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F10 / F11 (2011 - 2016)
The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 03-10-2012, 05:48 AM
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Originally Posted by markl53 View Post
Do you mean in the showroom area? The whole building is only about 5 years old. The new Service building was just completed and opened about 2 months ago. I'm not sure where they would need renovation. Prices are high enough, maybe they don't have to rebuild anything else right now. I guess I don't care too much about the amenities, I visit only about 3 times a year -- and yes, all my service is done at VOB. I care most about them fixing my car correctly when I do need to take it in. A beefed up loaner program, as was mentioned earlier, would be nice.

I guess this could turn into a rant, but, having now owned a Mercedes and 3 BMW's, in addition to Acuras, Infiniti, and Cadillac among others, I've found that there are service "issues" wherever you go and whatever brand you buy. I remember when I first bought the Mercedes, I thought finally, no service problems. Well that was pretty much wrong. Euro in Bethesda was OK, but you had to stay on top of them just like everyone else. My lesson after owning cars for 40 years is not to sweat the really small stuff (an errant arrow here, a "dot" there), and hand over your car to service departments as infrequently as possible.
That is probably good advice - the other thing that makes a difference is a good service advisor. I have been using VOB for service but I think I will give Tischer a try now that my car is going to be out of warranty soon.
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