Auto Express's performance ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

My only complaints are a persistent squeak in the front wheels while braking - which bmw have been "unable to diagnose" every time I took it to the dealer. most recently, with the squeak much more regular,I was advised to book the car in for a "brake disk deep clean" - at my cost. I wasn't happy but I'm left with no choice. there has also been a persistent mild rattle in the centre dash, which bmw have had three attempts to fix (although on the last attempt they did drive the car with me and heard the rattle - and supposedly identified the source. regrettably the fix was not conclusive, and the rattle is still there. I opted for the three year service deal which has been brilliant - nothing to pay at the first service. mileage is nothing like the 50.4 mpg "official" figure. but 34.5 isn't bad for a heavy 4x4.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

great overall car fantastic performance and prety good fuel consumption considering its a 3 litre diesel m sport.
Ride quality a bit hard would be nice to have electronic suspension adjustment overall a great car
Tends to go through tyres and I am not a hard driver

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Extremely underrated. Fast, reliable and very roomy. Lovely to through around country lanes, handles fantastically. Sounds wonderful with the 3.0i petrol engine. Economy frighteningly poor.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
2007-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Always starts ,drives well,always maintained on regular itervals. 90 pound a full tank of fuel(diesel).500 pound(fully comp insurance).245 pound road tax.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
Other-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Very impressed with overall performance and style. Ease of access and performance in bad weather conditions has proved this is an ideal car for me.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

You expect the best from BMW, this is my second after trying another brand but came back to BMW. You get what you pay for attention to detail.

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 5/5 Handling: 5/5
54-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Adaptable, very good performance handling and ride quality

Performance: 5/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent quality

Performance: 3/5 Braking: 4/5 Handling: 3/5