What should I be paying?
The rear-drive 40 starts at £51,950, and there's an M Sport spec of that one, mostly a cosmetic pack, for another £2,500. The M50 is £63,905.
It's a pretty straightforward range with few options, so you won't spend too long on the configurator. The base car has cloth seats – a veggie thing maybe.
Or on BMW's own finance schemes, the 40i starts at £588 a month over three years with £15k down and £26k final payment.
That's about a tenner a week more than a 430i, but you'll save that on fuel. These are cheap cars to run. The 40 can do 3.8 miles per kWh WLTP. For charging away from home, BMW gives a year's subscriptions to the members' discount prices on the Pulse and Ionity networks.