2018 BMW 540i Review

If you live near Annapolis, Highland Beach, or Hillsmere Shores, then you know there’s lots to do in the area. In order to explore every local hot spot, you’ll need a vehicle with plenty of power and fuel efficiency. It also helps if the car has lots of technologies and interior space to keep you comfortable and entertained.

One vehicle that encompasses all these characteristics is the BMW 540i. But before you can decide if it’s right for you, you’ll need to learn all about it.

That’s why we created this 2018 BMW 540i review. Discover everything that this luxury midsize car has to offer, and contact us at BMW of Annapolis if you have any questions.

2018 BMW 540i Performance Specs: A Joy to Drive In

If you value a comfortable ride, then you’ll certainly enjoy driving the 2018 BMW 540i. It has a light and engaging handling with a refined performance.

However, that’s not to say that the vehicle has no power. In fact, its 3.0L 6-cylinder engine delivers brisk acceleration with 335 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque.

Luckily, that power doesn’t compromise the fuel economy. In fact, the vehicle achieves an EPA-estimated 21 city/30 highway MPG, so you can make it to the Chesapeake Bay and back without needing to stop at a gas station.

The 540i also has a well-tuned steering and suspension, making it lots of fun to drive. Plus, the available xDrive Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System will make sure you can handle even the snowiest roads with confidence.

Cutting Edge & User-Friendly Technologies

Getting to your destination is great, but you should also enjoy the ride there. The 2018 540i helps you do this through its assortment of high-tech features.

It comes standard with an iDrive 6.0 infotainment system. All your media options will be seen clearly on a 10.2-inch high-resolution touchscreen and heard through a 12-speaker sound system.

You can also stay connected to your smartphone through a trial of Apple CarPlay™ smartphone integration. With this feature, you can listen to your music playlists, send text messages, and more, without messing around with your phone.

Many people agree that the infotainment system is simple to use. It has a responsive touchscreen, a central knob, and voice command. You can also use the available Gesture Control, letting you operate selected functions with just the wave of your hand.

Plenty of Cabin Space in the BMW 540i

The seats in the BMW 540i are quite comfortable, with sports seats upholstered with Dakota leather. Plus, there’s more than enough room for five people, as shown by the following interior dimensions…

  • Front headroom/legroom: 38.8 inches/41.4 inches
  • Rear headroom/legroom: 37.5 inches/36.5 inches
  • Passenger volume: 98.8 cubic feet

There’s also 18.7 cubic feet of trunk space, which is quite large for a midsize car. If you’re making a day trip to the beach, then you’ll have enough room for all your gear. Or, if you’re planning an overnight in the city, then fold down the 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats to fit all your luggage.

Furthermore, thanks to the available Power Tailgate, accessing the trunk is easy, even when your hands are full. Just swipe your foot under the rear bumper to pop the trunk and start loading items right away.

Test Drive the 2018 BMW 540i

As you can see, the 2018 BMW 540i is full of space and features. It’s also quite fun to drive, but you’ll need to get behind the wheel to see for yourself.

If you live near Annapolis, Highland Beach, or Hillsmere Shores, and want to experience the 540i in person, then schedule a test drive at BMW of Annapolis today!