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FS: 2003 M5 Carbon Black/ Caramel, 131k

Hi Folks,
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!

2003 M5
Carbon Black | Caramel interior
VIN: WBSDE93443CF93138
Production Date - Feb/2003
Located in Greenville, SC
131.7k miles
• Clean Title
• Rust Free
• 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 couldn’t 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 driver’s 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
• Stock Cats

• 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

• Other Mods
• 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

• Maintenance
• (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 driver’s 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 – it’s the folding that doesn’t 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 doesn’t work. I’m sure there’s something that’s 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 driver’s seat repaired for $150, so it’s not a big deal.
• The instrument cluster has the missing pixel issue. I believe there is someone in Charlotte who fixes them.
• Driver’s side seat left bolster is a little faded, but no cracks. I’m betting it can be dyed to look match the rest of the leather.
• The spare key doesn’t 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, I’d 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.

I’ve 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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Interested in the car. Please email me [email protected] or call/text 2o1 421 5353

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Extremely interested, please text me ASAP. I sent you a PM with my phone number.

I'd like to purchase this car ASAP, was supposed to buy another E39 in 2 days but I like yours more!

I may also be interested in leaving a deposit to secure the car for myself if you have other interest... I'm ready to fly down to SC to purchase the car as soon as this Saturday.

2001 Jet Black ///M5

-BBS LMs 19x8.5, 19x10
-Bilstein PSS9 Coilovers

Previous M5s:

2003 Imolarot ///M5
2002 Titansilber ///M5

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Also, if possible please upload higher quality photos. The photos attached are really pretty low quality, probably because you uploaded them in a zipped folder.

You can upload them in higher quality by individually attaching each photo file rather than attaching a single zipped folder which reduces photo quality dramatically. It would also display attached individual images directly in the thread without the need to download a folder.

2001 Jet Black ///M5

-BBS LMs 19x8.5, 19x10
-Bilstein PSS9 Coilovers

Previous M5s:

2003 Imolarot ///M5
2002 Titansilber ///M5

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For anyone interested, this car has been sold.

I'm heartbroken but it is what it is I guess, the search continues

2001 Jet Black ///M5

-BBS LMs 19x8.5, 19x10
-Bilstein PSS9 Coilovers

Previous M5s:

2003 Imolarot ///M5
2002 Titansilber ///M5

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Yeah, this is where the sweet spot is right now....$15-20k with a LOT of nice mods and 120-150k miles in right colors. Low mileage ones are skyrocketing, and the 60-120k mark really comes down to who wants it most. This was a really nice deal.
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