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BARGAIN CARBON BLACK M SPORT BMW E53 X5 3.0i LPG AUTO - XENONS / TOW BAR / HEATED MEMORY LEATHER

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BMW E53 X5 3.0i M SPORT AUTOMATIC

** LPG CONVERSION - UP TO 60 MPG **

FACELIFT LCI MODEL

CARBON BLACK

BLACK HEATED SPORTS LEATHER

6 MONTHS MOT

For sale is my BMW X5 which has been LPG-converted. I purchased this as a stop-gap whilst on the lookout for a Range Rover Vogue. New car has arrived, and this is now surplus to requirements. I have used this to go up and down to Manchester for work, and it has never let me down.

This is the facelift 'LCI' model, which has interior revisions, as well as the iconic 'Angel Eye' headlamps. It looks modern and fresh even at this age, and has an imposing presence. I've always fancied one of these, and it hasn't disappointed. It's a really nice car to drive.

Genuine M Sport Model with: M Sport Side Skirts, M Sport Front & Rear Aprons, 19" Staggered M Sport Alloy Wheels, M Sport Steering Wheel, M Sport Suspension, Anthracite Roof Lining, Twin Exhausts

Desirable Specification including: Tow Bar, PRINS LPG Conversion, Angel Eyes, Full M Sport Leather Interior, Heated Front Seats, Memory Function on Drivers Seats, Bi-Xenon Headlights, Widescreen Sat Nav, Premium Audio, Multi-Function Steering Wheel, Electric Windows Front & Rear, Power Folding Door Mirrors, Auto-Dimming Rear View Mirror, Centre Arm Rest, Heated Door Mirrors, 5 x Head Restraints, Remote Central Locking, Alarm & Immobiliser, Space Saver Spare Wheel

Mechanically sound and reliable. Starts first turn of the key. No coolant leaks. No overheating - temperature gets to the half way point and sits there all day long. Uses no excess oil. Has the usual weep on the rocker cover gasket, which is common on these M54 engines. EML light has been on for years - and this is due to the LPG conversion. Does not affect the running in any way.

M54 / 3.0 Litre / Inline 6 Cylinder / 24 Valve / 231 BHP

Pulls well throughout the rev range, and actually makes my Range Rover feel a tad slow! Nice power and a good torque band from the engine. Plenty to haul this big beast down the road. The 'M54' is known for its meaty growl.

The gearbox is lovely and smooth. Goes through all the ratios as it should. Kick down, Sport and Manual Mode work fine.

LPG system is in the spare wheel well. Stako tank. Prins LPG set up. Filler hole is neatly placed on NSR bumper, with a removable cap. Full tank is approximately £30. With the price of LPG at around 60 pence per litre, it can achieve up to 60 MPG on a steady run. The system would benefit from a service, as it now cuts back over to petrol after a continuous beep. Might just require a sensor. Either way, it was working fine when I got it and the system is over £2k to install. Certificate of Conformity is present.

Suspension is the factory-fitted M Sport variant, and therefore the car handles superbly. My Range Rover feels quite 'wallowy' in comparison! This is taut and sure-footed. Hugs the road like it is on rails. Slight knock from the suspension, possible ball joint or other suspension component. One of the rear shock absorbers is a little noisy. Wheel bearing has a whine at certain speeds.

Brakes are good and stop the big car well. No pulling to either side, but there is a slight shudder under heavy braking.

The tyres are excellent and near new, with lots of tread on each corner.

Finished in the lovely and sought after Carbon Black Metallic. This is a rare colour in the X5, and only available in these later models. In good condition for the year and mileage. There are marks, blemishes and stone chips as to be expected. A few scuffs on the bumpers. No rust or rot. Cleans up well and has an imposing presence, as per the photos.

The interior is solid and in one piece, but would benefit from a good clean as the car has been used for a workhorse. No rips or tears in the leather. Driver's seat bolster has the usual wear. The M Sport seats are comfortable and supportive, and they hug you nicely. The cabin in this era of X5 is probably the most solid and well put-together in comparison to the newer models, which fell plastic and flimsy.

Pretty much everything works as it should, but there are a few minor issues to mention: The 4x4 light randomly comes on and off, and most likely a faulty sensor. Parking sensors beep continuously due to one being faulty (cheap replacement from eBay). Windscreen washer jets work intermittently, but headlamp ones are fine. Front doors only open from the inside handles.

Cheap and reliable old workhorse - the perfect work truck or tow car.

Sold as Seen and as Spares or Repairs, due to mileage and listed faults. However, as said above, it drives well, has never let me down and I wouldn't hesitate filling it up and driving to Scotland. Ideal export - these still sell for big money on the continent and Africa.

Comes with: 1 x Remote Key, BMW Leather Folder, X5 User Manuals, MOT History Printout, V5 Logbook.

No large groups - you don't need 5+ people to view a sub-£3k car. No time wasters, no dreamers, no scammers. Anyone trying to pour to dirty oil into the coolant and exhaust will be dealt with appropriately. Social distancing and Covid guidelines must be adhered.

Bank Transfer & Collection Only - I cannot deliver. Due to Covid, you are welcome to arrange collection with a transport company. Needless to say, funds will need to be fully cleared into my account before the car is released.

Located in Shinfield, Berkshire, RG2. Please call me 07984 395400.
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