1994 BMW 540i 6-Speed Manual. Immaculate, Two-Owner Car, Only 99K miles!

1994 BMW 5-Series 540i

Technical specifications of BMW 5-Series 1994

Price: -
Item location: Berwick, Maine, United States
Make: BMW
Model: 5-Series
SubModel: 6 Speed Manual
Type: Sedan
Trim: 540i
Year: 1994
Mileage: 99860
VIN: WBAHE6317RGF25539
Color: Red
Engine size: 4.0L V-8
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
Options: Cassette Player, CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Calypso Red Metallic over Parchment leather

One of the first 540's sold in the US- March 1993 build date.

One family owned before me. Purchased from son of original owner.

Purchased new at Tulley BMW in Nashua, NH; May, 1993. Have all manuals, original window sticker, and original temporary registration slip from May 1993.

Original Nikasil engine replaced circa 1999 at circa 60k miles under warranty by Tulley BMW withAlusilengine, meaning replacement engine has only around 39k miles on it. Tried to obtain paperwork on this when I purchased car, dealer stated records that old had been purged. However, have confirmed with the numbers stamped in the block that the car has a replacement Alusil engine dated correctly. All original body panels with matching VIN stickers intact. No known or apparent collision damage ever. (per prior owner and my inspections)

Have service records on car going back to 2008. Parts replaced include front control arms, MAF sensor, thermostat, water pump, coolant, exhaust work and center mufflers, door weatherstrips, battery, radiator and hose, tie rods, sway bar link, drive belts, brake pads and rotors, front shocks.

Undercarriage is solid. No rot! This is not an Arizona car so there is a bit of paint flaking and scale on some of the suspension components and fasteners. No rust or soft spots in the floors, rockers or jack points.No rust or bubbles on the body in the usual E34 places. Car was driven minimally if at all in the winter for the first few years and not at all recently. Car was always garaged by prior owner and by myself. Interior excellent.

Car was built with an automatic transmission. The 6 speed was not offered in the US market until 1995 model year, though it was offered in Europe and other markets. Upon purchase of the car, I set about on a transmission swap with one of the approx. 1524 factorybuilt 1995 540/6 speeds, which I already owned. This was not a hodgepodge build with parts being soured from all over, ALL the 6 speed related parts came off one car.

Complete transmission swap between both 540's was commenced June 2016 and completed July 2016.. Nothing was hacked, and not one wire was cut on this car during the swap. Everything still works like it should, including cruise control. All factory 6 speed components were swapped over from the factory 6 speed car. Shift linkage bushings, etc. were refreshed at time of swap. This car has the correct 2.93 rear diff ratio that was used with '95 6 speeds. '95 autos were downgraded to a 2.81 ratio for MPG rating improvement but 1994 automatics like mine were built with the 2.93. A DUD-MD performance chip with 6 speed throttle calibration programming was installed.

Car runs and drives beautiful, quiet and docile when you want it to be and an enthusiastic extrovert when you want it to be. Goes down the road like a much newer car. Controlled but supple ride, no rattles, squeaks, etc. No dash error lights are on, everything works except memory seat function. Original radio with Cassette deck. I added "factory" dealer installed BMW 6 CD changer in the trunk from one of my other cars. Car is kept detailed to "show ready" condition and is turn key.

One of the cleanest, straightest, unmolested E34 540's out there.

Maine does not issue titles on vehicles prior to 1995 model year. Will be sold with Bill of Sale and a copy of valid Maine registration in my name showing ownership. Also have NH title signed over by prior owner but date and buyer spaces left blank which could be used by buyer to transfer ownership.

Have many more photos available, including of service records. Email me with specific requests.

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