About

Well, I started off with just the E39 but have now progressed and also got an E53 X5.

My E39 is a 530i Sport Touring. It was first registered in September 2002. It is Topaz Blue and at the time of writing, has travelled approximately 128,500 miles. Over 11,000 of those with me in just over the year I have owned the car. I purchased the car on the 16th June 2016. When I purchased the car it was on 117,300 miles.

Arriving at Santa Pod for the BMW Show July 2017

Car Specification and Accessories

  • 2979cc 3-litre M54 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_M54#M54B30)
  • 5-speed Automatic Transmission
  • BMW Style 66 17″ Alloy Wheels
  • Self-levelling suspension, rear on air bags.
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Automatic rear-view mirror dimming
  • Heated wing mirrors
  • Automatic Windscreen Wipers
  • Beige Leather Interior
  • Cruise Control
  • Front and Rear PDC
  • BMW C53 Business Stereo (Cassette and Radio with a 6 CD Changer in the boot)
  • Hydraulic assist for the tailgate, opens from the remote or from a button in the car.
  • 40w LED in Angel Eye
  • HID driving lights
  • Comfort seats
  • Manual seat adjustment
  • Manual Steering Wheel adjustment
  • Electric Mirrors
  • Electric Windows

Fuel Consumption

Around town I am getting 20/21 mpg. This is a lot of stop start on short trips of up to 7 miles to work and back.

When I get out on the motorway and using cruise control at 70 mph I normally get around 35/36 mpg.

X53 X5 3.0i Sport

This is a 03/2002 model 3.0 Sport with tinted windows and 19″ wheels.

Car Specification and Accessories

  • 2979cc 3-litre M54 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_M54#M54B30)
  • 5-speed Automatic Transmission
  • BMW Style xx 19″ Alloy Wheels
  • Self-levelling suspension, rear on air bags.
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Automatic rear-view mirror dimming
  • Heated wing mirrors
  • Automatic Windscreen Wipers
  • Black Leather Interior with wood trim
  • Cruise Control
  • Front and Rear PDC
  • Pioneer double-din stereo with 7″ screens in the headrests
  • Electric seat adjustment
  • Electric Steering Wheel adjustment
  • Electric Mirrors
  • Electric Windows

Contact Details

You can email me at richard@rixham.co.uk

I am on Instagram as @rixhamrichard

You can also find me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/richardrixham (not really used these days)

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