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1997 BMW 540i 6-speed

The BMW E39 M5 is a decent performance bargain at the moment, offering big V8 power and grace for a fraction of what they cost when new. However, a good one will run you well into the $20,000 range, which, depending on your budget, can be considered less than a bargain depending on budget specifics. However, move down one notch in the E39 hierarchy from the M5 we featured yesterday and you’ll find this car: the 540i. While it’s 4.4 liter V8 produces less power than the M5, you still can have your fun with the 6-speed manual and enjoy a near similar V8 soundtrack from the exhaust. This 540i for sale in Florida has clocked just under 100,000 miles and has some M5 add ons that will have you doing a double take to figure out exactly what it is.

Year: 1997
Model: 540i
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 98,986 mi
Price: Reserve auction

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You are viewing a 1997 BMW 540i 6 speed manual transmission with only 98k miles!!

This is the real thing, my favorite vehicle in inventory, really. This is what I believe BMW is all about. Raw power no excuses, 4.4L 282 hp V8 engine with 325 torque attached to a 6 speed manual transmission. Perfect acceleration, handling, and all that in the comfort of a luxurious sedan. What else can you ask for? If you are a BMW E39 V8 fan, you probably know that they are getting harder and harder to find, especially in good condition.

What makes this vehicle rare, take a look at around 100 pictures and a virtual test drive at this listing. It is hard to believe, this 540i E39 is the best I have seen in years and it comes in 6 speed manual transmission. A dream come true. The exterior Arctic Silver is close to perfect, with only a small rear bumper damage (view photo for additional details)

The interior is in mint condition, the Grey leather seats show only minor wear, no cracks or rip. This BMW 540i is equipped with optional heated steering wheel and heated seats, and Premium Hi-Fi sound system including cassette, and CD changer. Other options included are: ABS , Four wheel ventilated disc brakes, front and side air bags, Sport suspension, 17” sport alloy wheels, memory system for driver seat, seatbelt height, power tilt and telescopic steering wheel and outside mirrors.

Original MSRP – $56,370.00

The powertrain is in top condition, this 540i drives like a dream, addictive! No issues, no warning lights. Did I mention that I love this car? This vehicle was garaged kept, not a smoker vehicle. Clean CarFax report, no accidents, no damages, no flood, no odometer rollback, not a lemon. For a full CarFax report please email a CarFax request to subject line 1997 BMW 540i CarFax report request.

This BMW 540i comes with:

2 master keys
Owners manual
Floor mats
Tires are in good condition

Sumitomo 235/45 ZR17

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A 5er like this could be the performance bargain in the E39 lineup currently, as a car like this will run you under $10,000 typically. I’ve always been a fan of the deep inset wheels on these 6-speed manual variants, as they fill out the corners quite nicely on this design. For someone in need of a highway cruiser with some space that will get you there fast, but that allows you to enjoy a bit of the twisty bits, there are few better used alternatives out there.