Don't bother, no matter what facts are given, the 540i will always be the all time worlds fastest car to him....
Originally Posted by dunderhi
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.
2013 SL63 AMG black....
2012 750IL x drive, imperial blue/oyster, a finely loaded beater car...
2010 Escalade ESV Platinum
2012 650 Cabriolet M sport (gone)
2011 550ix (gone)