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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 04-26-2017, 06:56 AM
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My 2012 528i after 3 weeks of ownership

Hey everyone! I've now owned my 2012 528i for 3 weeks. I purchased it used as a 1 owner car with 92k on the clock. So far I have put 3,800 miles on it in the 3 weeks that I have owned it. It has been absolutely fantastic, so much more comfortable that my previous 04 Mustang GT. I catch myself looking back at it every time I get out of the car to go somewhere. Maintenance wise I have already changed the engine oil, cabin filter, installed a K&N drop in air filter, changed the spark plugs and put a new set of tires in it. The serpentine belt is next on the list, followed by all of the fluids. I've also installed the puddle light projectors that shine a BMW logo onto the ground, swapped out all of the interior lights for LED's, and took the 528i and x drive badges off of it. The only thing that is showing some wear is the strut mounts, I noticed they have been making a little bit of noise, so I went ahead and ordered a new set from my local dealer and I'll start installing those whenever they come in. I also just got in my Enet cable last night, so I'm hoping to start doing a little coding on it tonight. Thank you to everyone who has answered my questions on here, you guys have been a big help and I always look forward to reading and learning more on this forum.
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:43 AM
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Hey everyone! I've now owned my 2012 528i for 3 weeks. I purchased it used as a 1 owner car with 92k on the clock. So far I have put 3,800 miles on it in the 3 weeks that I have owned it. It has been absolutely fantastic, so much more comfortable that my previous 04 Mustang GT. I catch myself looking back at it every time I get out of the car to go somewhere. Maintenance wise I have already changed the engine oil, cabin filter, installed a K&N drop in air filter, changed the spark plugs and put a new set of tires in it. The serpentine belt is next on the list, followed by all of the fluids. I've also installed the puddle light projectors that shine a BMW logo onto the ground, swapped out all of the interior lights for LED's, and took the 528i and x drive badges off of it. The only thing that is showing some wear is the strut mounts, I noticed they have been making a little bit of noise, so I went ahead and ordered a new set from my local dealer and I'll start installing those whenever they come in. I also just got in my Enet cable last night, so I'm hoping to start doing a little coding on it tonight. Thank you to everyone who has answered my questions on here, you guys have been a big help and I always look forward to reading and learning more on this forum.
Glad you are enjoying your car. Let us know how the serpentine belt change goes. That looks like a bear from my glance under the hood of my car.
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Old 04-26-2017, 07:49 AM
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Glad you are enjoying your car. Let us know how the serpentine belt change goes. That looks like a bear from my glance under the hood of my car.
I thought the exact same thing! That is the only reason I didn't do it yesterday. I'll probably knock it out this weekend.
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