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2002 BMW 530i

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Details

Price: $12,800

Mileage: 117,900 Miles

Engine: M54B30 3.0-Liter Inline Six-Cylinder Engine

Transmission: 5-Speed Manual Transmission

Exterior color: Toledo Blue Metallic Exterior

Interior: Sand Beige Montana Leather Interior

VIN: WBADT53452CE92997

Additional features:

Fine Wood Interior Trim

Cold Weather Package:

Heated Seats

Headlight Washer/Intensive Cleaning System

Ski-Pass Through

Heated Steering Wheel

Premium Package:

Power Memory Seats

Rain Sensor

Automatic Climate Control

Multifunction Steering Wheel

Alarm System

Moonroof

Xenon Headlights

BMW Business CD Stereo

Premium Sound with HiFi Speakers

Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Automatic Climate Control

Style 124 17” Wheels

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 4 Tires

Second set of Borbet Wheels w/ Snow Tires

Clean Carfax

Colorado Car

Background

2002 BMW 530i exterior photo

The BMW E39 generation 5 Series was arguably the best 5 Series ever. The E39 was significantly more powerful, advanced, and modern than its E34 predecessor. Yet, it was the last of the iconic traditional designs before Chris Bangle and Adrian van Hooydonk’s awkwardly styled E60 5 Series. The post-facelift 530i Sport is probably the best daily driver BMW ever built. It has plenty of power, exceptional handling, sporting luxury, and the “last of the classics” E39 styling. Yet, it does all this with better gas mileage and less maintenance than V8-powered E39s. The E39 5 Series was so good that many literally had the wheels driven off of them, making clean, low-mileage examples extremely rare.

Summary

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This 2002 Toledo Blue over Sand Beige 530i is an excellent driver-quality example of one of the best BMWs ever built—a six-cylinder E39. 2002 was the second-to-last year of E39 production, and with 117,900 miles, it has been driven less than the average E39. Notable factory options include the proper gearbox, a 5-speed manual, the Premium Package, and the Cold Weather Package (heated seats and ski-pass through). Extras include a second set of Borbet wheels with snow tires, a car cover, a records binder, and several sets of keys. It came to us on consignment from a long-time BMW CCA member and E39 enthusiast. They brought it to Colorado in 2017 after purchasing it from a CCA member in Bozeman, Montana (he had been courting the owner for quite some time to sell it). The records date to 2005 and 36K miles and document a proper old-school maintenance schedule. In preparation for sale, we did another extensive round of preventative maintenance including replacing the clutch, resealing the oil pan gasket, replacing the fan shroud, thermostat, power steering lines, air filter, battery, and an oil service. We also had the instrument cluster LCD rebuilt due to several failed pixels (the photos were taken prior to having this done). As it sits, it’s ready for the next chapter of its story as one of the best BMWs ever!

Exterior

2002 BMW 530i exterior photo

This 530i is in nice driver-quality condition; it presents very well but does have some fl aws. The Topaz Blue metallic paint is in good condition, measuring 4-5 mils throughout, with the rear quarters showing 7-8 mils. Flaws consist of rock chips on the front bumper cover and leading edges of the hood and front fenders, light to moderate scratches, and a few small dents. There is some scuffing on the lower front bumper cover as well. All VIN/warning tags are present and legible. All trim is presentable. The fog lights, marker lights, and taillight lenses are all clear, and all lights are operational. The headlights are slightly opaque, and fog light lenses have light pitting. The windshield is crack-free, but has light pitting. The side and rear windows are crystal clear. The 17-inch wheels are in great shape with only minor wear. They are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport AS4 tires measuring 11/32 tread depth and 2023 DOT dates.

Interior

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The Leather Montana interior is in good condition, has no odors, and has never been smoked. The carpets are clean, with no stains or tears. The headliner isn’t sagging, stained, or torn. The door cards are in decent shape but have minor imperfections, like scuffing on the driver’s door. The steering wheel has slight leather wear. The rest of the steering column is fully functional and in great condition. The dashboard is crack-free, and the instrument cluster is fully functional. There are several typical clear coat cracks in the fine wood trim. All interior lights and switches are functional and undamaged. All power windows and locks are functional, and all switches are unfaded. The stereo system sounds great. Climate control blows hot or cold when desired; the LCD screen is functional. The center console has some plastic wear on the center armrest, and the passenger cupholder does not stay closed. The front seats have typical creasing on the outer seat bolsters. The rear seats are in great shape. The trunk is unstained, has no odors, and the toolkit is mostly complete.

Mechanical

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A six-cylinder E39 is one of the most reliable and is the last of the non-throw-away 5 Series. This 530i has excellent documentation with thorough records dating to 2005. They show proper old-school BMW CCA maintenance. We added another significant round of maintenance to bring it up to par. It will undoubtedly need continued care and maintenance, and we can help with that when the time comes. The M54 engine fires on command, idles smoothly, and pulls strongly to redline. It does not spot or leak or consume excessive oil. The gearbox shifts smoothly, and the clutch has just been replaced and does not slip. The suspension is compliant, with no clunks, rattles, or other abnormal drivetrain noises. The brakes are firm, and it passes emissions with no problems, which we pay for in the State of Colorado.

VIN Decode

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VIN Decode

  • VIN: WBADT53452CE92997
  • Type Code: DT53
  • E Series E39
  • Series: 5
  • Type: LIM
  • Model: 530I(USA)
  • Steering: LL
  • Doors: 4
  • Engine: M54
  • Displacement: 3.00
  • Power: 170
  • Drive: HECK
  • Transmission: MAN
  • Color: Toledo Blue Metallic (L0482)
  • Upholstery: Leather Montana/basic equip/sandbeige (PN6Sn)
  • Production Date: 03-05-2002

Optional Equipment

  • 210 Dynamic stability control
  • 249 Multifunction f steering wheel
  • 302 Alarm system
  • 319 Integrated universal remote control
  • 354 Windscreen, green-tinted upper strip
  • 361 BMW LA wheel, parallel spoke 82
  • 403 Glass roof, electrical
  • 431 Interior mirror with automatic-dip
  • 441 Smoker package
  • 459 Seat adjustment, electric, with memory
  • 470 Iso[x-System
  • 473 Armrest front
  • 494 Seat heating driver/passenger
  • 500 Headl.washer system/intensive cleaning
  • 520 Fog lights
  • 521 Rain sensor
  • 534 Automatic air conditioning
  • 555 On-board computer V with remote control
  • 640 Preparation f tel.installation universal
  • 645 BMW US Radio
  • 650 CD drive
  • 661 Radio BMW Business (C43)
  • 676 HiFi speaker system
  • 694 Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer
  • 773 Fine wood trim
  • 785 White direction indicator lights
  • 818 Battery master switch
  • 845 Acoustic fasten seat belt reminder
  • 850 Dummy-SALAPA
  • 853 Language version, English
  • 876 Radio frequency 315 MHz
  • 925 Dummy-SALAPA
  • 992 Control of number-plate attachment