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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 05-17-2019, 02:16 PM
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What's going on guys, I'm here to ask those who own a 528i Xdrive 2014 a few questions. I'm looking to buy my second car, first car being a bmw 325i 2001. So I know more or less what kind of maintenance is put into these monsters.

So my question is. Do/did you enjoy(ed) the car? What can I expect to change once I hit 100k? The ones I've seen by me range in the 70k-90k.

Assuming the owner/dealership prior to myself kept up on overall maintenance. What will I be dealing with, when I get this vehicle and put some time into it?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:19 PM
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Hopeful bump? Maybe I didn't post this in the right section. Any experience with this series would be appreciated. ***x1f64f;***x1f3fc;***x1f4aa;***x1f3fc;
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:32 PM
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You have posted in the right section.
You have asked for opinions from a very specific and small group, not everyone visits here daily, be patient.
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Old 05-21-2019, 01:54 PM
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I think, it has been asked multiple times before and the most common advice was to go with N55 instead.
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:02 PM
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You have posted in the right section.
You have asked for opinions from a very specific and small group, not everyone visits here daily, be patient.
Got ya, thanks.
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Old 05-21-2019, 02:03 PM
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I think, it has been asked multiple times before and the most common advice was to go with N55 instead.
I see. Any particular reasons why? I'll also check the search bar for this make as well.
Thanks.
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Many prefer the 6 cylinder over the 4 cylinder me included. Aside from that there is the choice between 4WD and RWD.
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What's going on guys, I'm here to ask those who own a 528i Xdrive 2014 a few questions. I'm looking to buy my second car, first car being a bmw 325i 2001. So I know more or less what kind of maintenance is put into these monsters.

So my question is. Do/did you enjoy(ed) the car? What can I expect to change once I hit 100k? The ones I've seen by me range in the 70k-90k.

Assuming the owner/dealership prior to myself kept up on overall maintenance. What will I be dealing with, when I get this vehicle and put some time into it?

Thanks in advance!
If you are looking at a 2014 528xi, make sure that the timing chain has been addressed. It's been discussed on here about 10,000 times, but it's the only real negative to the car. Other than that, plan on some gaskets leaking.

As far as whether to pick a 535 over a 528, that's personal preference. From a performance perspective, it's a no brainer to bypass the turbo 4 and go to the turbo 6 instead. The N55 is a great motor with tremendous power potential compared to the 528's motor. A few hundred dollars for a tune and you can be driving a car with north of 350 HP and capable of running 0-60 in less than 5 seconds. Of course, if you don't value that and would prefer to get a few extra miles to the gallon, the 528 is fine.

For me, one of the reasons that I dumped my E90 was the lack of power from the straight six without the turbo. Know who you are and buy accordingly.
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Many prefer the 6 cylinder over the 4 cylinder me included. Aside from that there is the choice between 4WD and RWD.
I see, would love a 6 cylinder but I also wouldn't mind the better gas mileage.

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If you are looking at a 2014 528xi, make sure that the timing chain has been addressed. It's been discussed on here about 10,000 times, but it's the only real negative to the car. Other than that, plan on some gaskets leaking.

As far as whether to pick a 535 over a 528, that's personal preference. From a performance perspective, it's a no brainer to bypass the turbo 4 and go to the turbo 6 instead. The N55 is a great motor with tremendous power potential compared to the 528's motor. A few hundred dollars for a tune and you can be driving a car with north of 350 HP and capable of running 0-60 in less than 5 seconds. Of course, if you don't value that and would prefer to get a few extra miles to the gallon, the 528 is fine.

For me, one of the reasons that I dumped my E90 was the lack of power from the straight six without the turbo. Know who you are and buy accordingly.
I really appreciate the post. That's basically what I've come down to. Very few issues with this make I've been able to find. While I would love the power, this car is probably the best option around me. Everything else is about 90K miles and up for a few hundred dollars more. This one I'm looking at is around 60k with one owner. I was just worried about the overall reliability and maintenance. Thanks again.
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I see, would love a 6 cylinder but I also wouldn't mind the better gas mileage. ...
There isn't that much of a difference; 1-2 mpg. The difference between the V8 and I6 is much greater.
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Old 05-23-2019, 02:37 PM
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Thanks for the feedback guys. After my research on this forum and others I think I'll go with the car I came across. So far it's the lowest mileage and cheapest for me. I'll post photos of her in a couple weeks if all goes well.

Thanks again.
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