Now available for auction is this 2008 BMW E60 535xi finished in Deep Sea Blue Metallic over a Natural Brown Dakota leather interior. Representing the fifth generation of BMW’s 5-Series executive sports sedan, the E60 introduced new styling under BMW’s Design Director Chris Bangle, and new technology including the iDrive infotainment system and many of the driving assistance features seen on today's BMWs. This example came equipped with the very rare and highly sought-after 6-speed manual transmission, an option reportedly selected for less than 10% of all E60s produced for the 2008 model year. Acquired by the seller in July of 2021, this all-wheel-drive E60 has since undergone service of the steering, suspension, engine, ignition system, and brakes within the last 1k miles. Now showing approximately 90k miles on the odometer, this 535xi is being offered for auction by its owner out of Illinois.
This 535xi is finished in Deep Sea Blue Metallic (A76) with optional black Shadowline window trim. As a 2008 model, this 5-Series received BMW’s Life Cycle Impulse (LCI) update, including revised headlights, taillights, and front fascia. Other exterior details include adaptive Bi-Xenon headlights with washers, fog lights, a power sunroof, and polished dual-exhaust finishers. The seller notes some touched-up chips on the front bumper as well as a hairline crack and some small scratches on the rear bumper, detailed images are available in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report. This 535xi retains its original 18” BMW Style 124 wheels, which are wrapped in Continental ExtremeContact tires showing date codes of 2018 in the front and 2019 in the rear.
The cabin features Natural Brown Dakota leather upholstery with Maple Sycamore wood trim lining the dashboard, center console, and door panels. The heated multi-function sport steering wheel is wrapped in leather and sits ahead of a 160-MPH speedometer, a 7k-RPM tachometer, and gauges for fuel level and fuel economy. Other driver’s amenities include BMW iDrive infotainment, a head-up display, automatic climate control, Comfort Access door handles, 20-way power-adjustable heated Comfort seats, and a BMW Professional HiFi audio system with DSP. The seller notes some minor wear on the driver’s seat and door card pocket, and all instruments and accessories are said to work properly.
The E60 535xi is powered by an N54 3.0L twin-turbocharged inline-6, which was factory rated at 302 HP and 295 lb.-ft of torque. A rare ZF 6-speed manual transmission sends power to all four wheels through BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system. The CARFAX report shows a consistent history of maintenance including service at Motorwerks BMW dealerships in Minnesota and Illinois. Under the current ownership within the last 1k miles, this E60 has received an oil service, a full brake service, new spark plugs, ignition coils, air and cabin filters, front upper thrust arms, inner and outer tie rods, and front stabilizer bar links. The gears for the thigh extensions on the front seats have also been replaced along with the fuel door latch.
This sale will include a clean title, one master key, and the original owner’s manuals. Offering a rare 6-speed manual transmission and modern amenities, this well-maintained 535xi offers an incredible value as a versatile and luxurious executive sports sedan.