The car's performance and design is stellar. The
main drawbacks are the fuel economy and the
interior styling and functionality compared to less
expensive SUVs and cars.
Performance on the highway is excellent with plenty
of power at higher speeds. Cornering is solid, and
the responsiveness is very good.
There are a lot of blind spots towards the rear of
the car and I have had (and heard from others)
problems with the rear hatch closing properly and
staying shut - ughh.
AM radio is terrible, climate control is not very
good, trip computer is slightly old technology that
needs updating (e.g., trip timer, real time fuel
No question about it, it is the handling at highway
speeds and its auto-leveling feature. This SUV
drives like a car.
Update the interior, a lot. A climate control that
really works. Why BMW cannot make an AM radio
worth a damn is beyond me. And, improve the
functionality of the steering wheel controls.
Best looking SUV for this size on the
market. 20" rims, super-wide low
profile tires, deep exhaust tones make
this combination unbeatable.
Performance almost equal to my AMG
Mercedes. Build quality unsurpassed.
Cannot wipe the smile off my face when
driving it. Purchsed the Imola Red so
this is even more rare (everyone has
black or silver). Handles so well I've
had to set the speed reminder to let
me know when I pass 80 mph (which is
often). If you are performance minded
and want a good looking high quality
vehicle, this is the SUV for you.
Performance, style, handling,
shifting, interior quality, panoramic
roof, soft Napa leather, placement of
controls, Sirius satellite radio...
you get the picture!
I cannot honestly think of anything
except the cost... but you get what
you pay for.