E61 owner jumping on board


New Member
Aug 14, 2022
I've been messing around with BMWs for my entire adult life - started out with an 84 318i, then adding and subtracting along the way. The only one I regret selling is my 01 740i sporty shorty. Hard to beat a German V8 in the best looking car BMW ever produced.
I've always had a thing for [euro] wagons and am now on #3. The first was an E39 525, 2nd was an E61 530 with an N52 6MT that I converted to 2WD. My current wagon is a 2010 E61 535xiT that has been my DD but is moving to garage queen status while it's prepped for an S85 6MT drivetrain swap this fall.
I've had a few turbo motors in the stable with mixed results - a 2015 M235i that was exquisitely strong and a 2012 X5 35i that stuck 4 rod bearings (stupid start stop), but not enough to scare me away from them it seems.