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2021 BMW 540i xDrive keeps it comfortable

There's plenty of sporting pretension hidden in the latest Fiver, but there's a lot of luxury between it and you.

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For nearly 50 years, the BMW 5 Series has stood as a midsize sedan that doesn't scrimp on luxury while offering a pretty engaging drive along the way.

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Recent generations have perhaps pushed a bit further into luxury than "Ultimate Driving Machine" nerds might want, but taking a spin in the 2021 BMW 540i shows me that BMW is still emphasizing both parts of the equation.

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Most of the major players in the 2021 BMW 5 Series' segment are well known.

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However, there's a new player in town: the 2021 Genesis G80.

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This Korean sedan is absolutely stunning as a pure luxury car, and it absolutely mollywhops the Bimmer on price, with fully loaded examples commanding about $69,000 (nice)

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It lacks the cachet of a Roundel on the hood, sure, but don't throw the baby out with the bathwater just because its provenance isn't Teutonic.

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The 2021 BMW 540i xDrive isn't just a luxury car.

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I mean, sure, that's what it is -- and when it comes to being luxurious, it excels -- but it's a bit more than a one-dimensional qualifier like that.

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With a few button presses, this straight-six sedan picks up a sportier nature that makes for quite an engaging experience if there are a few curves between Points A and B. 

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