Unfortunately, I think it's a BMW thing. For certain people out there the BMW badge is like a red rag to a bull. It seems worse when driving a newer model and/or one with a "personal" number plate - seems to bring out the worst in some people. I really noticed it when I got my first BMW, but I've got used to it now. I do notice the difference when driving a non-BMW loan/hire car or even the wife's MINI - people are nice to me again because I'm not driving a BMW.
2015 F32 430d M Sport with M Sport Plus and Pro Media packs - Winter wheels and tyres
Previous BMWs: 2012 F10 520d M Sport, 2009 E92 320d M Sport, 2006 E92 335d, 2004 E60 530d, 2000 E39 525d, 1997 E39 523i