The e34 generation BMW 5-series (1987-1996) is one of those cars that is new enough to not feel like driving a ’57 Chevy but old enough to not be stuffed with electronic nannies, stupid autotragic gearboxes, and hideous styling. Obviously, the one to own is the screaming inline-6 powered M5 version, but the price of entry is high and price of any failure is…well…yikes. I had an E34 M5 for a short period of time (and CFlo had the car for longer) and discovered that things like transmission parts were made from unobtanium. So, if the M5 is too risky (and pricey) but you want the M5 performance, you should get a 540i and supercharge it to 400 horsepower…just make sure it is 6-speed version…oh hey; Find this 1995 BMW 540i offered for $9,900 in Renton, WA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
From the seller:
1995 BMW 540i
cylinders: 8 cylinders
paint color: black
title status: clean
Selling my 1995 BMW 540i 6 speed manual Dinan supercharged. It’s super rare as just 1357 manual 540i’s were imported to the US and just a few survived to this date.
Mine is in very good condition. I am a 3rd owner.
Clean title in hand,
Clean Carfax, no accidents.
Super Low millage. Just 137k original miles.
Dinan supercharged. Should make around 360-400hp.
Koni adjustable shocks.
Alusil engine block. BMW had an extended warranty for the Nicasil blocks so as this one has engine number of the alusil one it had to be replaced by BMW dealership at some point meaning the engine has even less miles.
New fuel filters
New cabin filter
All 4 brand new tires, rotors and brake pads.
New K&N air filter
New 8 spark plugs.
New intake manifold gaskets, throttle body and ccv plate gaskets.
New silicone hoses and t-clamps from
Supercharger to throttle body.
New supercharger belt
Installed M tech 3 steering wheel.
No stereo. Previous owner removed a radio and custom speakers he had but all the wiring is in place.
Front bumper is rock chipped. Both rear window regulators don’t work. I have one ready to install. Will include with the sale.
It’s a super fun and rare car.
Asking $9,900. I am 100% firm on the price. I originally listed it for $10,900 but dropped it to $9,9k to avoid any negotiation and sell it quick. Please no low offers to save our time. You will not find another one like it especially considering clean history, low millage and supercharger. Plus it will never depreciate in value. I am ready to wait for the right enthusiast who can appreciate this rare awesome BMW. One in Portland was just sold for $10,900 with 181k miles, more owners and no dinan supercharger.
Selling because I am too tall for it. I am 6.8” and I don’t fit in it comfortably. Bought it on emotions as I really dreamed for e34 540i/6 but after driving it for a bit I realized it’s way to tight for me inside touching the steering wheel by my knees))
See a better way to drive something between a classic and a modern beast? firstname.lastname@example.org