Hi all, Want to change my current car (CLK270) for a saloon/estate. Main reason for changing is that the car is getting a little tired and while really torquey and brilliant on the motorway, I find the diesel idle tiring around town and it definitely is not a drivers car. This is my first diesel in years, having had a 335i and GS450h as my last 2 cars. Was thinking of going back to an e39 (had 530i and 530d in the past) but far too hard to find a good one now. Currently looking at the following options (all auto, all M Sport): Pre-LCI 06/07 525i (N52): tax €1080/year 06/07 525d (M57): tax: €1080/year 06/07 530i/d: tax: €1494, insurance 20% more than above LCI: 08+ 525d/525i/530i/530d: €750/year tax I'm not a fan of having a large amount of money in a depreciating asset, but I am flexible on budget if the LCI really is a dramatic improvement. I'd likely have to import an LCI from the UK but pre-LCI are better value here due to the high cost of tax. I rarely used the full beans of the 335i but I did love the torque and the noise. I do about 10k/year comprising of ~2 x 200 mile motorway round trips per month and the rest is all urban driving. My gut is saying that the 525i would be the best all-rounder but would I miss the torque? Only other option I am considering at the moment is an Lexus IS250 but concerned I may get bored, I'd like to keep the car at least 2 years.