The BMW brand is much more than just a car; it’s an icon and a status symbol for their proud owners. And with good reason, they are built to last, built to protect, and are always on the cutting edge of technology and innovation. However because of this they usually carry a hefty price tag. So what’s a person to do that is looking for a bargain, but yet wants an extremely nice BMW?
To start, take a look at this 2002 BMW 540i. With only 43,184 miles, this might easily be one of the best deals we have in our showroom. With plenty of power under the hood, low mileage, and a luxurious interior, this 5-series has plenty of miles ahead of it. To start let’s take a look at just how many options come standard on the 2002 bimmer:
•Child safety door locks
•Side head curtain airbag
•Steering wheel mounted controls
•Driver multi-adjustable power seat
•Front power memory seat
•Cargo Area tiedowns
•Daytime running lights
•High intensity discharge headlights
•Full-size spare tire
•Heated exterior mirror
•Power adjustable exterior mirror
•Rear window defogger
•Electronic brake assistance
•Vehicle stability control system
•Front side airbag
•Separate driver/passenger climate controls
•Leather steering wheel
•Genuine wood trim
•Passenger multi-adjustable power seat
•Front air dam
•Electrochromic interior rearview mirror
•Rain sensing wipers
The 4-door sedan also features the optional sports package which meant the inclusion of a 6-speed manual transmission and 17” alloy rims. The 540i features an incredible look thanks in part to the body that is covered in Oxford green metallic paint. At the front of the body you have the instantly recognizable signature split grill at the front resting below the famous BMW logo on the hood. Quad headlights flank the grille while fog lights rest below. On the hood and down the sides of the car you have accent lines in the body that give it an aggressive look for a 4-door. At the back of the car you’ll find 540i badging and another blue and white BMW logo above the rear bumper.
The 5-series engine lineup for 2002 included two variants of an inline-six cylinder. For those that needed more power under their right foot, the top of the line 5-series meant the inclusion of a 290hp 4.4L DOHC V8 32v. Pop the hood and you’ll see the engine bay that has been stuffed with the BMW V8. The engine might only be just over 268 cubic inches, but thanks in part to the BMW valve covers and intake cover it has the appearance of a big block that has been slammed in the engine bay. The 540i is capable of a 0-60 time of 6.2 seconds and could achieve a top speed of 155mph.
As with most BMW’s, the underside of the vehicle is just as impressive as the rest of the car. The 540i features front and rear independent suspension and bolted to the 4.4L is the original 6-speed manual transmission. Stopping power comes courtesy of 4-wheel ventilated ABS disc brakes that are equipped with electronic brake assistance. The sport package also meant the inclusion of 17” alloy 5-spoke BMW rims that have been wrapped in Michelin tread.
Sure BMW’s feature power, but their luxurious interior is what keeps people coming back for more. This 540i features a sand leather interior that shows no sign of wear. The interior blends two shades of tan that are separated by a genuine wood grain that can be seen throughout the car. In front of the driver is a black leather steering wheel, and beyond that a standard instrument cluster. Both front seats have multi-adjustable power seats that allow for the passengers to find the ideal comfort setting, and separate climate controls. In front of the shifter sits the dual climate controls and the hideaway CD player. Behind the front seats is an additional bench seat capable of comfortably hauling three more passengers.
Included in the sale of this 2002 BMW 540i is the original owner’s manual, a demonstration CD from the BMW Audiophile system, a DVD from BMW films that includes 8 short films, and an introductory letter from BMW with the original BMW Owner’s Circle card.
BMW’s have always featured the latest technological advancements and have been a status symbol for their lucky owners. This bimmer is no different, it features incredibly low miles for being a dozen years old, has nearly 300 horsepower, and is coming from a very meticulous owner. Don’t miss your chance to own a gorgeous 2002 540i.