The 2011 model year is the only model year making use of a naturally aspirated 3.0-liter inline-six for the base 528i trim before it was replaced by a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four in the 2012 528i. The 2011 528i is RWD automatic only, but the 2012 528i is also available in xDrive AWD, although it is still only automatic and was never offered in manual. The mid-range 535i trim uses the same engine for all model years and the most drivetrain configurations - manual RWD (2011-2014), automatic RWD (all model years), and automatic AWD (all model years). The 550i has the V8 engine but mirrors the drivetrain options of the 535i save for one difference - the manual model was discontinued one year earlier. The ActiveHybrid 5 joined the lineup for 2013 and the 535d diesel model was added for 2014, so it was never offered in the pre-facelift car.
The Sport package was optional and might have been fitted; you'll recognize it by the 19-inch alloys, Sport exterior trim, and 14-way electrically adjustable front seats. The M Sport package adds special wheels, a body kit, and an M Sport steering wheel. Cars already optioned with the Sport package were eligible for the Dynamic Handling package, which additionally adds adaptive suspension. Lots of options were offered and might have been fitted to used 5s, such as automatic high beams, a night-vision camera, automatic parking, surround-view cameras, satellite radio, premium audio systems, ventilated seats, climate control and entertainment for the rear seat, smartphone integration, a head-up display, and a heated steering wheel. For 2014, the optional Premium package adds near-550i levels of luxury to the other trims with items such as leather upholstery on the 528i and upgraded leather on the 535s, a gesture-controlled power trunk lid, satellite radio, and keyless access via all the doors. Cold Weather and Lighting packages are available too, as well as a rear-seat entertainment system, rear-window sunshades, and four-zone climate control (already standard on the hybrid).
All trims have a standard split/folding rear seat for the 2013 model year, as well as a universal garage-door opener. All facelifted 2014 trims get navigation as a standard feature and the iDrive controller gains freehand text-entry support. The 2014 facelift comes in any of three equipment lines: Modern, Luxury, and M Sport. Modern lives up to its name with turbine-style alloys and dark-pearl and aluminum interior trim, Luxury has a more traditional luxury-car approach, and M Sport adds a body kit, staggered-width alloys with 245/45-18 front and 275/40-18 rear summer tires and other M Sport highlights. For 2015, all models have LED fog lights and a sports steering wheel, and the Modern Line package is discontinued. For the final 2016 model year, all F10s get enhanced Bluetooth and USB functionality and black carpeting and interior panels now accompany beige interiors.