BMW 525i SE.  1 owner from new.

Full BMW Service History. Mint!


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1 private owner from new!

Warranted 91,000 miles only!

Full BMW service history

HPI clear

58 stage inspection carried out

MOT - June 2018

6 month UK wide warranty

Welcome to the overview of this unrepeatable and frankly beautiful BMW saloon, the rare and desirable SE with a FULL BMW service history from new.  Better still, just 1 private owner from new, yes, no other names on the V5, this car was bought from Cooper Thames Ditton on 28th November 2003 by Robin Cook, and he has been the sole owner, driver and custodian since.  The car has never been to any other garage for servicing since new.  Unrepeatable.   Now before I say too much, let me just tell you that this car is exceptionally well preserved and we cannot tell you of any marks externally or internally, hand on heart if you said this car was a year old you’d believe it.  It’s gorgeous.  It has been cossetted its whole life, it has 12 stamps of service history, and every single one of them at the supplying BMW main dealer.  Being the SE model this car has lots of standard equipment including climate control which is colder than a freezer, the iconoc iDrive and so much more.  It has the rare tweed cloth which to my mind is nicer throughout the year, and it is absolutely unmarked, it looks factory fresh!  Amazing car inside and out.  The 2.5 litre petrol engine is powerful (192 BHP) as well as economical with combined fuel consumption of 33 MPG (on trip recording).  The gearbox is silky smooth, and the car is an absolute delight to drive.  The car has covered just 91,000 warranted miles from new and has a Full-BMW service history.  We believe that this is possibly the finest example of this model at this price point on sale today. As said it is a 1 owner car, and interested parties are strongly advised to call us quickly as a car of this caliber will not be here for long. 


This vehicle is presented in a very rare Metallic Grey and one which is completely in vogue on modern cars, as a result the hue gives the car a much more modern appearance than the plate on the car.  The car is resplendent from any angle.  Just 1 private keeper, the car has come to us direct from main agent.  The service history is complete with 12 stamps altogether, the last at 88,406 miles and all of them at the supplying BMW main dealer.  The car has a long MOT with no advisories and the vehicle has been through a full inspection with us and any areas needed addressed have been addressed, and as a result, there are no known faults and the vehicle.  It is offered with a 6 month UK wide warranty.  The car is HPI clear and we have the full book pack and both the keys.




We like our BMW’s here at Shields Motor Company, and we particularly like them SE specification with an AUTO box.  The car is a true executive luxury compact saloon in every sense of the word.  As mentioned, the car is in a rare colour which looks magnificent, we must tell you that BMW paint is amongst the best in the business and the lustre of this cars finish is outstanding.  We can’t tell you of any nasty scrapes, dents, cracks etc.  because there simply isn’t anything bad to tell you.  We usually at this point tell you of one light mark etc, well we can’t here because there are none!  Not even the wheels have a mark, the car is mint! 


Internally the car is outstanding.  Open the doors and you’re presented with a beautiful dog tooth cloth interior, which is very rare on these cars, and it is as new.  The car even smells new inside, and that is not the norm at this age and price point, it is stunning!.  The car has not seen smokers or pets, or children and as such it is impeccably well preserved.  There are no nicks, no tears, no stains, nothing at all to age this gorgeous interior.  The specification is amazing.  This list is in no way exhaustive, but let’s start with the dual zone climate control which works beautifully, blowing ice cold in moments, which at the time of listing the advert was very much needed.  Let’s also mention that the BMW Professional Radio is here, this is the top line offering and offers an array of features.  The car has cruise control (working), the front seats are multi point adjustable including for height.  You have front and rear armrests, passenger, driver, side and curtain airbags.  There is ISOFIX.  The dual zone climate control as mentioned extends to the rear where you are provided with, heat/ cool controls for the rear passengers.  There are 4 times electric windows.  The steering wheel is adjustable for reach and rake, and you have wheel mounted stereo and phone controls.  Cooling compartment in your glovebox, CD player, cup holders, heated rear screen, factory floor mats and so much more.  Obviously, you have I Drive ABS, PAS etc.  Basically, what this car doesn’t have, you really won’t miss.  It all works. 


When you get in and start the car you will immediately be struck by the high quality construction of the car.  It could be two years old.  You settle yourself in and the car does exactly what a well-loved BMW should do, it drives like a dream.  The engine is powerful enough to allow you to make more than rapid progress, or if you like to motor at a sensible pace then the car does that effortlessly.  The AUTO is always in the right ratio and changes are smooth and unobtrusive.  The steering is straight and true, and the handling is razor sharp.  A well sorted BMW is always a delight, and this car drives as new.  I do not say that lightly, we have experience of these as new and this one is tighter than any other we’ve driven in the last few years.  A total credit to its 1 private owner who has afforded careful and considered maintenance to this lovely car. 


If you’re looking to treat yourself to a classy executive car, then this really is the one for you.  Do not be confused by lesser offerings, this car is the finest of its ilk at this price point today, and of that we are certain.




  • BMW

  • 525i SE

  • Auto

  • 4 door saloon

  • 2.5 litre petrol engine

  • Metallic Grey

  • 91,000 miles - warranted

  • FULL Service History – all of it BMW supplying dealer – 12 stamps in total

  • MOT – June 2018 with no advisories

  • Unmarked cloth interior

  • Remote central locking (both keys here)

  • 16” alloys

  • Electric Windows x 4

  • Electric mirrors

  • Cruise control

  • Climate control

  • BMW Professional Radio

  • ISOFIX and top tether to rear seats

  • HPI Clear

  • Dual zone climate control

  • CD Player

  • iDrive


External Features


  • Metallic Silver

  • 16” alloys

  • Body coloured bumpers

  • Remote central locking

  • Front fogs

  • Heated rear window

  • Quick clear front screen

  • Remote boot release


Internal Features


  • Unmarked cloth

  • Cruise control

  • BMW professional radio

  • Dual zone climate control

  • Adjustable steering wheel with radio controls

  • Cooling compartment

  • Front cup holders

  • AUX input

  • Electric windows x 4

  • Electric Mirrors

  • CD player

  • Front armrest

  • Rear armrest with cup holders


  • Rear temperature control

  • Ambient lighting

  • Driver air bag

  • Passenger air bag

  • Side air bag

  • Curtain air bag

  • Traction control

  • Toolkit


Safety and Security


  • PAS

  • ABS

  • Cruise Control

  • Driver Airbag

  • Passenger Airbag

  • Side Airbags

  • Curtain Airbags

  • Front head restraints

  • Rear head restraints

  • Front and rear seatbelts

  • Central locking

  • Immobiliser


  • Traction control



Service History


We have the full book pack here and the car has a full BMW service history.  The service interval counts down on these cars, generally it’s every 12k, but this car has been serviced 12 times, all serviced at the BMW supplying dealer and the car was last serviced at 88,406 miles and now just showing 91,000 miles.  This car has been loved.


Service stamps at (rounded to nearest ‘000);


0, 15k, 32k, 38k, 49k, 62k, 65k, 77k. 78k, 79k, 86k and 88k


As part of the pre-sales preparation the car has had a 58 point multi point check over and addressed any areas required.


The car has a long MOT.


Both keys are here with the car.


The car leaves us with a 6 month UK wide WMS warranty. 




A truly stunning car with just 1 owner from new and with very low mileage for the year, is beautifully presented, exceptionally maintained and lavishly equipped.  If you’re not on the phone for this car, then you’re frankly not looking for the best BMW of this ilk.


PX considered.




£3,490 NO OFFERS – no best price enquiries – this is the best price for this car when compared to our competitors in a 100-mile radius. 


NB:  We will ignore all best price texts and emails.  Please don’t waste your time or ours.


Look at all we provide.  We’re a reputable business of 21 years standing, we’re a Limited business who are VAT registered, and what’s more, we love what we do, and we care.  Why chance it with a back-street trader? 


PX considered please read our PX terms.  We don’t swap cars, so please don’t ask.


About us


We are Shields Motor Company Limited.   Based in Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12.  We have 21 years’ experience in the motor trade independently selling used cars.   We have a simple methodology, and that is to provide quality cars with a high level of service, at the most competitive of prices.  We’ve hundreds and hundreds of cars to hundreds of satisfied customers.  Retail cars are prepared to the highest of standards and our non-pressure approach will be a revelation.  Our cars sell themselves.


Previously we had a large forecourt and well-appointed offices.  We stocked dozens of cars, from a Fiesta to a top line Jaguar.  However, back in 2010 we decided to go back to our routes and to trade cars for passion, not just to pay the bills.  Although we still have a lot of cars we operate a much more streamlined operation and are an internet based business, and as such viewings of cars are by appointment and occur at our home in Bracknell, Berkshire.  You will find our service akin to dealing with a quality forecourt, but without the pressure.   Thus, you’ll find our prices sharp and our cars sell very quickly indeed.


PX and to clear vehicles are sold as seen, and no warranty is implied or given. 


Shields Motor Company ‘Quality Cars from the name you Can Trust’


You can contact me Peter on 07872 340360. 


We are based in Bracknell, RG12.  We operate from home and our cars are stored off site.  Thus, all viewing by appointment to ensure we and the car are available for you.  Please don’t just turn up; the number of people who do so to find the car sold is avoidable. 

We are open 7 days a week by appointment.




DEBIT/ CREDIT cards welcome.  You can also pay by electronic transfer or cash.  We do not accept any form of cheque payment or draft payment. 


A £200.00 non-refundable deposit secures the car.  Balances are payable within 3 working days.




Finance is available through our finance partners, Zebra Asset Finance.


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