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      12-12-2016, 08:59 PM   #1
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On regular roads (probably from the launch in Portugal).

All the readings are from the odo, but you can get the idea...

Sport mode with ESP off.
0-96kmh (60mph):4.87 secs
0-100kmh (62mph): 5.31 secs.
0-161kmh (100mph): 11.2 secs.
0-200kmh (124mph): 17.14 secs.
0-209kmh (130mph): 18.62 secs.
0-250kmh (155mph): 30.33 secs.

to give you an idea C/D measures for the previous gen 535i: http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...ad-test-review

Zero to 60 mph (96km/h): 5.7 sec
Zero to 100 mph (161km/h): 14.1 sec
Zero to 130 mph (209km/h): 25.6 sec

So it means with odo error, but not being measured on a drag strip, the new car is about 1 sec faster to 60mph, 3 secs faster to 100mph, and 7 secs faster to 130mph, which is amazing!

To give you an idea compared to the previous 550i (Auto): http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/...trumented-test

Zero to 60 mph: 4.8 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 11.0 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 19.0 sec

So the new 540i is about as fast as the last gen 550i! So it means that a lighter car and better engine can do wonders in performance, and it's not even an X drive!

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      12-13-2016, 09:15 AM   #2
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That's what I kind of expected based on the released numbers. This is good news.
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God damn that's fast. The B58 is no joke
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Is this test based on RWD car or Xdrive?
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Wow that's pretty nuts
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Is this test based on RWD car or Xdrive?
There's no xdrive badge on the car. So RWD presumably.
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Wow those numbers are great! Wonder what the new M550's numbers are.

Also, a small clarification...those 550 numbers are from pre-LCI which had 45 hp less and 30 tq less than the current 550
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Is this test based on RWD car or Xdrive?
it's the 540i M Sport S drive RWD
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I'm totally partial but I think the B58 is the best engine BMW has
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I attribute that mostly to the weight saving. 4090 lbs in old car vs 3461 lbs in the new one. 630 lbs savings is huge, absolutely stupendous.
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I attribute that mostly to the weight saving. 4090 lbs in old car vs 3461 lbs in the new one. 630 lbs savings is huge, absolutely stupendous.


^^^This

Couldn't think of a better word if I tried; "Stupendous" is the truth, and it really does make that much of a difference. Just think about all those track enthusiasts and race car drivers paying 12k for carbon forged wheels to save ~5kg on the GTS (correct me if I'm wrong please. Pretty sure I've read that a few times), or thousands more for seats or whatever it may be. That much weight loss (600+lbs) on any new model alone would most definitely make a "stupendous" difference
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I attribute that mostly to the weight saving. 4090 lbs in old car vs 3461 lbs in the new one. 630 lbs savings is huge, absolutely stupendous.
Really a 630lb reduction in weight with the G30? That's significant to say the least. I haven't read up on the new one
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That is not true, you are obviously comparing some different values, the real weight saving is ~200lbs, 535i F10 vs 540i G30, even if you compare 540 to the old 550i it's still less.
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That is freakin' amazing
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I attribute that mostly to the weight saving. 4090 lbs in old car vs 3461 lbs in the new one. 630 lbs savings is huge, absolutely stupendous.
The difference is actually 110 pounds according to the information below.

According to the press release here the new 540i US curb weight is 3847: http://g30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1313500

According to BMWUSA.COM the current 535i US curb weight is 3957: http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...fications.aspx

I used to have a couple different E60 535i's and they were great. I bet this new 540i would blow those out of the water!
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I attribute that mostly to the weight saving. 4090 lbs in old car vs 3461 lbs in the new one. 630 lbs savings is huge, absolutely stupendous.
I think you're wrong. On the BMW Germany website the G30 540i weighs 1670kg or 3682 lbs (with 90% fuel and 75kg driver). The previous 535i weighs 1765kg (Auto) or 3891 lbs. A difference of 95 kgs or 209 lbs.
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The difference is actually 110 pounds according to the information below.

According to the press release here the new 540i US curb weight is 3847: http://g30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sho....php?t=1313500

According to BMWUSA.COM the current 535i US curb weight is 3957: http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...fications.aspx

I used to have a couple different E60 535i's and they were great. I bet this new 540i would blow those out of the water!
See above. The US cars are always better equipped than the german cars hence the difference in weight. The difference in the European versions like for like is about 209 pounds.
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Did nobody notice the SPORT + DSC OFF.
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Did nobody notice the SPORT + DSC OFF.
I did, it's in the original post ;-)
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