6 speed. I took one for a drive the other day, bags of power but not exactly nimble. I'm diving a 93 320i right now and its time to upgrade. Since you've owned both a 328i and a 540ia what are your thoughts on the differences.My family is growing and i need something bigger. Everytime i drive a 540 the power is great but i don't feel that connection to the road like a 3 series. Does it take time to appreciate the 540 ? On paper this is the car for me but when i drive it i just don't FEEL it.