The car was delivered exactly 12 months ago today, how time flies when you are having fun. In that time the car has covered 9392 miles, and has averaged 37.8mph with 36.6mpg. The relative economy still surprises me, the use of 99RON probably helps to some extent, and the hybrid element certainly does help with the coasting and stop/start. BMW really have got this bang on with the B58 engine. (Apologies for the dirty display, most unlike me!) To celebrate the anniversary I have given the car a decent clean inside and out, the display is now free from dust and finger prints. Since buying the Alfa my use of the G22 has declined significantly, it seems to be an expensive drive ornament, I have considered changing it for something cheaper and more performance oriented, possibly an M2 or even an E92 M3. However, a wee bit of sense has kicked in since then, I will use the car more often for work trips, leave the Alfa for the longer journeys, Oxford, Bognor, Cambridge etc. Maybe this time next year consider changing the BMW for something else, the M itch may very well have to be scratched at that point. It really is an excellent car, covers all the bases so well and with such little fuss. The xDrive is simply awesome, it can be a little tail happy when in Sport, and can then grip like made on a hard acceleration. The tech is superb, I shall update the safety camera option next week, may also consider the adaptive headlights if the sale is reasonable. Not sure how I've lived without a heated steering wheel, certainly a revelation to me. A must have for the next car. I've had to have the NS front wheel refurbished, had this done at Sytners, only a small nick but so annoying. Changed the centre caps for the floating versions, possibly a daft upgrade, but I do like them. Also added the BMW valve caps, still there 12 months on! The paintwork remains in excellent condition, I didn't go for a PPF coating in the end, so there are a few tiny chips on the front bumper, but I've touched them up as soon as I've noticed. I washed the car today and the paint is still smooth to the touch, the GuardX stuff seems to be holding out so far. Not as good on the leather though, there are a few water marks on the outside of the seats due to rain coming in when the doors are open, will look to get this remedied at some point. The sound in Sport is good, not as good as the F32 was, but this does have the lovely OPF fitted, so somewhat muted. I've looked at upgrades to the exhaust, but these are £2.5K+, so a lot of money for a little aural gain. All in all this is a tremendous car, it does everything so, so well. However, I haven't yet truly bonded with it, maybe it is too good? As an ownership experience it is fantastic, can't fault it at all, ticks pretty much all the boxes. But there is something a touch sterile about the car, there isn't the "edge" or "fizz" that makes me what to jump in and wring its neck. Oddly, the little Alfa does have this, which is odd as it is a 120bhp diesel with rattling trim, harsh suspension and only cost me £1400. Weird. I think this is the main reason why I have considered swapping it already, but then sense comes back and I realise that I need to re-assess how I view the car and how I use it, hence the decision to use it more for work driving. Looked great after a wash and dry, nothing too fancy or time-consuming as it is going to rain tonight/tomorrow, but felt that it deserved a clean. We shall take a trip out in the morning and burn some of that 99RON off..... So, 12 months and all is well. We shall see what the next 6-12 months bring.