Now Legal for Import: 1990 BMW 325ix Touring

What if one car could really do it all? What would it look like? It’s always amused me that these civilized off-roaders we see rambling about these days are referred to as Sport Utility Vehicles. With a higher center of gravity, sport isn’t really what comes to mind. A sports car really won’t be a good solution for the school run, given limited seating capacity and luggage space. Sure, a sedan is a good all-around vehicle, but they often lack soul and don’t have as versatile a cargo bay as a vehicle with a lift gate. So what about a wagon then? And one with four-wheel drive. And a 5-speed manual gearbox. And a smooth, torquey inline-6 under the hood? Too good to be true? BMW got the formula right with the E30 Touring, like this 325ix Touring we see here for sale in Essen, Germany.

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Year: 1990
Model: 325ix Touring
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 48,108 km (~ 29,892 mi)
Price: €24,900 (~ $26,968 USD)

In non-tinkered with original condition
Year: 1990
48,000 km
Many new parts!
TÜV/HU new
Fresh inspection!
Alpine White
BMW light-alloy wheels with cross-spoke styling

Senior Features Editor of Motor Trend, Jason Camissa, is one of the lucky few tooling around in an E30 Touring on US soil. Recently, a video surfaced that highlighted this car’s charms. This 325ix goes one better with all-weather capability. It’s been a while since I’ve seen a good 325ix Touring with a 5-speed manual. Oftentimes, the manual Tourings I spot are lesser engined models with a manual gearbox. Either that, or I’ll see a clean 325i or 325ix saddled with an automatic. This 325ix ticks all the right boxes though, including having very low miles and its Alpine White paintwork. While some might lust after the M3, this 325ix Touring is the ultimate E30 for me.


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  1. That is a lot of money for that wagon. You could buy 3 E46 325IX wagons for that price. The deal breaker on E30 wagons is the crazy shaped hatch. Really handicaps a wagon. My alternative choice is a 2nd gen Subaru Forester XT. It shares everything of importance with a 2004 Imprezza STI. Just finished putting mine together and as a former M3 owner, I have to say the handling and toss ability is superb.

  2. I agree the hatch is not the best and I would not pay this price plus the 3-5 k to get into the states.
    I would buy one for 10k in heartbeat and get rid of 2003 allroad. Just looking at my allroad I used a 1/2 tank of gas:)

  3. Preferred E30 Touring would be a RWD Manual 325i with a/c.

  4. well, there’s this one for sale now, sitll available. 75k miles, 10k

    and if you buy it, please drop by seattle some time so i can see the car i wanted but couldn’t buy…

  5. Please send me auctions and sales info about all box shape BMW till 1991

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