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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-27-2013, 09:25 PM
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528iT transmission choices?

Hi, I'm in the market for a 528iT and was wondering whether anyone can confirm the Transmissions offered on that model, 1999-2000 in US.

Was the same manual offered in both years? Which package or model year Automatic was Steptronic (manual shifting option)?

Are any of them equipped with a limited slip diff?

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5 speed manual transmission, both years.
4 speed automatic w/ ATC, both years.
5 speed steptronic was standard on the 540iT, both years.

The only E39 that has LSD is the M5, doesn't matter if it's a 525, 528, 530, 540, stick or auto all non-M E39's has open diffs.
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Old 01-28-2013, 07:45 PM
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5 speed manual transmission, both years.
4 speed automatic w/ ATC, both years.
5 speed steptronic was standard on the 540iT, both years.

The only E39 that has LSD is the M5, doesn't matter if it's a 525, 528, 530, 540, stick or auto all non-M E39's has open diffs.
Thanks, but I'm sure the Steptronic was also available on some 2000 528iT's. I just don't know which ones, exactly.
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Thanks, but I'm sure the Steptronic was also available on some 2000 528iT's. I just don't know which ones, exactly.
My mistake. Starting with 9/1999 production date the 4 speed automatic was replaced with the 5 speed steptronic automatic.
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