I had a test drive in an SR+ yesterday. It was only around 40 minutes or so, but oh was it nice. I can see why everyone is so enthusiastic. I loved the silence, the smoothness and the acceleration (and can’t imagine what the LR or P versions would be like on the latter). I also loved the tech – it’s like driving an iPhone. I didn’t immediately get the hang of the regen breaking (and ended up stopping at junctions and in traffic well before I needed to) but I’m sure I’d get used to that. The suspension was a bit firmer than my GLC but that’s obviously to be expected and I was driving on Edinburgh’s pothole-riddled streets. I know the aero wheel covers are very much a marmite subject and I did not like the pictures I’d seen beforehand on the web, and had even investigated what it would cost to get a set of aftermarket wheels, but in real life I was actually pleasantly surprised – even when the guy took them off to show the wheels behind I preferred the wheels with them on. I’ve done some quick comparison calcs on ‘fuel’ costs and wow, what a difference, especially as I do circa 20k miles a year. If I change my electricity tariff to an EV-focused one then the savings get even bigger. The EST interest-free loan and also their grant towards a charger also saves more. I’ve now read many posts and watched many videos, and I guess my remaining concern is the usual one around range and the impact of various factors on that (especially cold weather as I don't have a garage). The vast majority of my journeys are rarely much more than 100 miles, and if I have a charger at home, which I will be able to arrange (even though the fuse box in my house is the opposite side from where the charger would need to go) then all of those would obviously be absolutely no problem at all. However I occasionally do a 280 mile round trip, and I’ve read that a ‘real world range’ for the SR+ on a winter’s day of around 180 miles is realistic (?) - so 140 miles in one direction (there are chargers at my destination) is getting close to that figure – but if I’m fully charged for this trip am I worrying unnecessarily? My other quandary is whether to go for the LR rather than the SR+ …. really just for that extra bit of range and thinking well into the future when it comes to battery degradation/range loss - I'm not sure the differences in the interior spec and the extra performance really justify the extra £8.5k? I’m fairly sold on the M3 but I think it’s just the fear of stepping into the unknown!