As someone who has owned many BMW's I was curious as to how this stacked up vs. my 428I. I thoroughly enjoyed the car and wish I had purchased it vs. the 428!It rides and handles better and is a much more fun car vs. the 428.
After every drive I tell my wife, "I really enjoy that car". It is a roadster, not a luxury sedan. It's firm, but compliant for a roadster, even in sports and sports+ modes it's not terribly rough... for a true roadster. Having said that, it's very *easy* to drive, but when you get on it, damn, it becomes an entirely different beast. I love the hard top - both the functionality and styling are incredible. With the top down, let even more good times roll! I highly recommend the sdrive 35i as the torque, overall performance, and the wheel-tire combo is much more suitable for this type of car.
Be prepared for people to have opinions about this car! Some neighborhood wives will disapprove silently, some neighbors will love it. But I have also been stopped to ask "How do you like it? I've thought about getting one too!" It will turn heads. But, regardless, I love the feeling I get driving this car!
I've had the car for about 6 months now and still just LOVE to take it out. It's powerful, looks great with the top up or down. I used to have a soft top convertible and the noise on the freeway was just irritating but this car is so refined. There are some down sides like gas consumption, I average 19 mpg. The bluetooth doesn't alway connect perfectly. It can be a bit bumpy if the road is a bit rough maybe it's because I have the M-Sport package with the bigger wheels and low profile tires. it doesn't perform as well as a Porsche but I'm not racing it on the track so it's perfectly fun in regards to handling and performance. it's 10K less than the cheapest Porsche though and they don't even have a hardtop. I get lots of looks and complements. Best of all it's a Coupe when I want and even quieter trip but with the press of a button, have my personal transformer. At least that's what it feels like every time I open and close the top. It's also the most refined roadster . the others lack the classic lines that this has.