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      04-13-2017, 04:06 PM   #1
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Help me choose my new car

Hello!

I'm selling my old 2010 F10 tomorrow and will replace it with another F10/F11 asap. My current car has been fantastic but it's an early production car with almost no equipment so I'm looking for something with a bit not fun bits now.

It comes down to these two at the moment:
1. 525d x-drive 2014 (41000km)
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S248 Steering wheel heater
S258 Tire with run-flat functionality
S2PA Wheel bolt retainer
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S302 Alarm system
S320 Deleted, model lettering
P337 M Sports package
S3AG Reversing camera
S428 Warning triangle and first aid kit
S430 Interior/outside mirror with auto dip
S431 Interior mirror with automatic-dip
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S456 Comfort seat with memory
S465 Through-loading system
S488 Lumbar support, driver and passenger
S494 Seat heating driver/passenger
S4CE Fine woodgrain vers., Fineline anthrac.
S4UR Ambient interior lighting
S502 Headlight cleaning system
S508 Park Distance Control (PDC)
S524 Adaptive Headlights
S534 Automatic air conditioning
S5A1 LED Fog lights
S5AC High-beam assistant
S5AL Active Protection
S609 Navigation system Professional
S610 Head-up display
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S688 Harman/Kardon Surround Sound system
S698 Area-Code 2 for DVD
S6AC Intelligent emergency SOS call
S6AE Teleservices
S6AK Connected Drive Services
S6AP Remote Services
S6NR Apps
S6NS Convenience phone, expanded Smartphone
S6S4 Language version Swedish
S6UH Traffic Information
S6WA Instrument cluster, expanded equipment
S6WA Instrument cluster, expanded equipment
S710 M leather steering wheel
S715 M Aerodynamics package
S760 High gloss shadow line

2. 520d 2014 (42000km)
Selection of COP relevant vehicles
S1CB CO2 package
S205 Automatic transmission
S230 Extra package, EU-specific
S248 Steering wheel heater
S255 Sports leather steering wheel
S258 Tire with run-flat functionality
S2K2 BMW LA wheel, V Spoke 328
S2PA Wheel bolt retainer
S2VB Tire pressure display
S322 Comfort access
S3AT Roof rail, aluminum, satin finish
S402 Electric panoramic roof
S417 Roller sun vizor, rear door
S428 Warning triangle and first aid kit
Vehicle options
S431 Interior mirror with automatic-dip
S481 Sports seat
S494 Seat heating driver/passenger
S4UR Ambient interior lighting
S502 Headlight cleaning system
S508 Park Distance Control (PDC)
S534 Automatic air conditioning
S5A1 LED Fog lights
S688 Harman/Kardon Surround Sound system
S698 Area-Code 2 for DVD
S6AC Intelligent emergency SOS call
S6AE Teleservices
S6NS Convenience phone, expanded Smartphone
S6S4 Language version Swedish
S6VB Control for Infotainment
Vehicle options
S6WA Instrument cluster, expanded equipment
S6WA Instrument cluster, expanded equipment
S842 Cold-climate version
S850 Dummy-SALAPA
S885 On-board vehicle literature Swedish
S8KA Dummy-SALAPA
S8SM Car ident. number visible from outside
S8TF Active pedestrian protection
S8TG Thiefproofing device
S8V1 Label
S993 model year code in VIN
S9AA Outer skin protection
Vehicle options
S1CC Auto start/stop function
S1CD Brake Energy Regeneration
S316 automatic trunk lid mechanism
S4AT

The second one is a lot cheaper but also missing a lot of stuff.
What would you have chosen!?

I want something luxurious with good sound and modern tech
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      04-13-2017, 04:26 PM   #2
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how about 550i
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how about 550i
No, way too expensive. I'm fine with 520d honestly, 525 is my absolut limit
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how about 550i
i like how u think
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how about 550i
haha, what an original reply, never seen one of those.

OP, go for the better engine. I think the 6cyl is smoother and has less reliability issues vs 4cyl one. You buying used so best get a bit more secure car down the road. I know you will get a more frugal car in 520d but you will end up driving it harder and your gains in economy will be offset. THe options on the 525 for HUD alone are better. I think you need to have 3 things on a 5 series to make it a happy ownership: HeadUP, good stereo, wide navigation screen. I think you have that in the 6cyl but the other car..honestly, I get the appeal of scoring a bargain, but you might miss the options. I just purchased an F11 a month earlier and went through the same options (I skipped the harman kardon and few other goodies and went for bigger engine and 4wd instead). Mine is also 2014. I went with black msport with same rims you have.
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I would go with the 525 XDrive, especially with all the snow that you guys get up there.
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I think by too expensive, the OP is trying to stress the expense of taxes on the 550 engine size in Sweden, which is likely outrageous.
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Taxes and fuel is indeed outrageous on the 550 not to mention the crappy second hand value.

I'm almost certain I will go for the 525, I think I will regret if I choose the cheaper car with less goodies.

Here are some photos!
525
https://m.blocket.se/varmland/BMW_52...4.htm?ca=7&w=1
520
https://m.blocket.se/ostergotland/BM....htm?ca=14&w=1

Thank you for your help!
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      04-15-2017, 07:18 AM   #9
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Here in the States we don't have those 2 options you listed but good luck with 525! I'm guessing that a 535 here?
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Taxes and fuel is indeed outrageous on the 550 not to mention the crappy second hand value.

I'm almost certain I will go for the 525, I think I will regret if I choose the cheaper car with less goodies.

Here are some photos!
525
https://m.blocket.se/varmland/BMW_52...4.htm?ca=7&w=1
520
https://m.blocket.se/ostergotland/BM....htm?ca=14&w=1

Thank you for your help!

You gonna enjoy the 525D! Get some 18/19s rims for it for summer and you are set!

You have a touring and a sedan. So not a deal breaker the body style? I find F11 more desirable to resell... But I needed an F11, may be you dont need it and if thats the case, just make sure the sedan has folding rear seats... ask me how i know its a good option on a sedan....
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I've decided for the 525d now!

Tbh I like the F10 a lot more in terms of looks and I don't need the extra space.
The only reason I was looking at the touring was because of the good deal they were offering and resale is a lot easier since 90% of the 5-series sold in Sweden are touring.

Anyway, I have scheduled to pick up the car on saturday with a long drive home. Hopefully without any negative surprises!
(It has folding rear seats, thanks for the heads up)
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After a long four hour drive to the dealer I was so excited to get my new car but after a quick peek around the car my excitement quickly changed to dissapointment..
I was promised that the car was in mint condition, the salesman said it was like new! But noo..
It had rust on left rear fender, scrapes and scratches on rear bumper and trunk. Deep ones that wouldn't go away with rubbing.
Moving on to the inside, the leather had worn ungracefully and there were scratches literally everywhere. My 7-year old 523 was in a much better shape than this car.

I felt like crap but I just couldn't accept such an expensive car in that condition..

I am moving on now and looking at this 520d instead. It doesn't have as much equipment but is only a year old and looks very smart.. I really like the looks and the multifunction instrument. What do you think?
http://www.autohouse.se/bmw-520d-sedan-15/

hicle options
S1CA Selection of COP relevant vehicles
S1CB CO2 package
S205 Automatic transmission
S230 Extra package, EU-specific
S248 Steering wheel heater
S258 Tire with run-flat functionality
S2ND BMW LA wheel, M Double Spoke 351
S2PA Wheel bolt retainer
S2VB Tire pressure display
S320 Deleted, model lettering
P337 M Sports package
S3DZ Delete extra external lettering
S428 Warning triangle and first aid kit
S431 Interior mirror with automatic-dip
S465 Through-loading system
Vehicle options
S481 Sports seat
S494 Seat heating driver/passenger
S4B9 Interior strips, alu, satin-polished
S502 Headlight cleaning system
S508 Park Distance Control (PDC)
S534 Automatic air conditioning
S5A1 LED Fog lights
S676 HiFi speaker system
S698 Area-Code 2 for DVD
S6AC Intelligent emergency SOS call
S6AE Teleservices
S6NS Convenience phone, expanded Smartphone
S6WB Multifunctional instrument display
S704 M Sports suspension
S710 M leather steering wheel
Vehicle options
S715 M Aerodynamics package
S754 M Rear spoiler
S760 High gloss shadow line
S761 Individual sunshade glazing
S775 Headlining anthracite
S842 Cold-climate version
S850 Dummy-SALAPA
S853 Language version English
S885 On-board vehicle literature Swedish
S8KA Dummy-SALAPA
S8SM Car ident. number visible from outside
S8TF Active pedestrian protection
S8TG Thiefproofing device
S993 model year code in VIN
S9AA Outer skin protection
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