Overall, the performance, roadhandling,
and drivability of this model BMW is
outstanding. Also, the interior design
and comfort is all you could ask for
from this size vehicle. The one
disappointment is its poor road handling
on snowy roads. My car came with 17"
low profile all-season tires that track
very poorly on snowy roads. Snow tires
are a must in winter environments.
Another negative impact of cold weather
on my BMW's engine is about a 20%
reduction in gas mileage.
The Harmon-Kardon radio makes beautiful
music. The climate controlled
heater/air conditioning system handles
all weather conditions very well.
The fan for the windshield defroster
should be designed to operate at some
level less than full blast. The rear
view mirror should be redesigned to more
effectively control the glare of hi-beam