It is now 18 months since I bought my first 320D and now its time to say Adieu. The Beemer is an absolute delight to drive. The dealers did a wonderful job right from giving extensive TDs and processing all the paper work under one roof. No running to different banks, responding to different persons to get the finance arranged.
This car has done about 12500 km till date (running was low due to the fact that I broke my leg twice and was out of action for almost 7 months). Since I do not prefer my driver to drive it, it was idle. The longest stretches were Mumbai - Chiplun- Guhaghar - Mumbai wherein I got a stunning FE of 17 kmpl. The FE within Mumbai for me is generally 10 - 11 kmpl inspite of driving the BMW like how it should be driven (right foot on the floor). See the pictures posted.
The pickup is fantastic and 0 - 100 is indeed in 8 sec as claimed by the manufacturer. I have touched 185 on the Mumbai-Pune expressway and the car was rock steady with no "lifting off" feeling. It is a drivers delight and was the main reason why I chose it over the MB or Audi. MB is stately and executive while Audi with its 143 BHP engine and DSG is a tortoise.
While the CE did lack certain features like sun roof (much to my children's annoyance), idrive, leather etc, it performs extremely well. I hate to let this car go nevertheless did the same with heavy heart.
Generally the sales guys are fantastic, but the demon lies in the ASS
. However, much to my surprise and contrary to earlier experiences, the ASS
is also very good. I am not sure whether it is a BMW dictum or just that Infinity Cars want to keep their customers happy. Twice the RFTs got punctured, but it was replaced and the damage to my pocket was only to the tune of about 800 rs (cost of wt for balancing). The BMW secure took care of the balance.
One year down the line the first service was done and since I had covered it with the BSI Ultimate, I did not pay a single penny. The car is picked up and dropped back by the workshop personnel and they keep you updated on what is done. It is really a nice feeling when you ring up the workshop and the personnel immediately recognise you by name and give you a royal treatment.
Finally on Tuesday I bid adieu to my car and I am now awaiting the delivery of the next beast............
The X1 s20d exclusive. This time I have gone for the top line complete with panaromic sunroof, idrive, navigation etc (the works
Some pcis of my 320