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Pulling into work today I saw 5 series in the lot. The only badge on the back was “V8”. That was where the 5XX would normally be. Did someone re-badge this or is this how it came. Never seen that one before. Just curious.
 

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They never put a V8 on the back.

On the 5-series for U.S. customers, BMW has put a 3.0 V8 (530i), 4.0 V8 (540i), 4.4 V8 (540i), and 5.0 V8 (M5).

None had any V8 badging anywhere.
 

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Emission said:
They never put a V8 on the back.

On the 5-series for U.S. customers, BMW has put a 3.0 V8 (530i), 4.0 V8 (540i), 4.4 V8 (540i), and 5.0 V8 (M5).

None had any V8 badging anywhere.
530, 540, 544, 550, all V8. :confused:

The 550 must be a special edition with the Mustaing 5.0 engine?
 

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In any case, they never put a V8 on the back of the 7-series either!
 

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munk330ci said:


530, 540, 544, 550, all V8. :confused:

The 550 must be a special edition with the Mustaing 5.0 engine?
530 is actually 6 cylinder
 

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PM 325xiT said:

530 is actually 6 cylinder
True, but they also had an E34 with a 3.0 V8 towards the end of that model's life. It was called a 530i. It had many problems...
 

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Emission said:


True, but they also had an E34 with a 3.0 V8 towards the end of that model's life. It was called a 530i. It had many problems...
My bad I was only thinking of the current models:)
 

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Then where would the 4.0 engine come from? ;)
Smart a$$ :flipoff:

Ok the 3.0 jumped out at me, 540 = 4.4 so I guess that saves a little face for me:(
 

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Mystikal said:


I know I'm an ass. :p Nate is getting to me.
That Nate is bringing a lot of us down
 

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Well, he is a pretty big guy. Could probably take the whole ship down with him, too. :D
:lmao:
 

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Hey, is the 3.0 V8 the smallest V8 BMW has made most recently? Do they make a smaller one in Europe?

The 3.0 V8 made about 208 Hp if I recall correctly. What was the torque?

Interesting to think the 3.5 liter inline-6 in the 1990 535i made 208 Hp also!
 

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nate328Ci said:
Why do I always get made fun of? :cry: :cry:
Not feeling the love Nate:dunno:

It's because you're so popular
 
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