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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 12-15-2012, 11:51 AM
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2012 F10 528xi road trip impressions

Just drove my 528 xi from Washington to California for Xmas. This is a great car for a road trip. I have also owned an E 60 535i and an E60 528xi and this is hands down a better car for a long road trip. It is quieter, smoother and in general a more comfortable car. I do miss the adjustable side bolsters which are no longer available. Active cruise control makes 8 hour drives a breeze. Once you learn to trust it, it is outstanding, even in heavy traffic. Mileage with the 4 banger is phenomenal for a large car with a heavy load of luggage and presents. The first 2 days averaged 31. 8 mpg. Mileage fell off with mountain driving and Bay Area rush hour traffic. Overall average was 30.5 mpg. BMW Navigation is a joke! It gave us several illogical routings on the trip, we know the route, but still very poor! The free Waze iPhone app is far superior to the BMW crap.Click image for larger version

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