In 2011, BMW has stopped offering the 535XI with a manual transmission. Does anyone know why?. I have a 2008 535XI with a manual that I'm thinking of buying. I want to know if they found some defect t

Asked by Nov 07, 2010 at 10:46 AM about the 2008 BMW 5 Series 535xi

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I have a 2009 535xi manual I am returning this week back to BMW in the middle of my lease. It was the greatest car until I had the HPFP/TWIN TURBO defect almost killed me 3 times on the road. Having been a customer for over 25 years with BMW, I think I am done. Now to Audi S4... And yes...no more stick in the 2011 535xi. They are gearing this car to the american "automatic community" and forgetting their roots of a pure driving machine. Beware of other issues of the new 535xi series. check out the consumer complaints and class action suits pending. This is just the beginning. Too bad...it was a great car until.......

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