2000 BMW 540i Sport Touring Dinan Supercharged

Update 10/18/19: This super supercharged 540iT sold for $11,100. Deal!

BMW’s continual refusal to bring the most powerful form of its its Touring/Sports Wagon historical lineup has been, as a 5-door enthusiast, pretty frustrating. That’s left Audi in the 2000s and Mercedes-Benz more recently to thoroughly dominate fast 5-doors, with the brief Cadillac interloper. But just because you couldn’t get an M5 Touring over here didn’t mean you couldn’t at least get M performance.

For that, though, you had to turn to fabled California tuner Dinan. No stranger on these pages, Dinan’s well-thought mods and clean execution earned his company a place in the revered showrooms of new BMWs. Cheap? Certainly not. Just the supercharger alone on this particular 540i was $16,000. But you get what you pay for, and the result when Dinan blew on the M62 was a claimed 400 horsepower. So this 540iT has the chops to back up its M5 looks:

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Year: 2000
Model: 540i Sport Touring Dinan Supercharged
VIN: WBADR6343YGN91305
Engine: 4.4 liter supercharged V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 134,515 mi
Location: Lebanon, Tennessee
Price: Reserve Auction

you will find this car to be extremely clean and to be very rare car has dinan package. ….. Luxury Features

Air ConditioningExt /
Climate Control System
Heated Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Memory Seat Position
Moonroof
Steering Wheel Radio Controls
Telescoping Steering Wheel
Wood Trim Power Equipment
Power Driver’s Seat
Power Mirrors
Power Passenger Seat
Power Steering
Power Windows Safety Features
Child Proof Door Locks
Driver’s Air Bag
Fog Lights
Head-Protection System
HID Headlamps
Keyless Entry
Passenger Air Bag
Rear Defogger
Security System
Side Air Bags
Xenon
Exterior
Rear Wipers
Sunroof
Audio / Video
AM/FM
Cassette
Premium Sound
MECHANICAL
4.4L (268) DOHC 32-valve V8 engine
5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission w/OD-inc: sport mode, StepTronic clutchless manual shift control
Adaptive transmission control
All season traction control w/dynamic stability control (DSC)
Rear wheel drive
Aluminum double-pivot strut-type front suspension w/coil springs
Aluminum 4-link integral rear suspension
Self-leveling rear suspension
Front/rear stabilizer bars
P225/55HR16 all-season SBR tires
Full-size spare tire/wheel
16″ x 7″ 20-spoke alloy wheels
Vehicle-speed-sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
4-wheel ventilated disc brakes w/Dynamic Brake Control
4-wheel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
18.5 gallon fuel tank
Drop-down tool kit in cargo compartment
Vehicle Name : BMW 5 Series
Body Style : 4 Door Wagon
Drivetrain : Rear Wheel Drive
EPA Classification : Small Station Wgn
Base Curb Weight (lbs) : 4056
Engine Type : Gas V8
Displacement : 4.4L/268
Fuel System : EFI
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM : 282 @ 5400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM : 324 @ 3600
Trans Type : 5
Trans Description Cont. : Automatic w/OD,
Trans Description Cont. Again : Electronic
First Gear Ratio (:1) : 3.57
Second Gear Ratio (:1) : 2.20
Third Gear Ratio (:1) : 1.51
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) : 1.00
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) : 0.80
Reverse Ratio (:1) : 4.10
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) : 3.15
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) : 150
Suspension Type – Front : MacPherson Strut…. ………….any questions,inspections or buy it now offers call jody@615-300-8810 located in nashville tn.37210 //////////////// Int Color
Royal Red Metallic with Beige Interior

Holy lack of detail, Batman! I guess at least the seller put the correct color – Royal Red Metallic (390) and the N6SN Sand Beige interior is a nice match for it. This car appears to be an original Sport package car with lowered suspension (S227A), sport seats (S481A), M-Sport steering wheel (S710A), Shadowline trim (S339A) and Style 32 17″ staggered wheels (S363A). The Steptronic transmission and M door sills are also clues of the Sport heritage. From there, the builder of this car also installed a M5 front bumper, Style 65 18? M5 wheels, the aforementioned Dinan supercharger and a big honking exhaust. It’s hard to tell further mods without an in-person inspection since so little about this actual car is disclosed, but it appears to be very nice overall.

Pricing? Well, a 6-speed M5 clone sold for a staggering $72,000 earlier this year. This car obviously isn’t the same level in terms of rarity or performance, but it should also be a lot more affordable. Bids right now sit at $5,000 and clean 540i Tourings with this mileage usually don’t push much more than $10,000. But the mods and execution here are top-dollar and this car’s performance punches well above its belt. I certainly wouldn’t mind calling it my daily driver, and if you went through the effort of a 6-speed swap you’d be looking at one seriously desirable long roof.

-Carter

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7 Comments

  1. Great write up Carter but this is a horrible add for such a special car. I suspect there is much more to the story than a copy and paste of the factory options from a VIN decoder. This thing looks perfect, slush box and all.

  2. Nice. I wish that BMW would bring the M5 wagon stateside. But this one looks pretty cool.

  3. With the pain in the ass timing chain guides that go bad, no thanks.

  4. @DaytonCarCare

    Timing chain guides can be done with the motor in the car by an enthusiast for a few hundred in parts. As far as aging German luxury cars go the problems with these are well characterized and simple to deal with.

  5. Horrible description. There is a whole lot more that went into this car that “has dinan pacakge” Steve Dinan himself called this car the “Station Weapon” when he was building it.

    I’m sure that the person that was responsible for this build will be chiming in soon…

  6. Boy is this ever right up my alley. How does the transmission hold up with the supercharger?

  7. Perfect vehicle as it is, manual tranny would put it in dream vehicle category for me

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