Published on: 26 June 2021
Under current circumstances long distances travel has been restricted. When able travelling long distances has been excellent on 4 occasions. Lots of short distance trips have been excellent in this vehicle. Its comfortable, spacious, and drive's very well in any conditions.
Published on: 24 March 2021
High-end spec and classy interior. Only slight negative would be around fuel economy, but overall the lease was fantastic value for a M Sport BMW!
Published on: 11 December 2019
If you only do 15 miles a day with a top speed of 35mph then this car is for you, especially if you enter the congestion zone as it's free. However, once the battery is flat after 20 miles, the petrol engine will give you about 140 miles at less than 30mpg. The engine kicks-in over 35mph, if you accelerate quickly, or go up a hill; in the year of commuting between Teddington and Chelsea, I did not manage a fully electric commute once despite having a charging point at work. Given these figures, it surely should not be congestion zone free when you consider some non-hybrid cars that return 70++mpg with a lower CO2 emission than this BMW has using its engine. The seats are firm to the point of being uncomfortable. The sunroof is great. Motorway driving is noisy and so uneconomical. Visibility is good. Conclusion: Hybrid cars are meant to offer you the best of both electric cars and fuel cars; this BMW offers no advantage of either camp. The battery range is appalling and the mpg is disgraceful for a modern non-sports car.
Published on: 19 November 2019
The exact vehicle we wanted with very competitive monthly payments.A very satisfied customer.
Published on: 16 November 2019
Brilliant value for a well equipped prestige car. No heated mirrors which is a bit of a surprise but really like this car overall.
Published on: 30 October 2019
Itâ€™s just a perfect car as far as Iâ€™m concerned.
Published on: 9 October 2019
Practical car with a good driving position, and low BIK rate! Works well for me most of the time as I am able to charge it up at work, and hardly need to use petrol engine at all on my normal commute - there are also good public charge points in some towns (e.g. Newcastle) but others can be unreliable. Not so good for longer journeys, only gets about 35mpg at motorway speeds, so my global fuel economy is currently just over 55mpg. Only things I don't like relate to connectivity - playing music on my iPhone was better implemented on my previous car (a DS5) and similarly the BMW app isn't as good as DS Connect - although both are a little flaky, the DS allowed me to download previous journeys, which was useful for claiming business mileage. May make the switch to full EV next year, depending on what is available to lease by then, but would happily lease another 225xe.
Published on: 1 October 2019
Reliable comfortable and stylish Clutch is a little stuff would opt for automatic next time
Published on: 7 September 2019
Impractical wheels - too low profile with no rim protection (kerb parking). Poor vision when turning. Good size for family of 4. Good boot/luggage space. Overall nice car to drive about town but not so comfortable on motorways with excessive road noise when compared to 5 series.
Published on: 5 September 2019
I should test driven the vehicle. There are a couple of blind spots for the driver which are a nuisance. When it rains the automatic sensor wipers do not work all the time
Published on: 2 September 2019
Practical..... good cabin size for medium range car.
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