Details about 1988 BMW M5
1988 M5 with S54 Motor from E46 M3 -See original listing
“Rebuilt from ground up with many new parts. See description.”
May 23, 2014 19:07:20 PDT
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Dublin, California, United States
|Seller Notes:||“Rebuilt from ground up with many new parts. See description.”|
|VIN (Vehicle Identification Number):||wbsdc9301j2791212||Year:||
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I6 S54 from E46 M3
Sunroof, Leather Seats, CD Player
6 Speed Manual
Air Conditioning, Power Windows
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Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
1988 BMW M5 with S54 engine.
Classic M5 that has been restored to nice daily driver. The car has been driven about 10k miles since the completion of the build and is solid as a rock. Has been on the drag strip and road course with no issues. Car runs 13's in the qtr mile with a naturally aspirated straight 6, simply WOW.
Originally a Canadian M5, which was imported into the States, of which only 101 were made to Canadian specs according to the M5 Registry. This M5 comes with a glass sunroof, Mtech body kit and black on black interior.
Recent work include the installation of a new throwout bearing (was noisy) and new transmission output shaft and shifter seals (both had a very slight leak). The engine had about 17k miles on it when it was purchased and installed in the car, bringing the total miles on the motor to just around 30k.
The car comes with ice cold AC to make long summer drives a pleasure.
Many hours have gone into the car and from a rating standpoint, the exterior is 9.5/10, the engine bay is 9.5/10, and the interior is 10/10.
Build details are listed below the photos, followed by photos of the restoration process. Let the page load, there are many detailed photos here.
-Was repainted in 2011 – No Rust Issues
-Euro Bumpers with MTech covers front and rear
-Both front fenders replaced.
-Euro Headlights and Grills
-New fog/driving lights
-Glass BMW Moonroof (was only a Euro option)
-BMW Z3 Radio Antenna Installed
-BMW S54 Engine from a 2005 M3 (Approx 20K Miles)
-E34 Oil Pan, pick-up and dipstick
-New Hoses Throughout
-Z3M wiring harness and airbox
-Bimmerworld ECU reprogram
- Drive By Wire (DBW) Gas Pedal
-BMW M3 ZF 6 Speed transmission (Approx 20K Miles)
-E36 M3 Evo 6 speed shifter
-Custom Stainless Steel Long Tube Headers to dual 2.25” pipe
-Exhuast / Mufflers - Dual Magnaflow Cats, into X-Pipe, into dual in/out Borla stainless steel muffler, into dual 2 1/4 glass pack exiting through 3 1/2 polished tips.
-Custom Driveshaft (
-Limited Slip Differential (3.46 ratio).
-New Axle Half-Shafts
-Big Brake Kit – 7 Series (E32) Front and 5 Series (E34) Rear – With new wheel bearings, rotors and pads
-Porsche 924 Brake Booster with 7 Series Master Cylinder
-Stock e28 M5 Sway Bars
-All suspension bushings replaced with new OEM rubber
-New Front Control Arms
-Braided Stainless Brake Hose
-Bilstein Sport Shocks
-H&R Sport Springs
-New Shock Mounts (Front and Rear)
-Mason Engineering Front Strut Bar
-E39 Style 5 BBS Wheels with fresh BBS gold paint and polished lip
-Yokohama S-driver tires with good tread remaining
-All Seats, Door Cards/Pulls were recovered with Creative Options interior kits.
-Dynomat on various parts of the interior for sound deadening.
-Front seats are out of a 1984 735i e23, with direct fit into the e28 mounting points.
-Dash Recovered with leather
-New Creative Options fabric headliner
-New BMW Floor Mats
-German 13 button OBC and Check Panel
-Map-Light Rear View Mirror
-M-Tech I Steering Wheel
-JVC Head Unit
On May-13-14 at 19:35:25 PDT, seller added the following information:
The cruise control has been disabled because of the change over from e28 ECU to e46 ECU and the front seats are no longer power operated, but with manual adjustment, as were offered on the e23 1984 735i, from which the front seats were sourced from.