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Old 02-22-2012, 10:09 PM
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Question for all the mechanically inclined out there. Realistically speaking, how much work do you think would be involved in adapting a 35D xdrive engine and transmission from an E71 X5 into an E91 Wagon? I realize it's a crazy idea and probably not realistically worth the time that it would take, but I'm simply pretty curious. Anyone?

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Old 02-23-2012, 05:24 AM
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MnP, I don't think the e9X unibody will accept the driveline, space/dimension-wise. Unless you had piles of cash to undertake this as a hobby, I'd think it's not close to being worth the effort.

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Old 02-23-2012, 05:47 AM
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I believe it can be done but Dna Diesels states its going to cost you some DINERO!!!
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Old 02-23-2012, 03:15 PM
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Why bother when you can get a 2012 M-B S-Class BlueTec 4Matic:
"For 2012, Mercedes-Benz is once again daring to offer a turbodiesel 6-cylinder in the S-Class sedan. The modern V6 engine features 24 valves, direct injection, a 3.0-litre displacement and cuts down on harmful emissions with the use of AdBlue additive. In the S-Class, the turbodiesel mill produces 240 horsepower and a stump-pulling 455 lb-ft of torque; that's 40 ponies and 55 lb-ft more than in the E-Class BlueTEC, and the S350 also adds the brand's 4MATIC all-wheel drive system."
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:18 PM
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Why bother when you can get a 2012 M-B S-Class BlueTec 4Matic:...
I don't think that info really has any relevance to the OP's question?

But back to the original question...As a previous owner of a E90 335d and a current E91 owner, the engine swap idea has certainly crossed my mind a few times, although never seriously.

BMW sold the E91 with the M57 in Europe, but without the DEF urea system. So aside from some plumbing for the DEF tanks and related systems, the basic drivetrain packaging should fit fine in the wagon. If I ever got serious about the idea, I'd look for a wrecked E91 335d in Europe and ship over the car as a parts donor car (no EPA/DOT federalization needed). A MAJOR undertaking under even the best circumstances, but still an interesting idea.

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Old 02-23-2012, 05:27 PM
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...BMW sold the E91 with the M57 in Europe, but without the DEF urea system. So aside from some plumbing for the DEF tanks and related systems, the basic drivetrain packaging should fit fine in the wagon....
But they never had a 335xd E9x in Europe.
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But they never had a 335xd E9x in Europe.
True, although the OP doesn't mention it being an xi wagon.

It's a pretty fantastical proposition regardless, but probably not impossible given enough cash to throw at it. I'd love to see a 335xd wagon 6MT, as long as I'm not paying for it
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:51 PM
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True, although the OP doesn't mention it being an xi wagon. ...
The title of the thread is "335xD Touring..."
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