Auto Express's reliability 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.
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Only had to replace pads and disc, have covered 15,000 miles and car has been very reliable with no other issues other than a couple of bulbs. Pads and discs were ł800 at an independent bmw specialist which was a little steep, main dealer quoted over ł1,000.

Reliability: 4/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

I have owned bmws for 23 years and reliability is the reason I buy them. I accept that my car is not necessarily the best in terms of running costs but I purchased it for ease of getting into and out of the vehicle.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2009-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never had any problems with it. I'm very happy to be running it. I expected it to be heavyish on fuel and it is. otherswise it's very good. I only need it serviced when it indicates it and that is very good.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Have no complaints what so ever the reliability is excellent. As the car is just about a year old the only niggle is the fuel consumption which is not anywhere near the published figures.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very reliable - only problem has been the gas struts to the hatch back. these have had to be replaced twice. Very economical even when towing my caravan.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2005-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

The most reliable car I have ever had. superb! Fuel and mpg isnt good but all other costs are amazingly low such as servicing etc.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems so far. Mpg is getting better all the time as more miles done in vehicle.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems. 40mpg on a trip to south of france @ 80mph is all you can ask for.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems yet. Better on fuel than expected and not expensive to tax.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems so far. Fuel consumption at the lower end of expectations.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Been very reliable. Insurance is reasonable, running costs low.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems (so far). For the power the economy is impressive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2010-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems whatsoever. Needed new wheel, very very expensive.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems since new. Better than expected economy.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

No problems at all. Below the stated figures.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
04-reg Petrol, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Very reliable and even the Dog loves it !

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

can not fault the car or the dealership.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 4/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No problems to date. Reasonable.

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

I have had no problems

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great, very happy

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

very reliable

Reliability: 5/5 Build Quality: 5/5