Junkyard Gem: 2001 BMW 325xi Wagon with 5-speed guide transmission

Junkyard Gem: 2001 BMW 325xi Wagon with 5-speed guide transmission



As minivans and SUVs shoved station wagons to the aspect late in our earlier century, guide transmissions likewise fell out of favor with well-heeled American automobile buyers. Discovering a 21st-century wagon with three pedals and all-wheel-drive— effectively, that is a junkyard challenge. I see the occasional discarded manual-equipped Audi A4 wagon and I even personal a 5-speed ’04 Outback wagon myself, however a BMW E46 with lengthy roof, guide transmission and AWD? That is a troublesome one. This is such a automobile, present in a Denver-area self-service yard.

Junkyard Gem: 2001 BMW 325xi Wagon with 5-speed guide transmission

BMW offered late (1988-1991) E30s with all-wheel-drive techniques, and people vehicles are nonetheless widespread sights within the Denver space. The E30’s successor, the E36, got here with rear-drive solely, however all-wheel-drive returned with the E46. The 325xi Touring wagon was out there right here for the 2001 by 2005 mannequin years.

Junkyard Gem: 2001 BMW 325xi Wagon with 5-speed guide transmission

Practically all of these vehicles had automated transmissions, as American Three-Sequence patrons had turn into a slushbox-heavy crowd by 2001, however this one had the 5-on-the-floor guide. As a result of so many racers, drifters and BMW-themed influencers have E46s these days they usually all need manuals, somebody grabbed the uncommon gearbox out of this automobile quickly after it arrived within the junkyard.

Junkyard Gem: 2001 BMW 325xi Wagon with 5-speed guide transmission

The two.5-liter straight-six made 184 horsepower, so this wagon would have been about 19 instances extra enjoyable than an ’01 Outback.

Junkyard Gem: 2001 BMW 325xi Wagon with 5-speed guide transmission

Sure, you might nonetheless get a cassette participant in your BMW “Enterprise” radio in 2001. 

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