Last of the Manuals: 2011 BMW 535i

Seven years isn’t a long time in the life of a car.  I’ve daily driven cars with twice that age, so to buy a car from 2011 and drive it every day…wow…that sounds like almost new to a guy like me.  The asking price on this one seemed suspiciously low until I checked KBB and verified that a $50k car loses 80% of its original asking price in the first 7 years. Find this 2011 BMW 535i offered for $10,700 in Sacramento, CA via craigslist.  Tip from FuelTruck.

The F10 generation BMW 5-series was introduced for the 2011 model year with bland new styling and a bunch of carryover engines/transmissions…which wasn’t a bad thing because the previous engines/trannys were great.  The 300 horsepower N55B30 inline-6 makes well above the rated 300 horsepower and 295 ft-lbs of torque, and this one has the last-of-its-kind 6-speed manual gearbox. 

From the seller:

2011 BMW 535i 



We have a very RARE 6 SPEED BMW 535i. It runs and drives seamlessly with NO ISSUES at all. The engine and transmission are running strong with NO LEAKS anywhere. Our BMW has been very well maintained and always serviced on time. As shown in the pictures, there is NO MAJOR DAMAGE anywhere. There are no large scratches or dents and no rips anywhere inside. EVERYTHING IS FUNCTIONAL and works just as it should. Our BMW comes LOADED with tons of features and is ready for its new home. 

Contact (9l6) 280-1892

Salvage Title

Rare 6 Speed 

Premium Package 

12 Total Speakers 

2 Subwoofers

Bluetooth Audio 


Heated Seats 

Power Everything 

Power Sunroof / Moonroof 

Backup Camera 

Parking Sensors 


See a better way to drive a 6-speed?