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Default 2009 BMW M5clone Hybrid Audio showcar - 06-09-2017, 08:58 AM

2009 BMW M5clone Hybrid Audio showcar

Year: 2009
Make: BMW
Model: 5-Series
Price: $32000
Mileage: 67000
Color: silver
Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing
Location (State): IL
Transmission: Automatic
Drivetrain: 4WD & AWD
copy and pasted from Scott Buwalda's original for sale thread. I bought it from him a year ago after selling my FD v8rx7. It is a beautiful, great sounding car. Looking to buy a truck or large SUV and a 5wheel/trailer for family trips. This 5series never saw snow. I still have my daily and only take this out on nice days.

Thanks Up for sale is my 2014/2015 campaign show car, a Certified Pre-Owned BMW: 2009 BMW 535xi X-drive AWD (M5 Mtech clone) national-level speed, styling, and sound demonstration vehicle.


This car was used to demonstrate Hybrid Audio Technologies products and is owned and has been meticulously cared-for by me. Hybrid Audio prides itself in not only producing the finest speakers and speaker systems at any price, but also producing the finest show cars that gather attention at events and win trophies in organized competition. This vehicle is no different.

This vehicle was displayed at twelve events in the 2014 season, from Atlanta GA, to Huntsville AL, to Indianapolis IN, to Sparta KY, to Nashville TN, and a bunch of places in between. It has been used for dealer tours throughout the balance of 2015 (mostly Midwest, like Chicago, Minneapolis, etc.). Seen and enjoyed by thousands of spectators!

With the exception of show outings, the car is stored in a warehouse under a custom car cover (included).

Approximately $77,000.00 has been invested (fully documented) into this car to produce a well-rounded luxury car that emphasizes sound quality and proper reproduction of the musical source, with a good balance as well in the styling and performance categories. The car has never been tracked / raced and has been "babied" its tenure with us. The future owner of this vehicle is encouraged to use it for show purposes, or just relaxing behind the wheel of this amazing vehicle (or both).

The vehicle was featured in the January 2014 issue of Performance Auto & Sound Magazine.

J | PERFORMANCE AUTO AND SOUND - Feature Car: 2009 BMW 535xi IASCA Expert Class Champion

Here is what's been done to the vehicle:


Estimated 480 all wheel horsepower by comparison to similarly-equipped vehicles with the following performance additions. Never raced, never on dynometer.

New Turbo's installed around 7k miles ago
JB4 PNP (N54 Stage 3) Gen. 5
BMW Performance Tuner.
BMS N54 Dual Cone Intake.
BMS BMW Oil Catch Can.
3-inch AR Design Performance ******* *********.
5-inch Custom Stainless Collector using ACE Stainless Tubing.
Full 4-inch Custom Stainless Exhaust, No Resonator, using ACE Stainless Mandrells / TIG Welded in house, V-bands.
BMS ******** O2 Simulators(uninstalled but will come with car).
BMS N54 Hard Chargepipe.
BMS Coolingmist N54 BMW Methanol Injection Kit with JB4 FSB integration.
cp-e™ BMW Intercooler.
cp-e™ BMW Blowoff Valve Kit with Meth Bung.
Valvetrain media blasted by Harrison Motorsports of Alpharetta GA.
All wiring in engine bay protected with expandable tubing and heat-shrunk ends.
Brand new OEM battery and re-flashed by Harrison Motorsports of Alpharetta GA.


Custom Sikkens Paint Job (all Sikkens materials used, from reducer to clear coat); cut and buffed to mirror finish - no orange peel.
Custom 3M™ Scotchgard Paint Protection Film Pro Series clear bra on bumper, 1/3-hood, and side mirrors.
M5 Mtech front and rear bumpers and side skirts.
Foglights for LCI Mtech bumper.
Mtech kidney grilles, color-matched to semi-gloss black trim color.
Dinan trunk spoiler (color matched).
Mtech low-profile roof spoiler (color matched).
Tinted headlights using protective 3M overlay.
Tinted corner markers clear-coated and tinted with black base coat.
Clear-coated tail lights and tinted with black base coat.
Blacked-out all chrome moldings.
20% window of film / 50% on front windshield.
Passport 9500ci radar detector and laser diffusers, dual front diffuser and single rear. Wiring routed with OEM wiring and covered in OEM tape, making the Passport wiring invisible to the eye.


Suspension is "sporty" without being too harsh for highway travel.
Custom Forgeline RB3C 20x9 front, 20x10 Rear; exposed ARP hardware, chrome lip wheels were $8,000.00 all by themselves).
Fenders rolled for tire clearance.
Nitto NT555 tires with 85% tread wear left.
Slotted and drilled EBC rotors.
EBC “Red stuff” ceramic brake pads.
StopTech stainless braided brake lines.
StopTech racing brake fluid.
6 piston front, 4 piston rear calipers.
KW Variant 3 coilovers; alignment set by America's Best of Buford GA, a local Porsche race team provider.


Audio build valued well in excess of $10,000.00 with parts and labor.
Total system power is 3,200 watts.
Total weight added is about 100 lbs., easily overcome by the near doubling of stock horsepower output with performance mods.
Full custom trunk layout (with OEM/stock theme) for three 15-inch subwoofers in fiberglass enclosure, wrapped in matching vinyl. Subwoofers are mounted "baskets out" for increased visual appeal. Wiring neatly organized in expandable tubing with heat-shrunk terminations. Enclosure type: sealed trunk infinite baffle (uses trunk volume as an enclosure without appreciable amount of trunk area lost - the trunk is still very usable for a variety of purposes).
Full custom trunk layout (with OEM/stock theme) for five amplifiers in custom metal structure amplifier rack in former spare room tire well - five amplifiers vertically stacked in three layers with automated fresh-air cooling for underside of spare tire well, trimmed in vinyl insert panels and 1/2-inch thick tempered glass. Courtesy white LED lights prompted with a door or trunk opening highlight the amplifier installation in the former spare tire well; lighting is on quick-release disconnect for ease of servicing.
Custom fuse / distribution assembly hidden within amplifier rack area to protect all componentry used.
Large ampere fuse holder located at battery, feeding main fuse input for audio system, for protection.
All wiring in passenger compartment and trunk compartment protected with expandable tubing and heat-shrunk ends.
Custom "blow-through" between rear seat backs for compound loading of the subwoofers into the passenger compartment. This blow-through is protected with expandable mesh grille to protect subwoofer cones.
Custom a-pillars (with OEM/stock theme) for wide-band midrange drivers, and custom vented under-seat midbass locations (refer to magazine article for details).
mObridge M1000-M-DA3 Prototype Processor, retains MOST connection, chimes, GPS, bluetooth, etc.
Helix digital signal processor, tuned by ten-time expert champion Scott Buwalda.
QTY two Xtant X603 amplifiers, polished stainless cases, for front four speakers, vertically biamplified.
QTY three JL Audio 750/1 subwoofer amplifiers.
Hybrid Audio L3SE, one pair, hand-matched at the factory.
Hybrid Audio L8SE, one pair, hand-matched at the factory.
3 Hybrid Audio Clarus C15SW-D4 subwoofers.
Wirez power and speaker wire, fuse holders, and terminals.

In addition to the above, this vehicle is fully loaded from BMW and retains all of its factory functionality:

Air Conditioning: Air filtration: active charcoal · Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Front
air conditioning zones: dual.
Airbags: Front airbags: dual · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: front · Side curtain airbags: front and rear.
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity · Audio security system · Auxiliary audio input: jack · In-Dash CD: single disc · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback· Radio: AM/FM · Radio Data System · Satellite Radio: ready.
Brakes: ABS: 4-wheel · Brake drying · Braking assist · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brakes: ventilated disc.
Child Safety: Child safety locks · Emergency interior trunk release.
Comfort Features: Reading lights: front · Steering wheel trim: leather.
Convenience Features: Center console: front console with storage · Cruise control ·Cupholders: front and rear · Multi-function remote: keyless entry with panic alarm · Power outlet(s): 3 total ·
Power steering: electric ·Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic ·
wheel mounted controls: audio.
Driver Seat: Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 10.
Exterior Features: Mirror color: body-color.
Headrests: Adjustable rear headrests: height adjustable · Front headrests: height adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2.
Instrumentation: External temperature display · Tachometer · Trip computer ·Warnings and reminders: lamp failure, low http://rover.ebay.com/rover/13 engine oil, coolant.
Interior: Genuine wood accents.
Lights: Daytime running lights · Front Headlights: Xenon, Auto on/off · Taillights: adaptive.
Memorized Settings: Includes driver seat · Includes exterior mirrors · Includes wheel.
Mirrors Exterior: heated, power · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating.
Passenger Seat: Active head restraint · Adjustable lumbar support · Height adjustable · Power adjustments: 10.
Rear Seats: Center armrest: folding · Type: bench.
Roof: Moonroof: power.
Seatbelts: Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front.
Seats: Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather.
Security:Anti-theft alarm system: with immobilizer.
Stability and Traction: Hill Ascent Assist · Stability control · Traction control.
Telematics: Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth.
: Tire Pressure Monitoring System.
Windows: Front wipers: rain sensing, variable intermittent, speed sensitive ·One-touch windows: 4 · Rear defogger.

Total Price: :

$32,000.00. Bluebook is just short of $17,000.00, so for about $15,000.00, you're getting more than quadruple that value in modifications. The wheels alone on Forgeline's website are $8,000 +tires and shipping!

Shipping Terms: :

Will ship anywhere at buyer's necessity.


Additional info:

The Borla muffler has been removed and a resonator installed. Also these pictures do not show the new trunk spoiler and roof spoilers. I will upload additional "cell phone pics" soon showing those.

No tire-kickers, low-balls, joy-rides, wastes of time.

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open to trades up or down
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price drop! 29,000
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Default 09-13-2017, 08:07 AM

subtract 4k from price if I remove the Forgeline wheels. The Forgelines MSRP is ~8k plus shipping, tax and tires. I can put a set of Beyern Spartan in hyper silver 19x8.5+30, 19x9.5+35 with Michelin super sports

29k with Forgelines

25k with Beyern
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Default 10-12-2017, 12:39 PM

Here's the set of Beyern Spartan in Silver. michelin pilot super sport tires

Price drop with the Beyern, 24k

I still have the Forgelines if you would like both sets!
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