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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 06-02-2017, 07:48 PM
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Besides the stock stereo I'm admittedly confused on the level of upgrade in sound quality between what seems to be many different choices. My car has the "premium sound" upgrade but I'm genuinely at a loss to what that means compared with: Harmon-Kardon, Bang-Olufson (sp?), and then there's also a "BAVSOUND" which I assume is the stock BMW stereo system?

Anyone know the difference between the above once you upgrade beyond stock audio? Thanks in advance...
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Besides the stock stereo I'm admittedly confused on the level of upgrade in sound quality between what seems to be many different choices. My car has the "premium sound" upgrade but I'm genuinely at a loss to what that means compared with: Harmon-Kardon, Bang-Olufson (sp?), and then there's also a "BAVSOUND" which I assume is the stock BMW stereo system?

Anyone know the difference between the above once you upgrade beyond stock audio? Thanks in advance...
BAVSOUND is am aftermarket speaker upgrade.

IIRC, the order is base, HIFI, TOP HIFI, HK and B&O. Unless upgraded (AFAIK) U.S. cars get HIFI. As I was coding today, on a whim I changed mine from HIFI to TOP HIFI. So far I noticed the change increased the amp's output.

How'd I do???
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Interesting...

I wonder what "premium sound" means. Is that the top HI-FI perhaps?
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