2001 BMW 540i 4.4L V8 M Series Wheels Great Condition

  • Condition: Used
  • Make: BMW
  • Model: 5-Series
  • SubModel: 540i
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door
  • Year: 2001
  • Mileage: 149,000
  • VIN: WBADN63491GM73941
  • Color: Burgundy
  • Engine size: 4.4L 4398CC V8 GAS DOHC Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Options: Cassette Player, CD Player, Leather Seats, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Interested? Contact seller!

2001 BMW 5-Series Base Sedan 4-Door Description

I bought this great car several months back. The seller wanted to let it go since it had an engine noise - the common issue with these 4.4s is the timing chain guide.
And that's all the problem was with this car - I had the engine torn down, and replaced the chain and guides, plus the water pump and alot of gaskets.
Viola - the engine doesn't make noise and runs very strong.
Since then I have driven this car over 1,000 miles up and down to my cabin in Forest Lakes from Mesa, AZ. That is about a 3 hour drive each way going from 1,100 feet to 7,700 feet. It climbs the hills great.
AC works fine, even the CD changer works fine (that's rare).
It isn't perfect - the cupholders are lousy, as they all were on this gen BMW - the radio display is partially pixelated, again common.
Paint isn't perfect but it shows nicely, and I like that the previous owner (an MD) put M series wheels on it. It looks right on the car.
It has a small oil leak, I am not sure from where, but doesn't burn oil. It shifts great, holds a good temperature, even when going uphill with the AC on full crank.
I have done all the hard and expensive work. I am selling because I simply need to thin out the herd - as always I have too many cars, so if its not getting used much (Winter in the mountains now = snow) then its up for sale.
DO NOT email me with a stupid low offer. I am not desperate to sell.
If you want a really nice 5 series with the rare 4.4 8, that you can drive cross country today, buy this car at a bargain.
Forgot to mention - I fixed the glovebox door too, they always break on these 5 series - it comes with the owners manual.
Yes the Sunroof works too.