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Re: 530i vs 540i (archive)

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Posted by Norm on July 09, 2000 at 15:49:57:

In Reply to: Re: 530i vs 540i posted by mikeh in Seattle on July 09, 2000 at 15:39:11:

: Thanks.

: Our salesman didn't have prices for the 2001 5s yet. But he didn't think there would be much if any change.

: He did have the option list.
: As far as I can tell, the only differences for 01
: is that you can now get the cold weather package with the sport package (but not the heated wheel) and you can finally get an in-dash CD player.

: Apparently the universal garage door opener is now standard. And 5s now comes with "white indicator lenses" ala the 2001 7 series.
: Oh and there's a new color "Slate Green".

: We went with Cosmos Black/Stone Green, heated seats, parallel spoke wheels, and in-dash CD.
: That's to replace my Cosmos Black/Gray M3.
: I guess I'm going up 2 cylinders and one speed.

: My wife has a 97 540ia. I test drove a used 540ia with sport. To me, there was a world of difference with the sport suspension. I don't think I'd be happy with the standard 540 vs the M3 but I'll happily give up a little handling for more luxury in the 6-speed.

Sounds nice!! Curious - what are your opinions about PDC, NAV and Fold-Down Rear Seats (I noticed you did not go for those options).


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