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2000 BMW E39 540i Motorsport $3000

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Up for sale is my father’s 2000 BMW E39 540i Motorsport.

Unfortunately, the automatic transmission has died. It still drives but will produce a ‘Trans FailSafe’ on the cluster, it clunks when changing gears after warming up.
We had it looked at by Mainstreet Transmissions in Hamilton, they suggested finding a replacement or rebuilding this unit.


This happened in February, the car has sat on his property since then, whilst he mulled over a decision to keep and fix or sadly flick it off….

Reasonable condition, no major damage.
Two dents on the bonnet - from a tree branch...
A few scratches here and there, front bumper has a paint scrape and cracks along the bottom corners. Rear bumper has scratches and cracks – see photos.
Rims are in ok condition, paint chips and curbing.

Pretty good condition with a few blemishes. Everything works as it should, display on the cluster has faded pixels. Cup holders are still usable.


Most of the maintenance and repairs have been done by myself and dad.
-All coil packs and spark plugs have been replaced (2016)
-Diff and transmission fluid replaced in 2017
-Coolant and brake fluid replaced annually
-Engine oil and filter replaced every 10,000kms using Castrol Magnatec 10w40.
-Timing chain guides and associated ‘while I’m in there parts/gaskets’ replaced (2017)
-Alternator, battery, belts tensioners, coolant hoses, expansion tank, water pump, thermostat, fuel filter, PCV system, valve cover gaskets, valley pan gaskets (2017)
-Vanos units rebuilt using the Besian procedure (2017)
-All front and rear suspension components, bushes, arms, tie rods, ball joints, swaybar links. Shock absorbers replaced with Bilstein units (2018)
-Front pads and rotors replaced, rear pads were replaced last year.
-New fog lights last year


Transmission issues – listed above
Airbag light is on, seat occupancy sensor is at fault..
Drivers headlight a little faded
Rear brake pad sensor is toast, replace it or disable the fault code
Tyres are close to being worn out.


Currently at: 261,446kms
Last oil change was at 260,000kms
WOF: Expired last month
Rego: Until October
Car will come with a few receipts, two remote keys (one key was brand new from Coombes last year)

I have explained all known issues, this car will be sold AS IS WHERE IS.
Yes it still drives, will it make it to Auckland? It might do but I wouldn’t advise it.

-Photos show the 16:9 monitor, this has been removed and the 4:3 unit has been reinstalled
-Missing rubber strap in the boot has been found and put back in
-We have considered parting it out, don't really want to at this stage...

Will be advertised here on BimmerSport for 7 days and then I will list on trademe.

No trades.

Feel free to call/text me on 027 461 7017.





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Mmmm, I could be keen. Will PM you later today

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GLWS, I could be keen on the style 66 wheels if you end up parting it.

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