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Re: 540i/6spd (archive)

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Posted by Roel on January 29, 2000 at 19:37:37:

In Reply to: 540i/6spd posted by Norm on January 28, 2000 at 20:56:48:

: -Anybody know differences between '99,'00,'01'?
: Comments on:
: 1. No limited slip rear?
: 2. No rack&pinion steering?
: 3. No double vanos?
: Sold E36M3 - I know, it's a different car. In the market for E46M3 or 540i. Interested in 540i but want to make the right decision.
: >>Any opinions greatly appreciated.

I have a 2000 540/6 and am mystified how I can leave 30 feet of equal length rubber without having a limited slip rear end. No rack & pinion may reduce the feel but it really is quite good for a car this size and weight. The engine is incredibly flexible and remains tractable down to 35 in 6th. 1st to 2nd shift can take some practice but is smooth if done at low rpm.

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