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      07-04-2019, 05:07 PM   #1
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Decisions...decisions...help me!

Tale of two 535i's...

Looking to purchase a 535i this weekend. These two local cars caught my eye. For various reasons. New daily driver (VERY short commute) and quarterly drive from Texas to Florida. Current daily drive is a Cayenne turbo....

What do the experts think!

2013 - 52k miles 22.8k asking price

Colour IMPERIALBLAU BRILLANTEFFEKT METALLI (A89)
Upholstery LEDER DAKOTADF VENETOBEIGE (LCDF)

Editions And Packages
P337A M Sports Package
S704A M Sports Suspension
S710A M Leather Steering Wheel
S715A M Aerodynamics Package

Comfort And Interior Equipment
S415A Sunblind Rear
S416A Roller Sun Vizor Rear Lateral
S423A Floor Mats Velours
S430A Interioroutside Mirror With Auto Dip
S431A Interior Mirror With Automaticdip
S456A Comfort Seat With Memory
S465A Throughloading System
S488A Lumbar Support Driver And Passenger
S4BNA Finewood Trim Ash Grain
S4NEA Blowby Heater
S4U1A Ceramic Appliques For Controls
S4URA Ambient Interior Lighting
S403A Glass Roof Electrical
S4U2A Driving Experience Switch Incl ECO PRO

Multimedia
S609A Navigation System Professional
S610A Headup Display
S615A Expanded BMW Online Information
S655A Satellite Tuner
S677A HiFi System Professional DSP
S697A AreaCode 1 For DVD
S6AAA BMW TeleServices
S6ABA Control For Teleservices
S6NFA Music Interface For Smartphone
S6NLA Connection Bluetooth USB Devices Incl
S6NRA Apps
S6UHA Traffic Information
S6WAA Instrument Cluster Expanded Equipment
S645A BMW US Radio
- Bavsound Speaker Upgrade Available

Driver Assistance And Lightning
S508A Park Distance Control PDC
S522A Xenon Light
S524A Adaptive Headlights
S575A Supplementary 12V Sockets
S5ADA Lane Departure Warning
S5AGA Lanechange Warning
S5DLA Surround View
S5DPA Park Assistent
S534A Automatic Air Conditioning
S5DSA Emergency Release Luggage Compartment

Wheels And Drive
S258A Tire With Runflat Functionality
S2NDA BMW LA Wheel M Double Spoke 351
S2TBA Sport Automatic Transmission
S2VBA Tire Pressure Display
S212A Equipment Brake Syst Countryspecific

Environment And Safety
S316A Automatic Trunk Lid Mechanism
S319A Integrated Universal Remote Control
S322A Comfort Access
S323A SoftCloseAutomatic Doors
S3AGA Reversing Camera
S840A High Speed Synchronisation
S8KCA OELWARTUNGSINT 24000KM24MONATE
S8S4A Decoding Variable Light Distribution
S8SCA Telematics Access Requestcountryspec
S8THA Road Sign Detection
S8TNA Daytime Runlights Adjusvia Light Menu
S302A Alarm System
S823A Hotclimate Version
S845A Acoustic Belt Warning
S850A ZUSAETZL TANKFUELLUNG EXPORT
S853A Language Version English
S876A Radio Frequency 315 MHz
S8SMA Car Ident Number Visible From Outside

Individual Equipment
S760A High Gloss Shadow Line
S775A Headlining Anthracite

Other Equipment
S1CAA Selection Of COP Relevant Vehicles
S925A VERSANDSCHUTZPAKET
S9AAA Outer Skin Protection
S1CCA Auto Startstop Function
S1CDA Brake Energy Regeneration

OR!!

2014 32k miles 24.5k asking price

Colour JATOBA METALLIC (B65)
Upholstery EXC.LED.NA.MOCCA EXKLUSIVNAHT (MO (LZMW)

Editions And Packages
P7S2A Luxury Line

Comfort And Interior Equipment
S423A Floor Mats Velours
S430A Interioroutside Mirror With Auto Dip
S431A Interior Mirror With Automaticdip
S456A Comfort Seat With Memory
S465A Throughloading System
S488A Lumbar Support Driver And Passenger
S494A Seat Heating Driverpassenger
S4BNA Finewood Trim Ash Grain
S4NEA Blowby Heater
S4URA Ambient Interior Lighting
S403A Glass Roof Electrical
S4U2A Eco Pro

Multimedia
S609A Navigation System Professional
S610A Headup Display
S655A Satellite Tuner
S688A HarmanKardon Surround Sound System
S697A AreaCode 1 For DVD
S6ACA INTELLIGENTER NOTRUF
S6AEA TELESERVICES
S6AKA CONNECTEDDRIVE SERVICES
S6AMA REAL TIME TRAFFIC INFORMATION
S6APA REMOTE SERVICES
S6NSA KOMFORTTELEFONIE MIT ERW SMARTPHON
S6WAA Instrument Cluster Expanded Equipment
S645A BMW US Radio
- Bavsound Speaker Upgrade Available

Driver Assistance And Lightning
S508A Park Distance Control PDC
S575A Supplementary 12V Sockets
S5A1A LED Fog Lights
S5DLA Surround View
S524A Adaptive Headlights
S534A Automatic Air Conditioning
S5DSA Emergency Release Luggage Compartment

Wheels And Drive
S205A Automatic Transmission
S255A Sports Leather Steering Wheel
S258A Tire With Runflat Functionality
S2FVA 19LM RAEDER VSPEICHE 366
S2VBA Tire Pressure Display
S212A Equipment Brake Syst Countryspecific

Environment And Safety
S316A Automatic Trunk Lid Mechanism
S319A Integrated Universal Remote Control
S322A Comfort Access
S323A SoftCloseAutomatic Doors
S3AGA Reversing Camera
S3DZA ENTFALL ZUSATZSCHRIFTZUG AUSSEN
S8KLA OELWARTUNGSINT 15000KM12MONATE
S8S4A Decoding Variable Light Distribution
S8TNA Daytime Runlights Adjusvia Light Menu
S302A Alarm System
S823A Hotclimate Version
S845A Acoustic Belt Warning
S850A ZUSAETZL TANKFUELLUNG EXPORT
S853A Language Version English
S876A Radio Frequency 315 MHz
S8SMA Car Ident Number Visible From Outside

Other Equipment
S1CAA Selection Of COP Relevant Vehicles
S1CBA CO2 Package
S925A VERSANDSCHUTZPAKET
S9AAA Outer Skin Protection
S1CCA Auto Startstop Function
S1CDA Brake Energy Regeneration

I am a sucker for the brown on brown......the blue and tan is OK - but I test drove the m sport today and pretty impressive. Assuming the only difference in drive with the luxury will be the exhaust sound and stiffness in the suspension?

The 2014 also a bit cleaner, 1 owner compared to 2 on the 2013. 2014 also upgrades some of the electronics etc. Both are RWD. But 2013 has the rear shade!

Thanks in advance for your 2 cents!
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      07-04-2019, 05:17 PM   #2
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The 2014 since 2014 is the first year of the CLI refresh.
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      07-04-2019, 05:35 PM   #3
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I would get 2014 since it's the facelift....
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      07-04-2019, 06:46 PM   #4
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Neither.
There are other differences. To me they matter.
Also not being a fan of the brown, nor brown on brown.
Fairly enough I don't like the other combo either.
They do have a point about the LCI though.
I would also have to work on both prices, a bit high.
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      07-04-2019, 09:46 PM   #5
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2014 definitely.
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      07-05-2019, 10:35 AM   #6
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I note the following pluses for the 2013 over the 2014:
- 704 suspension (a big deal from may posts I've read)
- lane departure and lane change warnings
- M-Sport styling including wheels and aero
- ceramic controls

It's not a slam-dunk to me to suggest the 2014 is the way to go, and in fact I would probably consider the 2013 first but would certainly want to drive both of them. I base this on my beliefs that the general differences between pre and post LCI models are relatively minimal, the 3 litre 535i inline 6 is a great motor on which the extra miles will not be a problem, and in my case, M-Sport styling is a must-have.
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      07-05-2019, 10:40 AM   #7
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If those were my only 2 options, 2014 without a question. 20,000 less miles for just a little more money. I much prefer the M Style, but miles is miles.
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      07-05-2019, 11:46 AM   #8
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on the Imperial Blue 2013 - I believe that was not available stock with the M Sport. It would have been an additional 5k individual up-charge.
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      07-05-2019, 01:31 PM   #9
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on the Imperial Blue 2013 - I believe that was not available stock with the M Sport. It would have been an additional 5k individual up-charge.
It was a standard color which made it available in msport.
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A new contender ....and maybe the front runner now...

2015 535i RWD
46k miles 25k asking price

Model 155C 535i USD 55,600.00
Color A52 Space Gray Metallic 550.00
Upholstery LZLZ Black Nappa Leather N/C
Options ZDA Driving Assistance Package 1,800.00
3AG Rear view camera
508 Park Distance Control
610 Head-up Display
6WA Instrument cluster
ZMM M Sport 3,150.00
3DZ Without Lines designation
840 Increased top speed limiter
ZPP Premium Package 1,500.00
316 Power tailgate
322 Comfort Access keyless entry
655 SiriusXM Radio w/ 1 year sub.
337 M Sport Package N/C
2ND†19" M wheels 351M w/ perf rft N/C
4BN†Dark wood trim N/C
710 M steering wheel
715 Aerodynamic kit
760 Shadowline exterior trim
775 Anthracite headliner
1CA CO2 relevant vehicles N/C
205 STEPTRONIC Automatic Trans. N/C
258 Runflat tires N/C
2VB Tire pressure monitor N/C
319 Universal garage-door opener N/C
423 Floor mats N/C
430 Auto-dimming mirrors N/C
431 Auto-dimming rearview mirror N/C
456 Multi-contour seats 1,300.00
465 40/20/40 Split Rear Seat N/C
488 Lumbar support N/C
494 Heated front seats 500.00
4NE Blow-by heater N/C
4UR Ambient Lighting N/C
575 Additional 12-V power sockets N/C
5A1 LED Fog Lights N/C
609 Navigation system N/C
688 Harman Kardon surround sound 875.00
697 DVD Area coding, North America N/C
6AC BMW Assist eCall N/C
6AE BMW TeleServices N/C
6AK ConnectedDrive Services N/C
6AM Advanced RTTI N/C
6AP Remote Services N/C
704 M sport suspension N/C
8KL Oil Chg 10,000 mls/12 months N/C
8S4 Variable Light Decoding N/C
8TN Daytime driving lights N/C
925 Shipping package N/C
9AA Transport protection N/C
Accessories Z06 Black KidneyGrilles
Z18 Carbon Fiber Interior Trim
Z2R Carbon Fiber Selector Lever
Z2T M Performance Side sill decals 310.00
Accessories Total 310.00
Net Total 65,585.00
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What's with the picture of the last car? M5 with wheels a fellow member I know has?
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What's with the picture of the last car? M5 with wheels a fellow member I know has?
The dream...for inspiration.
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      07-15-2019, 09:09 PM   #13
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I'd take the 2nd one with the red seats (2014).

First one is optioned best. Comfort access is nice. But I like the brown seats.

Be easier if you just summarized with the packages and not list every feature (shorter also).

Last pic looks like a M5 (look at fenders + rotors). Definitely not the car you're thinking of.
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I would recommend the 2013. I personally have almost the identical car with almost the same options. I think the only difference is mine is black on black with the ventilated seats.

The ceramic controls are amazing and very high end. The gear shifter is more ergonomic and is wrapped in leather where it connects to the center console. Those comfort seats are a must have. The wrap your body very well and you can even adjust the upper part of the back separately. The safety features are a must have as well. Couldn't tell if it had heads up display or not. Mine had it and I couldn't own a car without it.

As far as the suspension and the drive goes, it's night and day IMO between the M sport and the regular. The M sport car handles a lot better and sticks to the road like glue. I take ramps at 60 or above mph with no issues. It's a head suspension on the other hard. Tougher than the non M sport version. The regular is definitely smoother but doesn't handle as well.

One major difference between the 2013 and the post LCI 2014 is the headlights. The 2013 has LED turn signals vice the 2014 and newer have a halogen bulb turn signals. Fog lights on the 2013 on the other hand are halogen vice LED on the 2014.

Hope thus helps. I will add more if I think of anything else. In the mean time feel free to ask me anything u want.

Oh and by the way, the price should be negotiated down a bit. It's a little high. My car has 75k miles and is running like a champ. I have yet to fix anything major on it aside from regular wear and tear. I bought it new. I am looking to sell mine soon for about $18k or $19k. So you get the price on the 2013 down a bit. The only reason I am selling mine is cause I am buying an X7. Family is getting bigger and with 4 kids it's getting tough loading them all in the 535.
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My impulse reaction is to go with the 2015 model; but I haven't looked at them thoroughly yet. Also, there is more information I would want to know such as the number of previous owners, whether the 2015 will be CPO, service histories for the vehicles, etc
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