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Old 7th November 2011, 20:29   #16
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WOW! What a set of intro photos to start the thread? I am totally floored, those snaps with the lights on are keepers for life. By the way, heartiest congratulations on buying the ultimate driving machine and experiencing joy. Let the joy and smiles continue forever with the BMW 530D.
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Hey congrats Dieselite! That is the first HUD 530D variant on this forum. You gotta add two things to make this thread complete:

1. Exterior photos
2. Comparison shopping details if applicable - especially with A6.

Enjoy and safe driving.
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Congrats on the ownership of the finest dream machine for many on this forum! The pics are lovely and we share you JOY ! And was wonder-struck with the FE figures you gave. Not many people will care for FE, but it's a cherry on top.

What all cars did you shortlist / TD before finalizing this one? And have you bought the insurance from BMW as well?

As lot of people said, more pics please. Wish you miles of happy & safe motoring.

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Awesome.

Congrats on your new car dieselite. Really enjoyed the intro pictures .
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Hey congrats Dieselite! That is the first HUD 530D variant on this forum. You gotta add two things to make this thread complete:

1. Exterior photos
2. Comparison shopping details if applicable - especially with A6.

Enjoy and safe driving.
androdev !

thanks man ! You have been a part of the selection process of this beauty within the beast !

After comparing the A6 , E350 , Jag XF-S d and 530d i realised that the other cars excel in a few departments but the 530 is a lethal combination of the excellence in all departments. In any shootout it will be mainly at the top position or 2nd in the rare case by a very slim margin. So as an overall product it is the most complete business luxury sedan !


Btw...Mumbai -Pune expressway at night at 230 kmph does feel woefully short of straight lines ! the next corner appears before the blink of an eye !! i'm lovin it !!! At 230 it felt like it could EASILY push the limit of 250 ! and i mean EASILY !! (but sanity will prevail and the car will not be driven beyond safe speeds of around 150 - safe as per express highway standards)

2012 the world ends right ? i got to make the most of the next year !!!!

cheers !!

swiftnfurious : i test drove the cars above after my mind was made up for the 530 just to reaffirm my choice ! The insurance is by Bajaj Allianze specific to BMW plus a BMW secure package which covers all depreciation, totalling losses , keys, 4 tyre replacements etc for the year.

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Congrats Dieselite,
You own pure driver's car in the segment. 530 is gem of engine with that raw power & torque. The mileage you mentioned is excellent comparing the power.

happy miles ahead.
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I think yours is the first upgraded F10 on Tbhp! That HUD and blackpanel is awesome!

Plus who would imagine a 245bhp 3liter 6cyl engine would give that kind of mileage? And its a diesel! Its the best win win buy out there

Please post more pics! Congratulations!

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Not only is the review well written, but very crisp to read too!

About the car- What can I say! Sunday night drive in it was all that defined the car. Sports mode is freakishly addictive man! The engine growl in sports feels like a different car alltogether.

I loooove the lounge effect and the Idrive. Heck, I love that car!

Bombay run has to happen soon .
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Congrats. Looks fantastic. I just drool over the other BMW ownership threads always . Wishing you many happy miles and trouble free ownership with your vehicle.

Are you planning to do anything about the run flat tyres and lack of spare tyre?
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Dieselite,

Congrats, on perhaps one of the finest cars of the world currently, and everything is so well put it reminds me exactly a year ago when I got the car, and could not stop driving it, with that absolute urge to try push the pedal even in it's run-in period, but stayed away

Gotta love the fact that you have the HUD + Navigation a combination no other car maker in India offers, a lot of people think Audi offers more Gadgets but in the 530d the BMW offers a lot more and best of all it's part of the standard package!

Love the shots of the corona rings, how did you manage to do that?

And once again have miles and miles of happy driving, take a trip to Goa, maybe you will fall deeper in love with it?

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JOY is beauty....
JOY is refinement....
JOY is luxury....
JOY is power....
JOY is the BMW 530d !

JOY has arrived...


Overall this is the car to buy from the current crop of cars in this segment. I am one happy soul !! I will in due course upload more information and pics (Daytime pics) of exteriors....stay tuned !
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That HUD is AWESOME !!! I am salivating simply looking at the pictures...and you are experiencing it !

Have loads of fun and a long fruitful association with the 530. Now even I am having 2nd thoughts about the Audi A6 being my preference in this segment !
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What S350L-E240 said is very true.

With the A6 you get a basic car at the price point of the 530 or even higher. To load it with the LED headlamps , rear entertainment it costs a bomb. I really fell out of love of the Audi due to their pricing strategy and mainly due to highly notorious reports of the service here in Pune.

normally_crazy : i will post better pics of the exteriors in the day time and the HUD soon ! stay tuned !
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Congrats on acquiring a super car! A super car in the real sense But stop thinking about the fuel efficiency and enjoy the car!! Also first time I am ever seeing a hard disk in a car for your song collection; which has 12500 MB of free space, oh wow! You can practically dump your entire PC collection over there.
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Congrats bro on purchase of the ultimate driving machine. Have fun with it and drive safe.
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Btw...Mumbai -Pune expressway at night at 230 kmph does feel woefully short of straight lines ! the next corner appears before the blink of an eye !! i'm lovin it !!! At 230 it felt like it could EASILY push the limit of 250 ! and i mean EASILY !! (but sanity will prevail and the car will not be driven beyond safe speeds of around 150 - safe as per express highway standards)
Congratulations on the 530d. Its a car I want to own soon. The F30 though a little toned down from the E60 in terms on driving experience is an excellent all rounder with the powerful engine, good handling and surprisingly good ride.

230 is easy peasy man, itll hit the limiter with ease. Hell my 320d can cruise at 230.
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