Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: 2011-2012 x3 - N52 or N55

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    4
    My Cars
    X3

    2011-2012 x3 - N52 or N55

    Looking to get a used 2011/2012 X3 and wondering how dependable the N55 (35i) would be in comparison to the N52 (28i). Does the added turbo on a 70k+ mile car = a headache? Looking to have the car for 5 years or so, keeping it garaged and maintained as needed. Done a bit of looking and havent seen anything specific about n55s going to complete shit, love to get a couple opinions here.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2001
    Location
    STR, MUC, LHR
    Posts
    25,173
    My Cars
    I love turbos!
    I have an N55 F10 535i, and a N52 F25 X3. Both are great vehicles, but with the N55, you do have a little more maintenance with the twin turbos. At 70k, you might check the turbos to see if they are leaking or in need of a rebuild. FWIW, I also have an F30 328i with the N26 2.0 turbo. That is a great motor, but I'm not sold on it's longevity. Plus, it doesn't sound very good.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    4
    My Cars
    X3
    Thanks, seems like the power gains arent worth the added maintenance with higher milage.. Going to keep looking for f25 28i's, they seems to be harder to find in my area with low miles, but sure ill find something.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2020
    Location
    Old Bridge, NJ
    Posts
    4
    My Cars
    2014 BMW 550xi M Sport
    Hey NELLISP, I have a 2011 BMW X3 for sale. Let me know if you are still looking for one.

Similar Threads

  1. Martha Stewart Awards Fan with Custom Designed 2011 BMW X3
    By Kevlar in forum General BMW and Automotive Discussion sponsored by Intercity Lines
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-01-2011, 07:10 PM
  2. 2011 BMW X3 35i in Alpine White
    By southpaw in forum BMW Rides & Events
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 03-10-2011, 01:58 PM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-26-2011, 03:51 PM
  4. 2011 BMW X3 Ad
    By Kevlar in forum General BMW and Automotive Discussion sponsored by Intercity Lines
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-27-2010, 03:33 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •