Since it can only be based on the prior model, it seems pretty silly, as though CR isn't aware there's been a model change.
I actually received CR years back. When they began nagging me to renew, I thought about it and realized I had not even once seen anything useful on a product I owned or researched, in fact in those instances their analyses were naive.
Telling people a new model will be reliable because of prior models suggests they haven't made much progress with their naivety since I subscribed.
2012 328i Sport
2008 550i Sport
1988 BMW 325is
Never again anything larger than a 3 series sedan.