Model:1 Series
Mileage:104199 M
Engine:3.0l N52
Trim:M Sport
For sale is my wife’s 2009 BMW 125i M Sport cabriolet. The car is on an 09 plate; first registered 27th March 2009. The car currently has 104,161 miles on the clock which will increase because it is still in use. The car is finished in Space Grey Metallic paint with black leather.


18 inch style 261 alloy wheels
Heated seats
Bluetooth phone connection
CD player
Aux input
Front and rear parking sensors
Auto headlights / wipers
Dual zone climate control
Electric folding mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Dipping near side mirror when reverse is selected

In our ownership I have added a screen in place of the dashboard storage cubby which provides a wired and wireless CarPlay connection for sat nav, streaming music and calls. I still have the storage cubby should the next owner want to remove the screen. There is an Apple lightning connector in the cubby for charging / wired CarPlay connection.


The car is finished in Space Grey Metallic and does have some marks consummate with the age and mileage, the worst of which is a car park ding on the crease of the drivers door. I had been meaning to get this sorted but have never got round to it unfortunately. The are a few other minor imperfections such as stone chips and gravel rash to the side skirts, but the car does present well.

The aerial has been changed for a genuine BMW stubby aerial which looks considerably better than the one it left the factory with. The rear diffuser has been panted gloss black to provide a better contrast with the grey paint. The exhaust tips have been replaced with genuine BMW ones due to the originals looking tired.


The interior is in very good condition with some minor wear to the seat bolsters. The Boston black leather has aged well. I have fitted the tilting headrests from a 3 series.

The halogen bubs have been replaced with LED to modernise the car and I have had a number of pieces of trim refinished in alcantara with silver grey stitching to match the BMW performance parts for this generation of car. The work was carried out by Royal Steering Wheels who retrimmed the following parts; dash trim insert, binnacle cover, handbrake grip and gaiter, gear gaiter and steering wheel. The car has a genuine BMW performance shift knob fitted. The rest of the interior trim has been wrapped in carbon vinyl. The ashtray has been replaced with a cubby which is the perfect size to hold a phone.

Wheels and Tyres

I have had all four alloy wheels refurbed in our ownership but unfortunately there is a minor scuff on the driver’s front wheel. The car currently has Good Year Asymmetric 5 rear tyres with 5mm of tread left and Good Year Asymmetric 6 front tyres with 7mm of tread.


In March 2022 I fitted Eibach lowering springs, Bilstein B4 front dampers to match the rears previously installed and I fitted M3 LCA’s to improve the steering feel / turn in. The front suspension received new spring cups, top mounts etc and a number of new bolts. The four wheel alignment was carried out by Puma Build.

Engine, Transmission and Brakes

The car has BMW’s fabulous six cylinder N52 engine. In the 125i the power is reduced to 218bhp by a restrictive throttle map however I took he car to P Torque in Wolverhampton who remapped to 130i power – so 277bhp or so.

The engine sounds fantastic and pulls well throughout the rev range. The gearbox has had E46 M3 mounts fitted, a new white shifter bush and the CDV has been removed to improve clutch feel.

The brakes have subsequently upgraded to 130i spec (330mm front rotors rather than 300mm rotors). It has Zimmerman discs front and rear with ATE pads, the fronts being ceramic to reduce brake dust. The brake callipers have been painted in flat grey with black spring clips.

Service History and Maintenance

The service history is made up for main dealer, independents and work by myself with corresponding receipts. The history is as follows:

24/03/2009 – BMW (UK) LTD – PDI
17/02/2011 – BMW Cotswold Hereford – oil, microfilter and brake fluid @ 15,052 miles
29/01/2012– BMW Cotswold Hereford – oil, microfilter, brake fluid, MOT @ 29,932
23/02/2015 – South Hereford Garages – brake fluid, oil and pollen filter @ 46,797 miles
13/06/2017 – South Hereford Garages – oil and microfilter @ 60,295 miles
06/02/2019 – South Hereford Garages – oil and microfilter @ 72,114 miles
28/10/2020 – Motorlink MOT Servicing & Repairs – oil and microfilter @ 82,397 miles
26/01/2021 – JS Prestige – brake fluid @ 82,777 miles
29/10/2021 – LG Autos – oil and microfilter @ 89,341 miles
27/06/2022 – DIY oil and microfilter change using Millers LL04 spec oil and a Bosch filter @ 95,895 miles
28/01/2023 – DIY brake fluid change using BMW OE fluid @ 101,513 miles
10/03/2023 – DIY oil and microfilter change using Millers LL04 spec oil and a Bosch filter @ 102,465 miles

In our ownership, the following maintenance has been done:

13th January 2021 – new Exide battery fitted and registered to the car
21st January 2021 – four new Kumho Ecsta none-run flat tyres fitted
26th January 2021 – new track rod ends arms and ends
27th January 2021 - Four wheel alignment
6th February 2021 – windscreen washer jet pump replaced (DIY)
15th February 2021 – recall for heater blower wiring undertaken by Sytner Tamworth
6th March 2021 – Bilstein B4 rear dampers and new bump stops fitted (DIY)
28th March 2021 – new offside rear wheel speed sensor (DIY)
14th April 2021 – new front Eicher discs and pads (130i spec / size) (DIY)
2nd August 2021 – nearside rear wheel speed sensor replaced
30th October 2021 – new NGK iridium plugs (DIY)
12th December 2021 – new coil pack installed due to one being broken / new boot release fitted (DIY)
11th March – Bilstein B4 front dampers with new top mounts, spring cups etc, Eibach springs and M3 LCA’s (DIY)
18th March – four wheel alignment
9th July 2022 – rear diff and gearbox oil changed; MOTUL 75w-90 diff oil Redline MTL gearbox oil (DIY)
5th August 2022 – new Bosch starter motor plus oil cooler and oil filter housing gaskets replaced (DIY)
8th August 20220 – pollen filter replaced (DIY)
11th October 2022 – new Zimmerman rear discs with ATE brake pads and a Bosch wear sensor fitted (DIY)
20th October 2022 – rear Good Year Asymmetric 5 tyres fitted
7th November 2022 – front Good Yeas Asymmetric 6 tyres fitted
25th January 2023 – new near side front brake calliper (DIY)
18th February 2023 – Zimmerman discs and ATE ceramic pads fitted (DIY)

The MOT history is very good with no fails; the last two MOT’s under our ownership have not had any advisories. The current MOT expires on 27th October 2023.

These is a folder of receipts etc from our ownership of the car that will be supplied with it. The car comes with two keys, the service book and owner’s manual. The car is HPI clear with no outstanding finance etc – before purchasing it I bought a V Check which I can share to demonstrate this. The private plate will be removed prior to sale. My wife is the fourth owner.

The car runs well and drives well, the roof works as it should and it will be sold with the wind deflector. We will be sad to see it go, but we need a more practical car especially as our little boy gets bigger.

I am asking £5,500 for the car which I believe if fair for the condition and the work carried out to date.

We are located close to the A42, near Tamworth.