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Re: Looking at a 95 540 6sp, few questions (long) (archive)

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Posted by James on October 28, 2000 at 14:01:33:

In Reply to: Looking at a 95 540 6sp, few questions (long) posted by Scridlo on October 28, 2000 at 11:15:14:


I am looking at a 95 540 6sp that recently came into the Denver area from Dallas. It is Black w Tan and has aftermarket rims. About 69,000 miles. Seems to be in good shape. The dealer has already detailed it so I have no idea what shape it was in before they prepped it. The vin # is WBAHE5329SGA64109. Does anybody know this 540? Any info would be helpful. I currently have a near flawless, almost identical 94 540ia. I am leery to trade up because I know my car so well and have less than 10,000 on the new block. I was also under the impression that most of the 6sp 540s were "Sport" models. This car is not a full sport package. I am curios to know what the differences are. Does the 6sp not have traction control or sport mirrors? Does it have the self leveling rear suspension? There are a few other oddities I noticed. Thanks in advance for any information provided.

Scrid

All 1994 and early 1995 540i 6spd have a lower, stiffer suspension (not self leavering), sport seats. That is the only major differences in 6spd and automatic. All use a limited slip diff. Traction control is an option. In later 1995 BMW came out with a 540i (sport). A M5 version 540i with the same V8. less than 200 roam the U.S This car has all the features of the E34 M5 Guages,mirrors,door trim,sterring wheel,self leavering suspension,bigger brakes,1 touch up/down windows illuminated stick shift, throwing star M5 wheels,european airbag (same as M3).

You will notice the 1995 E34 has a wider hood,kidney grill, color matched body mouldings,side turn signals,radio and phone display appear on dash,and has smaller airbag in sterring wheel.(best year for this body style).
See if you can take the car to a BMW dealer for a pre-purchase inspection. They will be able to tell you all the warranty work done, as well as the vehicle history.

Make sure all the VIN # are on the body panels hood,doors,fenders,trunk,rear 1/4 panels.

If you email me I will show you where to look.

Goodluck,

James


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