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I always thought that only M cars had a six-speed :dunno:

Alan F was wrong, we don't know THAT much about bimmers, hehe :D
 

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Its even called a '540i 6-speed' on the window sticker.

Was at the local dealer just now and they had one with a 'Driven to Deal' tag on it.
 

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rost12 said:
I always thought that only M cars had a six-speed :dunno:

Alan F was wrong, we don't know THAT much about bimmers, hehe :D
I said we knew too much about the E46 Rost :) :)

I didn't realize the 540 was a 6 speed though . . . it must have been one fo the first 6 speeds availabe !!!
 

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Re: Re: You guys knew 540i has a 6-speed?

Alan F said:


I said we knew too much about the E46 Rost :) :)

I didn't realize the 540 was a 6 speed though . . . it must have been one fo the first 6 speeds availabe !!!
Go drive one Alan, it might cure your cab bug;)

They are very fast :D Only problem I've noticed when I've driven my friends is that I rarely got to use 6th:angel:
 

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Re: Re: Re: Re: You guys knew 540i has a 6-speed?

atyclb said:


I usually forget to use 6th too. :angel:
:D

Only needed on the open highway I would guess;)
 

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My dad has owned two 540i-6's - the first a 1999, now a 2002. Very fast cars, and the 2002 has even more torque and horsepower (290 hp. now).

The 6th gear is a 'real' gear. Unlike a Corvette, which needs 5th gear to pull top speed and 6th is only an overdrive, the 540i-6 needs to be shifted at 140+ into 6th for the top speed (rumored to be 165 without the limiter).

I've done 153 mph in my dad's 1999 model.
 

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Re: Re: You guys knew 540i has a 6-speed?

:bawling: :cry: :bawling: :cry:

I'm with stupid! <-----<<-----<
 

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Re: Re: Re: You guys knew 540i has a 6-speed?

PM 325xiT said:

Go drive one Alan, it might cure your cab bug;)

They are very fast :D Only problem I've noticed when I've driven my friends is that I rarely got to use 6th:angel:
You have a friend :dunno: :dunno:

;) ;)
 

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Alan F said:


You have a friend :dunno: :dunno:

;) ;)
:flipoff: :flipoff: :flipoff:

One less if you keep this stuff up:mad:

;) ;)
 

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Re: If I remember correctly . . .

scottn2retro said:
isn't the 6 speed a pretty expensive option on the 540i?
It is the only manual option for 540i.
5-speeds go only on 525i's and 530i's.

NOW I know that :)
 

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Re: If I remember correctly . . .

scottn2retro said:
isn't the 6 speed a pretty expensive option on the 540i?
The car is sold as a 540i 6-speed.

It is not a 'base' 540i without the Steptronic option (that car does not exist). It comes with the M-technic steering wheel, wheels, stick shift knob, etc... standard.

In prior years, it had blacked-out window trim too.... Rear tires are 255-17's and fronts are 235-17's. It does 0-60 in <5.5 seconds!
 
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