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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-03-2015, 06:27 AM
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I'm Back...

It's been 4 long years but i'm glad to be back.

Early last year in 2014 I decided to gift myself a one owner 2002 Australian Delivered (Euro Spec) 530IA M-Tech, for the folks in the USA, you didn't get this model with all the ///M goodies until 2003 and only on the 540.

Sure i've down graded a few Cylinders since my last BMW but believe me, with the 3:15 differential and high stall converter options, it'll pin you back into the seat well and truly...

Here's a few pics in current condition, totally factory and dealer delivery standard with no modifications, as for the ///M badge on the rear, yes you guessed it...BMW dealer delivered option when purchased new by the previous owner so please spare the criticism...

Enjoy the pics.... from dealer showroom to my possession.
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Old 01-03-2015, 06:42 PM
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Old 01-03-2015, 07:50 PM
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Old 01-05-2015, 02:21 AM
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Nice mate

Its almost a carbon copy of the one i just bought(dec 14) except mines a 525i Only real diffrence is im returning from a 328i e36 rather than a 5 series
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:05 AM
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Old 01-05-2015, 07:30 AM
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Nice ride and welcome back.
Us, folks from Canada sure got this option on both 530 & 540 standard or automatic models
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Old 01-05-2015, 02:22 PM
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Wow very clean for a 13 year old car. I wish we had the euro headlights in the US.

I actually don't mind the M badge on real M-Sport models. Unfortunately most people don't know the difference and assume their sport is an M-Sport.
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Old 01-05-2015, 02:25 PM
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very very very nice..

*back hands just about everyone on this site

see thats what you get for telling me that they never came with a M badge... Fools.

when ive talked to the person who bought this car brand new and told me it came from the dealer in Nj like this..

*searches for white glove ....
*puts glove on right hand
*takes glove off right hand

*smackes the living sH&% outta the community

further more.. they also did this for the e36's and e42's
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:07 PM
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further more.. they also did this for the e36's and e42's
What's an E42?
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Old 01-05-2015, 03:19 PM
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Awesome ride!!! Just flat out beautiful!!

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Old 01-05-2015, 03:47 PM
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lol its the e46's sister

hmmm eff'in iphone
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Old 01-05-2015, 04:03 PM
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I hate this guy. Such a beautiful car. I miss my 01 530i manual. Have a 545 now but love everything about the e39. Less problems better comfort just the whole package. This car is amazing.
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Old 01-05-2015, 09:52 PM
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Old 01-14-2015, 06:18 AM
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Thanks all, 'tis good to be back, interesting to see new owners/members online with their new Bimmers, lots of threads to catch up on and i'm happy to provide an input or my two cents worth where i can in regards to vehicle trouble shooting or repairs you may be struggling with.

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