Getting firsthand information from an actual car owner is one sure way to get an idea of car performance once it leaves the lot. Autobytel features real consumer reviews that give the unbiased experience of a car.
Advice: I never wanted a BMW until I drove one. Test drive one and you will be converted over.
When compared to E320 Mercedes, the 530i definitely handles, drives, and has much better pick up power. When taking turns at 40+ MPH, the car grips the road like a sports car, not a sedan. Very impressed with the performance of this car therefore I bought it.