What engine is in the 540i E39?
BMW 5 Series (E39) 540i (286 Hp) 1998, 1999, 2000 Specs
|Engine displacement||4398 cm3 268.38 cu. in.|
|Number of cylinders||8|
|Position of cylinders||V-engine|
|Cylinder Bore||92 mm 3.62 in.|
How much does a E39 cost?
Clean manual examples of E39 540i can now fetch as much as $72,000 at auction for an ultra-low mileage car. While generally well-maintained vehicles with 80-100,000 miles regularly sell for $10,000 to 15,000. Manual cars command a 15% premium over their automatic counterparts.
Is the E39 540i reliable?
E39 body is known as the last mechanical 5 series. The 1998 540i engine (code name M62B44) is really easy to care and very reliable because this model does not have vanos, also related things such as timing chain, oil separator are more reliable than later version V8 (M62TUB44).
Will E39 be a classic?
We all recognize the E39 as a classic BMW. Its looks, its performance, the way it drives…it has all of the hallmarks of a modern classic. Recently, BMW made the E39’s status official by relocating the E39 chassis from the ‘Current’ parts catalog to the ‘Classic’ or ‘Heritage’ catalog.
Can I put an E60 motor in an E39 M5?
fitting the new E60 M5 motor into the E39 M5 engine bay. Putting an S62 into a 520 isnt easy. You have change out the steering assembly. V8 E39s use rec ball, I6 uses Rack and Pinion.
Is the E39 engine worth it?
Not only will this engine out perform anything you are likely to be able to afford in a BMW, but it will get much better gas mileage than a stock E39. I haven’t done any exploration on how well the stock E39 rear differential will hold up to the power.
What’s the difference between an I6 and an E39 V8?
V8 E39s use rec ball, I6 uses Rack and Pinion. ECUs need swapping, Front Suspension assembly to compensate for the Heavier engine and a whole list of things. Probably cheaper to buy an M5 or to find an E36 M3 motor and drop that in.
What is the worst problem with an E34 wagon?
The worst problem that you would have is keeping tires on the car and holding it in the road. Throw a supercharger on it @ 600+ hp and now we are talking. I think there was guy named Gary Derian with an E34 wagon and he was in the process of putting a Chevy v8 in couple of years ago.