Most Beautiful and Unreliable Car I Ever Owned
January 13, 2019
This car rides, handles and accelerates like you expect from a 400 HP BMW flagship vehicle. It is second-to-none in luxury and performance. However, from front grill to taillights this car requires constant repairs. I have a pre-owned 2010 and have had it for 32 months. The alternator, crankcase ventilation lines, trunk latch, lower front control arms and air suspension compressor have been replaced twice. The valve cover gaskets, rear main seal, both rear air struts, oil level sensor, upper front control arms and sway bar links have all been replaced once. Plus the engine generates a lot of heat which degrades all the rubber and plastic cooling lines and tanks which have all been replaced. Also, it uses a lot of oil which requires constant top offs. Then there are the normal maintenance items such as front and rear brakes, spark plugs and coils, air filters (2 of them), cabin filters, light bulbs, etc. If you buy one of these cars make sure you have as much money set aside for maintenance and repairs as you pay for it. You're going to need it.