Bring a Trailer auction preview: Extraordinarily rare 6-Speed M-Spec E61 with just 45,000 miles. Last of the 5 series wagons for US market.
2010 BMW 535i xDrive AWD E61 Sports Wagon
Exterior Color – Jet Black
Interior Color – Black Leather
Engine – 3.0 Liter turbo inline 6-cylinder
Transmission – xDrive 6-speed manual w/overdrive
Current Miles – 45,695 miles
Owner Purchase – Special ordered and purchased new in 2009 by present owner
The last of the 5 series wagon built for US market, the xDrive wagon was a top tier performance wagon built to capture the hearts of BMW enthusiasts combined with the utility of a wagon. Desirable and rare, the final E61 wagon saw fewer than 10k units sold in the final year of production, 2010, fewer still ordered with the M Sport Package. The 300 hp turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine coupled with all-wheel drive xDrive and desirable 6-speed manual transmission made for a superb road going highway car with the ability to carve mountain roads with confidence and fitting luxury. The best of all worlds, performance, utility, and luxury, the BMW xDrive wagon is sure to capture ongoing interest from savvy enthusiasts looking to capture the next contemporary classic.
History of This Car
Purchased June 16, 2009, at Rasmussen BMW, Portland, OR, this 535 wagon was optioned with the following features as noted in a copy of the purchase order accompanying the car.
M Sport Package
20 Way Power Front Seats
Heated Rear Seats
Rear Window Shades
Bamboo Anthracite Wood Trim
Value Package (including the following)
-iPod and USB Adapter
-18” Wheels w/All Season Tires
-Heated Front Seats
According to copies of service invoices accompanying the car, the first owner serviced the vehicle regularly at BMW Portland including oil and filter changes, brake fluid flush, new wipers, new battery, and general inspection at 16,812 miles Feb 2013. Annual services continued at the same dealership including a new battery installed in 2016 with 30,700 miles along with oil change, air filters, and brake fluid flush at 36k miles. At 39,535 miles new spark plugs were installed, a new intake silencer installed, microfilters replaced, and fluid service performed. A set of four new tires were installed October 2019, with 44,759 miles, once again tending to fluids, microfilters, activated carbon filter replacement, a valve cover replaced, and gaskets changed out to remedy an oil leak at the filter housing.
Today this one-owner performance wagon presents confidently in lustrous Jet Black delivering an elegant, stealthy finish. The exterior finish is in very good condition with typical minor flaws found on front facing surfaces including stone chips on the hood, side view mirrors, a few rear bumper marks, and minor surface scuff marks. All glass, clear front and rear lenses, and exterior body trim are in excellent cosmetic condition including the glass surface and operation for the retractable sunroof. There are no indications of body panel damage, and a clear Carfax supports no reported accidents. All openings function as new, with excellent closure, proper gapping, and crisp fit to front and rear bumper caps. There are no chips or notable scratches in the windshield, rear, or side glass. The wheels and Michelin tires are in excellent condition though two wheels show some curb rash at the perimeter edge.
Inside the car, the supple factory black leather interior exhibits near new finishes throughout showing only minor relaxing to the seat bottom of the driver’s seat cushion. All interior components have been beautifully maintained including smooth and supple leather trimmed seats, excellent stitching, sculpted dash, inlaid wood trim, rear privacy side glass screens (concealed in the upper rear door edges), and a large retractable sunroof which, when opened, allows for exhilarating open air driving. The factory optional front leather seats offer 20 different power settings, heating, and memory with fantastic bolstering that is supportive for sport driving and comfortable for long range cruising. The premium audio system offers superb sound, and the optional navigation package is a helpful feature for extended trips. Every aspect of the interior from the M branded door sill thresholds to the 6-speed manual transmission is perfectly suited to create an engaging driving experience in an exceptionally well-cared for one-owner BMW. The rear storage area continues with exemplary presentation and storage beneath the carpeted stowage floor panel with easy assembly dividers to secure grocery bags.
Under the hood, the 300hp performance engine is in excellent visual condition. The engine has been properly maintained both mechanically and cosmetically, as evidenced in the numerous copies of regular oil and operational fluid interval service invoices from the BMW dealer. Every factory component, trim piece, and manufacturer’s engine compartment sticker remain in place in excellent cosmetic condition. The undercarriage of the car further supports the documented low miles showing no significant road marks on the chassis pans. Suspension and various exposed components revealed in the underside are also in excellent condition, displaying a clean and fresh appearance.
Driving this performance wagon is surprisingly easy, yet power on tap can be quickly summoned by downshifting and giving slight pressure on the throttle. Power is progressive and rewarding with balanced handling on a wide range of road surfaces attributed to the full time all-wheel drive – a big plus for rain and snow conditions. Remarkably, the ease of use, utility, and luxury come together in a harmonious package with none of these individually desirable traits dominating the other.
Items Included with the Car
This beautiful BMW wagon is accompanied by a California car cover and storage bag, a set of factory manuals with factory leather pouch, factory first aid kit, paint touch up kit, a BMW Sports Wagon Sales brochure, a copy of the original purchase order, and copies of service records dating back to 2010.
The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated. All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer document preparation charge, and any emission testing charge. Vehicles are subject to prior sale. All advertised to be true but not guaranteed. We assume no liability for errors or omissions.
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