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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 02-19-2017, 12:04 PM
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2011 528i Alpine white with tan interior?

What do you guys think about this color combo? I think it looks good but the tan makes it looks kinda cheap in my opinion and would get dirty faster. My first choice would be white on black but i came upon this car for a good deal and wanted some input on if this is a nice color combo or not. It also comes with the m package. Is there any way i can check to know what comes with this package? I did a quick search and it seems like the steering wheel should have an "m" on there. This one doesnt have it. All it has is the "m" emblem on the back. Is this legit?
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Old 02-19-2017, 12:21 PM
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I just bought the same color combo. While I was hesitant to not have white on black, you get use to the tan very quickly. Ive received compliments on ti as well.

I dont think that car has the M Sport package - the bumper is wrong. It doesnt have the sports package either (chrome around the windows would be black).

You can use this site to find what is on the car: https://www.bmwvin.com/

Just looking at the pictures I can tell you its very very minimally optioned - No park distance control, no heated seats, smaller Idrive screen, TPMS light is on, and what looks to be 137k.

Let me put it like this: My 2011 535i with a ton of packages and 85k miles I bought two months ago for $17k. I wouldn't offer more than 11-12k for that car.
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Old 02-19-2017, 09:16 PM
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Not an M Sport. If you do buy this car, please get rid of the added M badge that has been added. Even M Sports don't have this.
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Old 02-19-2017, 09:19 PM
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No NAV???? Definitely NOT an M Sport!! Run the VIN here. It will tell you all the option. Looks pretty base to me.
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Old 02-20-2017, 07:40 AM
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Two things in my mind give it away that that is not what it is claimed to be. First the factory badge says "528i" - that is not a 6cyl; second, that is not a factory suspension even for an M the chassis sits way too low as compared to the top of the tires. There has been some DIY mods done to the car but how much and what? Can an honest answer be obtained since it is being marketed as an MSport vs. the basic 528 it obviously is. Good luck with that. Highly suggest you look else where.
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Old 02-20-2017, 08:23 AM
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Two things in my mind give it away that that is not what it is claimed to be. First the factory badge says "528i" - that is not a 6cyl; second, that is not a factory suspension even for an M the chassis sits way too low as compared to the top of the tires. There has been some DIY mods done to the car but how much and what? Can an honest answer be obtained since it is being marketed as an MSport vs. the basic 528 it obviously is. Good luck with that. Highly suggest you look else where.
2011 528i's are 3.0L inline 6 cylinder engines. At least in the US.
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Old 02-20-2017, 08:28 AM
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MSgtMel is right!! Look elsewhere.

A place called EuropeanAutoConnection . . . if they indicated this was an M-Sport, then they are either dishonest or woefully ignorant. From their name you'd think they would have some knowledge of BMW. I personally would not do business with them if they called it an M-Sport.

Just one look at the front or the back, or either side-- and anyone knowledgeable of BMW (F10) can see it is not an M-Sport; no need to look for the M on the steering wheel, or all four door sills or the foot rest (dead pedal).

Certainly it is possible you assumed it was an M-Sport because of the "fake" Badge on the rear-- that's not unexpected of one not knowledgeable of the brand. If that is the case, spend some time looking at used BMWs at a BMW dealer-- you don't have to buy there, but you can learn a lot from the sales reps as they try to sell you one. Keeps reading here at this Forum, and others-- lots of very knowledgeable guys (and most are willing to answer any questions) to help you.
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2011 528i's are 3.0L inline 6 cylinder engines. At least in the US.
Mmm, ok, but actually thought that ended with the E series and everything changed with the Fseries. Can be quite confusing during series change at times.

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Old 02-20-2017, 11:26 AM
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As above, look elsewhere. From their description on the website:

"This is a beautiful ALPINE WHITE 2011 BMW 5 SERIES SEDAN FULLOY LOADED SPORT M-PKG"

Not even remotely "fully loaded" unless that means "no options at all installed". Not M sport (or M-PKG), non-OEM wheels, not stock suspension, a lot of miles, and they still want almost $14k for it. Just walk away.

Try this one : https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...1812/overview/

Has sport pack (not M-Sport), is at a BMW dealer, 95k miles and listed at $16.5k but probably negotiable.

Or this one : https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...2316/overview/

Has a few nice options (surround view, heated seats, etc) for $15.8k listed and 88k miles.

That is just a 1 minute search on cars.com. Both of above have nav too. Then if you want nicer wheels, just get on craigslist
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