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Bmw 5 F10

Bmw 5 F10 / F11

The Bmw 5 F10 / F11 is an extremely complex car and therefore has complex and expensive maintenance. In return, they offer a very rich level of equipment, an excellent level of finishing and advanced technology. The Bmw 5 F10 replaced the extremely popular E60 and - as it turned out - it succeeded.

The Bmw 5 F10 / F11 is fast, refined, great to drive, with a spacious and beautifully crafted cab. A wide range of large engines, plus a choice of ultra-practical sedan or station wagon, means the 5 Series is incredibly usable and whether you want top performance, cargo space or something in between, the 5 Series is the answer. The Bmw 5 is not the cheapest car, all the cars are well equipped and none of the engines are weak. So, even if you can only afford an entry-level model, you won’t regret it.

Produced: 2010 - 2017, restailing: 2013.               
Predecessor: Bmw 5 Series E60 Successor: Bmw 5 Series G30 / G31      
Class: The upper middle class
Competitors: Audi A6, Mercedes-Benz E, Volvo S80, Škoda Superb, Jaguar XF
Models: Sedan (F10) and station wagon (F11)
Euro NCAP: ★★★★★ (2010)

Advantages - Bmw 5 F10
+ Appearance
+ Equipment
+ Workmanship
+ Side cab
+ Efficient diesel engines
+ Automatic transmissions
+ Keeping on track

Mane - Bmw 5 F10
- Dinner
- Cargo space
- Vibration of the motor during the operation of the Start & Stop system
- Analog board (counters)


Gasoline engine: 528
Diesel engine: 520d
Bmw 5 F10

Bmw 5 F10

Model History - Bmw 5 F10 / F11:

6.2010 - The sixth generation Bmw 5 Series, codenamed F10, comes with 523i, 528i, 530i and 535i petrol engines and turbo diesels 520d, 525d or 530d.
9.2010 - Introducing the new Bmw 5-Series Touring (station wagon), designation F11.
9.2011. - The 520i replaces the 523i, 528i and 525d get 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines and Drive Performance Control becomes standard.
5.2013 - Debuts 518d engine, restailing model, cleaner 520d and new twin-turbo 4,4-liter V8 engine for 550i model.
5.2014 - The 518d and 520d models get brand new engines that are cleaner and more efficient than before.

Bmw 5 is 4907 mm long, 1860 mm wide, 1464 mm high. The caravan is 2 mm lower, otherwise it repeats its "colleague". The wheelbase on the "Bavarian" is 2968 mm.

The boot volume of the sixth generation Bmw 5 Series in the sedan is 520 liters, but the station wagon model is much more practical - from 560 to 1670 liters, depending on the position of the rear seats.

Motorcycles - Bmw 5 F10 / F11

Bmw 5 F10

Bmw 5 F10 - engine

Gasoline engines - Bmw 5 F10

BMW 520i

Under the hood of the base version of the Bmw 520i is a 2.0-liter turbo engine with direct injection, developing 184 "horsepower" and 270 Nm of torque at 1250-4500 rpm. Combined with 6-speed manual or 8-speed "automatic" and rear-wheel drive, it provides acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 7,9 seconds, a "top speed" of 233-235 km / h and an average fuel consumption of level 6-6,5 liters in mixed driving mode.

BMW 528i xDrive

The Bmw 528i xDrive version (unavoidable for the Touring station wagon) is equipped with the same engine, but its power has been increased to 245 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, and it only comes with an automatic transmission and as a completely new transmission xDrive. The "German" accelerates to 100 km / h in 6,3-6,6 seconds, with a maximum speed of 250 km / h and consumes 6,4 liters of gasoline in combined driving mode.

BMW 535i xDrive

Code bmw 535i xDrive, offers a 3,0-liter in-line six-cylinder with turbine and direct injection, which produces 306 hp and 400 Nm at 1200-5000 rpm. Accelerating to 100 km / h, the limousine takes 5,6 seconds, speed is limited to 250 km / h and fuel consumption does not exceed 7,6 liters.

BMW 550i xDrive

At the top of the range, is the Bmw 550i xDrive. The car is equipped with a 4.4-liter "monster" V8 twin-turbo and a direct injection system. It offers 449 hp and 650 Nm of torque, at 2000-4500 rpm. The result is: acceleration from zero to "hundred" in 4,4 seconds, a maximum of 250 km / h and 9,2 liters of fuel for combined driving.

Diesel engines - Bmw 5 F10

Bmw 520d

The most affordable Bmw 520d is equipped with a turbo four-cylinder engine with 2,0 liters and 190 "horsepower" with a torque of 400 Nm at 1750-2500 rpm. To deliver power to the rear wheels it comes with a manual or automatic transmission. Up to 7,7 in 7,9-233 seconds, max. speed goes up to 236-4,5 km / h. Fuel consumption varies from 4,7 to XNUMX liters.

BMW 520d xDrive

The same engine, but in a stronger version, is mounted on a Bmw 525d xDrive: power is 218 hp and torque is 450 Nm at 1500 rpm. As a result, the acceleration dynamics of the five is 7 seconds, top speed - 240 km / h, and diesel fuel consumption - 5,4 liters in mixed driving mode.

Bmw 530d

Engine N57, 6-cylinder, 3-liter Bmw diesel, the construction is significantly modified compared to the older M57. It is a long-lasting and safe engine. Much like the smaller H47, the chain has been moved to the clutch side over time, so its replacement is very. Unfortunately, the 3-liter diesel generates a strong torque of 450 Nm, so the gearboxes are seriously exposed to the load. The only problem for the owners of the Bmw 525d, Bmw 530d and Bmw 535d versions may be the exhaust aftertreatment system, which requires AdBlue charging. Worth a look.

BMW 530d xDrive

Bmw 530d xDrive - in-line six-cylinder 3,0-liter engine with 258 hp, 560 Nm of torque at 1500-3000 rpm. As a result of the 5 Series, it provides acceleration to 100 km / h in 5,7 seconds and a max. speed up to 250 km / h. And with an average consumption of 5,4 liters.

BMW 550d xDrive

The most powerful diesel is the Bmw M550d xDrive. Under the front hood, a 3,0-liter engine with six cylinders in a row and two turbochargers, whose potential is 381 hp and 740 Nm of torque at 2000-3000 rpm, takes its place. Top speed is 250 km / h, and the first three-digit speed number is reached after 4,7 seconds. On a 100 km road in combined mode, its consumption is 6,2 liters of fuel.

Bmw 5 F10 problems and failures

BMW 5 F10 in gasoline, sudden loss of power, and a failure lamp that indicate a failure of the engine, most often due to a failure of the high-pressure fuel pump.

With older 2.0 diesel engines marked N47, there are problems with tensioners and camshaft chains. The problem is manifested by noise under the hood. If the problem, ie the chain and tensioners, are not replaced in a short period of time, it can lead to serious engine failure.

2.0 diesel engines, in some cases, regeneration of DPF caused diesel fuel to leak into the engine oil. The problem occurs when the vehicle is driven predominantly in cities and when efficient regeneration at high engine speeds is not possible.

The engine may overheat due to problems between the electric water pump and the control module and the water pump itself.

On earlier models, the "check engine" light can come on and the engine may stop due to a problem with the original coil. BMW later replaced the original coils with Bosch coils.

The 'electronic steering lock' light illuminates and / or the vehicle will not start if the battery is empty at start-up.

Speedometer vibration and / or idle tachometer needles require reprogramming.

The flat tire warning light may illuminate if the sensor is not reset after changing the tire.

The fixing screws on the VANOS housing can become loose. There will be an internal oil leak, and then the valve opening will no longer adjust due to the reduced oil pressure. The vehicle then enters engine failure mode and the engine warning lamp illuminates permanently. For vehicles with N51 / N52 petrol engines, this message would appear on the next ignition; for the N55 petrol engine, the message would appear immediately.

A number of owners report damage to the air conditioner condenser as a result of the condenser being exposed to stones from the road while driving.

In the case of initial models, failures of the modules that control the lights occur. The problem is due to corrosion of the electronic circuit.

Increased number of rear camera problems.

Due to the high power consumption while the vehicle is stationary, the battery may be discharged for long periods of time.

A large number of owners have complained of a gas pedal failure.

Some owners report problems with the Idrive system and the multimedia unit.

Bmw 5 F11 station wagon version of the first series with rear air suspension, rear airbag failure prevented 100.000 km-

Chromium peeling on the door.

Quick wear of individual buttons inside.
Quick wear of the luggage compartment cover.

A larger number of owners report more intensive wear of the front tires.

In the initial series, there are failures of the steering mechanism, which is often felt when the car turns and the appearance of strange sounds when driving the vehicle.

 Driving noise is caused by factory racing tires that owners replace with classic ones. 

Service calls - Bmw 5 F10 / F11

Date of recall 27.04.2012. - Cooling pump problems. 
Date of recall 26.09.2012. - Engine problem for models manufactured from 01.07.2012. to 27.09.2012.
Date of revocation 20.12.2013. - Problem with towing hook for models manufactured from 28.06.2013. to 11.12.2013.
Date of revocation 28.07.2014. - Call for possible problems with the VANOS system for models manufactured from 01.09.2009. to 30.11.2011.

Bmw 5 F10 / F11 - Engine Pallet

Gasoline engines

In Europe, the six-cylinder models are an aspheric N53 direct injection engine. However, in many countries outside Europe they continued to use the older N52 engine, due to the high sulfur content of locally available fuel.

Model Years Motor Power at rpm. Max. torque at rpm. Note
520 2011-2016 N20B20
turbo I4
135 kW (181 HP)
at 5,200-6,250
270 Nm at 1,250–4,500  Except Greece and Turkey
turbo I4
125 kW (168 HP)
at 5,000
250 Nm at 1,500–4,700   Only Greece and Turkey
523 2010-2011 N52B25
150 kW (201 HP)
at 6,400
250 Nm at 2,750 Only in Asia
150 kW (201 HP)
 at 6,100
270 Nm at 1,500–4,250 Only in Europe
528 2010-2011 N53B30
190 kW (255 HP)
at 6,600
310 Nm at 2,600–5,000 Only in Europe
179 kW (240 HP)
at 6,60o
299 Nm at 2,750 Outside Europe
2012-2016 N20B20
turbo I4
180 kW (241 HP)
at 5,000-6,500
350 Nm at 1,250-4,800  
530 2011-2016 N53B30
200 kW (268 hp) at 6,100 310 Nm at 1,600-4,250 Only in Europe
535 2010-2016 N55B30
turbo I6
225 kW (302 HP)
at 5,800
400 Nm at 1,200–5,000  
550 2010-2011 N63B44
turbo V8
300 kW (402 HP)
at 5,500-6,400
600 Nm at 1,750–4,500  
2011-2016 331 kW (444 HP)
at 5,500-6,400 
M5 2012-2016 S63B44TU
turbo V8
412 kW (553 HP)
at 6,000-7,000 
680 Nm at 1,500–5,700
2011-2016 N55B30
turbo I6
225 kW (302 HP)
at 5,800
400 Nm at 1,200–5,000  
electric 40 kW (54 HP) 210 Nm
combined 250 kW (335 HP) 450 Nm

Diesel engines

Model Years Motor Power at rpm.  Max. torque at rpm. 
518d 2013-2014 N47D20
turbo I4
105 kW (141 HP)
at 4,000
360 Nm at 1,750
2014-2016 110 kW (148 HP)
at 4,000
361 Nm at 1,750–2,500
520d 2010-2011 140 kW (188 HP)
at 4,000
400 Nm at 1,750–2,750
2011-2014 135 kW (181 HP)
at 4,000
380 Nm at 1,750–2,750
2014-2016 B47D20
turbo I4
143 kW (192 HP)
at 4,000
400 Nm at 1,750
525d 2010-2011 N57D30
turbo I6
150 kW (201 HP)
at 4,000
450 Nm at 1,750–2,500
2011-2016 N47D20
turbo I4
160 kW (215 HP)
at 4,400
450 Nm at 1,500–2,500
530d 2010-2011 N57D30
turbo I6
180 kW (241 HP)
at 4,000
540 Nm at 1,750–3,000
2011-2016 190 kW (255 HP)
at 4,000
560 Nm at 1,500–3,000
 535d * 2010-2012 225 kW (302 HP)
at 4,400
600 Nm at 1,500–2,500
2011-2016 230 kW (308 HP)
at 4,400
630 Nm at 1,500–2,500
2012-2016 280 kW (375 HP)
at 4,000-4,400
740 Nm at 2,000–3,000

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  • I am interested in the advantages and disadvantages of the bmw f11 M package 530d 2011g, which is what I should be most aware of
    I plan to buy a Bmw f11 M package 530d around 258ps in 2011, it has about 235.000km and last service done at 224.000km

  • Not with says:

    hello buddies, i have a BMW F10 530d i can tell you i'm unhappy i moved with it 300km just the louvre changed so perfection is a car on the roads hello

  • Vladimir says:

    Good day everyone! I took the 530 bmw11d F2011.m package. Moved 197 km. I wonder if I need a chain to change and test the gearbox? Can someone tell me how things are. Thanks 😁

  • oliver says:

    Hi I have a BMW f10 530xd lately when salting it always jerks in the question of automatic transmission can someone explain this problem to me a lot of mechanics told me that the problem is the oil in the gearbox the car has 165000 km in 2014 thank you

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