I traded in my 2006 Lexus IS 250 AWD for the 2007 BMW 328i coupe. The driving dynamics between these two vehicles is incomparable. The BMW truly provides a sense of being connected to the road, endless tourqe curve, and responsive power and stabilty. The hum of the inline 6 on the BMW is music to any enthusiasts ears as soon as he/she pushes the ignition button. It begs the question, "Why pay more, considering the sophistication level of the car's overall design, standard equipment level, driving dynamics, and quality of materials?"
I opted for the navigation system with iDrive, cold weather package, luxury package, sport package and smart key entry system. All systems are intuitive and ergonomics are near perfection. Accurate real-time traffic feed to the navigation system comes in handy in hectic Seattle traffic!
The iDrive contains many of the car's systems in a single control knob, including navigation, entertainment, communication, information, and vehicle settings. A clever idea, confusing at first when learning the operating principle. Once mastered, it comes naturally.