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2002 BMW (E39) 525i Sport Wagon (Touring)

2002 BMW (E39) 525i Sport Wagon (Touring)

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Details

Price: SOLD

Mileage: 200,114 km (124,300 Miles)

Engine: M54B25 2.5-Liter Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

Transmission: 5-Speed Manual Transmission

Exterior color: Sterling Gray Metallic Exterior (472)

Interior: Black Leather Sport Seats and Black Leatherette Rear Seats (K4SW)

Additional features:

1 of 5,458 E39 525i Tourings

Piano Black Trim

Sport Package:

M Leather Steering Wheel

Sport Suspension w/ Self-Leveling Suspension

Sport Seats

M Shift Knob

Shadowline Trim

BMW HiFi Sound System

Parking Distance Sensor (PDC)

Heated Seats

Manual Climate Controls

Xenon Headlights

White Direction Indicators

Fold Down Rear Seats

Ski Pass-Through

Tinted Windows

17” Style 5 Wheels

Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 Tires

BMW Enthusiast Owned

Canadian Market Car

Clean Carfax

Background

2002 BMW (E39) 525i Sport Wagon (Touring) exterior photo

The E39 generation BMW 5 Series was borne from an era of BMW design that was both classic and modern. The E39 was significantly more refined than its E34 predecessor, yet was the last of the iconic traditional designs before Chris Bangle and Adrian van Hooydonk’s awkwardly styled E60. It came from a time before what I consider the modern “disposable” BMW. A time before crossovers dominated the market, a time when you could still get a 5 Series wagon—and what a wagon it was! It could easily accommodate four adults in comfort and their gear in the massive cargo hold. Fold the seats down and I’ve seen everything from large toolboxes to a stand up bass hauled backed there. Yet, because it’s a BMW wagon its driver doesn’t have to sacrifice the sporty driving dynamics that defined BMW before it became a mass-market brand. 2001 and later model years are the best E39s, having received Angel Eyes, LED “CELIS” wave taillights, and numerous other technological and safety updates. The E39 was the pinnacle 5 Series; every BMW generation before it was incrementally better, and every BMW since has been incrementally worse.

Summary

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This Canadian Market 2002 Sterling Grey Metallic 525i Sport Wagon is a unicorn. It’s a 5-speed manual (most were automatics) with the sport package and piano black trim. It was originally spec’d with the more durable leatherette interior, but the front seats have been swapped out for leather sport seats giving you comfort in the front and utility in the back. The E39 525iT sport package includes the M leather steering wheel, sport seats, M shift knob, the sport self-leveling suspension, and shadowline trim. Xenon headlights and seventeen inch Style 5 wheels are another nice additions—and manual climate controls that will never break. Before coming to the US it lived in Calgary Alberta, were it was clearly properly owned, maintained, and spared use in harsh Canadian winters. I have detailed records going back through 2006 from the previous owner and a dealer summary of every service since it was originally sold. The records show yearly professional detailing, frequent oil changes and regular services. Notable maintenance includes the driver airbag being replaced under recall, thermostat and housing, front control arms and bushings, fuel pump, and front brakes. E39 5 Series wagons were good—very good. Finding one with a sport package and a manual gearbox is rare—very rare, much less one that doesn’t have a half a million miles on it. This E39 is one of those rare exceptions.

VIN Decode

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VIN Decode

  • VIN: WBADS33442GD50401
  • Type: DS33
  • Model: 525I
  • Market: USA
  • Development Code: E39 (2)
  • Chassis: Touring
  • Steering: Left
Doors: 5
  • Engine: M54
  • Displacement: 2.50
  • Power: 190 Horsepower
  • Drivetrain: RWD
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Color: Sterling Grey Metallic (472)
  • Upholstery: Black Leatherette Interior (K4SW)
  • Production Plant: Dingolfing
  • Production Date: 6-20-2002

Option Codes

  • 227 Sport Suspension w/ Self-Leveling
  • 319 Integrated Universal Remote Control

  • 339 Satin Chrome Trim (Shadowline)

  • 360 Lt/Aly Wheels / Star Spoke 81
  • 386 Roof Rail
  • 403 Glass Roof, Electric
  • 459 Power Memory Seats
  • 464 Skibag
  • 494 Heated Front Seats
  • 508 Parking Distance Control (PDC)
  • 522 Xenon Headlights
  • 548 Speedometer w/ Kilometer Reading
  • 640 Car Telephone Preparation
  • 650 CD Player
  • 694 Preparation for CD Changer
  • 710 M Leather Steering Wheel
  • 818 Main Battery Switch
  • 838 Canadian Version
  • 896 Daytime Lights Function
  • 925 Shipping Protection Package

Information

  • 220 Self-Leveling Suspension

Standard Equipment Codes

  • 249 Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • 302 Alarm System
  • 354 Green Stripe Windscreen
  • 441 Smokers Package
  • 473 Front Armrest
  • 520 Foglights
  • 645 Radio Control US
  • 661 Radio BMW Business
  • 676 HiFi Loudspeaker System
  • 845 Acoustic Belt Warning
  • 850 Fuel Tank Filling for Export
  • 853 Language Version English
  • 876 Radio Frequency 315 MHz
  • 992 Number Plate Attachment