Unicorn Swap: 2000 BMW 540i Touring 6-Speed

If you are not a total BMW fanboy goober, you might not understand this next car. But I hope to transform you into a BMW fanboy goober by the end of this article, so that might be moot point. Hang on, lemme back up. The E39 generation BMW 5-series could be had in 540i V8 6-speed version or a wicked wagon called a Touring Sports Wagon…but you couldn’t get a V8, 6-speed, and wagon from the factory for whatever reason. Today’s example fixes that by shoving the 6-speed from a sedan into the wagon body, but the seller, alarmingly, says it needs “quite a bit of work”. Not sure what that means…but I think it merits a second look. Find this 2000 BMW 540i Touring 6-Speed offered for $8,500 in Hopewell, NJ via craigslist. Tip from Cory.

From the seller;

2000 BWW 540it
condition: fair
cryptocurrency ok
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 133000
paint color: black
size: mid-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: wagon
2000 BMW 540iT with 6-speed Swap completed
Rare black on black

This car needs quite a bit of work but has the potential to be great. I just paid $4400 in parts and labor to Kassel Performance to have this transmission swap performed. The car will need suspension parts and a few other things, but if you are a BMW enthusiast and care to put forth the effort to finish the car, this is one badass project. Comes with all the extra parts from the swap, as well as some other odds and ends.

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