In Reply to: Two questions re: 89 535i posted by stan on December 14, 2000 at 00:28:40:
In stock form the 535i produces 225 ft-lb torque; the 530i produces 214ft-lb. According the the Turner website, the Conforti chip increases the 535i torque to 237 ft-lb.
Are you sure you don't just have an overly-fond memory of your 530? I've got a sharked 535i 5-speed and a stock 530iTA. Even taking into consideration the extra weight and the power-sucking auto trans, the 535i has MUCH better low-end torque than the 530iTA.
Try driving a 530i and your car back-to-back on the same day, and see if you still feel the same way.
'90 535i 5-speed