SPECS
Horsepower
348 HP
Torque
534 LB-FT
Curb Weight
4191 LB
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Engine Size
3 L
Transmission Type
Automatic
MPG (City/Highway)
40 MPG
VEHICLE STORY

Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it?Love BMW's and wanted loads of torque and nice sports & luxury equipment. I love the look of the E60 and the M Sport diesel fitted all my needs. I probably should have gone for the 535d but ended up with a 530d as it was love at first sight!Describe the modifications you've made. Where did you start, what’s the most recent mod and what motivated it?I bought the car with some mods some of which are usually necessary i.e.Mods Already made when I bought the Car DPF Off Kit by Ecotune ScotlandStage 2 MAP by Ecotune ScotlandK&N Air FilterSwirl Flaps deleted273 BHP & 496 lb ft torqueMotivation: ADDICTED!!!!!! NEED MORE POWERMods I've made: Power Upgraded to 348 BHP & 534 lb ft Torque Black double slot kidney grillsLED front fog lampsNew projector front lights with professional Xenon and LED conversionEcotune Scotland Hybrid TurboWagner Intercooler Ecotune Scotland Stage 3 MAP on rolling road DynoTarox F2000 brake discs all roundTarox braided brake linesTarox Strada brake  pads all round Some coding work to provide more dashboard information options and delete errors codes from the lights conversionAfter market M5 style power mirrors with led indicators and puddle lightsCustom hand made stainless steel rear silencer, slim box and glass packed - great noise!!Of all the mods you’ve made, which do you think offers the biggest bang for the buck?The combined Hybrid Turbo, Intercooler and Dyno personalised MAPHow did you go about selecting the specific parts for this build? Any installation tips to share?Lots of reading online on forums Patience required around how the CANBUS system handles errors (they can drive u mad)You need to ensure the suppliers and installers and maintenance / service shops have high quality knowledge and experience, a fantastic reputation and are enthusiastsWhat are you planning next?Gearbox maintenance / overhaul and possible torque converrtor replacementCarbon window surrounds and rear diffuserWrap the after market M5 style mirrors with 8D carbon wrapCurrent 19 inch Spiders change of colour to anthraciteWhat’s been the biggest challenge with this build?Most of its bolt on stuff with some tuning. It takes patience to get things done in between the general maintenance of an older BMW. Be warned - You need deep pockets to maintain these type of cars never mind do enhancements!!!From a money point of view its totally not worth it but for the love and enjoyment and appreciating the outcome it definitely is if you can afford it $$$$$$$$$$ 

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