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2005 E60 545i Sport Auto ***SOLD***

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It's time to sell my 545i. This is a particularly well equiped car, in good condition with a full main dealer and BMW specialist service history. I bought the car from a BMW dealer as an approved used car five years ago. It has done 87,200 miles.  A few of the highlights are:


  • 4.4L V8 with 333bhp.
  • Comfort seats - these are 20 way adjustable, heated, memory seats that 'hug' you when you start the car. The Active Seat option was also ticked which gives you gently massaging seat bases. The most comfortable car seats I've sat in.
  • Head-up display - this displays speed, cruise control settings, sat nav directions and warning messages on the windscreen.
  • Hi-Fi professional DSP - Logic7 surround sound system with 13 speakers including subwoofers under the front seats.
  • Digital TV.
  • BMW iPod interface - allows control through the i-drive, replaces CD changer in glovebox (changer included).
  • Professional Sat Nav with 2013 DVD.
  • Bluetooth phone integration.
  • Voice control.
  • Heated rear seats.
  • Folding rear seats with ski-hatch.
  • Adaptive Xenon headlights.
  • Active steering.
  • M Sport suspension.
  • Front and rear parking sensors with visual display.
  • Auto dipping, folding wing mirrors which fold when locking.
  • Electric rear blind and manual blinds on rear doors
  • Sunroof.
  • BMW spare wheel kit.
  • Tax is £315 pa (post March 2006 would be £555 pa for an equivalent car).

I've not used this car for commuting so it's usage has been only longer weekend journeys. I've averaged 3000 miles per year and, without short journeys, fuel consumption has averaged nearly 25 mpg. I've always run it on premium brand, super-unleaded petrol and have had it serviced every year regardless of mileage, including a yearly oil and filter change and a brake fluid change every two years. I've also just had the spark plugs replaced and the gearbox serviced. The MOT is not due until March 2019. I replaced all four tyres with Goodyear Eagle F1s just over a year and 3,500 miles ago. The computer is currently giving the following servicing requirements:


  • Brake Fluid 3/19,
  • Microfilter 17000 miles
  • Engine oil 18000 miles
  • Rear brake pads 33000 miles
  • Front brake pads 38000 miles
  • Spark plugs 60000 miles

A few things to be aware of:

  • As you would expect there are some stonechips on the front of the car and a couple of very minor car park dings.
  • There is some minor kerbing on two of the wheels, and all four have a degree of bubbling lacquer so a refurbish might be worth considering to bring them up to the standard of the rest of the car.
  • Light corrosion of the rear brake lines was reported as an advisory on the last MOT so these may need doing in the next year or two.

The car feels tight, with no rattles or creaks inside. The M Sport suspension gives a good balance between comfort and handling. Everything works as it should and there are no immediate servicing requirements.  There are fewer than 50 545i Sport saloons on the road in the UK so this is a rare car. 



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Thanks. No oil leaks to my knowledge. Certainly I've  never had any oil marks at all on my drive and I never need to top up between services. 

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Hi Jomo, if you still have the car then I'm very interested. Have you got a number I can contact you on tomorrow some time ? 



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4 hours ago, Jomo said:

Now sold :-(




Car was/Is amazing. Thanks again Jon, great to meet you and rest assured it will continue to be looked after like a baby! 


Still can't believe the condition for what is now a 13yr old car. It's a credit to you the way it's been looked after and presented. 


Still really jealous of its replacement and even more so of the super duke ! 

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Nice to meet you too Wayne.  Glad you had you enjoyed your drive back.  I'm very pleased it's gone to a good home and hope you'll have many happy years together! 

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