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    F10 530d SE Auto

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  1. Check out the spec on this F11!

    Absolutely loaded vehicle - makes mine seem poverty spec! Never seen those style headlights on an F10 before either.
  2. Will there be a 518d?

    How much more economical can a 4 pot diesel be in a tank such as the X5 or a bus like the 7er compared with an unstressed 6 pot? The 4 pot will be working twice as hard to make equivalent progress leading to both higher fuel consumption and higher emissions! And really, who wants to be able to hear the rattling 4 banger in what is supposed to be a luxurious, quiet and comfortable mode of transport?
  3. Will there be a 518d?

    You say that, but they have just released a 7 series with a 2.0 4 pot Diesel engine!
  4. My journeys are often no longer than 20-25 mins and I haven't experienced any DPF issues from this. However I do tend to give it a good motorway blast every few hundred miles or so to try and encourage a DPF regen.
  5. Left the F10 where it belongs when it snows - parked up in my driveway. Used my Toyota Verso workhorse instead, which handled brilliantly, not least helped by having a third pedal to play with.
  6. Not a fan of the headlight washers purely because they drink washer fluid like there’s no tomorrow!
  7. Hellowwww :D

    Congratulations on the purchase! The F10 really is a great car, glad to hear you're enjoying it. Hope it serves you well for many miles to come.
  8. Whilst everyone's been maxing out miles per gallon, I've been out exploiting smiles per gallon and consequently lighting up the rears every so often! I do find it strange just how relaxed the traction control system behaves in these cars, not that I'm complaining!
  9. Now I don't feel so bad for neglecting my car
  10. Hellowwww :D

    The manual doesn't feel great IMO so I would avoid it. The 8-speed auto is great however and is pretty responsive, so would probably go with that. The autos also tend to have higher resale values over the manual so there's that to consider as well. 520d's are known for snapping timing chains, so would listen out for that before purchasing. Can be a hefty bill to pick up otherwise. If your budget can stretch to it, I'd highly recommend going for a 530d and above as they have stronger engines with greater pulling power and return respectable fuel economy figures too, considering the size of the car. All in all, you'll be pleased with whichever variant you go for so long as you do your research beforehand. Happy car buying!
  11. Hellowwww :D

    Buy on condition, not mileage.
  12. 3.0 petrol oil consumption

    Or whether the car starts in first or second...
  13. 520i SE or 520d SE? (G30 or G31)

    I usually go for the high octane stuff, in particular Shell V power. Never had an issue with it. I tend to avoid supermarket fuels as I’ve only had problems with them. Just my experience though... others seem to have no problems regardless of fuel type...
  14. 520i SE or 520d SE? (G30 or G31)

    Firstly, congratulations on the new ride! Personally, I don't see the point in filling up a premium car with cheap fuel. My I own experience with Asda fuel has been woeful - my Toyota 2.2 diesel produced black smoke on acceleration and cold starts required several attempts. When running on Shell V-Power the engine performed top notch. I have only ever used Shell fuel in my F10 530d and have never had any DPF/EGR/Smoke issues and will continue to do so. Just my two pence...
  15. At first wasn't so keen on the G30... but your review has swayed me over! I look forward to buying one of these used in 5 years time...