Over audi a6, lexus gs300, I chose BMW
530ia with prem&sports pkg. The engine
is more than adequate with rich torque
across the band for everyday commute
and some fun in between. The sports
seats with the thigh support is a plus
for 6+footers like myself. sport
suspension is a little firmer than
standard but still provides comfortable
ride and minimal bodyroll in corners.
Interior and exterior designs are one
of the classics. And the smooth inline6
which hums the best engine music in its
class. Of course, you can hardly hear
it in low rpms. overall, it's a joy to
drive and ride.I often have to beg my
fiancee(The car was
bought for her)for the keys.
Smooth engine and beautiful tone at
higher rpms. Classic designs and
logical controls. A true sports sedan.
Cupholder-remove or enlarge. I can
barely squeeze in a 12oz DrPep. Two
rearview mirrors could be larger. Too
much brake dust.