It will fit, but the slits are positioned differently. The hood lift spring thingy will be rubbing on it. You'd be better off getting a 01+ 540 grills and getting them sprayed balck if you can't live with the rubbing. I've gotten used to it.
'98 (04/98) 540i/6 Biarritz Blue / Sand Beige
Options: 17" Style 32 Staggered / Sport Seats / Xenons / Sport Suspension / 6 Speed / Cold weather Pkg
Mods: M5 Grill, CDV, AE Xenons, Rogue Engineering Octane Short Shifter w/ WSR, Rogue Engineering Performance Transmission Mounts, Royal Purple Synchromax Transmission Fluid, Gruppe M Filter Ram Charger
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