BMW M52 Defenders UK

BMW M52 Defenders UK

Built in South Africa between 1997 and 2000, these unique Defenders only exist in the UK if they have been imported. A few vehicles are conversions, but most of the vehicles in the UK are genuine examples - bearing the VIN of a CKD vehicle.


In the region of 300 Defenders were built with the 2.8 litre, 6-litre petrol engine, with potentially 3 of these being built at Solihull. Whether these were prototypes, presents to retiring employees or mere clerical errors is not yet known.

Total mileage

2,191,409 miles

Estimated average
vehicle mileage*

121,745 miles

How many?

21 vehicles in this collection have been registered in the UK

How many left from the 21 vehicles in February 2024?

15 On the road 5 Off the road 1 Exported
Model Year Reg No. Body Steering Colour Dates Notes Last MOT mileage
1989 ******* 90 3 door station wagon
90 4C SW DT DIESEL
RHD Silver Registered 1st Apr 1990 Conversion from 2.5TD 45,036 mi
on 9th Nov 2023
1996 P****** 90 3 door station wagon
RHD Red Registered 13th Aug 1996 Conversion from 300Tdi N/A
1997 R****** 90 3 door station wagon
MODEL UNKNOWN
RHD Yellow Registered 23rd Dec 1998 229,093 mi
on 26th Jun 2023
1997 P***** 90 3 door station wagon
90 DEFENDER
RHD Green Registered 31st Dec 1998 296,338 km
on 28th Jul 2023
1997 R****** 90 3 door station wagon
Unknown
RHD Green Registered 15th Jan 1998 60,125 mi
on 9th Nov 2023
1997 R****** 110 5 door station wagon (SW)
DEFENDER 110 TD
RHD Blue Registered 17th May 2018 5,766 mi
on 5th Jun 2023
1997 ****** 90 3 door station wagon
90 DEFENDER
RHD Green Registered 31st Dec 1997 22,370 mi
on 30th Mar 2023
1997 R****** 110 Pick-up, soft top or hard top
110 DEFENDER TDI
RHD Blue Registered 4th Mar 1998 Conversion from 300Tdi 24,251 mi
on 29th Mar 2018
1997 M***** 90 3 door station wagon
90 DEFENDER
RHD Green Registered 31st Dec 1997 389,217 km
on 3rd Jan 2023
1997 P***** 110 5 door station wagon (SW)
Unknown
RHD Green Registered 9th Oct 1998 320,528 km
on 4th Jan 2024
1997 P****** 110 5 door station wagon (SW)
Unknown
RHD Blue Registered 31st Dec 1997 221,975 km
on 31st Mar 2023
1997 F**** 110 5 door station wagon (SW)
Unknown
RHD Green Registered 31st Dec 1997 N/A
on 2nd Feb 2024
1997 R****** 90 3 door station wagon
90 DEFENDER
RHD Blue Registered 31st Dec 1997 267,753 km
on 18th Mar 2023
1998 ****** 90 3 door station wagon
MODEL UNKNOWN
RHD Blue Registered 31st Dec 1998 107,874 mi
on 13th Jul 2023
1998 N***** 90 3 door station wagon
90 DEFENDER
RHD Blue Registered 31st Dec 1999 316,410 km
on 15th Dec 2023
1998 T****** 90 3 door station wagon
Unknown
RHD Blue Registered 31st Dec 1999 269,774 km
on 13th Jun 2023
1999 T***** 110 5 door station wagon (SW)
Unknown
RHD Green Registered 15th Apr 1999 47,334 mi
on 28th Mar 2023
1999 V****** 90 3 door station wagon
Unknown
RHD Green Built 15th Jun 1999
Registered 21st Jan 2000
81,540 mi
on 25th Jul 2023
2000 W****** 110 5 door station wagon (SW)
Unknown
RHD White Built 14th Dec 1999
Registered 31st Dec 2000
187,516 km
on 11th May 2023
2000 W****** 90 3 door station wagon
90 DEFENDER
RHD Blue Built 8th Sep 1999
Registered 31st Dec 2000
212,571 mi
on 4th Sep 2019
2000 S****** 90 3 door station wagon
90 DEFENDER
RHD Beige Built 28th Sep 1999
Registered 31st Dec 1999
253,855 km
on 27th Jul 2023

Data updated monthly

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Defender 110 - 5 door station wagon (SW) - 2.2 Tdci - RHD **63***
Defender 110 - Hard top - 2.2 Tdci - RHD **14***
Defender 90 - Pick-up, soft top or hard top - 300Tdi - RHD R******

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