The Courier-Mail - Motoring - - Test Drive -

PRICE Base price is up to $49,500 but value matches or bet­ters the rises across all four mod­els. EQUIP­MENT Rear cam­era fi­nally stan­dard, lots of tech tweaks, a full suite of safety aids. PER­FOR­MANCE Four­cylin­der tur­bos, petrol and diesel, are smooth and re­spon­sive, with higher out­puts yet im­proved fuel econ­omy. Eight-speed auto is good. DRIV­ING The switch to front-drive, with on­de­mand all-paw grip in xDrive mod­els, brings space ad­van­tages but ride is a bit firm and there is too much tyre noise. DE­SIGN Styled by Aussie Calvin Luk, new body is big­ger in most di­men­sions, does not look like a 3 Se­ries with an SUV shell dropped on top.

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