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1995 BMW 525i Sport

Posted May 27, 2024 | Hits
Make: BMW
Model: 525
Country: USA
Region: IL
City: Waukegan
Zip: 60085
Body Style: Sedan
Year: 1995
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 4
Color: Red
Engine: M3 S52 ENGINE
Condition: Used
I have up for sale my 1995 BMW e34 525i - RESTORED. This car is truly amazing. Too much to mention. I bought the car a few years ago from the original owner who drove it to over 267,000 miles on it - with no accidents or bodywork or paintwork ever! He kept very good care of the car but it was showing its age. I took it on as a perfect project car candidate. The vehicle currently has 271,000 on it - but there is very little left to the car that has 271k on it - a lot has been replaced.

First things first, I bought a 1999 BMW M3 engine / transmission, also known as the most reliable M engine ever made, the S52. The donor car had 90k on the dash. I went to see the donor car and hear the engine run before buying, so I know the mileage because I saw the cluster reading.

Opened up the engine first and checked the condition and decide if anything needed to be changed while it was out. The engine condition was immaculate and so we decided not to waste money on a rebuild. Just de-greased and cleaned up the inside and made some minor adjustments and replaced all seals. Here is what was done to the car ALL WITHIN THE LAST 3,000 miles (in 2015).

Engine / Mechanical:
Re-sealed the engine by replacing every gasket possible. OEM parts only.
New thermostat
Water pump
Knock sensor
O2 sensors
Spark plugs
Ignition coils
cleaned fuel injectors
New fuel filter, air filter, oil filter
all new motor mounts
all new transmission mounts
all new fluids OEM
Some wiring that was starting to age
All hoses and miscellaneous vacuum lines
Mass Air flow sensor
Many A/C components. AC blows ice cold.
New OEM clutch (all components)
We used the M50 (old engine) intake manifold as a bolt on to the S52 engine to add hp. This is a common mod done by M3 owners
Bimmerworks recommended an ECU upgrade that would add 10-15hp which was done as well. I cannot recall the brand at the moment
I'm sure I'm forgetting stuff

Bilstein Sport yellow shocks
H&R Springs 2in drop
Complete 16 piece control arm and bushing replacement
So virtually 90% of the suspension parts were replaced
All 4 new brake rotors + brake pads + refinished calipers and rust proofed

Full body sand + rust proof primered. I have many pics to show this work.
All doors removed, glass removed, and trim, etc
Needless to say, everything including door jams and a lot more was rust proofed and painted
Several coats Factory Imola Red
Several coats of 3M clear
All new weather seals + sunroof seal
All new factory door trim moudling
Engine bay was painted flat black
All exterior lighting were changed to OEM Euro lights
AC Schnitzer style front lip spoiler


AC Schnitzer RARE wheels made for an e34. Wheels were re-finished before mounting 4 new tires. High speed balanced on machines used to balance race car wheels
Seats re-wrapped in 2 tone new leather. New foam inserted where it was needed so the seats feel softer than brand new.
All door panel inserts were replaced with M5 door perforated door cards
Door panels were repainted with SEM tan oem match paint
Interior black trim was re-sprayed
Old wood trim was covered with carbon fiber overlay
ZHP shift knob
Short shifter
2 new window motor/regulators
New master window switch
Exhaust: (approx price tag $500)

Fully custom, hand made steel mandrel bent premium piping
2 to 1 piping straight back from engine to 1 middle silencer, and then the muffler
All new exhaust hangers welded on
No catalytic converters (vehicle is classic tagged so it does not require emissions inspection)
I'm sure I am forgetting things. It is close to perfect but not perfect. Mechanically - it is perfect. Some minor cosmetic things you may or may not notice or even care about. The car is garage kept under a cover, but I do drive it here and there on weekends. Exhaust sounds nice and deep, but not too loud and annoying. Transmission and clutch feel smooth as butter. Engine purrs nice and quiet. Car is nice and fast.

The stereo is all original. That's how I wanted it. Factory CD changer in the trunk. The only bad part is some of the interior speakers are blown. I personally don't listen to the radio so it never bothered me.

The car currently gets 23mpg city and 27mpg highway. Tested and proven by me. Car is run strictly on Sunoco 93 octane and Mobil 1 Euro blend synthetic oil.
Vehicle Features
Driver Airbag
Passenger Airbag
Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Leather Seats
Power Locks
Power Seats
Power Windows
CD Player

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