The car is probably one of the best Autobahn cruisers ever made in its class.
320 Engine struggles a bit at low revs in town with the heavy Cabriolet body, but rev it up to 6000rpm and you are in business. Amazing torque and throttle response over 4000rpm. The car tops out at 210km/h, which is approximately 135mp/h.
Fuel consumption is around 12l/100km combined, but I can get it down to 8-9l/100km cruising on B-roads. However, it can go as high as 18l/100km if you are doing 190km/h = 120mph.
Gearbox is very precise and sweet, but travel between I and II could have been made slightly shorter.
Brakes are very good, given they have to cope with the extra weight. Vented disks at the back (same as on the ix models) was a nice extra, which the previous owner added. In fact the brake system is so good, my ABS rarely has to kick in...
Handling on the Cabriolet is sublime, despite the extra weight due to the real 50/50 distribution and the M-Tech suspension, which is standard on mine. Serious fun, both in the dry and wet. Cornering ability is unmatched in its class for the age of the car.
Pedals arrangement is perfect for heel-and-toe (LHD), which is very useful at Nurbugring.
Driving position is probably one of the best ones in its class.
Leather Recaros are very comfy and I often have done more than 6 hours of continuous driving without feeling stiff or knackered.
Dashboard layout is very ergonomical, but BMW should have installed oil-pressure, oil-temp and alternator gauges too.
The original Becker Radio still sounds as the GBP400, which it cost at the time as an extra option.
The power hood is easy to operate and is relatively quiet, even at high speeds.
Boot space is adequate, but the rear seats could be a bit cramped.
Overall, work on it, learn how it was engineered, and you will love it.
Maintain the "Ultimate Driving Machine" properly and you will get "Freude am Fahren".
Ignore it, and it will pay you back, but not in a nice way...