When you’re opting for the 2019 Bmw 540I over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip right to the 2019 Bmw 540I. You get a significantly better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain improve from the Graphite Performance Version package.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, however the 2019 Bmw 540I happens to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Bmw 540I affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this kind of automobile can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and obtainable four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction when you want it most.
The 2019 Bmw 540I, however, additionally has some flaws generally related to this kind of automobile. Cargo space is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Bmw 540I’s trip and driving experience begin to fall in step with extra trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we would suggest checking out the 2019 Bmw 540I’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo area and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale vehicle.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting models at additional cost. Non-obligatory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Bmw 540I are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Bmw 540I also gives power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 Bmw 540I fresh by including a budget-conscious Commonplace Edition Worth Bundle as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Bmw 540I, which pushes the 2019 Bmw 540I into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban kind as properly, often at a slight discount over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.