Posted by Jav on January 08, 1999 at 21:40:14:
I have a 98 528i. I was considering trading up to the 99 540i for the extra torque of the V8 engine. However, when I test drove a 540i last week I noticed that the steering feel of the recirculating ball was not as precise and direct as the rack and pinion steering of the 528i. I didn't think that the 540i was as fun to drive as the 528i. As a result of that test drive, I have decided that I will not trade in my rack and pinion for the V8.
Just food for thought.