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fmahjobi 07-09-2019 04:46 PM

What to expect with F01 / G11
 
Hi,

I am thinking of buying a 2015 or 2016 750i and would like to know in general how reliable or unreliable these cars are. Basically looking for what I will get myself into with these two models.

My current e65 (2004 745i) got me pretty exhausted with the amount of work that I have done on it is still ongoing. There are stuff which I even gave up on that needed fixing e.g. iDrive.

If someone can tell me of their experience that would be great.

Thanks in advance.

Robin750 07-10-2019 12:29 AM

Having had a 2002 745i myself as well, I would say that the F01 platform has fewer minor issues but also a few major issues especially with the N63 engine on earlier model years. Getting a 2015 750i will be the best bet if you must have a V8, but I would say consider the 2015 740i if you want a more reliable drivetrain. It won't feel slow compared to the 745i unless you've driven the 750i. ;)

There was a "service action" for earlier build G12 750i's due to potential increased wear. Hard to say whether this will potentially be an issue later on, but there have been a couple cases of engine replacements that were needed. There have also some minor electrical glitches/annoyances reported, and as with any new model, I would recommend avoiding the first model year if possible. The B58 engine used in the G12 740i has had a good track record so far though.

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=971937

fmahjobi 07-10-2019 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robin750 (Post 13049655)
Having had a 2002 745i myself as well, I would say that the F01 platform has fewer minor issues but also a few major issues especially with the N63 engine on earlier model years. Getting a 2015 750i will be the best bet if you must have a V8, but I would say consider the 2015 740i if you want a more reliable drivetrain. It won't feel slow compared to the 745i unless you've driven the 750i. ;)

There was a "service action" for earlier build G12 750i's due to potential increased wear. Hard to say whether this will potentially be an issue later on, but there have been a couple cases of engine replacements that were needed. There have also some minor electrical glitches/annoyances reported, and as with any new model, I would recommend avoiding the first model year if possible. The B58 engine used in the G12 740i has had a good track record so far though.

https://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=971937

Thank you very much for your valuable information and advice. :)


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