Upon my urging, an old friend of mine in the Boston area purchased a BMW E91 Touring with a 6-speed manual gearbox after he learned his first child was on the way. His wife desperately wanted an SUV but in the end, the long roof 3er argument won. He had previously driven a 2001 325xi sedan with an automatic, and a 1992 325i sedan with a 5-speed manual and always missed the joy of rowing your own during his E46 ownership, especially when it came to the smooth gearboxes we’ve come to know from the boffins in Munich. If it’s 3 series driving quality you seek but need a bit more practicality in the mix, our reader Dave is offering his very mint 2007 328xi Touring with the Sport package and 6-speed manual gearbox. BMW isn’t offering three-pedal Tourings stateside, so now is your chance to get them while there’s still a few lower mileage examples out there.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2007 BMW 328xi Touring 6MT Sport on E90 Post
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 66,000 mi
For sale is my cherished E91 6MT wagon that I spent over a year searching for. From my research, less than 2% of E91 wagons were sent to the US with a 6-speed. From the sounds of it, BMW NA is no longer bringing MT wagons to the US. It’s really a shame. I’d planned to keep this car forever but recently moved to a new place in San Francisco and I can’t justify the insane monthly parking rates for this thing to collect dust.
If you’re comparing the asking price to KBB then don’t bother getting in touch. These cars are unicorns. If you’re interested, contact me.
Pictures (Will snap better pics this weekend for those interested)
2 owners – both California
6-speed manual transmission – with hill start assist
Silver with Black Leather
Cold Weather Package including heated seats
All maintenance up to date
Black kidney grills (originals included)
Yakima Whispbars with matching ski rack ($600 value – used once)
Bluetooth module to stream music wirelessly
I have to agree with the seller that this car is a unicorn. I’ve seen a few in passing on the street, mostly around the New England area, as folks there like their five-doors with manual gearboxes. Beyond that, for certain BMW enthusiasts, these Tourings are quite cherished and will be for years to come. If you are in the market for one, this is the kind of example you would want to source. For sale on an enthusiast forum, well maintained, lower mileage, this E91 ticks all the right boxes.