I owned a 645 coupe, the drive was as you would expect from a BMW. However the reliability was dreadful. I complained to the dealership as they had the car for 2 weeks out of the 1st month. The electrics were the issue i Drive either didnt work at all or was faulty. Sat nav stopped,DVD would not eject, CD would not turn off at all,radio stations changed at random, seat, mfsw, and audio memory just pleased itself, i drive wheel did not function, sat nav voice could not be turned off( this is just a few examples).
The windows would let themselves down after parking, the boot release broke, the the hydraulic system broke, which meant the boot just crashed closed. BMW Uk did not want to know and took no action whatsoever, saying that is what a warranty is for, try arbitration or a solicitor. The dealership after 5 months agreed to a meeting and admitted the multi point chech was not up to standard.
BEWARE the i drive does not form part of this check and the 1st owners memory had NOT been erased. The dealer then had the car for 2 days to fix it. I took delivery the faults were still there. I then rejected the car. The dealer then had the car for a further 3 weeks and traded me down top another vehicle( I lost a packet) and sold the 645 on the forcourt for 7 k more than I was offerred. in the end the dealer did give a token gesture which made it more palatable however BMW UK - ! My opinion, leave it alone untill the service in a case like this is sorted out.
Great car, very refined compared to my previous 330Ci Sport Conv. Has the key options of Sat Nav Pro, Bluetooth, different 18 inch alloys (19s will get scuffed), autobox, ipod connection. Although folding mirrors should be standard on a wide car like this, but at least leather is standard.
Colour is Mineral Silver which receives lots of compliments, but biege leather can easily get marked / dirty (constantly wiping kids shoeprints from chair backs). Huge boot. PDC indication is best I have seen (Merc CLS poor here)
Amazingly lighter than my previous 3 series due to lighter panels and engine, and with more power the 3 litre units shifts even in non-sport mode. This is the best option as it will not guzzle as much as bigger engines and will not depreciate as quick. A great drive, quiet, and deceptive (watch the needle to preserve license on motorway).
Can be a little twitchy in wet or uneven roads may be due to run flat tyres, but generally good handling except icy/snow conditions (lost backend too easily). This version of I-drive is good, although having more info within dials like Merc CLS would be better; it has rebooted on 3 occasions which dealer could not give an answer to. Had this for over 6 months no issues.
In summary a great tourer, with impressive presence and pretty practical as well. But don't buy one as I don't want to see too many on the road!
I've had this car for about six months now, and it is better in almost every area than my last car, a Jaguar XK8. As a big bloke – 6ft 2in tall, 16-and-a-half stone – I find the car has enough leg room for an adult to sit behind me in some comfort and wide enough for me to be able to not have to constantly breathe in – an experience I definitely didn't enjoy in a 911.
It is quick – it feels as fast as the XK, and handles better. I can't fault the ride, too, especially on a long-distance motorway run. You don't notice the automatic gearbox, which is as it should be, I guess, and economy-wise I spend about £35 a week on petrol, driving roughly 10,000 miles a year.
I even like idrive, which is, as far as I'm concerned, quite user friendly and, ergonomically, pretty much perfectly sited.
Interestingly, first-time passengers often comment on how quiet and refined the car seems. As for its head-turning ability, I get at least one positive comment a week.
My only real dislike is its interior, which has more plastic than your average Lego set and is thus nowhere near as classy as the XK. I didn't like having to buy floor mats, either. All in all, though, it's a very good car indeed.
I've owned this bmw since monday 4th december and its probably the best ive had since 1999 when i had a brand new Mercedes E55 AMG.
The beamer is as quick as any performance car out there.
I opted for the heated steering wheel option and it has every extra you can get and I probably will have a M6 or a M5 NEXT.
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