1994 BMW 525i SE Touring E34


  • Regularly maintained by Munich Legends
  • Rare Phase 1 Touring with improved M50 engine 
  • £25,000 spent on restoration since 2013
  • Five registered keepers
  • MOT to November 2024 
  • Versatile and high specification classic estate 

The Appeal

This BMW 525iSE Touring is a late Phase 1 with the uprated M50 engine that is fitted with timing chains rather than belts. It features almost every factory option available when new. 

The E34 is the 5 series that cemented BMW’s reputation for quality, desirability and drivability in the 90s and good examples are increasingly difficult to find.
It has been maintained to a very high level by its long term keeper. He has treated it as a rolling restoration, lavishing £25,000 on the car including full respray and replacement gearbox. This work has been done by renowned specialist Munich Legends who are a classic BMW specialist.
The joy of the E34, especially this versatile estate, is that it works as a daily driver and just as well as a cherished modern classic. Whichever you choose, its long MOT provides the reassurance to get in and go. 

History and Paperwork

  • First registered 13th January 1994 
  • Five registered keepers from new
  • Current keeper since 12th May 2013
  • Being sold due to the owner's impending retirement in France
  • Full service history for the 11 years it has been with the current keeper 
  • All servicing since 2013 by Munich Legends
  • Rolling restoration since 2013 including a full respray 
  • £25,000 spent since 2013 on the car's restoration, with invoices to support this
  • Lots of new OEM parts fitted across interior and exterior trim
  • Believed to be a BMW head office staff car due to its high specification and Bracknell registration
  • Factory specification sheet included in history file and photos 
  • Raft of Munich Legends invoices in history file
  • MOT valid to 2nd November 2024 with 126,026 miles showing and minor advisories
  • Has covered very few miles since the MOT test 
Factory specification includes: 
  • Fully Automatic air conditioning, which was a £4,000 option 
  • Heated electric front seats
  • Heated electric seats and headrests with electric lumbar control
  • Fully functioning tilt and slide double sunroof that opens forwards, backwards and in the middle (see pictures)
  • Cruise control 

The Condition

  • Granite Silver paintwork which has been resprayed since 2013 
  • Very tidy paintwork with equally straight bodywork 
  • Bodywork restored as required including new sills 
  • Factory standard car including 15in lattice-style alloy wheels 
  • Matching alloy spare 
  • Grey velour interior in good order with only minor wear and tear
  • Cloth on the rear seat base is starting to fray in one corner
  • Headlining is functional but could do with replacing
  • Fitted with nearly every available option from its production time, except leather seats
  • Sliding sunroof rebuilt and fully working 
  • Factory tool kit appears complete and is in good condition 
  • Unmodified and original interior including Blaupunkt Paris radio cassette 
  • Fitted with factory trip computer
  • Spacious estate car format with opening rear window 

The Mechanics

  • Uprated M50 2,494cc straight six BMW engine with chain cams
  • Revised engine delivers 185bhp 
  • 5spd automatic gearbox which has been replaced since 2013 
  • Regularly used and maintained
  • The alternator has been rebuilt and all pulleys have been replaced
  • We are told that the suspension and tyres handle well on today's roads
  • Maintained by Munich Legends totalling £25,000 
  • Regular servicing and maintenance by marque specialist 
Maintenance since 2013 includes: 
  • New catalytic converter
  • Replacement automatic gearbox
  • Replacement rocker gasket cover
  • Coil pack plug connectors
  • Vacuum hoses
  • All brake and fuel lines renewed 

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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
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Auction Details
  • Year 1994
  • Make BMW
  • Model 5 Series
  • Colour Silver
  • Mileage 126,054 Miles
  • Engine size 2494
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Warlingham
  • County Surrey
  • Country United Kingdom
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Bidding history
9 Bids from 7 bidders
  • david-r•••• £2,700 19/07/24
  • andrew-•••• £2,600 19/07/24
  • gkyle2 £2,500 19/07/24
  • duncan-•••• £2,000 19/07/24
  • gkyle2 £1,750 19/07/24
  • Jonnydm £1,650 18/07/24
  • duncan-•••• £1,500 17/07/24
  • christo•••• £1,100 17/07/24
  • dmatin £1,000 17/07/24

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