So you like the E55 wagon we featured yesterday but need something a bit more practical to deal with harsh winters? This BMW 535xi Touring would be a nice substitute and gives the serious driver the added benefit of a third pedal. Yes, this 2006 example for sale in Tennessee is one of a few that came with the 6-speed manual mated to the 3.0 liter inline-6.
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Model: 530xi Touring
Engine: 3.0 liter inline-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 97,627 mi
Price: $17,900 Buy It Now
Rare 6 Speed Manual Transmission, Multi-Contour Sport Comfort Seats (Memorized adjustment w/ 2 settings on door mirror position & steering wheel position w/ 8 driver’s seat positions, 8 passenger seat positions & head restraint; electrically adjustable driver and passenger seat with fore/aft adjustment, height adjustment, lumbar adjustment, side bolster adjustments & tilt shoulder adjustment; Active head restraints on front seats w/ neck support-BEST SEATS EVER!) Cold Weather Package (heated front & rear seats, heated steering wheel, headlight washers, ski sack in rear center back rest), Premium Package (Garage door opener; Coming home device; Automatic operation rear view mirror, Ambient light package; Includes: Tan Dakota Leather Upholstery) 18″ Factory Sport Wheels w/ Michelin Pilot Sport XL tires, Dynamic Cornering Bi-Xenon Lights, Panoramic Sun Roof (tilt, retract, shade cover) Satellite Radio, CD, power tilt and telescope wheel, all wheel drive, one touch up & down on all windows, power lift gate, Bluetooth, Coco Mats, Rear Cargo Mat, 2nd owner, purchased 2/08. Recent Service: fresh synthetic oil & brake fluid change. Preventive maintenance @ 72,000 miles: Differential, power steering, transfer case and transmission fluid changed, new fuel and cabin air filters, new brake rotors and pads, new serpentine belt & spark plugs. At 82,000 miles: New intake cam shaft sensor, fuel injection system cleaned, new belt tensioner, new oil filter gasket housing, new front suspension rod bushings. Just detailed, waxed & ready to go. Small scratch on lower right front bumper (pictured), paint peeling on 1 wheel (pictured-other 3 as new), some minor stains on cargo carpet (pictured), two small dings (1 on roof, 1 on quarter panel-they don’t show up in photos), small scratches on rear bumper (also doesn’t show up in photos).
I really didn’t like the E60/E61 5 series when it arrived on the scene in 2004, but I have since warmed up to the Touring version as it eliminates the slightly awkward lines of the sedan’s rear trunk line. Notice I used the word “slightly” as I think BMW decided to tone it down a bit after the E65 7 series introduced what some would call the “Bangle Butt.” This resulted in a spike of sales of the outgoing E38 7 series, as traditionalists couldn’t wrap their head around the new styling language. Closing in on $18,000 seems a bit on the high side given the mileage, but there has been a slew of work done to the car to give potential buyers a bit of confidence. Also, with such a light colored interior looking as mint as this, it’s obvious that some care has been lavished on this vehicle during its life. If the car could be had somewhere in the $15,000 to $16,000, it would be well bought.