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2021 BMW 530 vs. 2021 BMW 540 Review

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2021 BMW
530

MSRP*: $54,200 to $56,500
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2021 BMW
540

MSRP*: $59,450 to $61,750
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Invoice* $50,905 to $53,045 $55,790 to $57,930
MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 32 - 33 MPG 31 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.0 ft3 14.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 248 hp 335 hp
Exterior Length 195.8 in 195.8 in
Exterior Width 73.5 in 73.5 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
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 530 offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the BMW 540 with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the BMW 530 and the BMW 540 in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 530 as you will with the BMW 540, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the BMW 530 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the BMW 540. 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 530 and the BMW 540 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 530 is about the same width as the BMW 540. When looking at overall length, the BMW 530 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the BMW 540.

Handling
The BMW 530 has about the same turning radius as the BMW 540, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW 530 is significantly less powerful than the BMW 540. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
The BMW 530 has much less torque than the BMW 540, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 530 and the BMW 540. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW 530 as you will in the BMW 540.

Warranty
The BMW 530 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 540.