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Hi all,


For sale is my 2002 E39 540I Auto Sport. I purchased the car from a forum member back in July 2013. Like the previous owner, I have spent a small fortune on general and preventative maintenance. The car comes with a folder full of receipts, I believe this to be one of the best maintained 540I's out there. I've always purchased dealer and OEM parts and I mean real OEM parts like TRW and Lemforder, not that Meyle stuff.




VIN: GF13911



Manufactured: 24/10/2002

Keys: Complete set (4)

Previous keepers: 4

Mileage: Under 98,500



S302 Alarm system
P337 M Sports package
S403 Glass roof, electrical
S428 Warning triangle and first aid kit
S430 Interior/outside mirror with auto dip
S441 Smoker package
S459 Seat adjuster, electric, with memory
S465 Through-loading system
S470 Isofix-System
S481 Sports seat
S500 Headlight wipe/wash/Intensive cleaning
S508 Park Distance Control (PDC)
S521 Rain sensor
S522 Xenon Light
  Vehicle options
S601 TV function
S609 Navigation system Professional
S644 Preparation f mobile phone w Bluetooth
S694 Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer
S705 M sports suspension II
S710 M sports steering wheel, multifunction
S715 M Aerodynamics package
S760 High gloss shadow line
S775 Headlining anthracite
S785 White direction indicator lights
S788 BMW LA wheel, Individual
L812 National version Great Britain
S850 Dummy-SALAPA
S863 Retailer Directory Europe
S877 Delete cross-pattern operation
S880 On-board vehicle literature English
S202 Steptronic
S210 Dynamic stability control
S249 Multifunction f steering wheel
S438 Fine wood trim
S473 Armrest front
S520 Fog lights
S534 Automatic air conditioning
S555 On-board computer V with remote control
S853 Language version English



OEM M5 Alloy Wheels
OEM M5 Steering Box
OEM E46 Digital Hybrid TV Tuner
BM54 Carphonics Stage 2 Amp Upgrade (Bluetooth, 4 x RCA Pre-outs)
Fitted rear-window sun shades
Muffler delete

Powder coated Valve Covers



Coolant system overhaul (valley pan gasket, radiator, water pump, pretty much every single hose, fresh coolant, o-rings, gaskets etc)

Engine (oil services, intake gaskets, CCV, timing cover gaskets, fuel injector service)

Steering linkage overhaul (M5 steering box, centre tie rod, tie rod ends, fresh power steering fluid)
Suspension ( front wheel bearings, thrust arms, rear arms, suspension top mounts, 4 wheel alignment)

Serpentine Belts (belts, pensioners, pulleys)

Electrical (Bosch S5 Battery, water-cooled alternator)

Braking (front calipers, fluid change various brake pipes, discs & pads)

Front Tyres (

Rear Tyres (

Recent Airbag recall

Exterior (front kidney grill, new badges all round)

Interior (rear vapor barriers re-sealed, front cup holders)



Noisy blower motor

Wheel refurbishment

Rust spots on passenger side sill

3 inch crack on front bumper (caught a shopping trolley)

Rear parking sensor wrong colour

Remote key batteries need replaced (one key is dead, the other is hit and miss)



OEM M5 Steering Box
Original Steering Box

Front bumper corner under tray

Rear Bumper foam insert

Front suspension arms

Rear bottom ball joints



Date Odometer Description Vendor Owner Receipts
12/11/2002   1st registered BMW Snows Portsmouth BMW Snows Portsmouth  
22/11/2003   2nd keeper   V**** L*****  
08/01/2004   Dealer visit BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
26/04/2004   Dealer visit BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
04/05/2004   Dealer visit BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
10/05/2004   Dealer visit BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
25/10/2004   Dealer visit BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
26/10/2004 13,723 Service BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
12/05/2005   Dealer visit BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
25/10/2005   Dealer visit BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
04/11/2005 26,452 Service BMW Snows Portsmouth V**** L*****  
06/03/2007 31,913 Service G.Heritage Mobile-Mechanical Services V**** L*****  
09/04/2008 69,547 MOT Hunslet MOT Centre V**** L*****  
16/05/2008 43,502 Service Carlians V**** L*****  
16/05/2008   3rd keeper   M****** P*****  
08/08/2008 45,??? Dealer visit BMW Guildford M****** P*****  
15/10/2008   Dealer visit BMW Cobham M****** P*****  
04/04/2009 49,648 MOT W Carey Motor Engineers M****** P*****  
01/12/2009 57,577 Service Carlians M****** P*****  
04/12/2009   4th keeper   GEE_V8  
15/03/2010   Fitted Sun Shades vanstyle GEE_V8 £99.90
31/03/2010 61,766 MOT RCL Vehicle Services GEE_V8  
20/09/2010   Bosch Lamda Sensors Euro Car Parts GEE_V8 60.48
03/03/2011   Battery S.R.S Vehicle Components GEE_V8 £78
04/04/2011 68,130 MOT Kingsway MOT Centre GEE_V8 £49.50
27/06/2011   Coolant Sensor
Coolant Expansion Tank
Euro Car Parts GEE_V8 £42.42
05/08/2011   Front & Rear discs Euro Car Parts GEE_V8 £135.80
12/09/2011   Fit drop links Kingsway MOT Centre GEE_V8 £37.97
12/01/2012 71,679 Inspection 2 Service
Fit Lamda sensors
Kingsway MOT Centre GEE_V8 £567.66
03/04/2012 72,874 Brake fluid Kingsway MOT Centre GEE_V8 £114.40
04/04/2012 72,874 MOT (pass) Kingsway MOT Centre GEE_V8  
24/05/2012   Wheel refurb The Wheel Specialist GEE_V8 £288.00
25/10/2012 75,649 Fit rear tyres Kingsway MOT Centre GEE_V8 £31.20
10/04/2013 79,100 MOT / Service Kingsway MOT Centre GEE_V8 £130.62
29/07/2013   5th Keeper    Slam  
01/07/2014   Fasteners BMW Douglas Park Hamilton Slam £4.03
09/04/2014   Thrust Arms Euro Car Parts Slam £152.88
12/04/2014   Rear Suspension Arms
Rear Drop Links
Euro Car Parts Slam £164
29/04/2014   Fasteners BMW Cotswold Slam £12
10/05/2014 84,063 MOT Pass Martin Motor Company Slam  
30/06/2014   Front discs & pads Euro Car Parts Slam 137.75
04/07/2014   Front Calipers & pads Euro Car Parts Slam £193.77
05/07/2014   Brake fluid BMW Parks Hamilton Slam £23.14
14/07/2014   Rear pads Euro Car Parts Slam £47.88
26/07/2014   Bosch S5 Battery Euro Car Parts Slam £113.90
13/12/2014   Antifreeze BMW Cotswold Slam £11.08
16/12/2014   Fasteners BMW Douglas Park Hamilton Slam £7.80
30/12/2014   Antifreeze BMW Douglas Park Hamilton Slam £11.08
14/04/2015   Track rod ends Carparts4less.co.uk Slam £64.81
18/06/2015   Valley Pan Job BMW Cotswold Slam £863.99
26/06/2015   Fuel Injector Service Kit Mr Injector UK Slam £33.03
04/07/2015   Various BMW Cotswold Slam £126.26
10/07/2015   Hose BMW Cotswold Slam £11.18
12/08/2015   Antifreeze BMW Cotswold Slam £36.52
15/08/2015 89,855 MOT Pass D K Motors Slam  
19/08/2015   Hose
BMW Cotswold Slam £46.52
03/09/2015   Rear bumper insert BMW Cotswold Slam £24.98
05/09/2015 90,071 Oil Service Kingsway MOT Centre Slam £47.34
07/02/2016   Rear Tyres Jungle Tyres Slam £212.44
08/02/2016   Front Tyres Jungle Tyres Slam £151.68
10/02/2016   Tyre fitment / alignment Strathyclyde Tyre Services Slam £80
02/03/2016   Chrome Kidney Grills
Boonet badge
Boot badge
Wheel centre badges
BMW Cotswold Slam £215
22/03/2016   Front Suspension Mounts BMW Cotswold Slam £107
05/04/2016   Radiator
Reservoir Tank
Genuine Auto Parts DE Slam £515.90
23/04/2016   Bosch Alternator   Slam £347.99
26/04/2016   Upper Timing Case Gaskets BMW Cotswold Slam £36.98
27/04/2016   Water pump
Fan belts
BMW Cotswold Slam £327.11
03/05/2016   Front anti-roll bar links
Pulleys & Tensioners
Rear suspension arms
Rear ball joints
Euro Car Parts Slam £282.31
14/05/2016   Idler pulley GSF Car Parts Slam £32.83
17/05/2016   Antifreeze
Temperture switch
BMW Cotswold Slam £94.22
29/05/2016   Mk4 navigation repair
 Stage 2 amp upgrade including 4 X RCA preouts, Bluetooth music streaming
Carphonics Slam £359.99
01/08/2016   MOT (fail), Free health check BMW Parks Hamilton Slam  
05/08/2016   Rear Suspension Arms Euro Car Parts Slam £95.20
08/08/2016   Fasteners BMW Douglas Park Hamilton Slam £18.12
13/08/2016   Steering idler arm BMW Douglas Park Hamilton Slam £88.18
20/08/2016   Centre Tie Rod DIY Slam £133.42
22/08/2016   Front Control Arm GSF Car Parts Slam £58.36
26/08/2016   Front Control Arm GSF Car Parts Slam £57.31
27/08/2016 94,886 MOT (fail) Halfords Bellshill Slam £27.42
05/09/2016 94,906 MOT Pass BMW Parks Hamilton Slam  
28/11/2016   Front Wheel Bearings Euro Car Parts Slam £136.34
01/03/2017 96,758 Rear Tyres Kwik-Fit Slam £316.30
16/03/2017   Castrol Differential OIL Opie Oils Slam £40.94
25/03/2017   Fasteners BMW Douglas Park Hamilton Slam £9.72
    Engine Oil / Rear Diff Oil Service Pro-Grip Larbert Slam  
31/03/2017   Wheel alignment Pro-Grip Larbert Slam £60
22/04/2017   Fasteners BMW Douglas Park Hamilton Slam £9




      Total £7582.9


You will see from the table above, the car has been well cared for and a lot of money spent. The history shows an incorrect mileage recording of 69.547 back in 2008, I believe it to be a typo as the condition of the car, what's needed to be replaced is in line with the mileage. For example, the thrust arms gave up at 80,000 miles.


It's difficult to put a price on these cars, the shady ones seem to go for 3 grand, the low mileage examples have asking prices of 10 grand therefore I've put some options together.


Option 1

Take the car as-is including the additional spares £5850


Option 2

Take the car without the wheels, hybrid TV tuner and spares - £4650


Option 3

Body work sorted along with option 1 £6400


Please feel free to suggest other options...


I will give the car a good clean at the weekend and upload new pictures then.







Edited by slam

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Good question, there are 3 sets of style 37's within driving distance.


The car won't be available until sometime in July and I may not sell depending if my work situation drastically improves.

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