Vastly over-rated, you are just paying for the badge
New clutch at 6000 miles.
The car handles well, and has good mid-range power.
The seats are comfortable, and I have no problems driving long distances without feeling fatigued.
The model I have is the efficient diesel 320d; it is averaging at the moment 61 MPG.
The interior is poor, no sat-nav, no cruise control, no split rear seats. Compared to a Mondeo of the same value, the BMW does not come close in comparison.
The main complaint I have is of clutch judder; the car had a new clutch at 6000 miles, and has now started juddering again. If you check on the Internet, this is a common problem.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th June, 2012