The BMW 540i has 282 horsepower. This power is generated from its 4.4 litre, V8 engine. The engine is capable of producing 324 pound-feet of torque at an engine rotation of 3600 RPM.
The 540i was part of the E39 subgroup of BMW 5 series produced between 1995 and 2003. This subgroup featured a six-speed gear system and a manual transmission. The 282-horsepower output, which is equivalent to 210 kilowatts of power, gave the sports sedan high driveability and control. The dual overhead camshaft engine had six cylinders, was all-aluminium and made for a light but powerful control center for the compact sedan.