Now, before you complain, we will get the elephant out of the room straight away. Yes, the E61 Touring was sold in M5 guise and outfitted with a V10 engine but unfortunately, that model never made it to the United States. While sourcing that famous V10 and slotting it into a 5-Series Touring in the U.S. would be possible, it wouldn’t be cheap. The V8 used in this build is pretty special in its own right so we’re not complaining.
The V8 in question is the N62. Built between 2002 and 2010, the N62 was used by a plethora of BMW models, including the E60-generation sedan, X5, and even vehicles from both Morgan and Wiesmann. In range-topping guise, as found in the Alpine B5 S and B6 S, it pumped out a meaty 523 hp.
The seller of this E61 5-Series Touring hasn’t said which exact N62 engine the car features but the engine was rebuilt prior to being installed in the vehicle. No matter what the headline power and torque figures of the engine are, we’re confident they are more than enough to make this regular-looking BMW quite the potent little sleeper.
Beyond the engine, most of this 5-Series Touring remains stock. Consequently, it includes the aluminum Sport Package suspension system which includes rear self-leveling air suspension and modified suspension arms, knuckles, front and rear subframes, and front and rear strut housings.
The all-wheel drive system once found in the vehicle has been replaced and instead, there is the rear differential, driveshaft, axles, hubs, and wheel bearings of the 545i. The car also comes equipped with a six-speed stick shift. What’s not to like?