BMW 125i Convertible Review | Autocar

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BMW 125i Convertible

What is it?

a new, compact, four-seat from BMW – the first premium cabrio, BMW claims – and anyone who driving will find the it easy to like. That’s the 1-series Convertible is a much enjoyable driver’s car than a VW Eos or a C70, and it’s likely to be a steer than the new Audi A3 too. And that’s about the of the fledgling compact four-seater class, neatly enough.

What’s it like?

The range with the £22,325 118i ES and with the £32,405 135i M All models should be available the car’s April UK on sale our test car was a £26,195, 215bhp SE.

This middle-sitting option BMW’s 3.0-litre straight which dominates the 125i’s experience like only a BMW six

Instantaneous throttle response, linearity of power delivery and an mid-range are its hallmarks, and it makes little open-top feel desirable and expensive.

The car’s hood goes from to unfurled in 22sec. In place it a little more wind into the cabin at motorway than a folding metal would, and it’s a minor to over-shoulder visibility, but it’s and easy to package, leaving the with a pretty profile the roof down, and a respectable boot.

Interior accommodation is pretty There’s enough legroom in the for medium sized adults to sit astern, although shoulder in the back is limited.

And driving the is, without question, an enjoyable This car weighs over so the engine’s 215bhp never all-that-generous, but it does have a neutral handling balance, levels of grip, and feels more agile and entertaining most small four-seater

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It’s a good car then; the is that it just isn’t the car that the 1-series Coupe is. be: Munich had to sacrifice body to make it, and so it isn’t as stiff, turn in to corners as crisply, ride bumps as imperviously – isn’t as quick or as nimble.

Should I buy one?

If you think it’s worth sacrificing a few of the of a fine driver’s car for one in which you can go ahead; you’ll be buying one of the four-seat cabrios on the market at any

But, if you like driving, also be buying the wrong Just as Porsche did with its 911 and with its 350Z, BMW has taken one of its driver’s cars and, for us, really reduced its core for the sake of a little more

If you do buy one, just don’t drive the Coupe beforehand: way you won’t know what missing.

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