Perfect blend of luxury and
performance.Was very interested in
purchasing MB 320 but "fun to drive"
factor was crucial to make
decision.Also, there is reliability
issue with MB cars.
I-Drive is not an issue at all, it is
actually fun! Anyone with basic
computer literacy can figure it out in
Quiet ride, automatic steptronic
transmission, pro-logic sound system
Great car! However, everytime the car
is started, the "mouse" must be pushed
to acknowledge the safety warning. This
is a pain. I also have a MB which has
the same message, but times out in
540i has plenty of power and feels very
BMW needs to let the enginers do their
job and get the legal department out of
For 2004 BMW has again produced an
excellent, top-of-the-line sport sedan,
whic I consider the best on the market.
After over 6 months of test driving
numerous BMW configurations, as well as
competive lines, I again bought a
bimmer. So far, I like everything about
it (including iDrive and exterior
* Good HP and torque from the 530ia.
* 6-speed Steptronic transmission.
* User friendly i-Drive allows driver
control of numerious features
* Comfort with sport car handling
* Xenon adaptive headlights
Make active steering a separate option.
(I did not buy the sport package
because I did not want active steering.)