BMW 116i Sport : Company Car and Van

24 Feb 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on BMW 116i Sport : Company Car and Van
BMW 1-Series

BMW 116i Sport

It doesn#8217;t like seven years BMW launched it#8217;s Golf the 1 Series here in the UK. Initially, it sell that well, but time it became hugely particularly in the fleet market, as a exciting alternative to the aforementioned Audi A3.

It wasn#8217;t without problems however, with the rear passenger space capacity all severely compromised. And it is three things in particular BMW have sought to improve on the launched 1 Series Mk 2.

My test model was the petrol 1.6 Sport, which arrived in a red col=our, with matching red inside an otherwise Darth black cabin. The first I noticed is that he build which perhaps wasn#8217;t up yo normal high standards on the old 1 has been much improved in new model. The dash, levers, door pockets glove box are all put together in looks, the cars is unmistakably a BMW.

The exterior too has been improved a nod to the 5 Series at the front more sweeping curves on both The rear too is better to look at before. It has increased in overall by 83 mm which helps with looks outside as I discovered the space boot inside.

it is in these two areas where BMW finally got things right the new 1, as it is now as my daughter said #8216; friendly, #8216; meaning the four of us can fit in it comfortably with all our even using the split rear seats, get some in as well.

BMW 1-Series

It drives better too. more responsive, a hell of a lot comfortable a lot more fun than with the ride a lot softer before, without losing the fun to be had corners. My test car was perhaps not a managers first choice, would likely be the 118d, but it offered pretty good economy, with a claimed mpg.

My driving meant it was closer to mpg, which is if nothing respectable. The 116d offers a return of 62.8 mpg as a comparison. quick too, with a 0 60 mph time of 8.6 seconds, but feels thanks to it#8217;s low profile to the

As a comparison, the 118d Sport £23270, so it#8217;s a good 2K for the diesel at only 13.2 better as well. However, the on the 116i are 132g/km compared to the 117g/km, so a saving there at

Is it the full monty. Not quite, but it is than the car it replaces crucially has more space, more improved dynamics to what is a fun car to drive. I would recommend the new 1 over both the Golf or A3, of which I have owned, the reason being that better to drive. It#8217;s serious competitor  on this is actually the Alfa Giulietta, great car to drive.

Overall a pleasing 4/5.

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