BMW 125d M Sport Review: UK first drive | It's Got Wheels

27 Feb 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on BMW 125d M Sport Review: UK first drive | It's Got Wheels
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BMW 125d M Sport Review: UK drive

You like cake? we all like cake, but you might want to keep some of cake, stash it away so you can more cake. Well, if the greedy sort who wants to on cake now and still have left over for a snack, the BMW is just the car for you.

The 125d, with the new 125i, rounds off the BMW 1 five-door range and both of top spec motors only in M Sport trim. This big front intakes for … in M Sport body kit and 10mm suspension, 18-inch alloy and, of course, the M Sport of an anthracite headlining.

There are also M Sport finished in Alcantara, M Sport and short-shift gear lever, so the asking price for the 125d M is not quite as steep as it might seem.

What helps to the cost much more is the TwinPower twin turbocharged engine that hefts out That’s enough to see the 125d 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds, which this diesel hatch is bit as quick as a Golf GTI yet it can turn in average economy with the manual gearbox that is Opt for the eight-speed auto and the 0-62mph time remains the same but goes up to 58.9mpg.

With these sorts of figures, plus 149mph top whether you choose to swap the yourself or let the car do the graft, the 125d is in anyone’s book. Yet we’ve to mention the manual transmission offers 129g/km carbon emissions and the auto betters still with 126g/km. So, cake you fancy chowing on looks like it will plenty in reserve for second or helpings.

This is still half the story with the All of these facts, figures and show it’s a clever car makes the most of its power and energy saving measures. the truly great bit about the is it lives up to the M Sport badge honour and distinction.

The 2.0-litre turbodiesel is quiet and when you turn the key, or accurately press the starter as this car has keyless ignition. pulling away from a reasonably briskly doesn’t any great roar from the or exhausts.

Nope, where car soon starts to make you it’s part of the M Sport is on the road as you flow along. The lowered suspension may be a little than a standard 1 Series’, but still forgiving and fluent. The too has a similarly lucid feel, if you knock the Drive Performance into Sport or, better Sport Plus.

The latter setting allows the wheels a degree of slip and before coming to the driver’s aid and it tighter turns or roundabouts can be with enthusiasm but not with the of a traction control warning.

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the engine begins to show its with the way it just keeps on more power, more more performance. It’s to rev round to 5000rpm, but it’s happier seeking out the next up a few revs sooner to stay in the spot where its 332lb.ft of does its best work.

Using the power to balance the car corners, applying it with force on the exit, the 125d incredibly fast progress country. It does this any apparent strain or stress, translates into the driver wholly at one with the car. only when you glance at the do you realise the 125d is capable of you at speeds that might be to the health of your licence.

it off and the 125d becomes an ideal family hatch thanks to the generous room and access to the seats compared to the previous 1 Series’. The front sports are very supportive and comfy, the a classy affair and the boot big to compete with the class

It’s also a refined to be, this 125d, even pressing harder on the throttle. and wind noise are admirably and only a little whizz the tyres can be heard on more grained roads.

With a spec of standard kit, all the you could want in the real and economy to shame many overtly parsimonious machines, the BMW is one of the most complete small money can buy. That’s a of cake we all fancy.

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