Ross Parker on 21 November 2023 (3 months ago).
2002 BMW E39 530D Manual Touring
Reg. no. VU02 EZK
Mileage: 89,000 miles
MOT: July 2024
Price: £5,995 Ono (Swap for Auto 4x4 or pickup truck with tow bar)
Located: Chippenham, Wiltshire
The E39 530D has stood the test of time with timeless looks, fantastic interior space and that legendary M57 6 pot diesel engine. Not only is this car a last year production model, but it also comes in rare manual, I am only the 4th owner from new, the first being the orginal owner and the 2nd being his wide after he passed. It has very low miles for this engine and car, less than 90,000 miles with these engines able to reach the 300,000 mark without much issue. The car spent 90% of its life in Hereford where it was purchased. The majority of its life it has been maintained by a BMW dealer or specialist using genuine parts. Being the manual, this car is free from swirl flaps in the engine and any potential autobox issues. Due its ag it is also free from a DPF system which can cause major issues on diesel engines.
Built in April 2002 this model included full electric windows, cruise control, climate control, self-levelling suspension, multi-function steering wheel and roof rails. Other options included smokers package, auto dip interior mirror, Isofix system, front arm rest, rear arm rest, business radio system, parking distance sensor, fog lights, rain sensor, auto air con and black grille.
I have owned the car for around a year but now looking to replace it with a 4x4 or pickup truck due to my change of circumstances. The car presents brilliantly due to its low miles and owners and has evidently been well looked after. The diagonal anthracite cloth interior is in excellent condition with no rips and minimal wear. The body is rust free and has received some recent paint to give it a tidy up which included upper drivers side doors, Passenger rear quarter and sill as well as the rear bumper. The car is Chiaretto-rot Metallic which looks like quite a standard red in dim light but pops orange in the sun. Unlike most E39’s this touring underside look to be in fantastic condition. The mechanicals are also in good order as the car has been regularly serviced and maintained.
This touring will do around 45mpg on long journeys so makes both the perfect daily, but also a future classic with very few M57 powered manuals existing, especially in this condition, with this mileage. The car comes with current V5C showing just 3 previous owners, 3 spare keys, The original wallet with BMW manuals including stamped service book, as well as a large folder of extensive history from when it was first sold including old MOT’s, tax discs, servicing and parts receipts. In my ownership the car has just had a brand-new tow bar professionally fitted, 4 recent Hankook tyres, recent paint to tidy the body up a little. I also had a new front calliper, new front discs and pads, a prop shaft doughnut and had a gearbox fluid change prior to me owning it, I also ust had the headlights cut and polished. More images and videos are available upon request. Viewing by appointment only. Please excuse my poor attempt at a winter wash for photos.