I'm looking to get into the BMW game and have my selection limited to an E39 540 or 530. I never even considered the 530 due to the 540 having a lot more power, until someone on another forum mentioned the excellent package the 530 is. Less power but better built car & motor is in essence what he said.
I've always owned/driven sporty 4doors the real SHO's, Galant vr4, then a crappy company vehicle (free gas!) which I'm about to lose due to a move so I need something else. Power matters, but I'm tired of wrenching
and don't want a kids car (evo, sti, etc) so BMW it is.
So ... why should or shouldn't I pick a stock 540 or supercharged 530 for my next daily driver?