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2007 BMW 328Xi Sport

2007 BMW 328Xi Sport

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Price: SOLD

Mileage: 177,000 Miles

Engine: N52B30 Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

Transmission: 6-Speed Manual Transmission

Exterior color: Crimson Red (A61)

Interior: Black Dakota Leather (LCSW) with Burr Walnut Fine Wood Trim (4AB)

Additional features:

Sport Package

Premium Package

Cold Weather Package

Shadowline Trim

Sport Leather Multifunction Steering Wheel

Sport Leather Seats

Heated Power Seats

Fold Down Rear Seats with Pass-Through

Headlight Washer System

Rain Sensor

Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirrors

Adaptive Self-Leveling Xenon HID Headlights

Daytime Running Lights

Ambient Lights Package

BMW Professional HiFI Sound System

Tinted Windows

BMW Carpet Floor Mats

Non-Runflat Goodyear Eagle Sport All Season Tires

17-Inch Style 159 Sport Wheels

Full Size Spare Tire / Wheel

100% Stock and Unmolested

Clean Carfax

Comprehensive Maintenance

Colorado Car

2007 BMW 328Xi Sport exterior photo

Background

The E90 generation BMW 3 Series (2006-2012 model years) marked the pinnacle of evolution and the end of an era for the BMW 3 Series. It was the last 3 Series to be offered with a normally aspirated inline 6-cylinder engine—a formula that had defined the 3 Series for generations. The normally aspirated 328i might not have had the raw power that its twin-turbo powered 335i sibling had, but the N52 is no slouch. The N52B30 is capable of 0-60 mph in the mid-6 second range, even with AWD. Yet, the N52 has none of the reliability, high-pressure fuel pump, or turbo issues that plagued early E9X 335i’s. The E90 is just right size, too. It is still small enough to be nimble and sporty, yet unlike its E46 predecessor, can haul four adults comfortably. Examples with the sport package got a thick-rimmed 3-spoke steering wheel, deeply bolstered seats with adjustable bolsters, shadowline trim, and 17-inch Style 159 sport wheels. In my opinion, the E90 was the last of true driver’s BMW 3 series—its F30 3 Series successor being too large, too luxurious, and too numb for my tastes.

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Summary

This 2007 328Xi checks all of the boxes. First, it’s Crimson Red (Karmesinrot) over black Dakota Leather. Crimson is one of the best colors in the E90 palette, being only slightly lighter than the legendary Imola Red. Second, it has the Sport, Cold Weather, and Premium Packages, yet is free of navigation or iDrive, with honest and easy to use old-school buttons. Third, it’s got adaptive Xenon HID headlights that are not only self-leveling, but also turn with the steering wheel, which is one of coolest and most useful options BMW ever dreamed up. It also has the ambient Lights Package, which illuminates the exterior doors with the push of a key FOB button through door handle LEDs and doorsill bottom lights. Lastly, it’s been outfitted with non run-flat Goodyear Eagle Sport All Season tires and a full size spare in the trunk, meaning it corners well in all weather, but unlike the original run-flats rides smoothly and comfortably.

It is a Colorado car with a clean Carfax that presents, drives, and feels like a car with a fraction of its actual miles. I bought it from the second owner, who purchased it as a CPO car from Schomp BMW. He commuted from Boulder to Santa Fe, NM, so the vast majority of those are friendly highway miles. And because it’s got the rock-solid normally aspirated N52B30 engine, it is barely broken in. BMWs are like airplanes—age and mileage are relevant, but not nearly as much as proper care and maintenance. The original Service booklet shows regular dealer services from the first owner. The second owner continued to care for it with regular services shown on the Carfax at Gebhardt BMW and independent BMW specialists Autosport Werks. Once in my hands, I did a comprehensive service, bringing all routine and preventative E90 328Xi items up to date, a complete list is below in the mechanical section. This E90 must be seen and driven to be appreciated; it outshines and outdrives less meticulously cared for examples with much lower mileage. I’ve quizzed several visitors to the Glen Shelly hanger about many miles it might have and they’ve all guessed sub-100K.

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Exterior

Crimson Red is a sporting color that stands out from the majority of black, silver, or white E90s. The red is not UV faded and has clearly been stored indoors for the majority of its life. Overall the paint is in excellent condition, with no glaring chips, nicks, or peeling clear coat. When I got it, the front bumper did bear the rock-chip scars of highway miles, so I had it refinished in matching Crimson red. The leading edge of the hood and mirrors do have some minor rock chipping, but it takes close inspection to see it. The shadowline trim is a sport package exclusivity that looks amazing on red. All other trim is present and in good condition. I left the front license plate bracket off, but it can easily be put back on. I also have a tow hook front license plate holder I will include in the sale if desired. When I did the front bumper cover I pulled the headlights and fog light covers and had the lenses professionally refinished. They are crystal-clear and look amazing. The adaptive self-leveling Xenon headlights work, as do the angel eyes. All other light lenses are clear and crack-free. In preparation for sale, I replaced the windshield; it is crack and pit-free as a result. The side and rear window glass is tinted and in excellent shape. The only noticeable exterior imperfection is a white line and some broken clips on the passenger side lower side skirt (pics are on our website if you are reading this elsewhere). The Style 159 sport wheels are straight and true with only slight curb rash on the outer lip. They are wrapped in Goodyear Eagle Sport All Season rubber with 80% tread remaining. A full-size matching spare is included in the trunk.

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Interior

The Black Dakota leather is in exceptional condition. It looks and feels very much like the day it left the dealership, and it still has that lovely BMW leather smell. Tinted windows have protected it from UV hardening or fade—a must for a Colorado car. When viewed from inside the front passenger window tint has slightly different color temperature, but it is only noticeable from inside. The Burr Walnut Fine Wood trim is all present and presentable, except for one crack above the glovebox. This could be cheaply replaced with a new trim piece. There are no odors and it has never been smoked in. The carpets are clean, with no stains or tears. BMW carpeted floor mats are included with the sale and are in good shape. The 3-spoke sport steering wheel makes no mistake that this is a driver’s car. The steering wheel leather is in great shape and all function buttons work. The seat leather has no tears, failed stitching, or bolster wear. All power seat functions work, including the adjustable side bolsters. In preparation for sale, I had Autosport Werks inspect all seat switches and wiring, they repaired an area of chaffed wiring found under the driver’s seat. The instrument cluster, on-board computer display, and cruise control speed pointer all work and have no failed displays or pixels. The stereo and HVAC displays are likewise excellent; the only exception being the very top horizontal border-line has a few intermittent pixels. It doesn’t affect the information displayed at all. All accessories and options function correctly. There are no warning lights and no system check messages. The BMW Professional stereo and HiFi speakers sound fantastic; there is an aux plug in the center console. The heat blows warm and the air conditioning blows cold. The heater blower is quiet and the final stage resistor functions correctly at all fan speeds. All power door locks and windows work exactly as they should. The sunroof opens, closes, and tilts up on command. The shade is on the tracks and slides smoothly. Both retractable cup holders work and are not cracked (a common issue). E90 dashboard cup holders were not BMW’s finest, but there is a very useable one underneath the center console armrest. The trunk carpet has some discoloration from where the spare tire has sat. The full-size spare does take up some trunk space, but the trade off from the factory run flats is worth it. All owners manuals are present. There is only one FOB, but an extra one can be sourced from BMW.

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Mechanical

When you buy a used BMW, you buy the previous owner’s stewardship. This E90 has always benefited from excellent stewardship from both of its previous owners. Only the best examples are selected as certified pre-owned (CPO) cars, which is how the previous owner bought it from Schomp BMW. In preparation for sale I had Autosport Werks give it a comprehensive service to bring all maintenance up to date. This included:

  • Oil and Filter Change
  • Air Filter
  • Battery
  • Check All Faults
  • Valve Cover and Valve Cover Gasket
  • Spark Plugs
  • Alternator Belt, Tensioner, and Pulley
  • Airbag Clock Spring
  • Lube Window Regulators and Channels
  • Front Struts (w/ Bilsteins) and Strut Mounts
  • Water Pump and Thermostat
  • Coolant Flush
  • Headlight Level Sensor
  • Rear Brake Pads, Rotors, Wear Sensor

Previous recent services show regular oil changes along with:

  • Recharge Air Conditioning
  • Rear Wheel Bearings
  • Flush Transfer Case Fluid
  • Windshield Wiper Inserts
  • Lower Control Arm Bushings
  • Brake Fluid Flush

The result is a 328Xi that drives and feels very much like it did when it left the dealer. I’ve been driving it regularly and am impressed at how tight everything is. The N52 engine fires on command, idles smoothly, and pulls strongly to redline. It doesn’t spot or leak. The clutch and shifter are smooth and precise. The shifter is super tight, with none of the slop, or “spoon in a bowl of spaghetti,” feeling that most high-mileage BMW shifters feel like. The AWD system works and the transfer case and differentials are quiet. The suspension is firm, yet compliant. There are no clunks, rattles, or other abnormal drivetrain vibrations or noises. The brakes are firm. Like any BMW, it will need continued care and routine maintenance, but if done so this example will last a very long time.

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VIN Decode

VIN Decode

  • VIN: WBAVC93577KZ71999
  • Type: VC93
  • Model: 328xi M1 – USA
  • Development Code: E90
  • Chassis: LIM
  • Steering: LL
  • Doors: 4
  • Engine: N52K
  • Displacement: 3.00
  • Power: 230 Hp (172 kW)
  • Drivetrain: AWD
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Color: Crimson Red (Karmesinrot – 354)
  • Upholstery: Black Dakota Leather (Leder Dakota/schwarz – LCSW)
  • Production Plant: Munich
  • Production Date: 6-1-2007

Optional Equipment

  • 1CA Selection Cop Relevant Vehicles
  • 2CZ 17” Style 159 Wheels Lt/aly Wheels Star Spoke
  • 2VB Tire Pressure Indicator
  • 203 All-Wheel-Drive System
  • 249 Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • 255 Sport Leather Steering Wheel
  • 319 Integrated Universal Remote
  • 4AB Fine-wood Trim Burr Walnut
  • 4NA Interior Mirror with Digital Compass
  • 403 Glass Sunroof
  • 430 Auto Dimming Exterior Rearview Mirrors
  • 431 Auto Dimming Interior Rearview Mirror
  • 441 Smokers Package
  • 459 Power Seats with Memory
  • 465 Ski Pass-through
  • 481 Sports Seats
  • 488 Lumbar Support Seats
  • 494 Heated Seats
  • 5GA Preparation for Alarm System
  • 502 Headlight Washer System
  • 521 Rain Sensor
  • 522 Xenon Headlights
  • 524 Adaptive Headlights
  • 534 Automatic Air Conditioning
  • 544 Cruise Control with Braking Function (this is not the same as adaptive CC)
  • 563 Lights Package
  • 639 Cellular Telephone Prep
  • 676 HiFi Loudspeaker System
  • 693 Satellite Radio Prep
  • 694 CD Changer Prep
  • 8SP Cop Control
  • 818 Main Battery Switch
  • 925 Shipping Protection Package

Standard Equipment

  • 354 Green Stripe Windscreen
  • 497 Center Arm Rest in Rear
  • 520 Fog Lights
  • 645 Radio Control US
  • 663 Radio BMW Professional
  • 823 Hot Climate Version
  • 845 Acoustic Belt Warning
  • 850 Add Fuel Tank Filling for Export
  • 853 Language Version English
  • 876 Radio Frequency 315 MHz