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2021 BMW 540 vs. 2020 BMW 740 Review

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2021 BMW
540

MSRP*: $59,450 to $61,750
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2020 BMW
740

MSRP*: $86,450 to $89,450
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Invoice* $55,790 to $57,930 $80,900 to $83,690
MPG - City 23 - 25 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 31 - 32 MPG 28 - 29 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 14.0 ft3 18.2 ft3
Engine Inline-6 Inline-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Rear-wheel
Horsepower 335 hp 335 hp
Exterior Length 195.8 in 207.4 in
Exterior Width 73.5 in 74.9 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 44.4 in
Head Room Front 38.8 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 39.9 in
Rear 38.9 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the BMW 740 than the BMW 540, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the BMW 540, drivers may find the BMW 740 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 540 as you will with the BMW 740, 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). Based on MSRP, the BMW 540 is clearly a better financial choice over the BMW 740. 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 BMW 740 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 540 is a little narrower than the BMW 740, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the BMW 540, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the BMW 740.

Handling
The BMW 540 has a smaller turning radius than the BMW 740, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW 540 and the BMW 740.

Powertrain
With similar torque, the BMW 540 and the BMW 740 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 540 and the BMW 740. The BMW 540 has significantly less cargo room than the BMW 740, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW 540 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the BMW 740.