BMW Scan Tool: Creator C310+ vs. NT530

Thinking of getting the Creator C310+ diagnostic tool for BMW…

Is it any good or should I be looking at another tool?


For an affordable standalone unit, nt530(nt520 Updated version) is the preferred unit, along with required cables.

It can scan for BMW codes, among other things, as it can communicate with all BMW modules.



But the C310+ can do that also (I think i has the same functionality?) and the C310 is $52 and the is $179


I don’t think soo…
Compare their features side by side, you’ll see!


Scan tool Creator C310+ NT530
Image   Creator C310+ Scan Tool Foxwell Nt530 Scant Tool
Price $52 $179
Display 2.8″ color LCD display , 320 x 240 Pixel 2.8”TFT color screen
Working Temperature -20 ℃ to 75 ℃ 0 to 60°C (32 to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -40 ℃ to 120 ℃ -20 to 70°C (-4 to 158°F)
Power 8V to 18V 8V to 18V
Dimensions 135* 85*26mm 195*95*38mm
Update Free update using a USB cable connected to PC Update with a new machine for a better compatibility
Language English and German English, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), French, Deutsch, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Dutch, Portuguese, Korean,  Swedish, Italian, Russian, Thai, Hungarian
Read/clear fault codes Yes Yes
Read live data Yes Yes
Reset engine oil Yes Yes
Adaptation Clear adaptation Yes
Actuation No Yes
Coding No Yes
Service features No steering angle sensor (SAS) calibration, DPF regeneration, ABS bleeding, BCM/SIR setup, etc
Car list Covers BMW vehicles only Covers Abarth, Acura, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Audi, AU Ford, BMW, Chrysler, Ferrari, Fiat, GM, Honda, Hyundai, Holden, Jaguar, Kia, Lancia, Lexus, Land Rover, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, MINI, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Opel, Porsche, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Scion, Seat, Skoda, Smart, Sprinter, Toyota, Vauxhall, VW
BMW coverage BMW from 1997 to 2013 BMW up to 2018 and some 2019



Creator C310+ Code Reader Features:

Creator C310+features

  1. Read trouble codes
  2. Clear trouble codes
  3. Displays live data stream and graph display and vehicle version information
  4. Clear adaptation
  5. Engine oil resetNOTE: This BMW C310+ code reader does not have test component function.


Creator C310+ BMW car list:

covers BMW from 1997 to 2013


1 Series: 1’_E81/E81/E87/E88

3 Series: 3’/Z3_E36,3’_E46,3’_E90/E91/E92/E93

5 Series: 5’_E39,5’_E60/E61,5’_GT(F07),5’_F10/F11

6 Series: 6’_E63/E64,6’_F12/F13

7 Series: 7’_E38,7’_E65/E66,7’_F01/F02/F03/F04

X Series: X3_E83,X5_E53,X5_70,X6_E71,X1_84

Z Series: 3’/Z3_E36,Z4_E85/E86,Z4_E89

MINI:     MINI_R50/R52/R53,MINI_R55/R56

Include : Drive , Chassis and Body all system



NT530 Scanner Features:


– Works with the latest 2018/2019 models
– Gets access to powertrain, chassis and body systems
– Reads and clears diagnostic trouble codes and resets MIL of all systems
– Shows live vehicle sensors data in text and graph formats
– Merges interactive live sensor graphs for easy and intuitive diagnosis
– Records and playbacks your data-logs to catch intermittent failures
– Displays freeze frame data
– Retrieves ECU information
– Runs component/system bi-directional tests
– Supports advanced functions such as adaptations and control module coding
– Supports the most commonly required service features like steering angle sensor (SAS) calibration, DPF regeneration, ABS bleeding, BCM/SIR setup, etc
– Upgradable to cover more car makes at unbeatable value
– Multi-language menus and codes for an international marketplace
– Extremely easy to use with clearly arranged keypad, menu-driven operation and shortcuts
– Ergonomic design and ruggedly built for both shop and road tests