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Nice review mate! I quite like the styling for whata it's worth, especially like the interior.
that engine bay is filthy
I'd have to agree with most of what you've written (a lot of which rings true for the F20 as well!!) - even with 18", F1 runflats and M Sport suspension my car handles superbly.. and although it has added noise - it's a smallish price to pay for the plus side.
It sounds like your car definitely had VSS (variable sports steering) - the dynamics can be controlled through the iDrive iirc and also the setting on the driver dynamic menue (eco, comfort, sport, sport+).
I also don't mean to sound dead anoraky and the only way I know is because I've recently done research on the new model BMW's when picking mine - but the car you were given was a Sport and not an M Sport. The sports have red trim (your key would have been red as well?) and the m sports have a blue key (blue trim in the dash finisher - although on mine I opted for gloss black). the front and rear bumpers are different too.. plus probably a few other things.. still the main parts are the same!! LOL!
forgot to say that a bit like the new 1er - i didn't really like the look of these too much either when they first came out.. although they've been a grower on me and actually think they look pretty smart now!!
overall it's a nice looking car, it handles nicely maintaining the comfortability aspect of driving, which essentially is what we expect from any modern car, especially a BMW. I found the interior a bit ... Crammed. It sounds ridiculous, but it felt small and almost claustrophobic. I sat in the back of one, aswell as driving one, and in both cases, the car didn't seem to fit me. Now I'm not a huge guy! (178cm) And the cars I'm used to are not huge either (Mercedes E270 W211 and a Porsche 911 Turbo), and with the comparable cabin size to the Merc, the BMW should be on a similar level. Rather surprising.
Great review! Keep them coming
good review on the vehicle..i actually love it especially in white..few years down the road,and i will be buying one(probably in black)
Enjoyed reading the review as I am pondering whether to change my E90 for one of these or a tourer!