2006, 02:54 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Quack
yes it is true, the steering is the biggest part of the problem with the 540, the 530 has rack & pinion & the 540 has the recirculating ball which makes it very indirect.

if you are planning on buying one, go for a later model E39 530i with M-package, save a little on gas & handles better, if you don't need the power.
The m5 has the ball joint as well. how does handling affect this compared to the 540i?
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