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E39 535i V8 M-Sport 108’000 miles

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Hi Guys, 


For sale is my 2001 E39 BMW 535i Sport Facelift.  Cosmosschwarz Metallic (303) with Cream full leather interior and beautiful Piano Black trim.  Steptronic automatic transmission.  3.5L petrol.


Date of first registration 11/05/2001.  108k miles – 5 former keepers.  MOT expiry 11/2019. Full service history with 2 keys.


Some highlights:

18" M Parallel Alloy wheels with wider rear wheels

E46 M3 Steering wheel, Rare Genuine Single CD Head unit Genuine BMW Mudflaps


I will do my best to provide as much information as I can, starting with the service history:


Pre-delivery check

Oil Service & Microfilters at 12,999 miles

 Inspection 1 & Microfilters at 29,608 miles 

Oil service at 56,716 miles Inspection 2 at 61,309 miles 

Oil service & Microfilters at 75,925 miles Inspection 2 at 84,263 miles.  Whilst this is not meant to be a service requirement, for peace of mind and preventative measures I have also replaced the timing chain tensioner.

Oil service, Microfilters & Air Filter replaced at 93,807 miles.  


The vehicle comes with a mountain of receipts, MOT’s and various invoices.   I will mention only the main work carried out over the years starting with most recent:


Radiator replaced £110

MAF replaced 4/4/2016 at a cost of £106.74 

Front control arms with bushes and centre drag link replaced on 21/04/2015 - £673.

Front and rear brake discs along with pads replaced at 75,925 miles on 14/08/2013. This included service items at a cost of £763.

Torque converter replacement at 68,387 miles at a cost of £564.

On 24/09/2010 at 67,309 miles both cylinder head covers were removed and re-sealed.  This service included rocker covers seals and belt replacements at a cost of £979.

There are more but I hope this demonstrates that the car has been maintained throughout its lifetime.


The body is in decent condition for its age, the area that lets it down currently is the boot lid above the number plate light is subject to bubbling rust - a common area of corrosion on an E39. Best option is to get a second hand boot lid from ebay - I am currently watching and waiting for one to come up in the correct colour and would suggest that the new owner do the same!  Naturally up close you may find a stone chip here and there - this car is now after all nearly old enough to drink in human terms approaching 18 years old.  Front and rear bumpers were professionally refurbished to remove stone chips at a cost of £600 2 years ago although the front now has a minor scuff which can be seen if lying down on front of the car. The 18" M parallel wheels were fully refurbished at a cost of £500 2 years ago and have zero kerb rash/damage with loads of tread left on all four corners. The overall condition of the car should be described as great for its age.


The condition of the interior is really good with no tears/burns etc. around the front seats. The trim has minimal signs of wear, again in great condition for its age.  This is a non-smoker vehicle.


Everything in the car works... Sunroof, memory seats/position, auto steering tilt, windows, controls etc.  Common age related faults with E39’s are the MID/radio pixels – they need attention.  There are plenty of replacement options on Ebay and you could get yourself a kit for a few pounds or a new unit for about £30-£50.  Dash pixels are perfect.


I think I have covered pretty much everything but if you have any specific questions or would like to see additional pictures please do not hesitate to contact me.  Overall this is a good motor and there aren’t many 535i’s left on the road.  If you are passionate about E39 and V8’s – this is the one to get.


I’ve taken care of our cars and as such in advance kindly ask that test drivers do not aim to achieve land speed record.  The age concealing private plate is included. The E39 is becoming a modern classic, especially in V8 format with prices already starting to rise for well kept examples such as this.


I will finish by outlining some standard specs:


Engine power

245 bhp

Engine size

3498 cc

Brochure Engine size

3.5 litres

Acceleration (0-60mph)

7.6 seconds

Top speed

152 mph



Rear Wheel Drive

Driver Convenience


In Car Entertainment (Rare CD Head unit) Armrest Speakers Adjustable Steering Column/Wheel Cruise Control Electric Windows (Front/Rear) Seats Electric (Memory Driver/Passenger) Upholstery Leather Seat Height Adjustment Exterior Features Alloy Wheels (18in) Body Coloured Bumpers Paint Metallic Mirrors External Side Protection Mouldings Genuine Mudflaps Factory Sunroof


Interior Features

Mirrors Internal



Air Bag Driver


Air Bag Side

Anti-Lock Brakes


Air Bag Passenger

Electronic Stability Programme

Traction Control System

Central Door Locking

Head Air Bags


Front Fog Lights

Parking Aid (Rear and front)

Power-Assisted Steering

Head Restraints


£3650 Ono.
















Edited by germanlkmanx

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Thanks all! It’s a great car - it needs the bootlid swapping out/repairing and then would look very smart for its age indeed! If I had the garage space I’d happily keep it to use every now and again but unfortunately I don’t so it jut has to go.


Car is located in Shropshire in the West Midlands, WV7 postcode.




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