In Reply to: audio question posted by Joel on August 10, 1999 at 09:54:18:
: People on the E46 board have repeatedly said that
: the stereo upgrade is essential in the 3 series car.
: Is this true of the 540 as well?
The Premium system is a better system in the 5er than the stock. If you want the best available factory stereo, get the Premium Sound option. I do think it sounds very good, in contrast to other opinions in this forum. I do agree, though, that it doesn't sound anywhere near $1200 better than the stock system. However, if you are paying for a 540i, and want the best factory system, get the Premium.