mossline

1999 E39 540i M sport - 115k - immaculate

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Hi guys, im putting the feelers out to see if there might be any interest in my E39 540i Motorsport.

I bought it from a guy in Christchurch who loved and cared for it to the enth degree and spent thousands keeping it in top nick over the years he had it. I bought it from him with 99k on the clock January 2017. It now has 116k.

 The PPI from Christchurch BMW came back as the best example of an E39 they had seen in years.

Ive recently spent 9k on new guides, chains, vanos gears with upgraded Besian Seals, oil pump etc etc (full parts list on request) all done at Winger BMW here in Wellington.

Car will come with a 2 year Autosure Mechanical warranty.

The car is beautiful, powerful and immaculate apart from a couple of scuffs under the front bumper.

Its an M-sport but was ordered with non M-sport bumpers from BMW Japan (not sure why). 

Everything is stock, no modifications and everything works.

The reason for selling is that i could well be taking a job in the states and would need to offload this fairly quickly. I should know in the next 2 months.

If it doesn't get the price i want It'll be coming stateside with me so no low ballers. 

Ideally looking for 8-9k NZD

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Nice E39 you got there.

Below is the build sheet 

1998 build with goodies like sports seats, msport suspension, msport steering wheel.

In my opinion, this is a factory non msport car but with the few msport options ticked when originally ordered rather than a msport with standard bumpers.

Easiest giveaway imo is all msport has the option code for "anthracite interior" which translates to black/dark grey headlining/pillar fabric as opposed to the light grey.

Nevertheless, looks like a very well sorted car especially with all that work done to it it must drive like new!

 

Vehicle information

VINWBADN62060GF10332

Type CodeDN62

E SeriesE39 ()

Series5

TypeLIM

Model540I (EUR)

SteeringRL

Doors4

EngineM62/TU

Displacement4.40

Power210

DriveHECK

TransmissionAUT

ColourTITANSILBER METALLIC (354)

UpholsterySTANDARDLEDER/SCHWARZ (N6SW)

Prod. Date1998-10-22

  

Vehicle options

L807ANATIONAL VERSION JAPAN

S202ASteptronic

S204AShorter final drive ratio

S210ADynamic stability control

S216AHYDRO STEERING-SERVOTRONIC

S261ASide airbags for rear passengers

S299ABMW LA wheels with mixed tires

S339AShadow-Line

S354AGreen windscreen, green shade band

S401ALift-up-and-slide-back sunroof, electric

S415ASun-blind, rear

S423AFloor mats, velours

S428AWarning triangle and first aid kit

S431AInterior mirror with automatic-dip

S438AFine wood trim

S441ASmoker package

S459ASeat adjuster, electric, with memory

S473AArmrest front

S481ASports seat

S494ASeat heating driver/passenger

S500AHeadlight wipe/wash/Intensive cleaning

S520AFog lights

S534AAutomatic air conditioning

S540ACruise control

S548AKilometer-calibrated speedometer

S555AOn-board computer V with remote control

S602AOn-board monitor with TV

S676AHiFi speaker system

S694AProvisions for BMW 6 CD changer

S704AM Sports suspension

S710AM sports steering wheel, multifunction

S785AWhite direction indicator lights

S818ABattery master switch

S823AHot-climate version

S845AAcoustic belt warning

S853ALanguage version English

S875AInfrared remote control

S925ADummy-SALAPA

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4 hours ago, C-130 Hercules said:

What is ‘S925ADummy-SALAPA’?

Probably means no translation was available from the original source.

S925A is a 'Dispatch Protection Package' - I suspect this is something (perhaps the white film you sometimes see on new cars on a transporter?) that was applied to the car in order to protect on it's journey from the manufacturing plant to it's destination, which would normally be the first place of registration.

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I think also if it’s true m-tech the chassis id will be wbs.... compared to wba..... ??? Could be wrong?

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Nice car, any more photos? Not sure it would be that easy to get into the US. 

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33 minutes ago, Herbmiester said:

Nice car, any more photos? Not sure it would be that easy to get into the US. 

If he’s American and going home, it isn’t too hard to import. 

 

If hes he’s a kiwi going temporarily, it isn’t too hard to import either, but he rules are very strict and the car has to leave with him at the other end too. Cost-wise, this is not a good car to do this with, in my opinion. 

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On 12/8/2017 at 6:50 AM, BreakMyWindow said:

I think also if it’s true m-tech the chassis id will be wbs.... compared to wba..... ??? Could be wrong?

No, only M3s etc are WBS, I think even the e12 M535i is WBA.

 

I too don’t see the economics of exporting it to the states. It’d be cheaper to buy one over there plus the steering wheel would be on the right place.

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