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Old 10-03-2012, 05:45 AM
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Originally Posted by dunderhi View Post
The E39 will feel faster, but it really isn't. Here are some performance stats for comparison:

C&D Test Results
2001 540i (Steptronic)
0-60 5.7sec
0-100 15.3 sec
1/4mi 14.3@97mph
5-60 6.0 sec
70-0 167ft
Gees .84
EPA 14/19 (today's tests)
Gas Guzzler Tax $1,300

C&D Test Results
2011 550i (Auto)
0-60 4.8sec
0-100 11.0 sec
1/4mi 13.1@109mph
5-60 5.3 sec
70-0 170ft
Gees .86
EPA 17/25 (today's tests)
Gas Guzzler Tax $0

Adding Dinan to the F10 changes it into a beast.
Will be better comparison using the Spec from 540i 6-Speed M-sport against 550i M-Sport, both manual, or just using top OEM setups for both, include the torgue and weight of both cars.
There is a reason why 550i is 'felt' heavier and lag at low-speed acceleration while 540i is effortless.
Steptronic sucks, so is Auto. For car like this level, go for manual else one will lost 50% of fun from the car's capability.
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