Bmw 730d m sport f01

Bmw 730d m sport f01

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irish boy

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2,769 posts

201 months

Sunday 17th January
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Considering the next car purchase and was looking at the f10 530d as it seems to do a lot of things well, then I realised you can but an equivalent 7 for less. Whats the catch?

09-11 models with the 245 engine seem to be around 10k but my money would probably go on the lci with the 8 speed and the 258 which I think is euro6 as well.

Anyone run one? Doesn't seem to be a big lot online, I guess the average 7 driver maybe isn't a pistonhead user!!

irish boy

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2,769 posts

201 months

Sunday 17th January
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Ok so some research shows even the 13-14 lci 30d 258 cars are not euro 6. Disappointing, don't think I'm prepared to put 5 figures into a non 6 car as things tighten at an alarming rate.

Huskyman

539 posts

92 months

Sunday 17th January
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Why not get a f10/f11 535d LCI? They are deffo euro 6 as my 2014 one is.
The f10 and the F01 are based around the same architecture. I’ve had my f11 m-sport for 3 years and it’s been great. Bin the runflats and make sure you get one with pro-nav and Harmon Kardon sound. Oh and change the oil every 8 to 10k miles and do the gearbox oil at 60k.

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irish boy

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2,769 posts

201 months

Monday 18th January
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Huskyman said:
Why not get a f10/f11 535d LCI? They are deffo euro 6 as my 2014 one is.
The f10 and the F01 are based around the same architecture. I’ve had my f11 m-sport for 3 years and it’s been great. Bin the runflats and make sure you get one with pro-nav and Harmon Kardon sound. Oh and change the oil every 8 to 10k miles and do the gearbox oil at 60k.

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Yes I’ll probably go back to looking at 5 series. The 7 just seemed superb value.

Deano_BMW

378 posts

151 months

Monday 18th January
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Huskyman said:
Why not get a f10/f11 535d LCI? They are deffo euro 6 as my 2014 one is.
The f10 and the F01 are based around the same architecture. I’ve had my f11 m-sport for 3 years and it’s been great. Bin the runflats and make sure you get one with pro-nav and Harmon Kardon sound. Oh and change the oil every 8 to 10k miles and do the gearbox oil at 60k.

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just check on the years if you're worried about the Euro 6 issue, my 535 being a 2013 car and only just pre lci is only Euro 5. It did make the car cheaper to buy.

RicoOS

57 posts

24 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Honestly, unless you spend a lot of time going into London, or other towns that may introduce a Euro 6 only zone, i really wouldn't worry about whether it's Euro 5 or 6.

I would be far more concerned about whether it has adaptive dampers and or front comfort seats. If you haven't tried one with the comfort seats, omg, they are so comfy it's silly and having driven a 10 plate 530d touring, that had both and had just had it's rear self levelling sorted out, even with 19 inch wheels and run flats, the ride was like a magic carpet.

Mind you I ended up opting to go older and went with a mint E46 330CD manual and fell in love, it doesn't meet the emissions standards required for any low emissions area, but in 18 months and 15,000 miles, it's yet to be any problem.

Longy00000

24 posts

5 months

Tuesday 26th January
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Been running a 64 plate f01 730d se exclusive for a few years now.
Run flats are awful and cause a lot of tramlining. Bin them and the ride is beautiful far more relaxing than the 5 series also quieter with better sound proofing.
I echo the comfort seats comments, just sublime. I've done several 700+ mile trips and only stopped once at half waY mark to pee and grab a coffee. So easy to do big miles in those seats.
It is a big car though, parking bays are never quite big enough so definitely think twice over the f02 lwb version.
The rear air suspension and conventional front seem to work really well together.
If you want a spirited driver to throw around the back lanes then this isn't fir you. It's a little nose heavy for that but does do surprisingly well but obviously something with a shorter wheel base is better for aggressive driving.
Build quality is pretty good with crappy thin paint and shocking diamond cut alloys. Mercedes are so much better with a cars finish.
Running costs are brilliant I've spent next to nothing on mine over the years and it's a got a full main dealer history.
I do a large amount of motorway inter City type driving and I've just checked the trip which says I have averaged 51.4mpg over the last 9000 miles.
Generally about 40 in more local traffic and mid 50s on the long runs. I tend not to speed though so this is within typical speed limits Inc motorways.
I love mine with the nice 8 speed box and good equipment specs, soft close doors , powered boot, head up display etc
If you want to travel in a serene environment and waft along its a great companion and truly comfortable.
At current prices they are extremely good value.

Longy00000

24 posts

5 months

Tuesday 26th January
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I forgot to mention ALL 7s at this time included a 5 year service package within the base price if the car. So they will all have a main dealer history for the first 5vyears so given they are now only 1 to 3 years outside of this then make sure it has been maintained by a main dealer since as its only likely to be 1 major and poss 1 minor service outside the 5 year package. So it should be easy to find a good well documented one.
Mine is now just turned 6 years old and I have only paid about £500 for servicing over it's lifetime as first 5 years were free and I just had a major done and had the brake fluid changed too. Next is a minor in 18000 Miles then another major 18000 after that.
It's not expensive to maintain the franchise dealer servicing when considering mileage coveted etc.