It's with a very heavy heart that I post this...


BMW 525i

2003 with 163k miles
Bought in 2010 at 63k miles, and touch wood, its never missed a beat. Previous owner imported from the UK in 2007 and had 1 owner in Scotland prior to that.
Reasonable documented service history; always got what it needed but not always filed the invoices - I need to sit down and assemble all the invoices from the file, glovebox, kitchen press, etc and get some order to it.

The car hasnt had much mileage in the past two years; driven on the odd 10 mile spin but recent work completed in terms of mileage but not date...

Sept 2016 at 137k miles the following
Eibach Pro-Kit
Front M Sport Shocks * 2
Front Top Mounts *2
Bump Stops and Dust Covers *2
Front ARB Bushes *2
Front Arms *2
Front Discs & Pads
Complete Tie Rods
Rear Ball Joints
Rear Top Back Arms
Braided Hose Kit
Engine Sump Gasket
Engine CCV Valve
Engine Oil and Filter

Sept 2018 at 158k miles a Schmiedmann High Flow Sport Manifold & Cats


The pictures speak for themselves below, but in short the car needs attention on the exterior. The interior is extremely good. It drives well too. I have a few bits and pieces in the shed too and would prefer to sell it all together as a package.
Style 37 M Parallel's (original) with good tyres but needing refurb. Uniroyal RainSport 3's with 3-4mm on front, GoodYear Eagle F1 Asymetric 3's practically brand new
Replica Style 65 M5 bit of kerb rash - tyres not worth talking about but has tyres on the fronts
Brand new splash guards / arch liners for the front

Unfortunately there's no NCT or Tax on it. Put it through the NCT back in May 2019 at and it failed for Emissions with Valdas reckoning that short spins were causing it. Cats not warming up fully and suffering from deposits.

She has served me extremely well for over 10 years and over 100k miles. Will be gutted to see it go, but right now, it makes sense to let someone else enjoy it and revisit E39 owership when the young lads are a bit older and might get to enjoy it with me too! Would like to see it going to a good home...perhaps its not for saving?? but there is sufficient good bits on her to help save another!

Dont know what its worth, but I'll stick down 1950 for everything, but open to sensible offers.

How she looked in her former glory!



As she stands now!







Prod. Date 2002-11-22
Type 525i
Series E39 (5 Series)
Engine M54
Displacement 2.5
Power 141kw / 192hp
Transmission Automatic
Colour Black-sapphire metallic (475)
Upholstery Leather Montana/basic equip/schwarz (N6SW)

Editions And Packages
S710 M Sports Steering Wheel, Multifunction
S785 White Direction Indicator Lights
S715 M Aerodynamics Package
S339 Shadow-Line
S337 M Sports Package
S788 BMW LA Wheel, Individual
S705 M Sports Suspension II

Comfort And Interior Equipment
S430 Interior/Outside Mirror With Auto Dip
S473 Armrest Front
S470 Isofix-System
S441 Smoker Package
S464 Ski Bag
S434 Interior Surface Aluminium
S428 Warning Triangle And First Aid Kit
S481 Sports Seat
S494 Seat Heating Driver/Passenger

Multimedia
S661 Radio BMW Business (C43)
S694 Provisions For BMW 6 CD Changer

Driver Assistance And Lightning
S534 Automatic Air Conditioning
S500 Headl.Washer System/Intensive Cleaning
S520 Fog Lights
S521 Rain Sensor
S508 Park Distance Control (PDC)

Wheels And Drive
S249 Multifunction F Steering Wheel
S210 Dynamic Stability Control
S202 Steptronic

Environment And Safety
S880 On-Board Literature, English
S302 Alarm System
S863 Dealer List Europe
S320 Deleted, Model Lettering
S812 National Version Great Britain
S853 Language Version, English
S850 Dummy-SALAPA
S877 Omission Of Non-Combined Operation
S358 Climate Comfort Windscreen

Individual Equipment
S775 Headlining Anthracite
S761 Individual Sunshade Glazing

Some close ups of the crusty bits...