Posted by Don on August 15, 1998 at 23:47:26:
In Reply to: Re: Ordered a '99 540i 6spd - specs posted by Dave Vogel on August 13, 1998 at 15:39:02:
I heard from a good source that there will be changes to the 4.4L V8 engines: They will also be getting double vanos variable valve timing - HP stays "the same" but torque is supposedly going to about 324 ft-lbs. Fuel economy is supposed to be improved as well, and the car will be ULEV (Ultra low emissions vehicle).
: : Congrats on the decision - I also have a 540 i 6 on order in Biarritz Blue. It's also supposed to arrive in Oct/Nov. There are some changes over the 98's. Have you seen a detailed spec. yet ????
: Haven't personally seen a detailed spec sheet, but several 5er board postings spelled things out pretty well. You should be able to find them in the archives, but let me know if you can't.
: Also, here's a pretty good summary:
: high performance rear axle,
: new differential gear ratio
: style 32 17" wheels,
: m sport steering wheel.
: The engine should remain exactly the same.
: Xenon lights will be available and the in dash cd changer will not.
: Good luck waiting without climbing the walls.