Already appreciated on the Mini, this engine happily took the upper mass of the 1 Series (1,320 kg); some sprint from standstill is not the most burning (10 “3 for sighting 100 kph), but overall also recovering disengagement is ensured without difficulty. Between the curves, the excellent chassis of the car, with weight distribution ideally placed to 50-50% between the two axles, allows the compass to brush trajectories, well supported by the pair more than enough of the 1.5 to preserve the shot curve curve.
The delivery is then very sweet, round and silent, especially in combination excellent Steptronic 8-speed automatic transmission that allows manual sequential driving much faster and sporty, that maximum comfort when it is left alone to manage relationships. The consumption does not change compared to the manual (24.4 km / liter on average declared), it is just to take into account the increase in costs in 2240 amounted to EUR … to be added to the 26,100 Euros the base version with body 5P.
On the other hand, the car appears to be extremely aesthetically cured, both in the look of the body extensively remodeled in the front and tail light clusters, both in the cockpit. Where the decor is more sophisticated and comprehensive in scope, which includes all automatic climate control, rain sensor, radio Professional and iDrive multifunction system with 6.5-inch display. Several trim levels: base, Advantage, Urban Line, Sport Line and M Sport. Very complete suite of driving aids, including adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go function in traffic and parking assistance for maneuvering both longitudinal and transversal.