Thought I’d provide an update, my only excuse being that I gave it a long overdue wash at the weekend. On the plus side: · It’s been to Germany now and whilst full bore acceleration isn’t at the 535d level above about 130 - 140 km/h I’ve no complaints; · Fuel economy remains remarkable – averaging over 55 mpg on Fuelly.com. A non-stop run from just outside Aachen to Karlsruhe saw me average 120 km/h (~75 mph) and return a little over 50 mpg – and I was not hanging about on the faster bits; once I’ve seen over 800 miles on a tankful; · Low AdBlue consumption, it reckons I’ve used 2.5 litres and have 8,000 more miles before a top-up, yet I believe the tank takes 12 litres in all; · The brakes don’t produce anything like as much dust as those on the F10 did; · The Bluestone paint is the best colour yet for hiding the dirt, which, along with the lack of brake dust, is making me rather lazy when it comes to washing it – but the AG Extra Gloss Protection is holding up well; · Fitting another Mobius camera to look out the rear window was a doddle thanks to the 12V socket in the boot and the folding rear seats – I fitted it asymmetrically with a wider lens, so it still has a full view, as I didn’t want to see it in the rear view mirror. Some loss of reception on the DAB (but not the stations I listen to); · I am liking the ambient lighting colours a lot. Currently going through my blue period. This may change at any time… Niggles are trivial but include: · There is a rattle inside the driver’s door when the weather gets frosty, which disappears once it’s warmed up inside; · The interior plastics seem to exude more plasticiser gunk onto the windscreen, so I end up cleaning the screen more often; · ConnectedDrive continues to be, well, disconnected half the time; · OTA map updates have at last updated – partially – it now has 2018-4 from an OTA update for GB/IE but the rest is 2018-2 as supplied from new; · The nav can be set to learn routes, which I set it to, except that it doesn’t; · The car is more susceptible to getting damp inside when stood in wet weather for any length of time. I always run with the A/C on (Auto with the fan in the mid-position) but I left it at an airport for a rainy 2 weeks in November and the rear screen had moisture on the inside as the sun was shining through the windscreen that day. No leaks evident, so a bit of a puzzle; · The screenwash filler cap is in a ludicrous location near the bonnet hinge and the neck is blocked so it won’t take a proper funnel, making it difficult to refill – the only funnel that fits is a cut-off PET pop bottle; · EcoPro has a coasting function when you come off the gas at speed to save fuel. Fine in itself but it doesn’t work well with cruise control. The car coasts for too long, drops below the set speed by a few mph then boots the throttle jerkily to get back up to the set point. · To use the proper dipstick you have to take the engine cover off. The iDrive electronic dipstick now needs to idle the engine at 1,000 rpm for about a minute to tell you the oil level. So far, so good, no oil consumption. The top of the dipstick is circled in red below... Some differences to the F10: · The wiper stalk no longer has a button on the end to activate the auto-wiper function, you have to move the stalk up 1 position from centre. So you can’t flick wipe (1 position down from centre) without switching the auto-wiper function off and then on again; · Whilst the iDrive has most Vehicle Status settings, it no longer has the brake wear indicator; · The standard LED headlights have a rather curious blue line appear when switching to full beam – it seems this is normal from what I’ve seen on other forums; · There is an occasional, apparently random but horrible, brief “graunching” sound when starting the engine from “not quite completely cold”. Again, this seems normal from what I’ve seen on other forums. So, I’m still very happy and enjoying the G30 experience. It’s somehow more relaxing to drive than the F10. But had I stuck with the 535d, EGR recall and iDrive problems apart, I’s probably still be happy with that too. @Peter ‘s post on older cars still feeling new is spot on. The G30 is a fine car, no doubt, but on reflection IMHO it’s not as big a step forward over the F10 as the F10 was over the E60. And I’m not yet convinced that it’s as well-built as an F10, but time and miles will tell. So there is a case to say if you’ve got a decent F10, it’s worth hanging on to and spending your hard-earned another way.