It's a 2003 540i 6spd with the "M Technic" package, (a bit rare) which stands for Mmmmeats. 8.5"(?) rear wheels with 265/35/18 and 235/40/18 tires, and a suspension tuned like the M5, some special trim and tupperware, and various M logos sprinkled around.
4.4L, 289 hp V8.
No paint swirls, clean black leather interior.
Mods so far: 545i short shifter. next: iPod or MP3 capability, and Evans waterless coolant to prevent the infamous radiator explosions.
I absolutely love the car. It's a brawler in an Armani suit, a velvet hammer. Fantastic suspension tuning. The quietness and luxury was what took a bit of getting used to. A car this size and this comfy has no business hustling along my nearby backroads as fast as it does. It's easy to dorifto, if I ignore the $ signs I see in the tire smoke. I'm so glad I let my friend talk me into buying it instead of an '03 TL (FWD). In comparison, this car is more luxurious, brawnier, has no torque steer despite more torque.
27 mpg with cruise set to 78 mph, but 16 mpg hammering it around town.
Last edited by JasonC SBB; 06-28-2011 at 10:03 PM.
Technically, a 8 year old car is much more friendly to the ozone than a brand new one, so you're actually helping the environment despite it being a V8. Just saying that so you don't ease up on the right peddle because you're worried about the environment.