FS: 2003 M5 Carbon Black/ Caramel, 131k
Up for sale is my 2003 M5, Carbon Black over Caramel. Details below are below. I'm having issues posting photos, so if anyone here can educate me, please do!
Carbon Black | Caramel interior
Production Date - Feb/2003
Located in Greenville, SC
Interior is in fantastic shape.
Fold Down Rear Seats
M Audio with Enhanced Bass
Oil Changed Every 5k Miles
The 2nd owner bought the car from Hendrick Motors in North Carolina in 2006 with 24k miles. The third owner purchased it in Sept of 2015 with 118k miles when the owner purchased a new M3 and decided to sell. I bought the car in July of 2016 when the third owner decided that he couldnt drive the car often enough to justify keeping it. It had 119,000 miles then. It has been my daily driver since, but it stands at 131.7k miles.
The car has been well cared for throughout its history. The 2nd owner (an M5 enthusiast) put an extensive number of mods into the car but all are very tastefully done.
The Carbon Black paint is in great condition. It's a beautiful color if you haven't seen it in person. Depending on the angle and lighting it can look either black or a deep midnight blue. Windows all around are tinted 35% except the front windshield.
The car has had a couple of mishaps. In the fall of 2016, another car backed into the drivers side front door, denting the door. Before that was repaired, another driver slow speed rear-ended me at a yield sign. The irony here is that it was a flatbed trailer delivering another car to a body shop. The door was fixed and painted. The trunk lid and rear bumper were replaced. Both were repainted, as well as the hood and front bumper, which has some rock chips. Last fall, a tree fell on the passenger rear corner and taillight. There was a minor indentation which was fixed and repainted. The tail light was replaced with a new one. All new parts are genuine BMW.
The interior has been maintained very well and it's in excellent shape. 2nd owner removed the dark wood trim and had another set painted carbon black. The painted trim gives it a more updated and modern appearance and give the car a black and caramel two-tone appearance. The. 2nd owner replaced the shift knob with an illuminated ZHP shift knob along with a black leather boot. The navigation map DVD's were updated to 2007. It's also been hardwired for a Valentine One radar detector. The 2nd owner installed illuminated M5 front door sills as well as LED blue foot-well lights providing a very neat look at night. The black rubber foot pedals were also replaced with Titanium Cavallino Pedals. Additional items below:
Wheels, Tires, & Brakes
BBS CH's (19x8.5, 19x10)
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 (245/35ZR19, 275/30ZR19) - Aug 2014
12mm H&R Wheel Spacers up front
Slotted Rotors, Stoptech Performance Street Brake Pads, Stainless Steel Lines, Sensors
Front passenger wheel has minor curb rash
Bilstein PSS9 Coil Overs - 9 position dampers, height adjustable
Car is lowered nicely with no fender rub
Supersprint Magnums Rear Exhaust, Headers, X-Pipe, and Connecting Pipes
Dinan Front Strut Tower Brace
Dinan 17mm Adjustable Rear Anti-Roll Bar
TC Design Rear Sway Bar Brackets
Evolve Alpha-N Tune - Tuned for Headers, Cold Start Delete, SAP Delete
Active Autowerk CAI with Brake Cooling Ducts
aFe Power Flow Intake Kit
Hella OE Xenon e39 Projectors (6000K low beams) with Clear Euro Corners ( I replaced these with OEM color temperature bulbs)
Angel iBrights V3.0
Apexcone HID Fogs (35W, 6000K)
Hella Euro Side-Markers
Solaris InvisiBulbs (Sides)
Nav OS v26 with Custom M5 Splash Screen
UF IATS Relocation
Exotics Tuning FRP Rear Diffuser (Note: I replaced this with a stock rear when I had the accident repaired. I still have the Rear Diffuser and can include it in the sale if desired)
Rear Cargo Net
Rear Right Side Trunk Tray
Gloss Black Kidney Grill (also replaced this with stock chrome, but can include the black ones with sale)
OEM Black Mats
(4) New Tires - Spring 2019
New OEM Battery April 2019
New passenger side low beam bulb March 2019
New DMTL pump and charcoal cannister October 2018
New Gas Tank Cap October 2018
New rear differential bushings and (1) front differential bushing July 2018
Airbag Recall July 2018
New low beam bulb driver side July 2018,
New front thrust arm bushings September 2017
Repaired drivers side seat twist September 2017
New front passenger side window regulator September 2017
New O2 sensors plus valve cover gaskets April 2016 (complete 100% inspection by BMW/M5 shop)
New OEM Radiator - July 2015
New Power Steering High Pressure Hose - June 2015
Replaced Upper Timing Cover Gasket & Both Sides Valve Cover Gasket - May 2015
Resealed Differential (Axle Seals & Diff Pinion Seal) - May 2015
New A/C Compressor - May 2015
New Washer Pumps (Intensive, Headlight, & Windshield) - May 2015
New Windshield Washer Nozzles - May 2015
New Auto Dimming Rear View Mirror - March 2015
Replaced Battery Cable - Nov 2014
New Power Steering Pump, Reservoir, and Hoses - Nov 2013
New Flex Disc - Nov 2013
New OEM Battery - Nov 2013
New Oil Pan & Gasket - Sept 2013
Resealed Vapor Barriers Back Doors - Nov 2011
Replaced A/C Final Stage Unit - Jun 2011
Temp Sensor for Radiator Hose - Mar 2011
Thermostat - Mar 2011
Double Temp Sensor for Thermostat - Mar 2011
OEM Fan Clutch - Sept 2010
OEM Thrust Arms with Bushings - Mar 2010
Hood Alarm Switch
Full Disclosure Items
Passenger side mirror folding mechanism not working. The power mirror mechanism works fine its the folding that doesnt work. The motor is working, but the gears seem stripped. I bought the car this way, and never got around to replacing it.
The radio is on the fritz. The head unit seems fine, but the radio sometimes doesnt work. Im sure theres something thats lose.
The rear struts squeak. The Bilstein rear struts seem to have developed a squeak. Probably an easy fix.
The passenger front seat has the twist issue. I had the front drivers seat repaired for $150, so its not a big deal.
The instrument cluster has the missing pixel issue. I believe there is someone in Charlotte who fixes them.
Drivers side seat left bolster is a little faded, but no cracks. Im betting it can be dyed to look match the rest of the leather.
The spare key doesnt work electronically.
The car is very, very solid, and has been meticulously taken of by myself and the previous owners. The issues above are minor, and had it not been for the freak accidents, Id be listing the car for more money. The maintenance items above are as complete as can be, though I will update them if I find any additional receipts of my own.
Ive had the car repairs done at Bimmer Specialists in Greenville, Euro-Sports in Spartanburg, and Century BMW in Greenville.
The tires were purchased brand new from Discount Tire, and were purchased with a tire warranty, which I believe is transferable to a new owner with a fee.
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