Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Picture update: BMW 530d xDrive LCI M Sport

BMW introduced its current generation 5-series, known by the BMW-code "F10", in November 2009. Production commenced in January 2010 and the first F10s have been delivered to the dealerships in March of 2010. Compared to its predecessor (the E60 / 2003 - 2010) the new 5-series was 4cm longer while its wheelbase was 10cm longer. In April BMW introduced the 5-series Touring, known as the "F11". 
Just as the 5-series E60, the new 5-series is produced by the BMW factory in Dingolfing, Germany. Not completely true, the Long Wheel Base 5-series (F18) is produced in Shenyang China, due to the fact that this specific version is only available on the Chinese market.

In July 2013 BMW presented its 5-series LCI (Lifecycle Impulse), more commonly known as a "facelift". As already available on the 1- and 3-series, BMW now also introduced its BMW Lines in the 5-series range, both the Luxury Line and Modern Line. Another new feature are the Full HD Headlights (featured on this 530d), while the xenon headlights become a standard feature instead of an option. Also the rear lights have had a small update.
Some of the engines have been adapted, so that now all engines adhere to the EURO6-norm. New engine (types) include the BMW 518d and 520d xDrive. 

Model (Code / Model Year): BMW 530d xDrive LCI (2014 / F10)
Engine: six-cylinder TwinPower-Turbo diesel engine (2993cm³)  
Transmission: 8-speed automatic transmission
Performance: 258hp / 560nm
0 to 100km/h: 5,7 sec
Top speed: 250km/h (156mp/h)
Weight: 1885kg
Fuel tank (US gallons): 70 liter (18,5 US gallons)
Production date: February 2014

Exterior colour: Carbon Black metallic (416)
Upholstery: Black Dakota leather (LCSW)
Interior trim: Aluminium Hexagon interior trim
Wheels: 19" M Double-spoke style 351M alloy wheels

Optional equipment on this specific BMW 530d xDrive LCI:

€54.680,00 BMW 530d xDrive LCI F10

Included in the M Sports package

€0,00 8-speed Sport automatic transmission (automatic gearbox is standard)

€5.200,00 M Sports package

€980,00 Carbon Black metallic
€1.300,00 19" M Double-spoke style 351M alloy wheels
€0,00 Aluminium Hexagon interior trim
€1290,00 Black Dakota leather
€0,00 Headlining, Anthracite
€0,00 Exterior trim, High-gloss Shadowline
€1.630,00 Comfort seats, front
€0,00 M Aerodynamics package
€0,00 M Steering Wheel

€3.300 Navigation package ConnectedDrive

€0,00 Remote Services
€0,00 Concierge services
€0,00 Real Time Traffic Information
€0,00 Navigation system - BMW Professional
€0,00 ConnectedDrive Services
€0,00 Enhanced Bluetooth telephone with USB & Voice control

€2.000,00 Innovation package II

€0,00 Driving Assistant
€1.390,00 Adaptive LED Headlights
€0,00 Black panel display, full
€0,00 Head-up display
€0,00 Speed limit display

€2.000,00 Comfort package

€0,00 Loudspeaker system - BMW Advanced (HiFi-Lautsprechersystem)
€470,00 Air conditioning, automatic with four-zone control
€0,00 Rear-view mirror, auto dimming
€0,00 Lumbar support, driver and front passenger
€0,00 Seat heating, front
€0,00 Ambient lighting
€0,00 Park Distance Control

€350,00 Active protection
€---,-- High-beam assistant
€380,00 Sunblind - rear windscreen, electric 
€590,00 Sunblinds for side and rear windows
€3.240,00 Adaptive Drive
€480,00 Alarm system
€790,00 Comfort access
€1.250,00 Electric Glass Sunroof
€50,00 Smokers package
€390,00 Split-folding rear seats
€380,00 Seat heating, rear
€100,00 Through-loading ski bag
€0,00 TeleServices
€0,00 BMW Emergency call
€0,00 LED Fog lights, front
€0,00 Headlights wash
€0,00 Floor mats, velour
€0,00 Apps
€390,00 Exterior mirrors - folding, auto dimming
€0,00 12v power sockets

Total price in Germany: €82.120,01*

*Prices are the German prices in September 2014

Carbon Black metallic with the blue tone in the sun
Full LED Headlights
19-inch style 351M alloy wheels

M Steering wheel
Navigation system Professional & front automatic air conditioning
Black Dakota leather & Comfort seats
Sport automatic transmission
Aluminium Hexagon interior trim

Dual zone automatic air conditioning in the rear, including seat heating
Some pro's and con's on the BMW 530d xDrive LCI M Sport:


  • Good interior finish
  • Good HiFi system
  • Good grip on the steering wheel
  • Good engine with excellent performance
  • Excellent 8-speed Sport automatic gearbox + nice leather at the base of the gearshift lever (opposed to the plastic part with the standard automatic transmission)
  • Excellent Comfort seats
  • Excellent 3d navigation system
  • Excellent full HD Headlights and high-beam assist

  • Con:

  • Bad location of the cup holders, right in front of the airconditioning
  • Handling of the xDrive model is more neutral then of the rear-wheel drive model
  • Fuel consumption in combination with the xDrive is above average, about 0,5l ~ 1,0l / 100km more then the standard 530d 
  • The button to open the trunk is located in an incovenient place
  • Storage space for personal items is scarce
  • Steep price

  • More pictures of this BMW 530d xDrive LCI M Sport can be found here, please click and scroll down.

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