Joined to silver / black E39 club today , – purchased 2003 530i Sport with less than 75k miles on the clock
2003 BMW 530i 75k miles
Cold Weather Package
Heated Seats/Headlight Washers
Premium Sound DSP
Garage Door Opener
OEM Spoiler (Trunk/Roof)
Cant pass this deal so we took a chance to replace my wife’s 2001 525i 105k miles with this car
W/o 65 style wheels , i already have 2 OEM 18" sets so not a big deal for me
Also my wheels cant be better than bimmerfimer wheels
First impressions :
Car was extremely well maintained and very clean , owner had a 3d party warranty till 80k miles with ton of receipts
Oil / filter changed by dealer every 5-7k miles ( have all receipts )
All major items like Brakes, T-T, SAP, CCV, hoses, VCG, DISA , Oil filter gasket, fluids, filters, belts, trust front bushing, sway bars , etc were replaced in last 2 years
New to me DSP sound great after stock BMW stereo ( DSP AMPLIFIER-RADIO replaced 1 year ago )
Sport suspension with my favorite steering rack & pinion is very smooth
Next steps :
I want to retrofit sunshade package , – looking for any good link
Plans for Summer project :
ESS Supercharger , looks like fantastic kit
And yes my green 2001 525i 105k is for sale !
Last edited by champaign777; 07-04-2013 at 12:28 PM.
Beautiful car. One of my favorites of all time ... which may explain why I have one too!
Great purchase. Looks very clean.
So you are going to supercharge this for your wife and leave yours stock? Does not compute.
Still my favorite E39 but I may haz teh bias.
Same team. Different position.
Congrats my comrade! Pick up before they all dis-appear. Nice color combo.
I bought a car too today but not a bimmer
Looks super clean.
How long do you think the auto trans will last once supercharged?
They provide software for both engine and steptronic transmission
I do not plan to go more than Stage 1 kit ( should i ?? )
This is the plan ( There is no comparison between a 540i )
2003 E39 M5
Torque: 368ft lbs
219 bhp per tonne
202 ft lbs per tonne
2003 E39 530i ESS S/C
Torque: 300ft lbs
205 bhp per tonne
189 ft lbs per tonne
Last edited by champaign777; 01-21-2012 at 07:53 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
I <3 you Igor.
This car looks so very clean. I think the wheels might be replicas, but I love them too.
Bottom line, this car looks and sounds sweet.
PS: POST in my H&R thread on page 2 so I can reply with new photos!
Last edited by bimmerfiver; 01-21-2012 at 08:08 PM.
"I'd smash that (Jennifer Connelly) like a failed coup in sub-Saharan Africa."
~Macktheknife in my epic Jennifer Connelly OT Thread
as i said "my wheels cant be better than bimmerfimer wheels" so i bought this car w/o 65 style wheels ( they are OEM from factory ) , the classic 18" 5 style are going in this summer
Last edited by champaign777; 01-21-2012 at 08:12 PM.
heated sport seats and the black trim are nice bonuses, congrats!
Why the supercharger on a 530 instead of a 540? Rack and pinion? Should be awesome Be sure to keep us updated, but I know you will.
Last edited by aspensilver540; 01-22-2012 at 02:46 AM.
Can I have your interior? Looks awesome
My first add on is always to replace the old cell phone cradle armrest with the non-sliding Euro version, so much more comfortable and practical.
2003 530iA Sport - Titangrau Metallic/Schwarz Montana
Build Codes: ZSP/ZPP/ZCW. Born on date: 09/02, Dingolfing, Deutschland
| NAV MKIV | PP | CWP | Xenons | Style 42s | Rear Shades | OEM ULF Bluetooth | Euro Armrest | Beisan Vanos Seals |
2003 530i/5Spd Sport - Titanium Silber/Schwarz Montana
| PP | Xenons | Style 42s | OEM TCU Bluetooth | Euro Armrest | Beisan Vanos Seals |
2001 525iA - Anthracite Metalic / Grau. Sold (but still in the "family")
| Euro Armrest | Beisan Vanos Seals |
Nice find, love the combination..
How much you selling the other E39?
...Nice and Simple...
didn't even see that inner trim is a black haha ... so natural look ... thank you Sir
Don't want to discuss 540i problems but I really like I6 handling so a bit more power for the perfect car
should satisfy my requirements
I am a fun of black interior as well
You can retrofit Xenon ( i did on 2001 525i , awesome mode ) but change interior is too much for me
I know many people do Euro version but I like OEM look
Will see later , first Shades mode
I have some time till spring to sale it , no hurry
Last edited by champaign777; 07-15-2012 at 11:00 PM.