I always wanted to own one of these babies even after having a Mercedes E320. A ride in a 2004 X5 got me really thinking about it, so when I needed to give my college age daughter a car, I gave her my 4 year old Acura and picked up a used 525i with 16k. What a fabulous purchase. Without a doubt, the most civil road hugging vehicle I have ever owned and tastefully, impeccably appointed inside to boot. And NO iDrive!!!
Handling and ride, clean, well appointed interior, Steptronic transmission, the free maintenance for the first 4 years.
The cupholders simply stink. The trunk pull down is weird and awkward. Needs center console storage.