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    Default They made automatic 540M's?

    Or does this guy not know what he is talking about?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Cars-...1%7C240%3A1318

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    In late 1995, just prior to switching to the E39 5-series body style for the 1997 model year (there is no such thing as a U.S. 1996 model year 5-series), BMW pumped one last breath of life into the V8 powered, E34-bodied, 540i for the U.S. market: The 1995 540i Sport . They did this by using almost all of the parts that went into the European 1995 6-cylinder E34 ///M5, except the engine and transmission. 200 of these 540i Sport models were sold in the U.S. 135 of them had the 6-speed manual transmission and the rest (65) had the automatic.


    http://www.kindel.com/bmw/m540_info.htm

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    Interesting, I had no idea.

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    so at 65 would be a rarity?
    Quote Originally Posted by repenttokyo View Post
    Interesting, I had no idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 632 Regal View Post
    so at 65 would be a rarity?
    Sure, but not desired.


    Oops. I see someone did a tranny-ectomy on it. A "professional" but can't kill the trans. program light? Hmmm. Well, it's better than an automatic, that's for sure. How that affects the value we'll find out shortly, won't we?
    Last edited by BMWCCA1; 01-17-2009 at 12:51 AM.

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    Instructions to get rid of trans program after 6 speed conversion, see link

    http://www.bimmerboard.com/forums/posts/389513/
    '01 540it, 6/01
    '03 325i 5 speed, 9/02
    '10 535ix. 9/09
    '10 mini 6 speed
    '15 mini countryman 6 speed

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    @Yaofeng
    do you still have the pics which do not work anymore on BB?

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    The pictures do work. The two missing pictures in the first post are in the follow-up.
    '01 540it, 6/01
    '03 325i 5 speed, 9/02
    '10 535ix. 9/09
    '10 mini 6 speed
    '15 mini countryman 6 speed

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    Yes, the '95 540iA M-Sport is rather rare. Makes it difficult to find one, especially if you're looking for a particular color combo. Took me 2 1/2 years to find mine.

    Too bad it's not stock anymore. Took the EDC out. And swapped the tranny. I think there were only 2 red on black autos built. Guess now there's probably only one.
    Cosmos Black/Black 1995 540iA M-Sport
    BMW Individual Exclusive Edition, 1 of 65 total, 9/25/95 Build

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    Looks like someone bought it. But we'll never know the transaction price.

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