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Old 03-27-2006, 12:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello from Australia - possible E60 540i purchase

Hi there! I'm new here and I'm seriously close to finalizing an order for a E60 540i. Specs as follows:
- Titan Grey exterior
- Black interior with Polished Alum
- M Sports Pack (spoilers, suspension, steering, seats)
- 19" wheels
- Professional package (HUD, Sunroof, Comfort access)
- Comfort seats

This is how I expect it to look, with the right color ofcourse:



Our local dealer loaned me a demo 540i for the weekend and I absolutely loved it. It allowed me to have fun on the streets and highway whilst still maintaining a decent can comfortable drive in the city.

I'm currently driving an '03 MB E320. It's a beautiful car but my needs have changed and am now looking for a 'drivers' car now.

My only gripe with the 540i is the sports seat. When I was a doing a highway stretch of around 70kms I developed neck pains as I could not comfortably rest my head against the head rest. It got to a point that I had to stop to message my neck. Have any of you here experienced this? This is a possible deal breaker for me if there is no solution.

I'm hoping the Comfort Seats head rest will be better and offer more support to my neck and head. This is something that is critical to me when I'm cruising. However, my dealer is not sure if the Comfort seats head rest is compatible with the Sports seats. Nor is he sure if the the Comfort Seats are available with the M Sports Pack. Any one here, especially from Oz, know the answer to this?

Thanks in advance!
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Hello...we have the 545i here in the States. Now they're the 550i
Never heard of the E60 540i, must be just for markets outside the US.?
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Hello...we have the 545i here in the States. Now they're the 550i
Never heard of the E60 540i, must be just for markets outside the US.?
We had the 545i here last year which I believe was replaced by the 540i. Both the 545 and 540 have 225kW, whilst the 550 has 270kW.
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