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#1 (permalink) Old 09-11-2005, 02:18 PM
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Attack of the killer snowflake

I recently purchased a very sexy 1994 540i. on the center console on that little tranny switch, instead of having a "S" for sport setting, it has a snowflake. I have been in probobly a dozen beemrs and owned older ones in the past, and i have never seen this before. they all have the sport, manual, and economy setting. since mine has a snoflake image, does that mean it has the winter package on it? i noticed my shift points are changed to a lower rpm as well (auto transmission). see attached images.

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Also, the front lip looks aftermarket too. if im not mistaken, is it a M5 front lip? i have seen it on the e34 m5's and not on the stock 540i's

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Nice car!

Sorry I can't speak for the snowflake.. lol

However, that lip is stock. It came on some of the 540s, - it's pretty much the same as all of the e34 lips, just with the added brake ducts.

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I'd have to assume the snow flake is for driving in icy/snowy conditions. I wouldnt have a clue as to whether or not how to tell if it has the winter package...
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on one of my spare keys on the dealer tag it says 540ia. but i went to that one website where u can check the background of the car with the VIN number and its just a regular 540i
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a just means automatic.

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You guys want more pics? my baby still has the crappy looking factory rims on it...grr
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YES! more pics

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She's a clean one.

very nice

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The * selection puts the transmission program into "Winter mode"
Here is a list of the Inputs and shift characteristics while in winter mode:

P- Park
R- reverse
D- 3-4-5 shift
4- 3-4 shift
3- Locked in 3rd
2- Locked in second

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Thats what i figured. too bad i will never need it.

in second gear locked, what happens if i redline the engine? will it blow up like a normal car or will the EMS automatically shift it up for you once the engine has reached its rpm limit.
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It won't shift up, unless you shift it yourself. It wont really 'blow up' either if you just redline it/bounce of the limiter a time or 2, as long as you're not bouncing extensively.

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i should prolly start a new thread....but is Dinan the only company that makes superchargers for the E34? its $9,000 and i was wondering if there was a supercharger out there for half the money for the e34.
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