Last of the NA Inline-6: 2006 BMW 330i

If you wanted to buy the last of the naturally aspirated inline-6 from BMW you might think it is the S54 that comes in the 2000-2008 M-cars…but there is another Skywalker. BMW’s has a long history of harmonically balanced 6-cylinder engines and the first non-turbo inline-6 was the M78 built in 1933. Fast forward almost 100 years, and BMW doesn’t sell any non-turbo inline-6 engines today, but from 2004 through 2015, the Bavarian auto builder made a magnesium/aluminum alloy block beast called the N52. Of particular note is the N52 rated for 255 horsepower used in the 2005-2007 E90/91/92 330i and the 268 horsepower version used from 2008-2013. Get one with a 6-speed manual gearbox and hydraulic steering for the ultimate (not self) driving machine. Find this 2006 BMW 330i offered for $6,500 in San Jose, CA via freebase marcusaurelius.

From the seller:

2006 BMW 3 series 330i Sedan 4D
Listed 3 days ago in San Jose, CA
About This Vehicle
Driven 143,000 miles
Manual transmission
Exterior color: Silver · Interior color: Black
Fuel type: Gasoline
18.0 MPG city · 27.0 MPG highway · 21.0 MPG combined
2 owners
This vehicle is paid off
Clean title
This vehicle has no significant damage or problems.

Seller’s Description
Hello, I’m selling my 6 speed 330i I’ve had this car for a while and it’s been nothing but good and fun to me and extremely reliable.

Clean title
Tags are still good
Smog is good as well

List of the things I’ve done since ownership

Front rotors and pads
Rear rotors and pads
Ecs tuning coilovers
M3 front control arms
Coolant reservoir tank oe
Coolant reservoir hose
A/C recharge
Brake fluid flush
Coolant flush
Oil filter housing and housing gasket
Clutch was replaced about 30k miles ago
SpecD Headlights coded in
Power closing mirrors also coded in.
Front bumper repaint
Does have a muffler delete and I do have the stock one if needed.
Carbon fiber heated mirrors

New kosei wheels
Rear tires 255/40/17
Spacers 15mm
Front tires 245/45/17
Tires are brand new front and rears
It will also come with the stock wheels.

Airbag light for passenger comes and goes sometimes when someone’s sits
The washer fluid reservoir leaks at a certain fluid level.

Oil changes every 3k

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