F11 D5 BiTurbo #048

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Re: F11 D5 BiTurbo #048

Post by fe18occ » Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:44 am

I called Sytner last week to enquire about the car, the sales guy I spoke to said they had "very strong" interest in it, and that someone in Wales (think he may have said Cardiff) was probably about to put down a deposit. That may have been their attempt at generating a feeling of urgency in me but it had the opposite effect, we are are a long way away from Sheffield and I was not about to act impulsively so told him not to worry then and hung up.
I would like a touring car, either a 3 or a 5, and although my mileage is not that high I am not adverse to the fuel saving of a diesel, plus we live in the countryside without any smog to worry about - I have the B5 for when I want to go really fast so the slightly less performing "black stuff" does not put me off, especially if it means the car comes cheaper in the first place.
I have been following "Dans" B5 Touring - the auction price seems to be coming in way below the spend on the car so presume the reserve is not currently in danger - guess there is hope for a late surge of interest at the end...

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Re: F11 D5 BiTurbo #048

Post by HowieD5 » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:23 pm

:)
Metrics wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:13 pm
I think it's fair to say D5's aren't selling.df
Agreed, but at the same time the public are influenced by the media (ie anti diesel at the moment); yet trends change and (hopefully) people will re-evaluate the benefits of diesel, especially with such a good engine as in the D3/D5. Agreed as well, this May not happen overnight!
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Re: F11 D5 BiTurbo #048

Post by CaesarBob » Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:35 am

The nearly new diesel market is getting a bit crowded currently too.

G30 D5 S:
Bramleys have just dropped #049 £4.5k to £46.9k and Sytners have just advertised another 3 nearly new 2019 D5 S' this morning, so that takes it to 9 for sale I think.

G01 XD3:
There are 7 for sale by my count.
'97 E36 B3 3.2 Touring #062
'15 F32 420d M Sport Coupe (Sold)
'11 E92 320d M Sport Coupe (Sold)
'99 E36 328iA SE "Shooting Brake" (Sold)
'89 E30 325iA M-Tech II "Shooting Brake" (Sold)
'91 E30 318iS (Sold)

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Re: F11 D5 BiTurbo #048

Post by Metrics » Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:52 am

HowieD5 wrote:
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:23 pm
Metrics wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:13 pm
I think it's fair to say D5's aren't selling.
Agreed, but at the same time the public are influenced by the media (ie anti diesel at the moment); yet trends change and (hopefully) people will re-evaluate the benefits of diesel, especially with such a good engine as in the D3/D5. Agreed as well, this May not happen overnight!
Media and legislation change for “older diesels”. ULEZ penalties, even parking these cars is subject to additional charges to essentially prevent them being used in London. This threatens to spread to other cities. This is impossible to ignore if you’re about to spend 25/30k on a used car, and that’s almost certainly why these lovely cars are not shifting. I’ve no doubt that the fear of this extends to newer diesels too, and couple that with the budget being circa 50k, few are happy to take the chance.

My own D5 hit 110k miles yesterday. I drove up to Wakefield and back from Berkshire and used a smidge over half a tank to cover 400 odd miles. In this situation nothing can come close to the breadth of what this car offers, at this price point. Quiet, refined, comfortable, huge pace in a blink and an interior ambience in this particular example that is essentially unrepeatable (for me). Our motorways are being converting to smart versions so you can forget doing any speeds now too, instead I’m happy to sit back and enjoy a really special car producing very little CO2, and avoid the cities :)
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Re: F11 D5 BiTurbo #048

Post by HowieD5 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:22 pm

Very well put! I agree.
I’m yet to experience a long journey in mine, but that mpg sounds impressive (late 40s?). I know an M5 is a different vehicle, but 200 miles was quoted as the tank range for one of these, hence the diesel advantage , with torque, is great
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Re: F11 D5 BiTurbo #048

Post by Metrics » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:45 pm

Yes, around 47mpg

If you love your car now, you will love it even more over a long run, especially in a Tourer. I took mine to Norway over the summer - 3.5k miles in 2.5 weeks. The car was made for these journeys :)

When the D5 F10 was launched, it was compared with the M5. In reality they are very different cars, but as a one car package that’s used everyday the D5 takes some beating. It may not be a petrol V8, or have as sharp responses, but that effortless torque makes it a very useable quick car for the road that also gives some serious miles per tank.
2012 Alpina D5 BiTurbo No. 13
2002 Alpina B10 V8S No. 60
1993 Mercedes 190E 2.6 Sportline spec
2005 Audi TT 225
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Re: F11 D5 BiTurbo #048

Post by HowieD5 » Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:40 pm

I think this May have sold, can’t see it on Sytner’s website. Perhaps the interest they spoke about materialised
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Re: F11 D5 BiTurbo #048

Post by christiand7 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:20 am

Yes sold, went in to confirm spec on my fathers M2 Comp at the weekend and no longer there.

Was not a fan of it with the spoiler IMO.
Christian

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Re: F11 D5 BiTurbo #048

Post by HowieD5 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:59 pm

Thanks for letting us know.
Are you looking still?
M2 sounds great!
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Re: F11 D5 BiTurbo #048

Post by christiand7 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:01 am

HowieD5 wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:59 pm
Thanks for letting us know.
Are you looking still?
M2 sounds great!
No worries, looking at this one that is going through BCA. Didn't even realise it is one of our sites that took it in as a PX where i work. Getting some details on it before i commit.

The mileage is a bit suspect. MOT from 2018 says 83,122 and current mileage a year later is 83,125??? Condition looks ok(ish). Will see!

Yes M2 Comp will be an absolute beast, DCT, carbon exterior/interior bits and in M2 comp only colour hockenheim silver with some nice options. Will be going for full detail and PPF also! Excited to see it!
Christian

'11 BMW F11 520d M Sport
'18 BMW F30 335d xDrive M Sport [SOLD]
'16 BMW F31 335d xDrive M Sport [SOLD]
'17 Volkswagen MK7 Golf GTi Performance [SOLD]
'10 Audi TT-RS 2.5T [SOLD]
'08 Volkswagen MK5 Golf R32 DSG [SOLD]

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