This 1995 BMW 540i Touring has been upgraded with a 282-HP M62B44 4.4 liter V8. It began life as a 530iT with a smaller, 3.0 liter V8 and automatic transmission, and was converted early last year by a BMW master technician using all OEM and largely brand-new parts. The car’s engine is said to have covered only 40k miles prior to swap, and has acquired an additional 3,000 since. The Getrag 6-speed like the one found in the E39 M5, moves the power through a custom 540i/530i hybrid driveshaft onto a limited slip differential with 2.93 gears.
The 540i received a professional, high-quality respray in factory Imola Red immediately prior to mechanical work.
The car sits on a set of wheels–18” Style 37 M Parallels wrapped in Continental ExtremeContact DWS summer performance tires (225/40 front, 255/35 rear). The BMW-made 15” wheels with new OEM hubcaps are also included with with 225/60 winter tires.
Suspension has been rebuilt and the car was lowered over Bilstein Sport shocks and H&R springs. The seller says the car handles better than any E34 he has ever driven.
A custom-built cat-back with a Magnaflow exhaust system and original catalytic converters is also included, retaining all factory mounting points and is said to offer a deep rumble on wide throttle openings.
Inside, this 1995 540i gets heated parchment leather seats, carpets and vinyl. A BMW 1M shift knob operates an E60 short shifter that’s said to offer close, precise gear changes. The OEM head unit has been replaced by a Sony unit with matching orange lighting as well as auxiliary inputs and Pandora capability.
A BMW pedal box was fitted to match factory-equipped manual models.
The current bid price is $10,000.