Last updated Jan 9, 2010
Just finished this car: The BMW wagons were never available in the US with the 3.5l "Big 6" engine, and they were never available with a manual transmission. I decided to fix both of these problems at the same time and build my idea of the ultimate practical daily driver. I took a 525iT wagon with a blown tranny and swapped the engine and tranny from a 535i 5-speed sedan, while rebuilding the suspension and a few other things in the process.
With the 4.10 gears, big motor, and the suspension, this thing is deceptively quick and a real sleeper of a wagon!
525i Wagon converted to 535i with 5-speed manual transmission. Approx. 220HP, 250 lb/feet of torque. Around 3800 pounds of German steamroller.
5-speed manual transmission
Koni / Eibach suspension
OEM Short Shift kit
16" E60 Wheels
19lb Lightened Flywheel
Bosch Design III Fuel Injectors
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