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    Question 540i vs 05 STI

    Hey.. my best friend just got a 1998 540i and all I hear from him is how much faster and better it is then my STI I am not planning to race him or anything im just wondering if any of you guys/girls came accross one or know how these match up. The STI is bone stock as well as the BMW.
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    What does the BMW put out??? a bit under 300bhp?
    Curb weight~3,800lbs?
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    540i
    curb weight 3748lbs
    4.4L V8 282hp @ 5700 RPM
    310 lb-ft @3900

    Stock STI curb weight ~3,300 lbs
    300 hp
    300 tq

    i'd give you the edge. With a good launch i think you'll have him. At least in the 1/4 anyway.

    Not sure what those 540i's run in the 1/4, but with all that weight i dont see them hitting low 13's.

    This is after all just paper racing until you do it.
    just my $.02

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    Quote Originally Posted by xsnapshot View Post
    540i
    curb weight 3748lbs
    4.4L V8 282hp @ 5700 RPM
    310 lb-ft @3900

    Stock STI curb weight ~3,300 lbs
    300 hp
    300 tq

    i'd give you the edge. With a good launch i think you'll have him. At least in the 1/4 anyway.

    Not sure what those 540i's run in the 1/4, but with all that weight i dont see them hitting low 13's.

    This is after all just paper racing until you do it.
    just my $.02
    According to this site a 6 speed 540i is a 14.0 sec car, and the STi is a 13.0 sec car, so the STi should win assuming the driver doesn't suck.
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    Drivers being equal, you'll beat him like he owes you $$
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    Quote Originally Posted by idipskoalmint View Post
    Drivers being equal, you'll beat him like he owes you $$
    I second that notion, considering my grandmaw drives a 540i and i drive a 05 STi.
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    I don't think its much of a comparison, his is going to have more wear on the engine as well and probably not go as good as it did new. Not to mention it's really heavy.
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    i did some research for ya and a 1998 540i sport is listed at 5.5 0-60 and 14 flat in the qm
    even a 2001 540i is listed with the exact same numbers. and thats the 6 speed, auto is even slower. you should own him!

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    Thanks for the input guys really appriciate it
    but yeah maybe some time this week we will find time go to the track or something and maybe put some money on this to make it more intresting

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    People who buy 540i's buy them too look cool and be a tool do u really think they actually take care of them mechanically. i bet it has gobs of miles on it and maybe had its oil changed 3 times. Tell ur friend to leave the dark side and buy a suby. Then take him for a ride plant is head in the seat and point out all the bmw drivers u pass

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    Quote Originally Posted by whiterex19 View Post
    People who buy 540i's buy them too look cool and be a tool do u really think they actually take care of them mechanically. i bet it has gobs of miles on it and maybe had its oil changed 3 times. Tell ur friend to leave the dark side and buy a suby. Then take him for a ride plant is head in the seat and point out all the bmw drivers u pass
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    Exually you are so right whiterex19. He has over 260 miles on it and his reverse gear went the other day, so thats a deffinate no

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    540 - 05 sti

    Who cares, your friend drives a barge and he is trying to stick it up you, what would you rather be driving?
    I think you have to be half a tosser to buy a 540 beemer in the first place let alone think that it is the better car.
    I wouldn't give him the satisfaction to lower your standards you have nothing to proof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whiterex19 View Post
    People who buy 540i's buy them too look cool and be a tool do u really think they actually take care of them mechanically. i bet it has gobs of miles on it and maybe had its oil changed 3 times. Tell ur friend to leave the dark side and buy a suby. Then take him for a ride plant is head in the seat and point out all the bmw drivers u pass
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