Prompted by OzzyTheBlackCat acquiring a 428i thought it might be time to offer some info about my three years with one.
I bought my manual M Sport in Sep 2017, car was registered Jun 2015, had 27k miles and was straight from Arval Leasing sold at a Supermarket with nearly 10 months BMW Warranty left. Traded in a 2009 E92 325i M Sport that had been great for the six years I owned it. I was aiming for a 335i but after changing careers and not sure about how I would get on I limited myself to a cash purchase and couldn’t stretch to get the bigger engine.
The car has been pretty good overall. Love the Estoril blue and tech gained moving to the 4 Series with Pro Nav. I find the Nav good, graphics are clear and the pop up below the speedo is very useful. I mostly use the music library but have found phone connection and Google music play to be easy to use. Car is comfortable up front and not too bad in the back once you are in; fairly practical as well, with folding rear seats it’s...
My Taycan Turbo finally arrived and collected. ( although my biz partners has gone missing )
But having a bit of “range anxiety”.
Probably due to a 200 mile drive home from Hatfield to Leeds - then plugging in at home on what feels like a trickle charge - fortunately can charge 3phase at work much faster.
Hopefully that will pass as I get accustomed to not having the guarantee that I can go down to 20mile range and know I can get fuel anywhere.
Fortunately the longer trips are rare, but also one of the reasons why we changed the mini to a CX5.
Obviously it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. But it made financial sense to me and my company meaning between me and the company I am a lot better off in this than the Panamera or any ICE car.