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If you have ever owned a BMW 530d and had to have replacement parts fitted to the vehicle then we would love to hear about your experience. Let us know how the parts performed. Leave your comments in the comments box at the bottom of the page.

BMW 530d Overview

The BMW 530d is classed as a mid-sized executive car and is produced by the German automobile manufacturing company BMW. The 530d is part of the BMW 5-series range and the naming system for BMW cars means the first number is for the series, 5 for 5-series and the last two digits represent the engine size, 30 for 3.0L. The 5 millionth 5 series was built in 2008 and this car was a 530d. The 530d is an excellent choice out of the 5-series range with great performance and not to bad fuel economy. These cars are very spacious inside and are well refined. They look very classy and are also very reliable. Does this sound any thing like your experience of the BMW 320d?

BMW 530d History

The BMW 320d was first introduced for the E39 (1995-2003) 5-series model. This was the fourth generation of the 5-series. The M57 engine used for the 2.5-3.0L versions of this car won international engine of the year from 1999-2002. This version of the 5-series was very popular was the leading car of its class. These diesel engines were extremely economical and run very smoothly.

The E60/E61 (2003-10) was the fifth generation 5-series model. The design for this car took it away from traditional BMW design and received mixed reviews from the press and public. However, this didn’t stop it from becoming the most popular 5-series model to date. This version was so much more technologically advanced than any of its predecessors.

The F10/F11 (2010-present) resorted back to more familiar BMW design features. Ironically this now received reviews saying it was to bland compared with its predecessor the E60. There is just no pleasing some people! This is the current version in production.


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Fuel Economy

The BMW 530d has a 3.0L diesel engine which offers up to 53mpg. These are very economical engines for their size. How did you find the economical performance of the engine you had on your 530d? When thinking fuel economy, always consider the age, fuel type and engine size.


The BMW 530d comes as a 5 or 6-speed manual or 5, 6 and 8-speed automatic gearboxes. Which gearbox do you have for your 530d and how do you rate its performance? If you are after cheap gearbox parts you can have a look at our BMW gearbox page if you need gearbox parts for your 530d.


You can find BMW 320d parts at very reasonable prices through Breakeryard. We have a comprehensive network of UK Breakers who have parts for all makes and models. You can either enter your vehicle details in our part finder or visit the 530d parts page to find the exact part you need for your vehicle.