Not a marketing exercise but an awesome machine.
Less inviting to own than a Mercedes C-coupe, but scores points with excellent driving dynamics, a strong range, well laid-out cabin and class-best infotainment.
Peugeot has a hit on its hands with the good looking and cheerily willing 208.
Superb design and refinement cloak a nondescript driving experience. Again.
Far better looking than the old 1 Series Coupe. Driving and owning qualities mark it out as a real BMW.
A far-reaching facelift has improved it, but it's still not a match for the class best. At least you can now justify it.
At a stretch, we can see a point to the 4WD versions, but really though, this is an unnecessary diversion. And not a very pretty one, either.
As sensible and tasty as a dry cracker. A decent enough car, perhaps one for the Freedom Pass brigade.