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LOWvert 04-15-2019 11:32 AM

*The Official E53 Manual Transmission Registry*
 
I know there is a similar thread on this topic, however I thought I would start a revival since the old one was created in 2012 and last updated in 2017. It was also labelled as a "thread" :dunno:; regardless, thank you Ricky Bobby for your efforts!!

The Google Sheets document linked below is an easier way to track and maintain where some of the 4,446* manual E53s are. This also follows suit with the 4.6is and 4.8is registries.

So, if you have a manual E53, please visit the sheet and update it with your information accordingly.

Manual E53 Registry

Also, feel free to use this thread to discuss anything related to the three-pedal X5 :D

* this number is for North American production vehicles only. No global data was provided by my source.

bmwman528e 04-15-2019 07:00 PM

Thanks for creating this. Its fun to see where some old vehicles ended up as well. I will update once Im able to grab my VIN's.

PropellerHead 04-15-2019 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by LOWvert (Post 1159995)
thank you Ricky Bobby for your efforts!!

I was thinking ab him the other day. Where has he been?

dreamliner 04-19-2019 05:49 PM

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I joined this forum specifically to see if there's anyone who owns an X5 with a manual. This truly is a rare unicorn and very few were produced in the US. I will likely never meet another manual X5 owner in person because these cars are so rare.

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jaws 04-19-2019 06:00 PM

There's a few people in the PNW area that have manual x5's, I just bought one.

dreamliner 04-19-2019 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by jaws (Post 1160399)
There's a few people in the PNW area that have manual x5's, I just bought one.

Do you have some pictures of your X5? That 4" lift most look awesome!

jaws 04-19-2019 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by dreamliner (Post 1160400)
Do you have some pictures of your X5? That 4" lift most look awesome!

Here's the first day I got it and took it into Seattle, then after center caps... Then a few days ago I got OEM BMW cross bars and I put my Yakima Megawarrior basket on. Excuse the parking lot photos, I literally took those now for you lol

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dreamliner 04-19-2019 06:54 PM

Looks great!

grey535i 04-22-2019 03:59 AM

Did any v8 variants come from factory as manual ? Or was it onlt 6 cyl petrol & diesel?

LOWvert 04-22-2019 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by grey535i (Post 1160582)
Did any v8 variants come from factory as manual ? Or was it onlt 6 cyl petrol & diesel?

There was never a V8 manual available from the factory. There are a few pioneering souls on this forum who have done the conversion.

WilliamX5 is one that comes to mind who has detailed his swap over 26 pages in this thread :)

Manual swaps in the E53 are almost all RWD due to the lack of a manual transmission that mates up easily to both the V8 and the transfer case.

There is one person floating around who has taken the V8 manual swap to a whole new level by modifying the 6-speed transmission bell-housing to mate up to the transfer case to have AWD.


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