• Summary

    3 out of 5 3.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Unsure, but probably a big boys toy.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    Dread to think.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Yes, but with a softer suspension.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    BMW 5 Series or Mercedes E-Class.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    July 2015

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Good trade in price for my old 5 series.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    What was the dealer like?

    Usual BMW efficiency.

  • Driving it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Drives more like a saloon.

    What's it like to park?

    Not an easy car to park due to its size, but sensors are a boon.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Great presence on the road, however M Sport version has a bone shaking ride. Run flat tyres are ludicrously expensive. Don't expect to average more than 23.5 MPG. BMW servicing ridiculously pricey too.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Enormous boot with seats down.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Heated seats in winter, Head up display on long journeys.