1992 BMW 525iT with S52 Swap

The touring version of the E34 5-series maintains the restrained and boxy good looks of the sedan while adding the cargo-carrying versatility of a longroof. The result is a cool and understated hauler that flies under the radar. Unfortunately, these cars were let down by the rather uninspired engine choices that BMW gave US customers. Only two versions of the touring were available here: the 525i and the 530i. The 525i was a little slow (although the 2.5 liter inline six is otherwise a gem of an engine) while the 3.0 liter V8 that came in the 530i was a bit of a dud. It had all the thirst of V8 but with fairly meagre power output (around 215 hp). The far more desirable versions of the touring – the 540i and M5 – were never sold in the US. This means that if you want one with something special underneath the hood, you have to get creative. Which is exactly what this seller has done, transplanting the engine from a ’96 M3 and adding some M5 external styling accessories.

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1993 BMW 525iT

There’s something about beige wagons that just screams KIDS AND DOGS. The E34 5-series tourings seem to scream it extra loud to me, perfecting the mix of country and classy, sedate and sporty, unsuspecting and utilitarian. The E34 was the last 5-series to really embrace the long, straight line aesthetic so easily accentuated by a longroof. In 1992 the 525i received the M50B25TU, getting single VANOS and putting out 21hp more than the earlier M20B25. It doesn’t make it a speed demon, but there’s no denying the versatility of the silky-smooth little inline-6. This autobox-equipped wagon has covered just 65k miles and the interior, exterior, and engine compartment look it. I dream of a OEM+, M5ish E34 wagon some day, but as a daily-driving family hauler this 525iT will impart subtle class to any road it graces.

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Wagon Week: 1994 BMW 525i Touring


When I come across clean E34 wagons like this one I always wonder what kind of life it has lived, what allowed it go all these years unscathed when so many of its siblings get destroyed by time. At 21 years old this 525iT has fewer miles on it than the majority of used cars from the past decade that we regularly feature. Don’t get me wrong, it’s no garage queen. 72,600 on the clock is a fair amount but compared to the majority of examples out there with more than double that figure under their belt, this is a very low mile car indeed. Aside from the attractive odometer reading the car appears to be in fantastic cosmetic condition inside and out. The Iceland Green Metallic paint over Parchment Leather is as classy as can be and quickly becoming my favorite combo for old Bimmers. Whomever this thing belonged to, they certainly babied it because the front seats show no sign of stress or wear. The rear seats and cargo area look like they’ve barely been used which is particularly unusual for these cars. I keep going back and clicking through all the pictures over and over again thinking I’m going to find something I missed. A tear in the carpet, a stain, a rip in the headliner, something that indicates that this car was used as intended over the past two decades. However there’s nothing there, no red flags, no catch. Just a damn fine example of a wonderfully designed wagon that is ready to serve for many years to come.

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Wagon Week: 2002 BMW 525i Touring

Walking home from work the other day, I spotted an E39 Touring on the street, which happened to be a 525i with a 5-speed manual. It was completely stock, resplendent in a dark blue metallic and I thought “has BMW ever had a more pleasing design than this Touring?” Even with lower mileage, these E39 Tourings are used car bargains nowadays, if you have the nerve and wherewithal to maintain them properly. This 525i Touring 5-speed manual for sale in Massachusetts is originally a California car and looks to have lived a well-cared for 150,000 miles.

Year: 2002
Model: 525i Touring
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 153,092 mi
Price: $7,900

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After eight great years (I’m the second owner), it’s time for me to move on and hand over this beauty to someone who will continue taking good care of it and enjoing driving it as much as I did. Relevant info: Exterior: Titanium silver Interior: Gray leather Options: ZPP, ZSP, PDC, Xenon Birth certificate (look here for the complete option list): http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/gd50411.pdf

Mods: – Autodim mirror (wasn’t available on 525s at that time) – Seat heater retrofit for driver’s seat (passenger seat is wired, but has no heating pads) – Euro armrest with slide and storage – Euro taillights with clear blinkers (works great with silver color – just look at the photos) – Euro mirror glass driver side – Bluetooth TCU retrofit for handsfree phone calls (complete OEM functionality, including voice dial). – No mechanical mods. First owner had it from April 2003 to September 2005. The car lived in Carlsbad, CA. I bought it sight unseen (well, I had some photos actually), flew there to pick it up, put it on a truck to Boston, and then drove it daily for eight years. I’m selling it only because I felt I needed a change, so I moved to an X5 a couple of weeks ago.

This two owner car has me thinking: at what point does mileage become a concern? Sure, the E39 isn’t the most simple of vehicles when it comes to mechanicals and electrics, but I’d hesitate just to throw something like this away when it got old, especially given the cosmetics of this particular car. Who knows how much longer manual transmission wagons will be around, as every year that passes the third pedal becomes more of a oddity than a common option.


Wagon Week: 1993 BMW 525iT

For those seeking versatility without too great a sacrifice of performance buying a wagon has always been an admirable choice. While BMW has produced quite a few wagons throughout the years, I don’t think I can remember the last time I actually saw one on the streets. Relative to their German counterparts at Audi and Mercedes, BMW is almost a non-entity in this market. To a degree that’s unsurprising given their self-identification as the ‘Ultimate driving machine’, yet it’s also a shame because so many of the BMW designs have carried over remarkably well when transformed from sedan to wagon. Nonetheless, these cars do exist and the example featured here should be had at a very reasonable cost. Here we have a 1993 BMW 525i Touring located in Philadelphia. It is an automatic rather than a manual, but that’s a forgivable offense in a wagon.


Year: 1993
Model: 525iT
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 153,625 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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We offer our online customers a full guarantee on the purchase of any of our vehicles. If you come here to inspect this vehicle and then decide for any reason that you don’t want it, you will be excused from purchasing it. The stated auction terms must be observed to maintain this guarantee.

This is a very clean 1993 BMW 525i Wagon in excellent condition. The owner really kept on the maintenance for this BMW and it runs and drives beautifully and there aren’t any warning lights on. This BMW is equipped with the CD Changer, and the double panel retractable sunroof, which opens in the front or opens in the rear for the back seat passengers. The retractable cargo cover is also included, along with all of the owner manuals.

We performed a safety inspection, as well as a maintenance service and road test on this BMW in preparation for sale. The engine runs very strong and smoothly, and the transmission shifts crisply. The tires were installed by the owner and are showing most of their tread. The oil & filter and the air filter were just replaced. All of the power equipment in this BMW has been checked and everything is working properly, including the air conditioning. The suspension and steering feel nice and tight.

The Green exterior of this Wagon looks great, and has been extremely well maintained. Other than some stone nicks, and a little ripple on the edge of the left fender, the only flaws on this car are very minor. There aren’t any dents or scratches, and there isn’t any body rust at all. The undercarriage is very clean, dry and in excellent condition as well. The paint is super glossy over the entire body, ad is not faded out anywhere.

The interior of this BMW is crisp, clean and very fresh. All of the leather seats are soft, supple and in excellent condition. There is almost no wear showing on the driver seat. The carpeting is fresh, clean and in excellent condition throughout this car. All of the trim panels and trim pieces are intact, tight and in excellent condition. This was a non-smoker owned vehicle, and there aren’t any smoke odors or burn marks inside this vehicle.

The title is clean and clear without any liens or encumbrances. This is a beautiful BMW that I wouldn’t hesitate to jump in and drive anywhere in the country.


On offer with no reserve and with bidding currently at $2,501 this certainly appears to present a nice opportunity. The mileage isn’t low but we’ve seen many well-maintained BMWs surpass this mileage figure with ease. The paint looks good and the interior is clean so if it can come through with a good PPI then I don’t see much reason why a car of this mileage and condition couldn’t be bought, driven a few years, and then resold for a similar cost. Not bad for easy versatility!


1995 BMW 525iT

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I wrote up an E39 wagon and lauded its great position as a versatile daily driver with classic BMW handling, 5 doors, and a smooth-and-reliable straight-6. Today’s is a generation earlier, but it looks the business on 18-inch OEM+ deep-dish wheels and very nice exterior and interior. Both wagons shift for you, but that’s pretty standard fare with family haulers. The E34s excellent maturation of the E28’s rectilinear lines only gets better with some longroof – no need to hind behind tinted windows in a wagon that looks this good.

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Year: 1995
Model: 525iT
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 165,444 mi
Price: $5,995 Buy It Now

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The ultimate luxury-sport wagon! 1995 BMW 525iT wagon. Super rare find! Loaded with all the right options. Clean Autocheck report! Extremely clean inside and out. This car was extremely well maintained and cared for and it shows throughout. This BMW is just amazing and must be seen and driven to appreciate it! The body is extremely clean and the Alpine White paint shined beautifully. The tan leather interior is also in amazing condition. This is a non-smoker vehicle. The bullet proof 6 cylinder engine is smooth and quiet and the transmission shifts perfectly! The BMW wagon truly runs and drives amazing. There is nothing like owning and driving a BMW, especially one like this!

The options include:
Full power
Dual power moonroof
Leather interior
Dual power seats
Dual climate control
Ice cold A/C
Excellent 18″ Nitto tires
Beautiful 18″ BMW sport wheels
Dual airbags
ABS brakes
Traction control
Factory sound system
Fog lights
Carpet mats
Trunk shade
Factory key

This is the one you have been searching for! Nothing but the best, so don’t let this rare find pass you by. This rare 5 series sport wagon is waiting in our showroom for you.

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This sharp white example might even be more my style than the E39 wagon. Mileage and the automatic transmission are possible points of contention, but it’s hard to fault a wagon this clean. It’s no E34 M5 wagon, but it’s also available for a reasonable price and will be significantly cheaper to maintain. If ease of use and functionality are higher priorities than rarity and speed, this is a great looking wagon that would cover most of the bases.


Clean 2001 BMW 525i Touring

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As I struggled to pack in lots of people and gear into the E28 this weekend for a wedding, my love of wagons continued to be stoked. Today’s 525i Touring may not be a barnstorming M5 or E63 wagon, but it would have been the perfect lug-anything car this weekend and would have looked damn good while doing it. Sitting pretty in black on 3-piece Style 5s with a pin stripe spicing things up, covering just 55k miles in 12 years has done this 5er well.

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Year: 2001
Model: 525i Touring
Engine: 2.5 liter inline-6
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 55,388 mi
Price: $12,950 Buy It Now

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17-inch SPORT BMW Rims!
Four matching MICHELIN TIRES with plenty of tread left
(Tires size : 235-45-R17)

Steptronic Transmission
DSC – Dynamic Stability Control
Dual climate control
Power/Memory seats
Moon Roof
Roof Rack
Folding rear seats
Cargo cover
Original full size SPARE rim with MICHELIN tire
Jack, tools
Master key + Valet key
Books, manuals

You are looking at an exceptionally nice looking luxury wagon. The black exterior and gray leather interior color combination gives the car a certain kind of unique classy appeal. From the way the car drives and looks and the year of the vehicle – most of the miles on the car are highway miles. The car has been garage kept. There are no reported manufacturer’s defects on thisvehicle. A never-smoked-in before beauty that looks great and smells clean.

The engine is an exceptional 2.5L inline 6 – one of the most powerful in the segment – runs strong and smooth provides the power you have come to expect from a BMW. The transmission has the BMW mark on it as well andshifts like on a new car, no skips or slips on shifts – actually it does it sosmoothly that you can’t feel it shifting. The car runs great! The engine compartment is clean, and free of any leaks.

The A/C works well and blows cold air! All in all, the car really runs great! As you can judge for yourself from the pictures – the interior is clean and looks great! All the electrical options appear to be in working order. The check light of the diagnostic computer reads ok. The engine compartment clean, and free of any leaks. This BMW is equipped with a dual climate control system. The power locks, windows,seats and moon roof all work and are in excellent condition. All the power controls and buttons work.

The car also comes with VERY nice all season tires have plenty of tread life left. This is an exceptionally looking vehicle – Loaded with tons of extras and is in good condition.

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My (USA-available) dream E39 wagon is a 540i Touring manual, but this would get a lot of the same work done. Though it’s very, very clean, Blue Book is much, much… much lower. Until the seller is willing to accept at least 1/3 less (and closer to 1/2), this wagon isn’t hauling anything anywhere.


1993 BMW 525iT (M5 Touring Clone)

Disappointed that the 530i Touring we featured last week had a slushbox? Well, here’s your answer. An E34 M5 Touring clone. The M5 Touring was the second rarest M car ever produced, second behind the car that started it all, the M1. As with all things scarce, people seek to emulate the real thing. This Touring for sale in Florida started life as a 525iT but was transformed by scavenging an M5 sedan. Sitting on BBS RC wheels, it’s amazing to think what was once a company car for The Hamptons could be transformed into an edgy Autobahn stormer like we see here.


Year: 1993
Model: 525iT (M5 Clone)
Engine: 3.6 liter inline six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 157,777 miles
Price: $15,000 Buy It Now

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1993 E34 BMW 525i Touring with a complete M5 conversion. When introduced the E34 M5 Touring was the world’s fastest wagon. 0-60 in 6.4 seconds, top speed limited to 155 mph. Body VIN – WBAHJ6313PGD23385. 157,000 miles

The Good:

S38B36 3.6L Inline 6, 320bhp, 266 lb ft

European Catalytic Converters

Eisenmann Muffler

E30 M3 Transmission, dog-leg Getrag 265/5 CR, 5 speed US Spec w/Overdrive

H&R Lowering Springs

Bilstein sport shocks specifically designed for lowering springs

BBS RC 18×8.5, I weighed them without the cap, only 17.2 lbs!

Brand New Sumitomo HTR AS PO1 245/40/18

8 Series front calipers

All exterior components, interior component and mechanical/suspension bits genuine converted M5 pieces.

Front grill, hood, spoiler upgraded to euro 1994 M5

Leather Seats in fantastic condition

Headliner and everything north of the beltline replaced w/ alacantra – very nice upgrade

Self Leveling Suspension removed, canister still used for power steering

It’s a truly pleasurable to drive, highly unique automobile. Mechanically in excellent condition. Starts right up. Idles fine. The engine and exhaust sound fantastic. Revs to redline w/ no issues or hesitations. Steering feels great. The E30 M3 transmission is a tank, gear lever heartily clunks into position. The interior is in great condition, smells like leather and looks great. Suede headliner looks very nice. The outside looks fantastic. The car is 100% a driver, and doubles as a show piece. It realy does turn heads.

Here is what has been done with the car in the last year:

Slave Cylinder Replacement

Thorough detail using clay bar, Klasse Synthetic All in One Wax/Cleaner and Klasse SealantWheels cleaned and protected w/a light rubbing compound

Interior shampoo’d, leather and all plastic/vinyl cleaned and then protected/conditioned

New front shocks (rear shocks replaced about 1 1/2 years ago)

Proper alignment

Replaced oil, oil filter, air filter cleaned, trans fluid replaced, diff fluid replaced, coolant flushed, brake fluid checked, clutch fluid checked

New tires (Sumitomo HTR AS po1 245/40/18)

Compression test – 6-175, 5-190, 4-180, 3-185, 2-190, 1-180

Fixed every bulb in /on the car

Tool kit improved

Fixed rear glass servo, opens properly now

Rear windshield wiper cap and sprayer cap replaced

Rear wiper and sprayer fixed

Valve cover gasket replaced

Replaced old loose side molding clips

Many missing caps/screws were replaced

M5 emblems added

Fixed driver’s headrest and leg extension, now move electronically

Reconditioned AC with new expansion valve, micro filter, AC drier, oil and refrigerant (at great expense)

Sunroof motor replaced, parts lubed

Replaced oil level sensor

Replaced oil temperature sensor

New aluminum front lower control arms

New front sway bar links

New front steering tie rods

New throttle pedal clips and throttle cable clips, etc.

New air intake tube

Remanufactured gauge cluster board installed

New battery

Lubed all steering joints

Painted intake plenum and added emblem

Painted valve cover

Added satin black vinyl to license plate area

Painted front calipers black (no more BMW logo)

New thermostat

The receipt folder wasn’t kept up well, but I did record everything on a spreadsheet. $6,331.94 was spent on the above. But I was having fun doing it.

The Bad:

Overall it’s a fantastic car. However, I tend to be a little picky, forgive me. It’s a driver, so it has some inherent flaws. Being 20 years old, it does require some tinkering every now and then. Both inside and outside there are scratches, minor repairs, minor imperfections. Nothing that takes away from the driving experience, but would annoy some people. I’ve seen 4 year old BMWs in much worse shape. But I’ll list some things here that may be easy to overlook or don’t show up. There are some paint imperfections. A couple of the wheels have minor rash and the plastic chrome caps on all those bbs wheels get these weird veins running through them – two of these have been.

My garage floor is dry. I haven’t noticed much oil consumption, if any. Also, the inner rear axle boots are starting to dry rot, no slits yet. Probably the next thing I’d do is freshen those. The history on the car is fuzzy. It was a thorough and complete conversion, somebody took an M5 sedan and moved absolutely everything over to this 525i Touring. It’s had a large amount of owners, and at this point nobody knows the when, wheres, hows on the conversion. Looking at the Carfax (which is clean by the way), it sat for a long time between 1998 and 2001. I’m guessing that’s when the conversion happened. What I can tell you is both the car and the M5 drive train have plenty of miles on them, and still running strong, it was a well done conversion. My guess is the M5 bits have the 157k miles on them as reflected on the M5 cluster. The chassis probably has about the same.

I do have a clean and clear title on the car. The odometer reading on the title says EXEMPT, which they do for a lot of classic and older cars in Florida. The gentleman I bought it from is a BMW mechanic and owns an independent BMW shop. He also worked at BMW dealerships for a long time. For more information or if you have any questions feel free to call me directly at 239-314-6186 my name is Perry.


This car’s history is a bit more spotted than the 530iT we featured last week, but the seller is up front about that. The list of improvements and maintenance is impressive, but not unwarranted given the car’s mileage. A few genuine M5 Tourings have made their way to the US and those we have seen have been changing hands for upwards of $20,000. This clone is cheaper than that, but of course, you can pick up a genuine M5 sedan for this kind of money. So what will it be? If you have to have that forbidden fruit, there’s not a lot of choice if you live in the US. But if you want the real thing, $15,000 will buy a nice E34 M5 sedan.


2002 BMW 525iT Sport

BMW does and has always understood that there are many varieties of car buyers. From the “A to B driver”, all the way to the enthusiast, BMWs product line has offered something for everyone, and this is a prime example of that. It’s becoming a rarity these days to find any car with a manual transmission, let alone a wagon. The combination of buyer laziness,  and transmission technology are making the all mighty 3rd pedal an endangered species.

For those of us that prefer…scratch that demand a manual gearbox our options are slim. So where does one turn? More and more it’s towards cars like this well cared for 2002 BMW 525iT for sale in Philadelphia.

2002 BMW 525iT Sport on eBay

2002 BMW 525iT Wagon

•For sale we present another GR8 buy and another beautiful and very rare model BMW 5-series Wagon Sport (525i)
•This car seems to have been very well maintained and serviced by the previous owners.
•Fairly low 120k Original, true highway miles (less than 12k miles per year avg.) Less than Average travel by all standards.
•This is a great find: 5- series Wagon which are very hard to find in any package or options.
•This is a perfect Altimate Driving machine which is great for cargo space and camping commutes while still delivering the sports feel and BMW drive.
•Extremely rare find on 5-Speed Manual Transmission!!!
•A very rare SPORT PACKAGE equipped model that comes with Sport Alloy 18′ Wheels, Sport Steering “M” Wheel, “M” Shifter Knob and Sport Suspension, also Xenon HeadLights, Heated Seats and PARTRONIC (Front & Rear)*****
•Engine sounds great, it is quiet and pulls strong. It yields very good MPG on the highway.
•Clutch is tight and grips extremely well you can change gears with minimum effort, GearBox is smooth and very responsive.
•The car drives and handles like a BMW Altimate Machine should(no squeaks, no pull)
•Nice color combination Gray Exterior, Gray Interior, Xenon HID HeadLights
•Exterior is beautiful, the car shines like new, it looks very clean and well kept. A few door dings and fingernail scratches in few spots barely noticeable to the naked eye…..SEE PICS!!!!
•Overall the exterior is in very good condition considering the year and mileage of the car.
•Interior is clean and has been well maintained. There appears minimal wear on the seating upholstery. Absolitely no foul odors and no visible stains on the carpet or upholstery…SEE PICS…
•Overall the interior is in good condition considering the year and mileage.
•Tires seem to have plenty of tread remaining and are a Matching MICHELINE set!…..SEE PICS!
•Don’t miss out on this gr8 buy. The next owner will surely enjoy this one for many years to come.
•These wagons are hard to find and are very sought after
•If you looking for one of these Wagons you know you can’t find it anywhere on the net so, DON’T MISS OUT ON THIS ONE….you won’t find another one like this!!!!
•Good Luck and Happy Bidding!

This is a smoke-free automobile.There is no damage evident on this vehicle.This is a garage kept vehicle.The engine on this vehicle is running properly.The mileage represented on this vehicle is accurate.There are no signs of prior damage on this vehicle.Vehicle has minor dings on the exterior body.This vehicle has a smooth shifting transmission.All power equipment is functioning properly.Overall, this vehicle’s exterior is clean.The interior is clean and in good condition.There is plenty of the tire tread remaining.

If you have any questions about this or any of my other auctions please feel free to contact Tony via e-mail or you can call me at (215) 645-2021. Thank you for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you.

With 120,057 miles and in 8 out of 10 condition, this car should go somewhere in the $7500 ballpark, however with no reserve, this auction is an opportunity to get a great deal. With 4 days left there is plenty of chance for buyers to step up, so we’ll have to revisit this one in Paul’s week in review.




2002 BMW 525iT Touring Sport Wagon M5 clone

You’ve seen them on this site before, we like German station wagons, particularly those that come with M, RS, or AMG badges.

2002 BMW 525iT Touring Sport Wagon M5 clone on eBay

The owner of this wagon made an attempt to fill the gap left when BMW decided not to make an E39 M5 Touring. The car sort of gets it right. I say only sort of because while it looks the part, it started life as the lowly 525iT. We have seen some better M5 Touring clones using the 540iT as a starting point. The car does have an M5 body kit though to give it a more aggressive look.

To make up for the lack of cylinders and power this 2.5 liter six has been boosted by an ASA / Infinitas supercharger with an intercooler. Power estimates aren’t given, but depending on what kind of boost this setup is running it could be putting out closer to 250 horsepower rather than the stock 180. Unfortunately power is still fed through the stock automatic.

I like the Alpina Dynamic replica rims painted to match they add to the look. The eyebrows and M badges and tricolor fender flags also look nice. A dual exhaust, roof spoiler, adjustable suspension and even some interior goodies complete the upgrade.

The car is a two owner vehicle with 84,200 miles. I’d like to know how many miles since the supercharger was installed.

A nice looking car with a buy-it-now of $14,900. Even with the upgrades that is probably a bit pricey despite the mods and looks. We all know you never recoup those costs. I’m sure some folks wouldn’t believe that the car is a decade old.

2002 BMW 525iT Touring Sport Wagon M5 clone on eBay