The diesel engine is a delight and sounds more like a petrol.
I am getting approximately 45 mpg.
Passenger space is relatively limited and the ride choppy over some surfaces.
Boot space is pathetic and drop down rear seats aren't standard. They are a 3250 option. Very mean.
So too is the extra £95 charged for colour coded door handles. Nothing comes cheap with a BMW.
The standard interior on the SE model is still very functional and rather gloomy.
The trip computer is nice touch and provides lots of entertainment.
I wish the same could be said for the climate control which takes too long to clear mist from the windows. Why can't a car this price have an electrically heated front windscreen which comes as standard on a Mondeo!