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null 1999 BMW 540
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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1999 BMW 540 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1999 BMW 540 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$51,100$53,480$53,900
    Invoice *$44,925$47,005$47,370
    Engine4.4L V-8 282 HP4.4L V-8 282 HP4.4L V-8 282 HP
    Transmission5-spd auto w/OD5-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD6-spd man w/OD
    Fuel Economy City18.0 mpg15.0 mpg15.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy24.0 mpg21.0 mpg23.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine4.4L V-8 282 HP4.4L V-8 282 HP4.4L V-8 282 HP
    Transmission5-spd auto w/OD5-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD6-spd man w/OD
    Alternator120 amp150 amp120 amp
    Battery90 amp90 amp90 amp
    Axle Ratio2.813.152.81
    Recommended Fuel Typepremium unleadedpremium unleadedpremium unleaded
    Fuel Tank18.5 gal.18.5 gal.18.5 gal.
    Exhaustdual stainless steeldual stainless steeldual stainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelrear-wheel
    Traction ControlABS & drivelineABS & drivelineABS & driveline
  • Steering and Suspension
    RideN/AN/Asport
    Ride Controlautomaticautomaticautomatic
    Adaptive Suspensionadaptive suspensionadaptive suspensionadaptive suspension
    Auto-Levelling SuspensionN/ArearN/A
    Front Suspensionstrutstrutstrut
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Suspensionmulti-linkmulti-linkmulti-link
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Rear Springscoilcoilcoil
    Steeringre-circulating ballre-circulating ballre-circulating ball
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Vented Disc Brakesfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Wheels16.0 " silver aluminum16.0 " silver aluminum17.0 " silver aluminum
    Front TiresP225/55HR16.0BSW ASP225/55HR16.0BSW ASP235/45WR17.0BSW performance AS
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)N/AN/A255/40
    Spare Tire and Wheelfull-size aluminumfull-size aluminumfull-size aluminum
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity555
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketsport
    Front Headrestspower adjustablepower adjustablepower adjustable
    Front Armrestscenter w/storagecenter w/storagecenter w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls(6-way power)(6-way power)(6-way power)
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls(6-way power)(6-way power)(6-way power)
    Rear Seatsbench60-40 benchbench
    Rear Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Rear Armrestscentercentercenter
    Seat Trimleatherleatherleather
    Door Trimleatherleatherleather
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Dashboard Insertgenuine woodgenuine woodgenuine wood
    Gear Shift Knob Trimleatherleatherleather
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Sunroofpowerpowerpower
    Vanity Mirrorsdual illuminateddual illuminateddual illuminated
    Rearview Mirrorauto-dimming day-nightauto-dimming day-nightauto-dimming day-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightfadefadefade
    Reading Lightsfront & rearfront & rearfront & rear
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup Holderfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Seatback Storage222
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Rear Door Binsrear door binsrear door binsrear door bins
    Cargo Concealed StorageN/Acargo concealed storageN/A
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Trunk Lid Trimcarpetcarpetcarpet
    Cargo CoverN/Aroll-upN/A
    Cargo NetN/Acargo netN/A
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air Conditioningdual zone frontdual zone frontdual zone front
    Climate Controlautomatic air conditioningautomatic air conditioningautomatic air conditioning
    Air Filterair filterair filterair filter
    Rear Heat Ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ductsunderseat ducts
    Radiopremium AM/FM stereo, seek-scanpremium AM/FM stereo, seek-scanpremium AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    Radio Steering Wheel Controlsradio steering wheel controlsradio steering wheel controlsradio steering wheel controls
    CDcompatiblecompatiblecompatible
    Speakers101010
    Radio Theft Deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrent
    Antennawindow grid diversitywindow grid diversitywindow grid diversity
    Cruise Controlwith steering wheel controlswith steering wheel controlswith steering wheel controls
    Door Lockspower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlockpower with 2 stage unlock
    Remote Keyless Entrykeyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door Releasekeyfobkeyfobkeyfob
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Fuel Filler Door Releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door releasefuel filler door release
    Cell Phonepre-wiringpre-wiringpre-wiring
    Power Outlets111
    Driver Foot Restdriver foot restdriver foot restdriver foot rest
    Retained Accessory Powerretained accessory powerretained accessory powerretained accessory power
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Clockin-dashin-dashin-dash
    Exterior Temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperatureexterior temperature
    Systems Monitorsystems monitorsystems monitorsystems monitor
    Trip Computertrip computertrip computertrip computer
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering Wheelpower telescopic tiltpower telescopic tiltpower telescopic tilt sport
    Steering Wheel Materialleatherleatherleather
    Front Windowspowerpowerpower
    Rear Windowspowerpowerpower
    1-Touch Openfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Heated Front Wipersjetsjetsjets
    Rear Windshield WiperN/Arear windshield wiperN/A
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
    Rear Windshield TypeN/Aflip-upN/A
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Driver Side Impact Airbagsdoor mounteddoor mounteddoor mounted
    Passenger Side Impact Airbagdoor mounteddoor mounteddoor mounted
    Seatbelt Pretensionersfrontfrontfront
    Ignition Disableimmobilizerimmobilizerimmobilizer
    Panic Alarmpanic alarmpanic alarmpanic alarm
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors4 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume11.1 cu.ft.63.9 cu.ft.11.1 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length188.0 "189.2 "188.0 "
    Exterior Width70.9 "70.9 "70.9 "
    Exterior Height56.5 "56.7 "56.5 "
    Wheelbase111 "111 "111 "
    Front Tread60 "60 "60 "
    Rear Tread60 "60 "60 "
    Turning Radius18.7 '18.7 '18.7 '
    Curb Weight3,803 lbs.4,056 lbs.3,748 lbs.
    Payload1,014 lbs.1,036 lbs.1,014 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.31.33.31
    Front Legroom41.7 "41.7 "41.7 "
    Rear Legroom34.2 "34.2 "34.2 "
    Front Headroom37.4 "37.4 "37.4 "
    Rear Headroom37.2 "37.4 "37.2 "
    Front Shoulder Room56.8 "56.8 "56.8 "
    Rear Shoulder Room55.9 "55.9 "55.9 "
    Passenger Volume92 cu.ft.93 cu.ft.92 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume11.1 cu.ft.32.1 cu.ft.11.1 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats FoldedN/A63.9 cu.ft.N/A
  • Exterior Features
    Rear Spoilerlipliplip
    Bumpersbody-colored with chrome insertbody-colored with chrome insertbody-colored with black insert
    Bodyside Moldingsblackblackblack
    Bodyside Insertchromechromeblack
    Rocker Panel Extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensions
    Grille Moldingschromechromechrome
    Paintmonotonemonotonemonotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remote heateddual power remote heateddual power remote heated
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
    Major Components Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles72/unlimited72/unlimited72/unlimited
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles48/50,00048/50,00048/50,000
    Maintenance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1999 BMW 540 safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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