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Oct 25, 2006 at 12:17 pm
alright man... we need to find a twisty road before it gets too cold... see which half of high street (upper or lower) can claim the twisteeeez trophy... heehee...
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Sep 28, 2006 at 11:46 pm
This car embodies what was likely the pinnacle of German engineering... everthing about the car is so amazingly capable and balanced. The Big-Six 5-Speed combination in the "never from the factory" Touring body just makes it that much more unique and engaging.

I cannot wait to see it put through its paces on its maided road trip next week!

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1992 BMW 535iT (535iT)

Last updated Jan 9, 2010  

Photo of a 1992 BMW 535iT (535iT)

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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.

Factory Options

Dual sunroofs


M30B35 engine
5-speed manual transmission
EAT Chip
Koni / Eibach suspension
OEM Short Shift kit
16" E60 Wheels
M5T Swaybars
19lb Lightened Flywheel
Bosch Design III Fuel Injectors
4.10 LSD

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