When it comes to the 2020 BMW 5 Series, the 600-horsepower M5 grabs all the headlines. It’s been that way for years. The all-wheel drive M5 is one of the world’s greatest sports sedans, and it’s a favorite with enthusiasts. However, when it comes to sales, most Americans that buy a new 5 Series don’t choose an M5.
Today, let's look at the 2020 BMW 540i, one of the most popular variants in the extensive 5 Series lineup. No, it doesn’t have 600 hp like the M5, but the turbocharged 540i is incredibly powerful in its own right. It also delivers the luxury, refinement, and daily comfort most buyers are looking for. The 540i is a true sports sedan in the BMW tradition, and it should grab more headlines than it does. It’s a sales success in a class that includes the Mercedes-Benz E 450, Audi A6, and Lexus GS.