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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 04-26-2013, 02:52 PM
Toddmike321 Toddmike321 is offline
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Just picked up a 2003 BMW 530i with M Sport Package. 120,000 miles. Really clean car. Wanted a 3 series but this car was really clean and its fast!!
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:29 PM
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:46 PM
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Very nice. Now go and replace the VANOS seals, and overhaul the cooling system.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:47 PM
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She is beautiful! Love the dark blue with the tan interior. Navigation and head rest monitors are nice. What does it all have as a sport package just wheels, steering wheel, seat extensions and suspension? I thought they were 5 speeds also.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:32 AM
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2003 BMW 530i

I absolutely love this car!! It has all of that with the M Package, and a better engine. It doesn't have to me a 5 speed. It is an automatic with + and - Standard.
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:59 AM
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Looks like a top-of-the-range 530i
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:29 AM
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I absolutely love this car!! It has all of that with the M Package, and a better engine. It doesn't have to me a 5 speed. It is an automatic with + and - Standard.

First thing, get rid of those ugly wheels and sell them to me.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:35 PM
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LMAOO, i dont think im going to do that. Everything is perfect on this car.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:55 PM
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I absolutely love this car!! It has all of that with the M Package, and a better engine. It doesn't have to me a 5 speed. It is an automatic with + and - Standard.
your engine is no different from a non-sport 530i. You have a 530i with Sport Pkg.
Only 2003 540i was label M-sport by BMW

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First thing, get rid of those ugly wheels and sell them to me.
If you're in the market, I have a set of style42 with Michelin tires (80%) for sale. I'm cleaning them now.
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Old 05-07-2013, 03:51 PM
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No 530i M-sport was sold in the US. Some were sold in Canada, and they were available in Europe. That is a sports package 530 and may even be the top of the 530 line, but not a M-sport.

BTW: nice car!
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Old 05-07-2013, 04:30 PM
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If you're in the market, I have a set of style42 with Michelin tires (80%) for sale. I'm cleaning them now.
I can't PM you for some reason- how much are you asking for your wheels?




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Old 05-07-2013, 04:56 PM
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First thing, get rid of those ugly wheels and sell them to me.
Il sell you my style 42s. I have a set of 5. PM me if your serous.
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:04 PM
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Just picked up a 2003 BMW 530i with M Sport Package. 120,000 miles. Really clean car. Wanted a 3 series but this car was really clean and its fast!!
what was the price tag on her?
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:59 AM
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All the best!! That was the car I was searching for a few years back. Settled on a 525i, daily driver.

Research the boards for scheduled maintenance, cooling system, vanos, etc.
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Old 05-08-2013, 05:16 AM
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Very nice. Now go and replace the VANOS seals, and overhaul the cooling system.
Straight to the point, LOL . Not wasting any time hahaha
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Old 05-08-2013, 12:17 PM
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:29 PM
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The car was 7,000 and all the paperwork said it an M and it does inside the car.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:35 PM
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The car was 7,000 and all the paperwork said it an M and it does inside the car.
Don't be confused. An M package has the M bumpers, M sport suspension, M wheels and M steering wheel inside the vehicle. What you have is a sport version or at least what it looks like which is the same as mine. It has everything minus the M bumpers, known as a sport package.


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Old 05-08-2013, 07:27 PM
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If you want to see what a M-sport car looks like, here are pictures of my bone stock car.

BTW: all M-sports have a black headliner.
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