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Feature Listing: 2003 BMW 540i M-Sport

The E39 BMW 5 series. Few mid-sized luxury sedans have come as close to perfection as this car. Handsome styling and a great balance between performance and luxury were these cars’ hallmarks and to this day, you still see plenty of them on the road, racking up significant amounts of miles. There was a plethora of models available to even US customers in both sedan and Touring guise, but it was the V8 engined sedans, particularly the M5 that captured the attention of enthusiasts. While not an M5, this 540i M-sport that comes to us from our reader Jagjit carried a lot of the cues people loved about the M version of the E39.

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Year: 2003
Model: 540i M-Sport
Engine: 4.4 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 80,768 mi
Price: $15,000 Buy It Now

2003 BMW 540i M-Sport

Titanium Silver Metallic over Grey Leather

80,768 Miles

290 hp @ 5,400 RPM

324 tq. @ 3,600 RPM

A new acquisition requires me to clear out space in the garage. Thusly, I am forced to part with a car that was deemed to be part of my “permanent” collection.

The 540i is up to date with all service. Full documentation of history. Only Genuine BMW parts have been used for the maintenance of the car. I am a 20-year BMW CCA and Porsche CCA member and take meticulous care of all my cars.

This car served as summer transport for both myself and the previous owner. It has been stored during the winter months (by myself and the previous owner) on a BMW Battery Tender. The 540i looks, smells, and feels new.

The 540i drives incredibly well; extremely tight. Authoritative acceleration and sublime handling.

No modifications. No abuse. No accidents or body work (except 3M clear mask with warranty). Always adult driven.

Full disclosure: There are minor rock chips on the front end of the car from normal driving and the stereo display is missing a few pixels.

More pictures available upon request. Serious inquires only.

Build Sheet:

Daten für die Fahrgestellnummer: WBADN634X3GN88180


E39 Limousine links

M62/TU – 4,40l (210kW) Heckantrieb
Titansilber Metallic (354) Standardleder/grau (N6TT) 20.09.2002

Standard Equipment

Dynamic stability control

Multifunction f steering wheel
Alarm system
Green windscreen, green shade band Interior mirror with automatic-dip
Fine wood trim
Smoker package
Armrest front
Fog lights
Automatic air conditioning
On-board computer V with remote control BMW US Radio
Radio BMW Business (C43)
Acoustic belt warning
Additional Export tank filling

Standard Equipment

Language version English
Radio frequency 315 MHz
Control of number-plate attachment

Optional Equipment


Shorter final drive ratio
Integrated universal remote control Deleted, rear spoiler
M Sports package
Glass roof, electrical
Seat adjuster, electric, with memory Sports seat
Rain sensor
Xenon Light
Preparation f tel.installation universal CD player
HiFi System Professional DSP Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer
M sports suspension II
M leather steering wheel
M Aerodynamics package
High gloss shadow line
Headlining anthracite
BMW LA wheel, M parallel spoke White direction indicator lights Battery master switch
Transport protection package

$500 Non-refundable deposit is due immediately upon listing end.

No warranty express or implied. “As is” sale.



As much as I bang on about wanting manual gearboxes in everything, I’d be perfectly pleased with this automatic 540i. Given the M5 of the period was not available with an automatic gearbox, this is about the closest thing you’ll get to an E39 M5 without the third pedal. If you’ve been thinking about buying a 540i M-Sport, this is the kind you want to get. Owned by someone in both the BMW and Porsche clubs, full documentation and kept very tidy. Yeah, I still haven’t shaken that E39 bug and this car makes me want one more than every.



  1. Eric
    Eric November 8, 2014

    Is it selfish to want my daughter to buy this?

  2. MDriver
    MDriver November 8, 2014

    nice year production run…and yeah while its missing a 3rd pedal..not such a big deal with this car…it does however have the stunning M-Parallels !

  3. Ry
    Ry November 8, 2014

    @Eric – what’s going on in that avatar pic? Looks like someone knocked you out in a shower! Lol

    Good luck with sale, seller. I’m sure it will sell easily, it looks sharp.

  4. Eric
    Eric November 9, 2014

    Avatar just of me dreaming I could have a nice collection of cars shown on this website. I really appreciate the descriptions/finds/insights, like this one.

  5. Nick
    Nick November 10, 2014

    these cars are cheap to buy but can be $$ to maintain (i have an e39 msport). this is an aggressively priced car, albeit with relatively low miles. Just a suggestion for the seller: a short write up on fixes and maintenance recently done would do a lot for your cause…

    good luck to seller, she’s pretty

  6. Ray
    Ray November 15, 2014

    Re-listed. Buy It Now price remains the same.

  7. Jagjit
    Jagjit November 16, 2014

    @Nick – I included the recent maintenance in the Ebay listing description. Thanks.

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