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Old 05-29-2010, 06:55 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Dado 540 View Post
2003 530i M Package

If you want something with an extra set of balls and increased amount of testosterone then 2003 540i M package would be the right choice
Thats what Im driving decision I ever made in regards to car purchase. Prolly *the* most efficient V8 ive ever driven..dont know to many that offer $60 to fill it then deliver 800+ km/tank!!
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Old 05-29-2010, 04:28 PM   #17
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I wouldn't really look at anything other than a M Sport or M5. The rest of e39's look too dated/boring.
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:05 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Oyster View Post
love my 540, great on gas hwy!
680km+ on a tank
Are you kidding me? That's nuts I'm still hitting ~12-12.5 L/100 on highway. The 09 STi is doing lot worst though at 13-13.5. It's how I can justify the V8

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Old 07-02-2010, 07:50 PM   #19
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Originally Posted by mazdaRXwhat View Post
Thats what Im driving decision I ever made in regards to car purchase. Prolly *the* most efficient V8 ive ever driven..dont know to many that offer $60 to fill it then deliver 800+ km/tank!!

Thats crazy! you must have an 80L plus 10 reserve, and its not $60 to fill?
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Old 07-03-2010, 01:50 AM   #20
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There is no comparing the handling of a 530i sport to an m5, the m-suspension is no joke compared to any stock sport sus. I've driven all e39 models and unless your got alot of suspension mods the m5 will spank it in every way. You must really not know how to drive the m5.

That said the 530i sport is a great car and I almost bought one myself, I had a soft spot for an imola sport packaged one.
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Old 07-06-2010, 08:34 PM   #21
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530i M is more reliable than a 540i M, they both have the same fuel economy, 540 being alot faster. To me a 530i seems slow, i think it's too heavy for that M54 motor. I'd get last year 540i (2003).
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Old 07-06-2010, 11:32 PM   #22
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I can't speak about the 530i vs. 540i comparisons other than go drive one and you'll know...

I do know that the 540i is amazing on the track. It might be heavy but it turns AND pulls in tons of cars on the straights with no issues.

I love my E39. It hauls the family, has plenty of power for DD duty, takes to the track like nobodies business and still schleps the kids around the day after. If only mine had the UAS to make dropping the car seats in a little quicker...

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Old 07-07-2010, 06:52 AM   #23
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finding a good example 530i M sport is truly a full time hobby, i cant seem to find one anywhere, although i see loads of 540i's. Anybody selling theres?
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