Wednesday, October 24, 2012

15k DT Flash: 2007 BMW 550i 6spd

We would like to dedicate this post to our appreciation of  depreciation. defines it as: de·pre·ci·a·tion [dih-pree-shee-ey-shuhn] noun 1. decrease in value due to wear and tear, decay, decline in price, etc.  We define depreciation as this 2007 BMW 550i 6spd with original MSRP of more than $60k, now for sale at the Fiat of Strongsville, OH for the price of $16,495 - roughly the price of a new cinquecento. 

The E60 BMW 5 series was the pinnacle of the controversial Bangle styling - but we think it will stand out from all of the other beige mid 2000s cars years from now.  Until it becomes a collectible you will need to live with the funky styling.

This E60 is powered by the N62B48 all alloy V8 pushing 360 horsepower into a 6 speed manual transmission.  Think of it as a poor man's M5.

Inside this 550i shows some signs of wear - steering wheel and shifter show signs of wear - but both parts could be replaced or recovered and it wouldn't look to bad inside.

I like big bangle-butts and I cannot lie...what you other brother's can't deny..etc.

Truth be told this isn't the nicest example and the miles are a bit high...but you are getting a 5 year old BMW for $45k discount....

See a better example of a cheap executive cruiser with a clutch pedal?  email us here:


  1. got to wonder how much they would be asking if it had an automatic - i had to sell a perfect, low-miles, black on black, 5-speed VW golf a couple years ago and it took months - judging from the worn shifter photo, the owner of this car sure got some enjoyment out of it

  2. Yeah. I couldn't give away my 6sp wrangler. Despite super low miles and a very well done lift and rolling stock package, the manual was a killer. Wound up taking it to carmax.


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