The E39 was released in 1995 and throughout its run until 2004, there were a total of 17 different engine configurations offered, including the top-of-the-line E39 M5. There were two body styles as well as the numerous gearbox and trims options, so the possibilities were endless.

I have the 2001 530iA version.

Below is a complete summary of the factory specs my particular model carries and some of the work that was done afterward. If you get too bored reading all this, just simply move on to the next page.

Onto the really nerdy stuff now…


Specifications Summary

Let's see what this machine is made of.

Production & Trim

June 2001, 530iA
Mtech Trim

Body & Chassis

Mid-size, 4dr Sedan
Front Engine, RWD


2,979cc (3.0L) BMW M54
L6 DOHC 24 valves

Power & Torque

225 hp @ 5,900 rpm
214 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm


5-Speed Automatic
with Manual+Sport Mode


Premium BMW Shocks+Struts
F+R Independent

Speed & Acceleration

206 km/h Max
0-100 km/h in 7.4s

Wheels & Tires

Style 65 Wheels (8″×18″)
Michelin 245/40RZ18 Pilot Sport A/S 3 Tires


4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel ABS

Capacity & Efficiency

70L Gasoline Tank
14.63L / 100 km (combined)


Curb: 1,610 kg
GVWR: 2,070 kg


L: 4,775 mm / W: 1,800 mm
H: 1,435 mm / WB: 2,830 mm

Maintenance & Upgrades

Give a little love, get a lot back.

Suspension Overhaul

November 2012 @ 142,303 km

  • Replaced Front Shocks, Struts and Swaybar Links
  • Replaced Rear Shocks
  • Replaced Right Upper Rear Control Arm
  • Replaced Front Upper Control Arm Bushings
  • Aligned All Four Wheels

M5 Wheels Upgrade

December 2013 @ 149,433 km

  • New BMW Style 65 8″x18″ Wheels
  • New Michelin 245/40RZ18 Pilot Sport A/S 3 Tires

Entertainment Package Upgrade

July 2013 @ 146,200 km

  • Replaced Original Alpine Stereo System with Kenwood DDX470 Deck
  • Bluetooth, iOS and DVD Support
  • Handfree Phone

Engine Service

February 2014 @ 150,641 km

  • Oil Service
  • Replaced Upper Radiator Hose
  • Replaced Main Serpentine Belt
  • Flushed Brake Fluid System
  • Replaced Rear Differential Fluid

Engine Service

May 2014 @ 152,511 km

  • Replaced Water Pump Assembly
  • Replaced Tensioner and Idler Pulleys

Mtech Trim Upgrade

November 2014 @ 158,367 km

  • Installed New Front and Rear Mtech Bumpers
  • Installed New Door Mouldings
  • Replaced Stock Exhaust with Magnaflow Street Series Oval Muffler with Tip
  • Replaced Front Forward Fender Liners
  • Added Trunk Lip Spoiler

Brakes Replacement

December 2014 @ 159,466 km

  • Replaced Front Brake Pads, Rotors, and Sensors
  • Serviced Callipers and Lubricated Slides and Pins

ABS Control Unit Replacement

January 2016 @ 172,939 km

  • Replaced ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Control Unit Coded to Vehicle VIN

Brakes Replacement

November 2016 @ 179,238 km

  • Replaced Rear Brake Pads, Rotors, and Sensors
  • Serviced Callipers and Lubricated Slides and Pins
  • Replaced Expansion Tank Hose Fitting, Refilled Coolant System