BaT Auction: 2003 BMW M5

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This 2003 BMW M5 is finished in Jet Black over an optional black full-leather interior and was reportedly a Dinan supercharged example prior to late 2015, when it received a replacement naturally aspirated 4.9L S62 V8 along with a factory suspension setup from a lower-mileage example. Modifications consist of a MAF-less Alpha N tune, rear muffler delete, Dinan reinforced subframe, E60 short shifter with lighted ZHP knob, Rennline pedal covers, and more. A 2017 cooling system overhaul included replacement of the radiator, thermostats, fan, fan clutch, hoses, and sensors. This E39 M5 is offered with older records, a winter wheel and tire setup, a Bimmerworld compact spare and jack set, a Carfax report, and a clean New Jersey title in the seller’s name.

Paintwork has been performed on the front clip according to the seller, who notes that the VIN decals on the hood and a front fender and do not match despite the absence of accidents listed on the Carfax report. The front bumper cover was previously modified to accept an intercooler, resulting in an inability to mount factory fog lamps. Cosmetic flaws include a ding on the trunk lid, a repair on the rear bumper cover, and various smaller blemishes. A spare lower grille is included in the sale.

BaT Auction: 2003 BMW M5

Same-size Style 65 18″ wheels have replaced the original staggered setup and were refinished a year ago, though two now show curb rash. Four new 275/35 Riken Raptor tires were installed under 100 miles ago per the seller. A second set of Style 65s mounted with 265/35 Bridgestone Blizzak LM60 tires is also included as pictured in the gallery below. New brake rotors were recently fitted all around.

BaT Auction: 2003 BMW M5

The cabin is optioned with black full leather including on the dash, door panels, and center console. Additional factory equipment includes Park Distance Control, folding rear seats, and M Audio with Bluetooth. A blemish on the center LCD screen is shown in the gallery. The seller states that the power folding mirrors work, but the driver’s side motor will need replacement soon. The odometer shows 107k chassis miles, approximately 10k of which were added by the seller.

BaT Auction: 2003 BMW M5

The original burl wood trim has been swapped for factory titanium and additional modifications include an E60 545i short shifter with a lighted ZHP knob, WeatherTech floor mats, and a stainless steel emergency brake handle. The seller has also had the rearview mirror rebuilt and a European-spec armrest with storage installed. A tire pressure monitoring system is hardwired into the sunroof console as depicted in the gallery. A new set of OEM floor and trunk mats accompanies the sale.

BaT Auction: 2003 BMW M5

The original 4.9-liter S62 V8 was reportedly fitted with a Dinan supercharger by a previous owner, and developed internal problems resulting in its replacement at just under 100k miles. The stock, naturally aspirated replacement V8 was reportedly sourced from a late 2001 model with similar mileage and installed in December 2015 by E39 M5 specialist Adam Barjak. Power is sent through a factory 6-speed manual transmission.

BaT Auction: 2003 BMW M5

The radiator, thermostats, fan and fan clutch, hoses, and sensors were replaced in 2017 and new spark plugs, thrust arm bushings, and an oil separator hose were recently installed. Engine management is through a MAF-less Alpha N tune by Frank Smith. A Peake code reader and several miscellaneous spare parts accompany the sale along with maintenance records dating from prior to the 2015 engine replacement.

BaT Auction: 2003 BMW M5

The Carfax report shows that this M5 has split its time between New Jersey and New York. Consistent odometer readings and 30 service entries are recorded along with a 2015 airbag recall.

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