noooooooo not a beamer useless in the winter and expensive to fix also the 320 is notorious for gearbox judder in first Check PAS fluid level regularly. Steering rack may leak fluid unnoticed
out of end seal and into track rod end gaiter. Seems to be a Europe-wide
shortage of parts to correct this.
19" wheels prone to cracking from shocks from poor road surfaces, speed humps and potholes
Repeated coil and injector problems on 4-cylinder petrol engines from 2007.
Coil and injector problems reported on 6-cylinder petrol engines from 2007 as well.
Cold weather fault can develop with 'Active Steering'. There is a dealer
TSB on this and it should be attended to during routine service.
Otherwise, the cost is a stiff £1,750 + VAT for a new steering column,
though BMW is aware and had been known to do the decent thing on 4 year
old cars, even those serviced independently.
Catalogue of problems reported with used 2009 320i M Sport coupe between
38,000 and 42,000 miles: In the cold spell during the Winter the car
broke an ignition coil, which was fixed under warranty at the supplying
dealer. Shortly after, a warning on the instrument panel illuminated.
The light was a picture of the engine with a line through it that was
the reduced power indicator. Turned out that the ignition coil failure
had caused a misfire that spiked the catalytic converter. The repair was
made under warranty. Soon after, the warning came on again. The dealer
stripped the engine, replaced the timing chain and replaced the fuel
injector seals, which they observed to be leaking slightly. Again the
repair was made under warranty. Two weeks later the same warning light
came on again. The car was booked in for a product quality recall on the
ignition coils. The next time it was driven the light came on again.
yeah german reliability thats why i dont buy em anymore should have went japanese mate if the winters get bad you will need a 2nd car if youre going to keep it i strongly advise getting a good warranty also when i was in the garage i saw bmws almost cripple owners with the costs