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BMW 5 Series E39 Bucket Seat Guide

The BMW E39 story...

The BMW E39 is the fourth generation of the BMW 5 series, which was manufactured from 1995 to 2004. Once you start using your BMW E39 for fast road and track use, you’ll soon realize just how much you need new bucket seats to provide more support. 

On cornering, you may find your self holding onto the steering wheel tighter than usual, tensing your thighs and legs against the central console and/or door card. You’ll probably find your weight shifting in the seat and having to re-position your self after the corner. 

None of this is correct. Your seat should provide the right level of support so that you can grip the steering wheel only for steering, your legs should be supported and your weight shouldn’t shift around. The recommendations we provide are to ensure that you feel comfortable and supported allowing you to focus on the job at hand. 

We’ve worked closely with our customers to create our BMW E39 guide.
The resulting recommendations are based on previous customer car installations.

Recommended brackets:
We recommend either using the Planted Technology bracket with side mounts or the Cobra side mounts to successfully install the side and base mounted seats we suggest in our guide.  

Bucket seat – Side mounts – Fitting frame – Vehicle

Reclining seat – Sliding runner – Fitting frame – Vehicle

**NOTE** Cobra and Recaro fitting equipment is for Cobra and Recaro Seats only!

  • ,

    £62.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Planted Technology

    From £185.50 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Recaro Fitting Equipment

    £120.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Cobra Fitting Equipment

    From £70.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Recaro Fitting Equipment

    £159.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Sparco Fitting Equipment

    £70.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Sparco Fitting Equipment

    £32.50 Excl. VAT Add to basket
Recommended bucket seats:
We recommend these bucket seats based on previous BMW E39 customer cars.
Tried and tested, we know the narrower shoulder supports fit the cockpit constraints.
We’ve picked different styles of seats depending on the level of protection you need.
  • Sparco FIA Racing Bucket Seats

    From £194.50 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Corbeau Sprint X Motorsport Bucket Seats

    From £460.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Recaro FIA Racing Bucket Seats

    From £790.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Bucket Seats

    From £235.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Recaro Sportline Bucket Seats

    From £825.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Auto Style Bucket Seats

    £270.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Sabelt FIA Motorsport Seats

    £431.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Cobra Motorsport FIA seats

    From £603.50 Excl. VAT Select options
  • OMP FIA Racing Bucket Seats

    £428.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • OMP FIA Racing Bucket Seats

    £307.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Sabelt FIA Motorsport Seats

    £511.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Cobra Road And Track Seats

    From £682.50 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Mirco FIA Seats

    From £324.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Sparco FIA Racing Bucket Seats

    £450.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Sparco FIA Racing Bucket Seats

    £337.50 Excl. VAT Add to basket
Recommended reclining seats:
We recommend these reclining sport seats based on previous BMW E39 customer cars.
Tried and tested, we know they fit the floor mounting kits perfectly for a direct installation.
We’ve picked different styles of seats based on 8 different budgets and styles.
  • Recaro Sportline Reclining Sport Seats

    From £795.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Recaro Sportline Reclining Sport Seats

    From £1,255.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Cobra Reclining Sport Seats

    From £499.17 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Cobra Reclining Sport Seats

    From £1,374.17 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Auto Style Reclining Sport Seats

    £295.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Sparco Reclining Sport Seats

    From £374.56 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Corbeau Sportline Reclining Sport Seats

    From £600.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Auto Style Reclining Sport Seats

    £245.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
  • Auto Style Reclining Sport Seats

    From £295.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Auto Style Reclining Sport Seats

    £275.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
Recommended roll cage:
We recommend this roll cage based on previous BMW E39 customer cars.
We only work with trusted brands including Safety Devices and Custom cages
  • OMP Roll Cages

    £1,022.85 Excl. VAT Add to basket
Recommended harness belts:
Once you’ve picked the right bucket seats or reclining sport seats. You’ve got your roll cage set up and ready to go. It’s time to get the right harness belts. We’ve listed the 8 most popular harnesses on the market today. We’ve listed a few road and race harnesses along with some FIA harnesses depending on your requirements.
  • TRS 3 point road and track harnesses

    From £80.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • TRS 4 point road and track harnesses

    From £85.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • TRS 4 Point FIA Approved Harnesses

    From £205.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • TRS 6 Point FIA Approved Harnesses

    From £245.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Takata Drift Series Harnesses

    From £171.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Takata Drift Series Harnesses

    From £260.00 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Schroth FIA Saloon Harnesses

    From £370.01 Excl. VAT Select options
  • Schroth FIA Saloon Harnesses

    £325.00 Excl. VAT Add to basket
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