New BMW 125i review | carsguide.com.au

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New BMW 125i review

The BMW 125i look like a sports but it does go like one.

Duff road tests and the new BMW 125i with specs, economy and verdict.

Tradition out the window in terms of the BMW 125i hatch. It looks and drives a Beemer but if buyers can restrain on the options list it doesn#39;t prestige prices.

And it goes than a Golf GTI while less fuel. I#39;d pay the premium over the VW just for the on the hot-hatch drivers#39; dials as the BMW takes them down.

Prestige carmakers are pushing on the top-end of the mainstream market. The starts at $45,700 for the six-speed That#39;s just $100 than the comparable Audi A3 and Mercedes is about to join the with the A-Class. Talk spoiled for choice. In the case of the BMW equipment includes rear sensors, auto lights and fog lights, dual-zone air conditioning and connectivity.

The eight-speed automatic $3077.

Adaptive cruise is the headline act here. Autonomous systems are the next big thing in safety and the BMW will auto-brake if the doesn#39;t detect the car ahead down. The auto stop/start in the manual relies on the driver the shifter into neutral and the restarts as the clutch is depressed.

The engine itself is a turbocharged that uses an official 6.6 or 6.4 litres for the auto. In both it#39;s dependent on drivers the Driving Experience Control in Eco-Pro mode. Go for Sport and economy rises on a p ar with the response.

The only compromise the 1 hatch makes to its BMW heritage is the with the signature ribbed The side view is still Beemer – and no one is going to the kidney grille, even if it look squashed relative to the 1 sedan or 3 Series models.

Nitpickers will notice the aren#39;t as plush as they are on the BMWs but for someone new to the brand, still a classy seat at the table. Back seat isn#39;t limo-like but few 1 Series are going to be chauffeuring captains of around town. For the occasional passengers, it#39;s far from

EuroNCAP has bestowed the top five-star and all models are fitted with six and the expected brake-related software Pedestrian safety is reasonable, the leading edge of the bonnet was but occupant protection for adults and rated highly.

Front-drive cars are so capable days that it#39;s to forget why rear-drive cars are the pick for driving enthusiasts. The resets the memory to the days letting the back step out was the preferred method for setting up Being able to steer the car the wheel and throttle is a skill actively discouraged from taught today, but it is remains the entertaining way to experience a performance

And that#39;s what the 125i is, as in the 0-1 00km/h time of 6.4 seconds. acceleration is matched by Servotronic that#39;s light in the city and on the open road, the brakes mini anchors and …-hugging that are as good as you#39;ll at this price. Road – from the engine and the – is higher than have hoped for and that#39;s by the fact the engine, while it hard across the rev range, have the accompanying aural of a performance vehicle.

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The BMW 125i doesn#39;t look a sports car, but it does go one. The fact it#39;ll the weekly shopping for a young – along with the – puts it up there the Golf GTI as a car I#39;d be happy to in the garage. It#39;s hard to with practicality and performance at price.

BMW 125i hatch

Price:

Warranty: 3 years/unlimited km

Service 12 months/15,000km

Safety: 6 airbags, ABS EDB, TC, ESC CRASH RATING stars

Engine: 2.0-litre four-cylinder, 160kW/310Nm

Transmission: manual, 8-speed automatic, drive

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