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Re: Ordered a '99 540i 6spd - specs (archive)

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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.

: Regards,
: Dave

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