Written on: 10/05/2012 by ComptonScotty (2 reviews written)
I've owned my BMW 330d MSport from new in March 2009. The ownership and driving experiences have been very different. The car is a joy to drive on long or short journeys - roof up or down. Its the best diesel in its class in my view and will never be bettered in terms of combined performance and driving experience. However the long term ownership experience has been ruined by the problems I've experienced with the notorious Run Flat Tyres and Wheels. I've done 40,000 miles, had three sets of tyres and had to replace two rear wheels, cracked after going over potholes. The wear on the insides of the tyres under normal driving conditions is alarming. After just 10,000 miles I was recommended to change the rears. I left it and one wore through after just 12,000 miles. BMW will never admit to there being a design fault, but ten minutes searching the internet for instances similar to mine should be enough to convince you this is not an isolated incident. The solution? Do not allow the BMW saleseman to sell you a car with RFT's. It will mean you'll have to fore go the performance of the M Sport, but it will be worth it in the end. The 330d is a lovely car to drive.