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Old 10-04-2012, 05:17 PM
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Originally Posted by BosBmw540 View Post

"In Edmunds performance testing, a rear-drive automatic-equipped 550i went from zero to 60 in 5.2 seconds."
--- 540i got low 5s easily, you can also read previous reviews, sorry but the 550i is NOT faster than 540i, dude

And Car & Driver measured the 550i at 4.8s and the 540i at 5.7s. Worse yet the 4.5sec 550xi spanks the 540i even worse. Adding software brings it down to the sub-four second range. E39/E60 M5s can't keep up.

BTW, I test drove an E39 540 in 2003 when they had some pretty deep discounts. I ended up getting an A6 instead.

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