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I have had this car brand new since 05/18 and could share a bit of my experiences here.
This is the first BMW car I ever own, so I optioned it with M Sport Package, Comfort Package, panorama glass roof, wireless phone charging and fine wood trim.
It is an enjoyable car to drive for my daily travel of an hour between home and work. It has many safety gadgets that is mostly helpful and did get me out of troubles a few times. However, the "Adaptive Cruise Control" needs a much longer time to react when one switches from one lane into another la...ne. It is even more frightening if one is travelling at 60km/hr & moves into a right turn lane that has a big gap between your car and the car waiting in front, since it does not detect the stationary car fast enough and only reduces the speed abruptly when it gets too close for comfort. The engine noise is so subdued for a 3L diesel, so the cabinet feels much quieter than my original 2016 Benz 350d. It does feel more lively and punchier as well. The consumption stays at 9L/100K, for most city driving. The change from a car with normal tyres to one with run-flat tyres will need time to get used to. Even with this adaptive suspension fitted, it took me a while to get accustomed to the stiffer & harsher feel of the ride. It is highly recommended to have this adaptive suspension, as it does help improve the ride on all surfaces.
Purchased in May 2018 for $97,000.00.
Constant quality issues
I purchased this car from Essendon BMW less than 3 months ago. It has been back at least 3 times for various issues including;
1. A critical warning saying I had too much oil in the engine. The engine had to be drained and refilled (less than 10,000kms)
2. Safety systems not functioning properly (such as lane departure system - twice for this)
3. Boot lid not closing properly
I have had other major issues such as
1. I recently received a warning saying park brake wasn't working properly. The error eventually went away
2. I have several instances when I come back to my car and the back door (boot) is wide open...
Purchased in July 2019 at Essendon BMW for $74,000.00.
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