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1995 BMW Canadian Market (E34) M540i

1995 BMW Canadian Market (E34) M540i


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Price: Contact Us For Pricing

Mileage: 126,500 Miles

Engine: M60B40 V8 Engine

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Getrag 420G D-Type Transmission

Exterior color: Avus Blue Individual Metallic Exterior (276)

Interior: Light Silver-Grey Bison Leather Interior (L4SH)

Additional features:

Number 18 of 32 Canadian Market M540i Examples Produced

1 of 3 in Avus Blue Metallic

Dinan High-Flow Intake

Dinan Performance Chip

Individual Carbon Fiber Interior Trim

Koni Yellow Sport Strut Inserts in Place of the M EDC

Fully Federalized Canadian Market Car

Full Option and Build List Below

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The 1995 Canadian Market M540i was the closest thing to a European-spec E34 M5 to ever be sold on this side of the Atlantic. It is arguably more of an M5 than the actual US-spec M5 that was discontinued in 1993—and certainly more rare. Only thirty-two examples were produced (compared to 123 1993 US M5s). This example has number plaque eighteen and is one of only three finished in Avus Blue Metallic.

To make the Canadian M540i, BMW pulled an already US market certified 540i six speed off of the Dingolfing assembly line and added all of the European M5 bits that we never got on this continent. This included Nuremburg Package, which included Adaptive M Suspension, 20mm lower ride height, 25% firmer shocks, self leveling rear shocks, larger sway bars, and adjustable rear toe. It got the quicker M5 steering rack, European-only 345mm two piece floating brake rotors, and 18 x 8 inch front and 18 x 9 inch rear M Parallel wheels. The body was outfitted with a paint-matched M Technic front spoiler and rear apron, chrome exhaust tips, M Aerodynamic mirrors, Shadowline trim, and special badging. Inside, the treatment continued with cloth or Bison leather, carbon fiber trim, an illuminated M shift knob, an M steering wheel, M doorsills, and an individual number plaque. It also included all of the Canadian market bits that we never got south of the border, like headlight washers.

The M60B40 540i engine is an all aluminum V8 that produces 282 horsepower (29 less than the S38B36 engine in the US spec M5), but it makes up for that by producing exactly the same amount more torque—295 foot-pounds vs. the M5’s 266 foot-pounds. And torque is what you feel. That power is routed through a 6-speed manual Getrag 420G gearbox, an option never available in 5-speed US spec M5s.

This example was fully federalized to US standards and has only been owned by fanatically meticulous E34 enthusiasts. The only modifications from stock are a Dinan high flow intake, Dinan performance chip, and Koni Yellow Sport shocks in place of the problematic M EDC. All other M540i bits are in place, including the 345mm Euro floating front brakes. It was optioned with the desirable limited slip differential in place of the ASC-T traction control (which came with an open diff). It will be in our possession soon and formally available for sale shortly thereafter. Please contact us in the meantime with questions.

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VIN Decode

VIN Decode

  • Vehicle Identification Number: WBAHE5326SGA64908
  • Type: HE53
  • Model: 540I – USA
  • Development Code: E34
  • Chassis: Sedan
  • Steering: LL
  • Doors: 4
  • Engine: M60/2
  • Displacement: 4.00
Power: 282 Horsepower
Drivetrain: Rear
Transmission: Manual
Color: Special Painting - 490
Upholstery: Light Silver-Grey Bison Leather – L4SH
  • Production Plant: REGENSBURG
  • Production Date: 5-23-1995


  • 209 Limited Slip Differential (25%)
  • 220 Self-Leveling Suspension
  • 223 Dynamic Damper Control
  • 240 Leather Steering Wheel
  • 243 Airbag For Front Passenger
  • 245 Power Steering Column Adjustment
  • 279 BMW LM Style 37 Wheels
  • 302 Alarm System
  • 339 Satin Chrome Trim
  • 431 Auto-Dimming Interior Rear View Mirror
459 Power Seat Adjustment with Memory
  • 464 Skibag
  • 481 Sport Seats Driver and Front Passenger
  • 494 Seat Heating Driver and Front Passenger
  • 502 Headlight Washer System
  • 640 Car Telephone Preparation
  • 686 Diversity-Function Aerial
  • 694 Preparation for CD Changer
  • 818 Main Battery Switch
  • 838 Canadian Version
  • 925 Shipping Protection Package
  • 940 Special Request Equipment


  • Control Individual
  • Information Sign (Number Plaque) BMW Individual

  • 0490 Paint Finishes

  • Special Finish Avus Blue Metallic (276)

  • 0940 Special Request

  • M540i Limited Canada
  • M Technic Spoiler Package (front spoiler, rear apron) from SA 337 Color Matched
  • M5 Mirrors Color Matched
  • M5 Illuminated Gear Shift Knob
  • Expanded Leather / Carbon Fiber Trim with Red Effect
  • Aperture Entry with M Symbol
  • 18” x 8” Front, 18” x 9” Rear Style 37 M Parallel Wheels
  • M5 Compound Floating Rotor Front Brakes
  • M Technic Leather Steering Wheel with Airbag