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Pick of the Day: 1998 BMW 540i from “Fast & Furious”

Driven in the fourth installment of the "Fast & Furious" franchise


I think Star Wars movies have a greater sense of physics and reality than the Fast & Furious franchise.

A Lyken HyperSport jumping between skyscrapers in Furious 7? A ragtag team of misfits using cars to take down a submarine? All are possible in the Fast & Furious. Also, it’s unclear which government agency Dominic and the gang work that gives them unlimited international jurisdiction. 

All those issues aside, I love the series and have seen each installment more than once, except Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw that only got one view, despite starring Vanessa Kirby. I have come to grips with these issues and accept using a Pontiac Fiero as a viable option for a space shuttle.

1998 BMW 540i from “Fast & Furious”

Due to the nine Fast & Furious movies produced since 2001 you can find a few cars that appeared in one of the chapters of the franchise. Some of the cars that have hit the market are more prominent in the movies, but you can find the peripheral and co-star cars every now and then.

The Pick of the Day is a 1998 BMW 540i used in the movie Fast & Furious (2009) listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in Kentwood, Michigan. (Click the link to view the listing)

“This BMW was used as a prop vehicle in the filming of the fourth Fast and Furious movie,” the listing states. “Where it portrayed a BMW M5 in the tryout race scene alongside Vin Diesel and Paul Walker’s characters.

1998 BMW 540i from "Fast & Furious"
1998 BMW 540i from “Fast & Furious”

“This particular vehicle was used in the scene “Race for the Job”. This vehicle is believed to be one of two surviving BMWs used in the filming and the only known surviving V8. This BMW was also used as a display vehicle at Universal Studios to promote the movie prior to its release.”

In the movie the 1998 BMW 540i was driven by Brandon T. Jackson as the character, “BMW Driver”. It seems minimal effort was used to name a character that has some dialogue and appeared in an extended scene. Jackson’s most prominent role was Alpa Chino in Tropic Thunder, but he was solid in Fast & Furious.

This 540i is powered by a 4.4-liter V8 engine paired with a six-speed manual transmission and has 129,863 miles.

The selling dealer is asking $79,900 for this 1998 BMW 540i from Fast & Furious (2009)For a 24-year-old BMW that’s a bit steep, unless you’re a fan of the movie. To show some context the 1973 Plymouth Barracuda from the same movie is available for $129,900, but it was driven by a prominent character with a name, not just BMW Driver. 

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

David P. Castro
David P. Castro
The Santa Rosa, California native is an experienced automotive and motorsports writer with a passion for American muscle cars. He is a credentialed automotive, NASCAR, and IndyCar reporter that graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno. A devoted F1 and NASCAR fan, he currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife, son, Siberian Husky, Mini Cooper, and 1977 Chevrolet C10.


    • Report you for liking a great action movie, or a car from the flick? I’d love to sport this at cruise nights, but the over 100k miles and hard use means major upkeep $$$. I like all that fakey hocus-pocus where the console should be, very Hollywood.


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